Friday, September 30, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Love Thursday

I love round windows, especially stained glass ones. I don't know why, I just really like the way they look. I took this photo in a house we stayed at a few weekends ago, as a reminder for if/when I ever build my own home.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Street Art Wednesday

I apologise for the average quality of this photo, I took it with my iphone at night. I saw it the other day when heading out to dinner and something about it just grabbed me and I had to stop and take a shot. I'm drawn to the truth. The truth about who we all really are and the truth behind the facade that we present to the world. Sometimes it's hard to hear the truth and other times it's hard to tell it but at the end of the day, the truth is often the best way to go.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Two Week Photo Project

The new Two Week Photo Project theme went up today. Head over to Flickr to check it out. I usually try and out up a photo related to the theme on the day I announce it but since going back to work, my photo taking has diminished slightly. Next week for the update I promise I'll post one, but for now you can have a lovely view of my city taken on my walk home tonight.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sitting On The Bank

The mark of a successful man is one that has spent an entire 
day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it.  
~Author Unknown

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Don't Interrupt

"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it"
~ Chinese proverb

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Macro Friday

Love the golden look of these seed pods in the afternoon sunshine.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Endings & Beginnings

I have had such a relaxing week. This week is the last week of my "six months of freedom" before I go back to full time work. My job is season, so is only over the summer. This winter I took the chance to be a free agent and do whatever my heart desired. I've travelled, I've worked casually, I've had time to read books and as a result I'm in a fantastic state of mind and feeling really relaxed. In saying that, I am looking forward to the challenge of being back on the job.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Two Week Photo Project

Today is the first day of the new theme for the Two Week Photo Project. Head over to Flickr and check out the past photos from our last theme, water. Some beautiful shots by all involved.

I also did another photo shoot today with a friend, Lucy. She needed some photos for acting head shots, so I offered to take them. It was great fun. The more of these sorts of things that I do, the more I think it's the direction I want to take with my photography.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Who Do You Think You're Not?

"It's not who you think you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not"
~ Unknown

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Quarry Mountain Dead Rats

Tonight I went to see some bluegrass bands at the Thornbury Theatre. The Quarry Mountain Dead Rats were my favourite. I haven't really invested much time listening to bluegrass but after last night's gig I think I may need to rectify that. The energy and talent of these musicians is amazing and the music itself is fantastic.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Macro Friday

I saw this shell trapped in the driftwood while walking along the beach this week. I actually stopped to look at the wood as there were some puddles in the grooves and I tried to photograph them. It was then that I noticed the shell. It's funny how that happens, our attention is grabbed by one thing but really what we need to see is something completely different. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Things I Love

I love the ocean. I love to stand on the top of a cliff with the wind blowing and stare out over the waves to the horizon beyond. I love the idea that on the other sides of the ocean there are all sorts of different countries and different lives being lived. I love the adventure that staring out over those horizons inspires in me.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Street Art Wednesday

I saw this little guy on my lunch break recently. It's hard to see the detail as I only had my iphone with me, but it looks like a little owl made of tin cans, icy-pole sticks and other odds and ends. He was nailed up below the "No Entry" sign and I'm actually surprised I noticed him.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Two Week Photo Project Update

I've been down the beach the past two days and it's been fantastic to get away. The first day we were down the sun was shining and the weather was gorgeous (see yesterday's photo) and then today things took a turn and the wind came in. The sun was still out intermittently but it was cold. I saw this little tree on the edge of the cliff, clinging for dear life and I just had to take a photo. I think it really sums up the craziness of the wind that was blowing (not to mention the choppy water on the bay).

I also wanted to mention the Two Week Photo Project is going really well. The latest theme has brought out some great interpretations, it's great.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Diamonds & Difficult Times

"When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure"
~ Peter Marshall

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Spring Inspiration

Love these seedlings. I'm getting inspired to start planting our herb garden. It's a little early just yet but seeing all these gorgeous seedlings has motivated me. I haven't decided just what to plant just yet but I'm looking forward to having loads of lovely herbs come summer. I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Macro Friday

Another photo from my shoot with Claire. Look at this gorgeous girl!! We were trying to capture her earrings, what do you think?

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Claire & The Cape

Today I did some voice recording at Melbourne Uni for Claire's sister-in-law. It's something I've always wanted to do and it was great fun. I'd love to do more of it. Afterwards Claire & I did a mini photo shoot to show off her new cape.