Sunday Stills challenge this week - Yellow Autumn or Leaves As you know down here in Aotearoa/New Zealand it is Spring, for those involved with Sunday Stills it is all about Autumn with an emphasis on Yellow. It just so happens that Autumn is one of my favourite seasons. Looking out my window viewing the… Continue reading Mellowing Yellows of Autumn Past
#SundayStills This week's challenge, "Birthday". Most of us see this occasion leaning towards more of a form of jubilation and celebration. A certain gentleman and poet, Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744 / London / England) thought otherwise. Pope's poem to his friend Martha Blount knows that birthdays are melancholy for many.… Continue reading The Funeral of the Former Year
Positive spin of my "spring clean" is being distracted. In a good way. Like finding and adapting photos that would be suitable for Becky [the Queen of Squares] who has challenged us bloggers to find lines. In Squares naturally. That is the only proper ‘rule’. The grand spring clean has also seen me spending more than… Continue reading Reflections of Lines in Squares
#SundayStills When I started to really think about what images I would include in this post, it dawned on me how much of what we see in our lives are formed by boxes and lines. We literally follow lines wherever we go. Here are a few lasting lines and squares that have stood out for… Continue reading A Dedicated follower of Lines and Squares
Nothing says it like flowers!. They give their all. When travelling wildflowers can soar a tired travellers enthusiasm to dig deep and move further up the road in search of more. Here are are some of those beauties we viewed and captured during our 2013 Western Australia roadtrip. The rest of the post regarding that… Continue reading 11 Western Australian Wildflowers
“How beautifully leaves grow old!” wrote John Burroughs, the American naturalist and essayist. “How full of light and colour are their last days.” Burrough’s himself could have been shuffling through the colourful leafy carpet around McLaren Falls Park when he made his equally vivid autumnal observations more than 100 years ago. A few weeks ago,… Continue reading The Hues and Moods of Autumn – McLaren Falls Park
A break from the Friesland canals to a chat about photography. It has made me think and feel somewhat stunned when asked in person. That very question. I know I used to stumble around this and fumble out a half-hearted answer of how I just love capturing moments and scenes from a small part of… Continue reading Are you a Photographer?