Sunday, 31 July 2011


A quiet day at home, so we just HAD to make a ginger bread house and someone to live in it. (Ooops. He doesn't fit inside!)  And a cat. Or was it a dog? We all had fun anyway.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Seven Miles to Coolangatta

Looking south from Gerroa, along Seven Mile Beach to Coolangatta Mountain in the distance.

Friday, 29 July 2011

Feed Me Seymour

This huge magnolia reminded me of the plant from 'Little Shop of Horrors', hence the name of the post.

The photo doesn't do justice to the size. It was huge - about 30cm across.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Up another tree

I love the textures and colours. This one is a contrast to this one.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011


The King Parrots are still out in force. This little guy was watching me watching him.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011


Seven Miles from Coolangatta.

After a few people asked, I've made a few of my images available to purchase as a canvas or framed print here, on Redbubble.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Kitchen Science

Doesn't everybody do science experiments in the kitchen?

Sunday, 24 July 2011

King Parrot

How come whenever you take a photo of a bird, it's different to anything in your bird identification book? King parrot? Juvenille crimson rosella? Anybody care to tell me what it is?

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Friday, 22 July 2011

Eewww. Yucky.

Anybody got a cleaning kit I can borrow? Better still, anybody want to clean it for me!

Thursday, 21 July 2011


What do you photograph when its been so wet and dull that outdoor photography is just too hard. Straws of course.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011


Somebody should tell this rose bush that it's a bit early to be budding.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Human Endeavour

Just north of Hilltop, near Mittagong NSW, is the deepest railway cutting in NSW. No angle I could find did the cutting justice, but it's an impressive sight. Even more impressive is that it was cut by non-motorised machinery. That's Human Endeavour at it's best.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Kangaroo Valley in the Clouds

I'm sure there must be days when Kangaroo Valley never sees the sun.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Moss Vale Station

After a few days of B&W and subdued colours, it was time for some colour. This is Moss Vale Station in all its #HDR glory.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Concentrating - Take 2

I'm quite enjoying playing with the high contrast B&W effects. Here's a re-edit of a shot from a few days ago.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Another backyard shot!

Had a play with selective colour in photoshop last night. Not only did I manage to create this, I did it again to make sure I knew how I did it. And I might even be able to to it again. Maybe.

Hmmm. Doesn't look as good this small. Make sure you click on it to see the bigger version.

Thursday, 14 July 2011


Who'd have thought a bathroom tap could be so shiny! Amazing.

Now I'd better keep going and clean the rest of the bathroom. Ho-hum.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011


I was trying for the spinning coin shot. Too hard! Too late in the day to keep trying.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011


It takes a lot of concentration to remain focused while dad prowls around the house looking for his photo-a-day.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Down by the River

Down by the river - middle of the day. Isn't photoshop great!

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Strawberry Milkshake

I've always admired this type of shot, so today - with the wind blowing a gale, making going outside an unpleasant thought - I decided to have a play.

Finding the right container, the right exposure, the right angle, the right strawberry and so many other variables makes for a challenge. Then the real challenge begins.... The right timing.

I guess for a first attempt I'm pretty happy with the results. But I can't wait to get the flash off-camera after I visit Hong Kong next month!

Saturday, 9 July 2011


Pruning the roses over for another year.

Friday, 8 July 2011

This Old Guitar

This Old Guitar

This old guitar taught me to sing a love song
it showed me how to laugh and how to cry.
It introduced me to some friends of mine
and brightened up some days
and helped me make it thru some lonely nights. Oh
What a friend to have on a cold and lonely night

This old guitar gave me my lovely lady
it opened up her eyes and ears to me
it brought us close together
and I guess it broke her heart
it opened up the space for us to be
What a lovely place and a lovely space to be.

This old guitar gave me my life my living
all the things you know I love to do
to serenade the stars that shine
from a sunny mountainside
and most of all to sing my songs for you
I love to sing my songs for you.
Yes I do, you know
I love to sing my songs for you

Words and Lyrics - John Denver

My old guitar isn't quite as romatic as John's, but its still my old guitar. In the laft 10 years or so I've probably used it about as much as John Denver has used his old guitar.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

The Travel Bug

I spent some time today organising Travel Bugs with the kids for the upcoming big-trip. We'll be visiting 9 countries, so we've got 9 TBs ready to drop off along the way.

What's that - you don't know what a Travel Bug is? Shame on you.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Fence Post

A bit of geocaching today in the wild wind. This fence post in Kangaroo Valley just survived a rather large tree falling nearby. The contrasts struck me as I walked past. The old wire, the old lichen covered post, but one side of the post looked freshly split.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Blackout Challenge

Huge winds have taken out the power here in Cambe (and who know where else), so tonight's challenge is to still post a photo without 240V power.

1. Take the photo. Easy - Nothing changes here.
2. Upload to computer. OK. Luckily the laptop was charged.
3. Upload to Picasaweb and post to blog. Via bluetooth to phone and 3G to the net. Done.

BTW: This was our candle lit dinner scene. Nice.

Monday, 4 July 2011


Not many food photos recently. Tonight's Puttanesca spaghetti looked good enough to eat. So I did.

Sunday, 3 July 2011


Went for a paddle on Currembine Creek, near Huskisson today. Such a wonderful winters day. This Compass 29 was for sale. Not luxury, but the price is right. Almost. Maybe one day.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Capsicum by Night!

Did I mention that I recently discovered that my 20+ year old Vivitar flash actually works with my 400D? Sort of. I can't believe I had never tried it before now. Actually, I had forgotten I owned it.

It only works in fully manual mode, and by modern standards it's a primative flash - but better than the on-camera flash on the Canon.

I decided to play with it tonight - seeing if it was worth further experimentation. Based on the results I fugure it's worth trying in other situations.

Friday, 1 July 2011