Thursday, 24 May 2012

Pine Cones

Just playing around with textures, photoshop actions and a pine cone, which we found at the local cemetery. I guess someone, from years back, took a seed and planted it, in the memory of some one beloved and precious.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

just a tree.

One way to "mutilate" an image! Just another you tube tutorial! And a play with the tree!

Hahndorf on a foggy morning...

Just a few shots taken around Hahndorf. The old barn looked beautiful in the morning light...

A little Jembug!

Jemma.  This little girl is awesome. Full of spunk and attitude. When you get that look, and her mum would know what I mean, it's just amazing. She isn't always happy, and sometimes her smile will turn into a frown, and it seems to me that no matter how she feels, or looks, there is always a fantastic photo to be had with her. Such wonderful expressions, those beautiful lips, those gorgeous eyes, who can resist her?

...just love a far away thought...

... that's the look...

...then you capture a smile...

...My favourite...

A little girl can be sweeter, and badder, oftener than anyone else in the world.
She can jitter around and stomp,
and make funny noises that frazzle your nerves.
Yet, when you open your mouth she stands there,
demure, with that special look in her eyes.
A girl is innocence playing in the mud.
Beauty standing on it's head.
And motherhood, dragging a doll by the foot.

Author: Allan Back

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Langhorne Creek visit

Today I thought I would just pop out after work, and take my daughter for a drive and walk. I don't often go in the opposite direction from the city, and thought that it  could be fun to go somewhere different. 
Still a part of the wine region of the Adelaide hills, but in the lower, flatter part of the murray plains, Langhorne creek is full of silence, long dirt road, massive views and farmland. 

Sometimes, when your looking for something interesting to capture, you forget to look into the sky for inspiration, as often we photographers don't look towards the sun for our photos, as it can damage the lens...  (Not to mention our eyes! ) But the sun today was incredible. Hidden behind two layers of cloud, one thick, one thin, it was almost misty and golden. Incredible. It made an ordinary scene into something special.

This road has cactus growing along it, that are Huge! Like, I mean H.U.G.E!! Their amazing. I don't think I will be planting anything like these in my garden any time soon! Look at the flower spikes!

End of the day.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

A May morning in Balhannah ( In the Adelaide Hills )

It's been raining. I love it. And when it stops, and the sun peeks out while the sky is still moody and black, thats when I love going for a drive in the car, to have a look around for maybe something that tells me a story. This dirt road is out the back of Balhannah, and there are plenty of vines that are colouring up beautifully, all golden and reddish and brown. The air is crisper, the sun, when it sneaks past the clouds for a moment, is still warm and inviting, autunm is here, and winter is just around the corner. 
My favourite of all the seasons...

And in the opposite direction, over looking that view, is this very old house...

So, after enjoying that little walk, I decided to visit the town church. Its a lovely old building, and still well used and loved. I adore the fact that people took such pride in creating something beautiful for their community. These days, many buildings are "slap it up quick" and just don't seem to have the love or attention to detail that these old ones do. 

And while wandering around the grave yard for a bit, I came across this head stone. I love what was written on it.

While mortals mourn and weep and pray,
Around him as he dies,
The angel -watchers sing and say
He soon shall scale the skies.