Wednesday, 17 October 2012

snap it {admire}

What's not to admire in a daughter who has been so diligent in revising for exams this week. Her work ethic is incredible and one that is beyond her fourteen years. She even took these notes to the Sydney FC match on Saturday. Why you may ask... well, to do a bit of revision at half time of course! 

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

snap it {splash}

Two mums thought they'd teach four daughters a thing or two about skimming stones! The girls realised we were too skilled and decided to make a bigger splash by hurling rocks! 

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Making a splash at Lake Burrendong, NSW 

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

snap it {three}

This week, on a three day trip to the beautiful Hunter Valley, I saw lots of 'three'! 

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Vine leaves segmented into three sections...
a triplet of barrels...
 a trio of brilliant red poppies...
 three seats along a shady sandstone wall on an 1830's verandah...
and finally three o'clock was just chiming on the Dalwood House sundial... just in time!

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Monday, 17 September 2012


It was interesting to go through my collection of photographs and discover that I spend so much time filling the frame that I sometimes forget to consider how space can actually enhance the quality of an image and emphasise the subject. I'll be making a point of exploring this further with my photography and adding  to my 'toolkit'.

I begin then, with Space itself and a photo I took of a lunar eclipse back in 2008. 

With the sky as space, the theme continues in the picture-postcard-blue that provides a background for cherry blossoms, a lighthouse picnic and a pub sign.

It is all too easy to take portraits and place your subject slap bang in the centre; however, off to one side can really break up the predictability and emphasise character.

Textured backgrounds can really bring out a subject, and the more you see of that gravelly, rocky and brick space the more interesting the subject can end up looking.

Finally, a scene that is mostly space. It's sometimes hard to imagine that you could capture the elements of a landscape if most of what is photographed is space. You usually expect to see it filled with well, 'scenery'. But sometimes less is more - and more space is the key. I think in this photograph it just works so well.

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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

snap it {bright}

The bright colours of tapas were the flavour of the day when we booked into a tapas class at MUMU Grill in Crows Nest. The chorizo and marinated prawns, plus a splash of sangria went down a treat!

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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

snap it {shiny}

Father's Day on Sunday saw us back at Lake Parramatta. My youngest daughter has always had a unique take on appropriate footwear for different occasions. Her choice of shiny, sequinned 'bush walking' shoes are no exception to her quirky rule of thumb when it comes to what she thinks is OK to wear!

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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

snap it {new}

New friends are often hard to come by when taking photographs in public places. Most people are really suspicious and treat photographers with a bit of apprehension... sometimes downright rudeness! But not this little girl and her siblings. They enjoyed trying to get in my way then hide from my camera. Their imaginations ran away with them as they pretended that I was some stranger trying to 'steal' them with my lens... eventually I obliged and joined their fun, trying to capture them with my shots! (Their parents were close by and happy to let them engage in some harmless play)

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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

snap it {straight lines}

A glorious sunny Sunday led to a walk in the park and the opportunity to snap!

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Bending a Straight Line
The straight lines of the rungs were different lengths thus creating a curved line... and yes, I did climb the ladder!

The posts on the wooden bridge are starting to look a bit tired and have completely fallen apart in places. This was a section of it not cordoned off with orange plastic webbing.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012


The idea of repetition has always been appealing. In this collection of photos I have tried to show a range of ways in which repetition can be explored.

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Light in the Round  
Lots of spheres and circular shapes including the stools, glasses and bald pate!

I still chuckle when I see the spherical tummy of this man leaning on the giant metal ball

These two photos are of some of Uncle Harry's 'inventions' in which repetition also takes on the form of 're-using' as he lets nothing go to waste. He always finds a way to create something from that, which most of us would throw away.


... Cage!


Red. Line. Shirts.

Horse Before the Cart!

Zebra Crossing... or Not!

Colour Collections 

Assortments of the Same Object

The last photo is my most recent, taken this month at Ballast Point Park, Sydney. These rusty old drums couldn't help but make a repetitive impression!