Sunday, May 30, 2021


Original artwork by me.  Apples and pears.  The two images were hand painted by me photographed and turned in to art.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Privacy cat

Last week Penny and I attended our first wedding post pandemic (without restrictions) and we stayed at the magnificent Chateau Yering country house hotel here in Victoria's Yarra valley.  Of course I see a major fluffy moment as soon as I walked in the room. Sitting on the bed was this...  They call them privacy cats.  If you want to be left alone you simply place the cat at your door.  I think this was Decastella, named after the room.

Hunt 31 - Theme: Self Portrait

To me this was the easy one.  I was going for a better head shot for use at work. I really like the light and dark. My right side is always the darkest :)

Friday, May 14, 2021

Entrance / Exit

 Flinders Street Melbourne near Russell street. The forum theatre lit up in the late afternoon sun.


Back in 2013 Penny and I went to watch the Seekers for their 50th anniversary concert.  This was the concert that Judith Durham had a medical incident after it finished.  It looked like it may have been their last concert at the time.  As you can see from this image we were second row in the middle.

Hunt 31 - Theme: Teal

While I was playing with ink I stumbled on this image that fitted the brief for Teal. Ink, Oil, Water and bubbles generated by a lens dust blower

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Hunt 31 - Theme: Window

This is the waterwall at the National Gallery of Victoria. It is a favourite haunt for local photographers here in Melbourne. When it was opened in the early 70's the glass used was the longest continuous piece of glass anywhere. The blur is from the flow of water over the glass

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Hunt 31 - Theme: Tea

This was an accidental image.  I was just getting the morning victuals and I had tea on my mind as I was getting one for Penny and I saw this nice clean look in our new kitchen and said...  "That'll do!'  For the record I drink coffee mostly from a French press.  Black no milk or sugar

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Hunt 31 - Theme: Float

Day three and the word is float.  This is a Galileo thermometer. It is not his invention but was named in his honour. The bubbles indicate the temperature.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Hunt 31 - Theme: Fairytale

The idea for this image came from Penny.  This is the breadcrumb trail through the forest from Hansel and Gretel.  The ant in the left hand corner was a happy accident and actually fits another theme still to be revealed.  Image was taken early one morning at sunrise in the Dandenong ranges national park. All other entries can be found here

Friday, May 7, 2021

Hunt 31 - Theme: Ink

It is again time for reveals in the latest scavenger hunt.  The word for today is 'ink'.  Here is my interpretation of the word.  this image was created using oil, water and coloured inks.  Lighting was from beneath the image using a Lume cube and a diffuser.  Other images can be found here

Saturday, May 1, 2021