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
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….
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.
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
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
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