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 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).
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.
I thought I would share an image of the new spring growth at work (taken just over a week ago), which is going at what seems like a rate of knots. This is from the block that has the longest rows – each is approximately 222 metres (242 yards) long – a lot of walking and far easier on a quad bike if you are in a hurry!
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)
It is hard to believe that this is the 33rd week of Monochrome Madness, hosted and curated by the ever hard working Leanne Cole and initiated by Leanne and Laura Macky. It seems to grow every week with wonderful monochrome images from all around the globe. This is my submission for this week – a side view of part of the 100 metre long Wisteria Avenue at Alowyn Gardens.
This image was taken at Alowyn Gardens and is a series of Wisteria tunnels or walkways. I shall go back (very soon) when the Wisteria blooms for a colour image…lining up the image was hard enough let alone planting and constructing it 🙂
I missed the deadline for MMC 30 this week, but do check it out 🙂