Thursday, June 30, 2011

Captured at Sunset

Yesterday's sunset captured from a City Beach carpark - along with another photographer also  intently focussed on a sunset shot.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

St George's Terrace Reflections

Reflections in St George's Tce Perth of the construction of the BHP Billiton Tower - City Square.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

For the Coffee Table

On the weekend, the Gourmet Food and Wine Festival was in full swing at York's historic Town Hall. My favourite Festival tastings were these delicious buttery biscuits as well as superb sheep's cheese, dipping olive oil, dukkah, chilli sauces,  red capsicum relish, chilli corn relish (yes I love chilli) and much more!

With the town abuzz with a Festival atmosphere and a relaxed Sunday crowd, it was  well worth the short drive (just under a 100kms) from Perth. I left the Festival with my arms full of goodies for the family to savour and enjoy over the next few months.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Out for a Motor

I was taken, and so were many others, with this car outside the Car Museum in York on Sunday. Going for a "motor" is a real treat and when I can, I get out in my 1975 Jag with it's beautifully finished dashboard, "climate control" and lots of other "new age" gadgets. Fancy as today's cars are, it's just not the same!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Perth Laneways

Usually on Satruday afternoons I meet up with fellow art lovers. Sometimes we draw, other times we paint and at other times we take out our cameras and explore. We always have a fulfilling time whatever it is we are creating.

This Saturday we meandered through some of Perth's city laneways. Many are being revitalised, creating interesting places for artwork, city cafes and bars.

Allowing happenstance to arise, we discovered some nooks and crannies we had not previoulsy discovered. Over the next few days, I will be post some of our journey.  

Perth City Reflections

I drive through South Perth most days of the week and never tire of this classic view of the Perth lights. The photo was taken at the same time as yesterday's post, but turning the camera away from the Mends Street Jetty which is to the right of where this shot was taken. It's amazing just how calm and clear the reflections are across the Swan River this winter. A wonderful place to relax and unwind on my homeward bound journey.

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Monet's Garden

Subtle colours dancing in the early morning light at Perry Lakes Reserve

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lake Monger Sunset

Yesterday's sunset at Lake Monger
A short distance from Perth and the busyness of the Mitchell Freeway.
A short pause on the journey home -
Celebrating day's end.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Rain and Reconnection

Raindrops diminishing
After long absences
We met today
Friends embracing -

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Friday, June 17, 2011


Lake Monger is about 5 kilometres from Perth. With an abundance of birdlife in this wetland area, tourist buses often pull into the parklands. A relaxing place for exercise or to enjoy an outing with family and friends. This photo was taken just after yesterday's Winter Moon, looking in the opposite direction and west towards the setting sun.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Winter Moon

Evening stillness
Winter moon
Trees standing bare
Stripped -
Of everything

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Gold Leaf

Captured in the afternoon sunlight
A leaf suspended
In solitude
Beauty fading
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Monday, June 13, 2011

We Love Short Stack

Short Stack were getting lots of attention in King's Park yesterday afternoon thanks to these dedicated fans. Now I don't know much about the band, but it was great to see these enthusiastic fans showing how much they loved the group. With Perth's skyline as the backdrop, they were making an all out effort for the city to know all about the group's latest album and their up and coming July tour. C'mon Short Stack. How about recognition of these fans by the band for their great efforts. Perhaps a ticket or two to the July show would do the trick! 
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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Ode to Winter

Driving through the expanse of these beautiful yet dry parklands, I could see the sun's rays dancing through the trees, fingering the morning mist and breathing life into the day. 

Winter chill was in the air as the encroaching golden tenacles of sunlight began to stretch across the now barren Perry Lakes, reach into the shadows and slowly begin to warm the day. Occasionally, someone would pass by walking their dog or on their early morning run. It was a magical start to a Winter's morning.

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Wine of a Sunset

The Wine of a Sunset

Crisp and cool
Sun sinking - dripping red, dripping red
Slowly slipping away. Slipping. Slipping
Hovering tenuously, tenaciously
The hush of night settling
Contemplative. Contemplating. Contemplation
Breathing colour, light, sound
Breezes caressing my cheek. Softly. Softly
Horizon glow

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Evening Boundary Rider

There is always work to be done on the vineyard, even late into the evening. The next BIG job is pruning. No machines for our family operations of about 6000 vines. All hand pruning. We will be starting in the next few weeks and my hands are aching already just thinking about it!  Still this work amongst the vines gives opportunity for reflection and renewal and for me, a strong feeling of connection to the land and to time through the cycle of the passing seasons. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

On the Edge

The fallen leaves on the edge of the roadside were stunning in the morning light. In another day or so, their beauty would have faded. But what a performance until then!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Firing Up the Morning

This weekend, it's down on the vineyard at Nannup. Not yet time to prune the vines, not yet to bottle the wine but certainly time to clear away some of the debris that has gathered over summer.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Boats for Hire

Not far from Melbourne, I found the old Fairfield Boathouse on the banks of the Yarra River. Rain fell gently but not enough to stop me exploring the river banks and the beautiful bushland surrounds.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Seeing Red in Brunswick Street

After Sydney, a short time in Melbourne. When the opportunity arises, I enjoy walking past the interesting and eclectic range of shops Brunswick Street. Here are some shots taken over lunch. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

From Under Construction to Orbit

I have always been fascinated with watching machines made from bits and pieces that take us on a journey sometimes like this one, into orbit and at other times to nowhere in particular other than into our imagination. Through special effects the magic of the moment is captured. Such machines always have "something" falling that sets off chain reactions. Interest aroused, in anticipation I await curiously for the reactions to be triggered again and again.

For Ian Burn's extraordinary installation From Orbit, it was a toy falling to a conveyor belt and past a video camera that captures the "flight" which then appears on the screen. An elaborate way to "take off" at AGNSW! 
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