Tuesday, August 24, 2021


For word of the day...  A plethora of vehicles.  The scene from the top floor of Melbourne's terminal 4 looking towards the long term car park.


On this day in 2018 I was on the way to work.  Skateboarder on Southbank in Golden hour.  Melbourne CBD in the background.  I really love the vibrancy of this scene.

Monday, August 23, 2021


A sharp crested ridge in mountains.  This is the eastern wall of Wilpena pound lit up in the morning sun.  This was Word of the day yesterday...  Apparently I am late to the party

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Frankston Pier

On this day four years ago I took this early morning view of Frankston Pier

Friday, August 20, 2021

Life in lockdown

Here I am in Melbourne where COVID case numbers are rising every day and all I can think of is here we go again.  Penny and I are quite comfortable, but after 200+ days of lockdown, it would be nice to be out the other side.  Right now there doesn't even appear to be light at the end of the tunnel.

However when I look at our neighbours in Sydney I will happily do whatever is required to get this current outbreak behind us.  If it means we maintain our daily routine of keeping busy doing not much at all then so be it.  I am glad they have closed playgrounds this week.  

Last week when I was out for exercise it was horrifying to see the sheer number of parents with kids congregating around the play equipment.  At one park I saw around 100 people having picnics, drinking, eating all without masks and not really social distancing.  You could almost believe that we didn't have a global pandemic. It was horrendous.

I am all for people having freedom to do what they want.  In this case the greater good says to stay home.  I do not want to live in a place where, neighbours, friends and family members are in a position where their health and wellbeing are compromised, simply because a small minority of selfish people think that they are more important than anyone else.

The rules we have are quite onerous but to make things really simple.  If you do not need to go out don't.  Stay home if we all do this the chances of this current lockdown ending sooner rather than later are greatly enhanced.

If you have to go out, do not go out as a household group, wear a mask and check in as appropriate.  If you aren't vaccinated, do not waste time.  Go and get vaccinated.  The chances of dying from COVID, are significantly higher than any potential for side effects from the vaccine.  I have had my first Astrazenica shot with the second booked in for next week.  I personally had no side effects. YMMV.

Never forget that COVID will kill around 1% of those that get it but the bigger problem is the long term effects on those that do not die.  Long COVID is a thing and by all reports you do not want it.

Stay safe everyone...  See you on the other side

Country Road

Today is WORLD Photography Day 2021, @heikomahr asked us to show our best photos from this year.

This is Penny's choice as favourite out of the images that I have taken this year.  It has not been posted up till today.  The scene is of a country road near Rochester in Victoria

Ink, Oil and Water

Today is WORLD Photography Day 2021, @heikomahr asked us to show our best photos from this year.

Rather than the best photo I am going with the most fun photo shoot.  As part of a scavenger hunt earlier this year, we were given the word ink.  I went with ink art.  Using ink, oil and water.  This gave me other worldly images like the one presented here.


Hand held image taken in daylight, yesterday.  It is surprisingly easy to capture lots of detail when you are not fighting with the high contrast of the moon in the night sky

#Denudation for word of the day

Friday, August 13, 2021

Spring on the front fence

On this day in 2017 this was the view on our front fence.  Spring is on the way

Wednesday, August 11, 2021


Taken on this day back in 2014.  This was for a self portrait challenge back on G+  The word was jump.  I used the timer on the camera to take this on my way to work.  Took around 4 goes to get exactly what I was after...

The conversation

Taken on this day in 2017.  This was on the set of the movie 'A Beautiful Request' by Alex Broun directed by Robert Chuter.  I note that it is still unreleased.  Here is a link to the movie on IMDB...  I get a 'still photography' credit :)

Pictured are Phoebe Jakober (Salome) and Guillym Davenport (William) deep in conversation on the St Kilda foreshore.  Not long after this a storm swept in across the bay and filming was shutdown for the day.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

10th of August 2018

On this day in 2018, I took this shot as I left Parliament station in Melbourne.  It was part of my cinematic series.  The cinematic series was where I attempted to create an image that looked like it was a frame from a movie.  Image ratio is 1 x 2.35 with cinematic toning applied.

Thursday, August 5, 2021


This image was inspired by an image found in the latest scavenger hunt, follow the link to view the image by Chris Bowman.  The theme was Kitchen Utility.  For the record I did not compete in round 32 (Penny did).

Grate art