Wednesday, 26 September 2012

snap it {three}

This week, on a three day trip to the beautiful Hunter Valley, I saw lots of 'three'! 

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Vine leaves segmented into three sections...
a triplet of barrels...
 a trio of brilliant red poppies...
 three seats along a shady sandstone wall on an 1830's verandah...
and finally three o'clock was just chiming on the Dalwood House sundial... just in time!



Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Monday, 17 September 2012

Space

It was interesting to go through my collection of photographs and discover that I spend so much time filling the frame that I sometimes forget to consider how space can actually enhance the quality of an image and emphasise the subject. I'll be making a point of exploring this further with my photography and adding  to my 'toolkit'.

I begin then, with Space itself and a photo I took of a lunar eclipse back in 2008. 


With the sky as space, the theme continues in the picture-postcard-blue that provides a background for cherry blossoms, a lighthouse picnic and a pub sign.





It is all too easy to take portraits and place your subject slap bang in the centre; however, off to one side can really break up the predictability and emphasise character.






Textured backgrounds can really bring out a subject, and the more you see of that gravelly, rocky and brick space the more interesting the subject can end up looking.





Finally, a scene that is mostly space. It's sometimes hard to imagine that you could capture the elements of a landscape if most of what is photographed is space. You usually expect to see it filled with well, 'scenery'. But sometimes less is more - and more space is the key. I think in this photograph it just works so well.



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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

snap it {bright}

The bright colours of tapas were the flavour of the day when we booked into a tapas class at MUMU Grill in Crows Nest. The chorizo and marinated prawns, plus a splash of sangria went down a treat!

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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

snap it {shiny}

Father's Day on Sunday saw us back at Lake Parramatta. My youngest daughter has always had a unique take on appropriate footwear for different occasions. Her choice of shiny, sequinned 'bush walking' shoes are no exception to her quirky rule of thumb when it comes to what she thinks is OK to wear!

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