Even after 13 years of Christmas in the southern hemisphere, I still miss the cold and dark of a British Christmas. Today we went to Musk, near Daylesford for what has become our annual tradition to buy our Christmas tree from the same Christmas tree farm. In total opposite to the UK, the day was sunny, with blue skies and I was in a t-shirt…just the thing for an image in near infrared 🙂
A very big hello to everyone!!! It’s been a long time since I last posted, in fact, nearly 6 months! I hope everyone is well 🙂 A lot has happened since I was last here, as it would be for everyone. I look forward to catching up with all your posts 🙂 WordPress has had a lot of changes!! This image was taken yesterday early morning, it’s hot here and the cool of the morning was welcome. Glad to be back 🙂
A brief hello again! The week has been a very sultry and stormy one here, a dramatic end to our official summer. This image was taken in near infrared late on Saturday afternoon as a storm was building – I love the way clouds render in near IR 🙂 🙂 It is also my submission for Monochrome Madness – week 51 (and a special week coming up next week) hosted by the ever hard working Leanne Cole and published tomorrow (AEDT).
Hello! 🙂 I’ve been absent again and being realistic, with harvest about a month away I’m likely to be sporadic with posts for a while longer. Apologies to comments I haven’t replied to and people whose posts I would like to comment on…BUT I did manage this entry for MMC 50 on the ever hard working Leanne Cole’s blog! (Published tomorrow AEDT) Taken last weekend in very hot and thundery weather, I saw these old and broken power poles – the surreal starkness reminding me almost of a Dali painting 🙂
This was taken last week in one of the Chardonnay blocks at work – the lush green canopy was just too perfect not to take in near infrared 🙂
Robyn from Captivate Me included me in the B&W Challenge where you post 5 consecutive B&W images and nominate a person to take up the challenge with each post, so this is my Day 5 of 5 (lol – I got there eventually!!). In turn, today I am nominating earthSTILLS. I must stress, this is NOT a have to participate challengebut something that might be fun, but only if you have the time and/or inclination and feel comfortable with it.
This is an image that I am chasing – it isn’t there yet, but it is a start, a line of thought one might say 🙂 It is taken in a huge pine plantation which I need to explore more…the original inspiration came from an image by world renowned photographer Jim Brandenburg.
Robyn from Captivate Me included me in the B&W Challenge where you post 5 consecutive B&W images and nominate a person to take up the challenge with each post, so this is my Day 4 of 5. In turn, today I am nominating Ben from Aperture64. I must stress, this is NOT a have to participate challengebut something that might be fun, but only if you have the time and/or inclination and feel comfortable with it.
Hello again everyone and hope that you are all well!! After an extended and unplanned absence from the blog I am finally posting my first image for 2015 🙂 Taken about 30 minutes after sunrise, the bubbles on the water surface are from a large flock of various water birds I disturbed (accidentally) as I came around the tree line.
Yesterday it was windy with heavy shower bands going through and I felt the urge to go to my ‘soothing ground’, about an hour north of where we live. Pyalong again…it is much, much drier, but I had seen on the radar that there big, fast moving rain storms going through. I captured this with the wind howling, in absolute spring sunshine watching the rain approach…now soothed 🙂 🙂
This is an image of the Avenue of Honour at Macedon. An important part of Australian culture, there are 547 known avenues in Australia. Each tree represents a person who saw or died in wartime service, generally in the First World War. The planting of this one was initially finished in August 1918 – you can read the local newspaper article here. Also this is my submission for the 35th Monochrome Madness hosted by Leanne Cole and posted Wednesday mornings (ADST)