Monday, June 30, 2008

30. Experimenting with light

It was too cold and windy for outdoor photography again today, so I played around with an idea I've been planning to try for a while, moving light against a dark background.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

Thursday, June 26, 2008

26. My old school

The continuing cold wind defeated me today and I didn't take a photo, so here's one I took recently. This is the roof of the primary school I attended many years ago. It was burnt down last year and will probably be torn down and replaced with a more modern school.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

24. Painted sky

It was very cold today and I didn't feel like venturing outside. I finally dragged myself out just before 5pm, thinking it was too late to take a photo. But the setting sun was painting the clouds with shades of pink and red, and I was able to snap a few quick photos. 

Monday, June 23, 2008

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008

19. Ugly ducklings? I don't think so!

I've been puzzled recently to see only one swan on the pond - I thought they always went in pairs. Today the other swan appeared, with her brood of cygnets following behind. And they came close enough for me to photograph them.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Monday, June 16, 2008

Sunday, June 15, 2008

15. Bottlebrush

A splash of bright colour on a winter's day

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Friday, June 13, 2008

13. Meet the neighbours

Yes, I live in the nation's capital ... but there are reasons for it being called 'The Bush Capital'. There is a native grassland reserve across the road and every so often animals move in for a few months, probably to control the non-native grasses. These are some of the current residents.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

11. After the rain

Flowers always seem to look much brighter after rain, even while it's still cloudy. I particularly like the raindrops on this camellia.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

10. Clearing skies


After a rainy day, the clouds started to break up in the late afternoon, just before sunset.
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Monday, June 9, 2008

9. My mother


I love the 'lived-in' faces of older people, such as my 85-year-old mother.
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Sunday, June 8, 2008

8. Looking out


A view of trees and countryside from inside a very old, dark, deserted house.
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Saturday, June 7, 2008

7. Winter tree

This tree, at Coppins Crossing, glows in the rays from the setting sun on a winter afternoon.
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Friday, June 6, 2008

6. Autumn leaves


It's a sunny winter's day in Canberra and I love the contrast of the red leaves against the clear blue sky.
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Thursday, June 5, 2008

5. Gazing upwards


This photo was taken late afternoon at the University of Canberra.
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

4. Swan


I like the ruffled feathers on this swan, which lives on the West Belconnen Pond, not far from my home.
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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

3. What to do on a rainy day


It's raining today - a welcome event in this drought-stricken region. Not a good day for venturing outside but perfect for curling up with a book.

However, I found photographing them somewhat challenging, particularly the mixture of horizontal, perpendicular and angled lines and the dark and light book covers.
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Monday, June 2, 2008

2. Julia


It's June but my roses are still flowering. This is a parchment rose, Julia.
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Sunday, June 1, 2008

1. From my mother's attic


Okay, my mother doesn't actually have an attic, but these items came from her home when she moved into a hostel recently.

This is the first photo in my project, inspired by my son, to take and post one photo every day for a year.
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