It has been a while since I have posted due to a number of reasons but I hope to get back into it starting with Burnt Forests. Back in January we had a large bushfire that burnt 12,500 hectares of farm, forest, conservation parks and residential land with 27 houses lost. So much more could… Read More Burnt Forests
That time of year again for the Brighton Classic Sculptures. I go down every year to see the exhibits and wander around, it’s a great little spot and this year I went with two photographer friends. The rocks this time were cover with sea creatures in a multitude of colours, printed with an inkjet that… Read More Sculptures on the Beach
Last weekend I stayed at Moonta Bay at the top of Yorke Peninsular, South Australia. The shallow bay is exposed for long periods until the tide lazily drifts back in to ripple the sand and allow wading birds to forage. Putting away my DSLR I took the Pentax X90 out for a walk to capture… Read More Macro on the beach
Moonta, within the Copper Triangle, is a small South Australian town steeped in copper mining history. There are many old buildings still standing that were used in the mining and smelting of ore in the 19th century. Huge slag heaps overlook the old mining shafts and the surrounding land poisoned by the mining process and… Read More Old mining town Moonta
It is amazing what you find if you just look. I was out walking Dhugal, my greyhound, a few weeks ago and we were wandering around one of the gardens that overlook the River Murray. The path edge is lined with large sandstone rocks that on closer inspection contain fossils of shells and sea creatures.… Read More It is amazing what you find if you just look….
Manoora is a small town in the Mid North region of South Australia on the Barrier Highway that I have passed through on a number of occasions, this time I was on my way to the mining town of Broken Hill. I am not sure how long this roadhouse has been closed but the faded… Read More Manoora, Mid North
Sedan, population about 100, is a small town sitting on the Murray Flats where the old stock routes crossed. In its heyday, it had many businesses from a mill and lime kiln through to a stock agent, boarding house and betting shop, but like many rural towns went into decline. 2 km to Sedan Old… Read More Sedan
The other day I noticed all the Bird of Paradise flowers (Strelitzia reginae) were blooming in the public gardens in Murray Bridge and with nothing else to do on a glorious sunny winters morning I decided to take some shots with my little Pentax camera. Pentax X90, Macro 1 cm mode.
Recently I read an article about Mike Cable, a photographer who is working on a series of abstract macro’s and the interesting thing I found was that he uses a compact camera. It is a high end compact the Panasonic Lumix LX5 but it got me thinking about an old Pentax X90 that I have… Read More Finding a use for an old camera, macro.
On a recent trip to Magpie Springs Winery to see their latest exhibition I had to travel through Kuitpo Forest. With clouds starting to disperse the low light conditions gave the forest a soft, quite feeling. I wanted to capture not only that feeling but the overall texture of the plantation pines. Due to the… Read More Kuitpo Forest
I attended a pinhole camera workshop at the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery a couple of weekends ago with Heidi Kenyon who has used the technique within her installation art. Building a pinhole camera and taking pictures is photography in its simplest form, the art of capturing light. We started our two day workshop building a camera… Read More Pinhole Camera Workshop
At the beginning of this year I was to go out with a group of photographers and we would receive a surprise attachment for our cameras and we could go off and take images. The outing fell through, but I ended up with a Holga Pinhole lens that I really didn’t want, but thought I… Read More Looking through a pinhole lens
On a recent drive exploring the back roads in the Eastern Hills I returned home on the Palmer Road that connects Palmer and Murray Bridge. Alongside the road is the disused railway that I think use to go through to Sedan, one of many that crisscrossed the landscape and were closed down. Canon 600D, Tamron… Read More Palmer Road
On a recent trip to Victoria I stopped in the tiny town of Lillimur, population 373 by the 2006 census. What caught my eye was a an old weatherboard building, inside twisted and buckled. I think the reason it is still standing is the solid chimney. All the doors were wide open so I could… Read More Lillimur Post Office
I was reading a photographic magazine this morning which had an article about multiple exposures by Jackie Ranken. I have seen this done by other photographers in different styles but it was Jackie’s well composed images that inspired me to have a try. Shooting with my Fuji X-E1 that has multiple exposure capability, I took… Read More Multiple Exposures