Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Word of the day - Flags

For Australia this design represents ground zero for democracy.  This is the original hand drawn design of the Eureka flag as used at the Eureka stockade in Ballarat.  I saw this at the Ballarat fine art museum.  Sadly it is not always on display.  If you are there it would be worth asking if you can see it. 

I originally posted this image back in October 2013.  Here is what I said about it then,

"Today marks 160 years since the Eureka stockade at Ballarat in Victoria.  This event is arguably the birthplace of Australian democracy.  If you accept this then the attached image is probably the single most important document in Australia.  This is the original hand drawn design of the Eureka flag.  I took this last year at the Ballarat fine art gallery.  I have been back since in an attempt to get a better image however I was unable to locate the document again."

I have also included a copy of the actual Eureka flag (or what is left of it) that is currently located at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (MADE) along with some documentation verifying the flags authenticity.


The water wall at the National Gallery of Victoria is an endless source of enjoyment for us photographers

The tulips

An old photo that I have revisited.  This was edited in Luminar 4 using a Black and White adjustment layer and a brush mask to highlight the areas that I wanted in colour

On this day - 4th of December

in 2016 I led a photowalk as part of my "Strangers with heart series" at St Kilda beach.  There was about ten of us.  The aim was for each person to take a photo of a stranger holding a heart.  This photo happened because Paul P dared me to go up and ask them if I could take their photo for the series.  They were more than happy to be involved :)

The girl in the far right corner is Jaelyn.  On the day I emailed her a copy of this photo.  I am not sure of the other participants. Below are some other photos taken on the photowalk.