Friday, June 5, 2020


Today I was in an email chain at work around the way they have been doing things and how laid back they had been with security.  In the process I added a throwaway line at the end of the email which may just be an original quote... 

"To allow mediocrity is to be mediocre"

Google search says that I can claim it as mine :)

The associated image is the antithesis of mediocrity.  Determination.  This little guy was photographed at Kinglake about 10 minutes before the peleton arrived for the Herald Sun Tour in 2017

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Word of the day - Books

In this case me in a book.  This was created for selfie Sunday back in the G+ days.  The theme this particular week was free choice so I asked Penny to set me a theme she said in a book.  This is the result.  It turns out that it is quite difficult to make something look like it is on a page and was always on a page.  I need a little more blur on the portrait

Monday, June 1, 2020

Word of the day - Art

This is what it is like in Melbourne today...

This image was drawn on the path leading to the Exhibition buildings here in Melbourne.  I cleaned it up in an editing package once I got home.  Original image 2018

Saturday, May 30, 2020


Updated my internet connection today...  Apparently a HFC connection can go quite fast if you let it

Aussie Broadband #FTW

If you want to sign up use the link.  I get $50 off my next bill and so do you

Even if you don't they provide an excellent service.  I have been with them for a couple of years now.  I can't fault them :)  I did the upgrade myself from their online portal and it just worked.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Word of the day - Leisure

This was from a vintage tennis shoot I was part of at Kooyong lawn tennis.  The former home of the Australian open.

Winter is coming

This is an image that I created back in 2017 for a scavenger hunt.  The word was winter and of course we were in the middle of a very hot Australian summer.  Sometimes you need to improvise.  

The bear was drawn free hand and photographed then printed on a sheet of paper.  This was then scrunched up to add shadows and highlights.  It was then torn and laid out on a glass table to simulate icebergs

Monday, May 25, 2020

Word of the day - Moon

Just a sliver poking through the clouds at dawn from August last year

12paof2020 - May assignment : Silence

Tell me all the ways that I can welcome you.  You are looking at the sheds of  "Queen Victoria market" on market day. This was taken on the last day of April and shows the effects of lock down to an otherwise vibrant city

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Cold and wet day around an empty Melbourne

Here is a series of images taken on a very cold and wet day in Melbourne.  As a photographer I find the being able to take images in strange times makes for very interesting subject matter.

Word of the day - Feet

There is no place like home edition :)


It is that time of the year when the tree in our front yard explodes in a riot of red, orange, yellow and green.  At least during lock down I don't have to go far for inspiration.

Sunday, May 17, 2020


My latest artwork.  This was created from a stack of 20 odd images of the same tree all from different angles. I created this image using Affinity Photo by simply using the "New Stack" menu item.  I chose to not align the layers and a couple of minor tweaks and this was the result...  

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Alternate beer

For last nights beer o'clock shot I had an alternate version using the natural light of the setting sun through my office window (stained glass).  The light source for the other was a LumeCube with a diffuser.  Same time and camera placement with a different light source.  It is amazing the difference

I have this Lume Cube kit.  Very small but excellent lighting solution.  I don't remember how much I paid but it was a lot less than the price here

Friday, May 15, 2020

Beer o'clock

Here it is Friday after 5 and well it is beer o'clock...  Cheers  

Thanks to Penny for pointing the lumecube in the right direction

The league of honest coffee

On my way to work on Thursday I took a wander past the Queen Victoria market and saw this scene.  It seems that every year there are more and more high rise towers encroaching on the market.  Almost like mushrooms

Word of the day - Maps

It is a risky business this thermonuclear war.  Especially when Jon is on the wine :)

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Just another montage of CBD life

Rather than put these up one at a time here is another group of lockdown images. Enjoy