Tuesday, May 31, 2022

The field

Some time ago I saw a piece of art that had a fence line extending to the borders of the image.  I liked the idea so much that I decided to try and replicate it with one of my images.

Canola fields

This image was taken across the canola fields of Kangaroo Island when we visited there in 2018.  It is a beautiful place.  This image has been digitally altered to replace the sky using Luminar 4.  It is amazing how good a job software can do at manipulating images

Sunday, May 29, 2022

The forest

The view last week when I had a walk around the Dandenong Ranges NP.  This is the top of One Tree Hill.  Clearly there are more trees than one 

Friday, April 15, 2022

Anzac biscuits

True to form my local MP sent me a recipe for Anzac biscuits.   He has sent me this every year for as long as he has been the local member.  I don't mind the biscuits...  But would prefer if he sent me a biscuit rather than the same crap that I can't eat.  Like everything he delivers it has no value to me and he is probably charging me for it anyway 🙂  

His slogan for the upcoming election is Delivering for Deakin.  So far I see him delivering the following, shopping bags with his name on it, Anzac biscuit recipes and an overpriced CCTV system for our local shopping centre (very low crime area and they already had one).  What he hasn't delivered is much more important.  At the last three elections there have been promises.  In the first two to build a netball centre ($5 Million in 2013 and $10 million in 2016) at Nunawading and a car park at Mitcham station ($15 million).

I am aware of people that voted Liberal on the strength of all of these promises.  The car park in particular was listed as fully funded with works already underway.  Here is a quote from the local members own website "these are not election commitments; these are fully funded, and work has already commenced on them" https://www.michaelsukkar.com.au/speeches/adjournment-debate-1400-car-parks-at-mitcham-ringwood-and-croydon/ Not only has this work not commenced in the case of the Mitcham site it is not possible to build there due to quite a large water pipe that runs under the existing carpark.

Bottom line the local member said whatever he felt was needed to be said to get re-elected.  Is there a more blatant attempt at pork barrelling? Probably not.  For the record none of the car parks proposed by him have been built or had works started on them.  We also do not have a netball centre in Nunawading.  Interestingly this election very little has been promised so far.  Most likely we are not marginal enough.

Anyway...  Back on topic here is the recipe for them as presented by Michael Sukkar (again), I hope you enjoy them...  They are delicious

Thursday, March 24, 2022


Here is another to add to my cinematic theme.  This is Logans beach near Warnambool in Victoria.  You can see fog draping over the escarpment like waterfalls off into the distance.  Aside from contrast tweaks and a cinematic crop this is pretty much how it looked on the day.


The exam hall at the University of Melbourne.  I was walking through the Uni on my way to work and snapped this through the window in 2018.  I just loved the way the morning light filled the hall

Sunrise across the fields

This was the scene on Sunday morning from our bed and breakfast.


Word of the day - Adult

For every child there must be a supervising adult


Word of the day - CHILD

There is nothing like a swing hanging from a tree to bring out the inner child

Saturday, March 19, 2022


On this day last year I saw Superman...  He was a little hung up

The first cup is the deepest

Yesterday I bought a new coffee plunger.  There is nothing like the first cup of coffee in the morning.  I have mine black no sugar


Friday, March 18, 2022

Sunday, March 13, 2022

The bread shop

There is something comforting in ordinary scenes...  This is my local bread shop getting ready for the inevitable Sunday morning rush.  Sometimes we take what we have for granted.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Vale SK Warne

It was awesome to watch you play.  I visited what is becoming a shrine to Shane Warne at the MCG yesterday.  The tributes from fans are excellent.  I especially loved the open stubbies of his favourite beer.  Those that drank them drank them in his memory.  In his 52 years he lived 200.  Larger than life

Monday, March 7, 2022


 Word of the day : Three

Three trees on cleared farmland in South Australia


 Word of the day #two

Two of us looking out to sea

Saturday, March 5, 2022


 Word of the day One

One of the locals.  This was taken on an early morning walk in August 2014 near One tree hill in Melbourne's Dandenong Ranges

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Come visit Melbourne

To all my friends in New South Wales and Queensland… I feel for you with all your rain right now. Might be a good time to come to Melbourne for a holiday. This is the view out my window right now. 29C and not a cloud in the sky 🙂

Thursday, January 27, 2022


A couple descend between the floors at the NGV

Admiring the dancer

 No explanation required

Cinematic experience

The NGV have a major gallery setup with a cinematic room.  This image gives some idea of what it is like.  Of course due to the subject it was screaming out for the cinematic treatment


Yesterday was a perfect summers day here in Melbourne and I spotted this bloke reading a document and socially distancing in the middle of the moat at the National Gallery of Victoria

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The portal

On this day in 2018, we had a tour of Cape Schank lighthouse.  I snapped this image with my mobile as we were leaving the building

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Cinematic landscape

I rather like the cinematic treatment of the previous image.  Ratio 2.35 x 1.  The tree is in the perfect rule of thirds position.


On this day in 2014 we were on the way to South Australia to watch the Tour Down Under.  This image was captured in the western districts of Victoria and perfectly captures the vibrant colours of an Australian summer

Monday, January 24, 2022

Film noir

On this day in 2015 I did a stills photo shoot for a play called "The fastest clock in the universe" that was being directed Robert Chuter.  I have since done other projects with Robert including several movie shoots.  Pictured is Scout Boxall who played Sherbert Gravel.

The watcher

Amidst the noise of the big grey city the woman sits and watches.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

The fisherman

On this day back in 2014 I was at Seaford Pier where I captured this image.  It was a day not dissimilar to today.  Looking at Google maps it seems the pier has sustained some damage in the intervening time

Tuesday, January 18, 2022