The Maritime Museum is holding a photographic exhibition “Hidden Port : Brought to Light’ of the old empty buildings in Pt Adelaide, the large black and white prints taken on digital and film are certainly worth the time to drive down and visit. While I was there I took a few images within the museum… Read More A Visit to the Museum in Port Adelaide
Today being cooler, overcast and raining I took the opportunity to get out with the camera and take a few shots just around Murray Bridge. This abandoned farmhouse surrounded by tall grass had caught my eye some weeks ago and I decided to brave the snakes hoping they would stay home in the rain and… Read More Murray Bridge
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.
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
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
I decided to set myself a photo-a-day project for thirty days using only my iPad. The first couple of weeks were fine I had plenty of places I knew where I could take a photo, but then it started to get harder until I told myself not to look but just record a moment in… Read More A Photo A Day
As a photographer I am interested in urban landscapes and shooting in black and white and when I was given a project that required me to record an urban area and the changes within it, I decided on a small but intimate look at a local shopping centre car park. This journey into what normally… Read More Local Shopping Centre Car Park
Brighton Jetty Classic Sculptures was inspired by Brighton Surf Life Saving Club members after experiencing Sculptures by the Sea at Cottesloe Beach WA. The day I went it was very busy with visitors strolling along the sea front viewing the sculptures while others spent time sailing or swimming with their dogs. I met two lovely… Read More Brighton Jetty Classic Sculptures, SA
Every now and again I buy one of those $5 plastic disposable cameras and go on a mini photo shoot. They are refreshing to use as there are no settings to ponder over you just aim and shoot and it’s a great surprise when you get them developed. These photographs are from around Murray Bridge… Read More Fantastic Plastic
The Adelaide Gaol built in 1840, was based on the latest European gaol designs and were said to be radical for the time. In its147 years of operation approximately 300,000 prisoners passed through the Gaol and 45 people were executed, their bodies are buried within the grounds. On 4 February 1988 the Gaol was officially… Read More Adelaide Gaol
The original bridge is a grand example of Victorian engineering, all Meccano and rivets. In its history, it has been adapted to meet the needs of the times, but its structure remains the same, a structure with character and aging with wrinkles and sunspots. Late evening after a storm Early foggy morning Under the bridge… Read More Bridges
Murray Bridge Agricultural & Horticultural Show After visiting the Adelaide Show I decided to go along to the Murray Bridge Show, a smaller, rural affair in the Murraylands and what it may lack in size and finesse certainly makes up for as a true agricultural show full of character and old world charm, sadly lacking… Read More Murray Bridge Agricultural Show
This is in the town of Hahndorf, a German settlement in the Adelaide Hills. Full of tourists and souvenir shops, it is surrounded by unique houses built with hand sawn timbers in the old Germanic building styles of the 19th century. Taken with a Canon 600D, 50mm lens the elegant setting on the footpath caught… Read More Dining Out
I was visiting a friend the other day who dragged me over to the boot of her car and inside was an old typewriter that had seen far better days. Having just my iPad with me I took a few shots and used Snapseed to convert to black and white.