Saturday, February 27, 2021

Calm before the storm

Last year on this day the smoke had cleared and life was good.  Some may call it the calm before the storm as only a few short weeks away our world changed forever.  The MCG and Melbourne park in silhouette against the dawn skies.

Friday, February 26, 2021


Apparently I have a lot of beer photos.  This was taken at Lake Tyers in Gippsland.  Includes bonus bubbles


In 2015 I had an early morning walk in the Dandenong ranges national park. This is looking down Outlook track in the fog.  It was so quiet and beautiful.

Thursday, February 25, 2021


In 2019 I was looking for images that match the word yellow.  I found these dunes at Perry Sand hills outside of Wentworth in NSW.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Road to nowhere

Back in 2019 we were on a road trip and on this day we ended in Mildura in the North West of Victoria.  We went up this road on the way, which is the way into the sunset lakes national park.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021


Invasive weeds in our front garden...  Spring 2014.

42nd floor

Back in 2015 I had a job on the 42nd floor of a city building.  This was my view out the window from where I sat.  Before the storm and during

Monday, February 22, 2021

Same event different year

In 2015 I attended White Night in Melbourne where I took this 8 second exposure at 4:15 am.  The girl in the white dress stood still for the entire time.  The rest are just ghosts in the machine.

Sunday, February 21, 2021


Who remembers the Weekly Photo Project on G+ This image was created for the word simplicity.  It also works for numeracy.

WPP 2015 - Week 08 - Simplicity / Minimalism


There is nothing simpler in the computer world than binary.  Either something is on (1) or off (0).  The image illustrated is 1 + 1 = 2.  To understand this numbering system you need to look at each column from the right and double the number. so column 1 (the rightmost) = 1, column 2 = 2, column 3 = 4 and column 4 = 8.  So if column 4 has a one then it equals 8 and if column 2 has a 1 then it equals 2.  To get the value of the binary sequence you simply add the numbers together.  So in the picture you have 0 + 0 + 2 + 0 = 2.  If it had been written as 1010 then it would be 8 + 0 + 2 + 0 = 10.  This as simple as it gets and is the way that all computers run their programmed instructions.  EVERYTHING is either 1 or 0, on or off.  It doesn't get any simpler than that :)

Wind up

This car looks like it might be spring powered...  Judging by the size of the key it must be a big spring too. Qualifies for On this day as I took it a short time ago

White night

Five years ago Penny and I went to white night in Melbourne.  We got there at about 4am in the morning in an attempt to miss the crowds (Overnight they estimate that they had 500,000 visitors to the city).  We saw these three acting up for the cameras in the waterwall of the NGV.  Hopefully we can have big events like this in the future.

Friday, February 19, 2021


This time last year I was looking for reflections at Crown Casino on my way to work

Thursday, February 18, 2021


Queensland's highest mountain "Mount Bartle Frere" (1,622 Metres) as seen from a Jetstar plane on the way to Cairns back in 2014.  The sea and sky become one at the horizon in this image.


Some well known coastline.  This was used for the word time in a previous scavenger hunt.  The 12 Apostles on Victoria's Great Ocean Road.


Last year at this time I was looking for signs for the "12 Photography assignments".  This is one that I didn't use.  This was outside the Victorian College of the Arts in St Kilda Road.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

#12PA2021F2 - Key

A key for a Yale lock.  In this case for a sliding door at the rear of our house.  I can honestly say that I have never used this key (there is another method to lock it) but I can report that it works.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Saturday, February 13, 2021

High tea

Penny enjoying a relaxing cup of tea after a hard days work.  

Seem to be a few nibbles too...  Hope some are for me :)

Reflections on Pandemic

This book available on Amazon (Australian link here). Is a cooperative effort by a group of photographers in an attempt to make sense of the pandemic.  You can download a digital copy for free from here.  The image on the cover is mine and was taken on one of my first trips in to the Melbourne CBD for work during the lockdown.  What it shows is that life goes on.  There is always time for a morning cup of coffee.  The location is the corner of Spring and Lonsdale street in Melbourne.

Street artist

Street artist at work in Hosier lane Melbourne.  This was taken during the middle of our extreme lockdown in July last year.  I have never seen Hosier lane this empty.  It is a magnet for locals and tourists.

Lavender head

Taken at night with an off camera light source.  Extreme closeup


This image taken last year on this day, was taken at a spot that I have taken a large number of photos.  However I have never shared one from here.  It is the path leading to the cafe at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.  I have pictures here in different weather, times of day and even different lens and camera combinations.  While it is the same every time I visit it is subtly different.

Friday, February 12, 2021


And just like that we are back in lockdown...  AGAIN!!!


Who could forget this time last year when the east coast of Australia was ablaze.  Here in Melbourne we were largely spared however the smoke arrived on this day.

Thursday, February 11, 2021


This mornings sunrise.  Today I went for a ride on my eScooter on a track I usually ride during the day.  I captured this image from the highest point on my travels. The second image is fog over the fields also captured this morning

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Before the world changed

On this day last year we were hearing of a pandemic in far off places.  Mere weeks from when this image was taken our world was changed dramatically.  Under the clocks at Flinders Street station before the morning rush.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Hunt 30

I didn't participate in Scavenger hunt 30 (needed a break).  However Penny did and submitted an image for each word.  Here they all are.  The words are Antique , Clouds, Pantone Colour of 2021, Count, Hope, Positive Space, Twenty One, Upside Down, Warming and Wheel.  Well done Penny


Stone stairway with rusty hand rail at the Royal Botanical gardens

Hang in there

Back in 2015 I was working on the 43rd floor of a Collins street building where I saw this guy hanging around on the building next door

Sunday, February 7, 2021


The eastern side of Mornington peninsular.  You can see seal rocks and Philip Island on the horizon.


Dawn, Laura in South Australia.  This was taken on my first outing with a real camera.  We had a road trip to the Flinders Ranges and stopped in this town on the way home


 On this day...  (Actually it was yesterday in 2016) I was taking photos for a play by Katherine Phelps called Heard of Elephants.  This was one of the actors whose name escapes me but this was the picture I took as she entered the room.