Getting a life [1]

Unbelievably, the end of the year approaches. A time when most of us come up with New Year resolutions for the year to come. A time to reflect on how 2018 has been. Whew. 2018 has been massive for me. It's hard to know where to start. I've been trying to get a life. That … Continue reading Getting a life [1]

Thursday Thort: Decoding experiential understanding

I could watch hours and hours of Masterchef Australia. But that doesn't make me a better cook, let alone a MasterChef. Watching, thinking or reading about something is not enough. I learn best by doing or from my own experience. Experiential understanding...

Film photography: Manual EXIF

Sometimes you find things that transport you straight back into the past. The other day I found this Ryman tiny memo pad in my very first camera bag, purchased in 1995. It's a pretty impressive bag and still in good nick - it holds all the photography bits and pieces that I don't use often. … Continue reading Film photography: Manual EXIF

A plan is forming

Collections of things. Stuff - mental, emotional and physical. Don't you find that there is just too much of it? Why do we keep stuff? Big questions that I won't address here. But I want to share some stories about a particular pile of 'stuff' that I've kept for over 35 years. When I packed … Continue reading A plan is forming

Bootiful, bountiful birds

I didn't expect birds to be something I would photograph a lot on my trip to New Zealand - I'm not sure why!? I was also so glad that I've spent so much time this year practicing my bird shots, I needed to rely on those skills! Here's a selection of my favourites from the multitude that I took! 

Focus and discernment: mid-year review

Despite all the travelling, I have done this year (Botswana, Namibia and New Zealand), I have stalled - I’m not posting every day, so I have massive holes in my calendars. I feel disconnected and uninterested. My project is not vibrant or alive.

April 365 Project – Travel Shots

I have always said to myself that I am NOT a landscape photographer. I tend to gravitate towards details and macros; shapes, patterns and textures and you can see some of those kinds of shots in my monthly posts. But I think I am beginning to understand how to compose a landscape shot and to make it my own - developing a style in this genre I suppose. If I look closely at them, I can also see shapes, textures and patterns within the bigger picture - my core style elements.