Fat ties are IN!

Fat ties are IN!

Fat ties are IN!

Mum

Mum came down from Queensland on Thursday for my 30th Birthday. I don’t like making a big song and dance about my Birthday so let’s just keep that one between you & I 😉  Back in my younger years there were many times, she says, where she didn’t even think I’d make it to 30. Well Mum, here I am!

Mum

Mum

Saw a couple of characters on the way to dinner and just had to capture that mo!

What a mo

What a mo

Followed by some snapshots in front of the Christmas tree at Martin Place and also in the QVB on Pitt St (which is where this shot was taken).

Reindeer

Reindeer

I’m a big believer in celebrating the milestones, just as we did earlier in the year with Mum’s 60th. I’m glad she was here to help me celebrate.

🙂

The Feeder

Taken yesterday at Central. I only noticed the slice of bread mid-flight when I loaded the photo on to the computer. There is a real peacefulness about the way his hand is positioned I think entire scene the more I look at it. I can see how an activity like this over time could become meditative. I also like the contrast between his apparent modest living and buying or acquiring bread in order to be able to feed others – very humble and generous.

The Feeder

The Feeder

This second one I just thought I’d share because I love the colours and her overall style! 🙂

Paddington by bicycle

Paddington by bicycle

My first visit to the beach

My first visit to the beach

My first visit to the beach

Ready, Set

Ready, Set

A haircut only a mother could love

A haircut only a mother could love

Bikini wax

Bikini wax

Clean up in aisle 1

Clean up in aisle 1

Keeping watch

Keeping watch

The ones that got away – November 2012

For every photo that makes it on here, there are literally 50-100 that don’t. Here is a collection of some of the ‘near misses’ for the month, with a little description of why they didn’t.

From the bubbles series. Standing alone it’s hard to know I think that it’s a big bubble that has just popped. It’s OK but not great.

Guys on the way to the beach. Blurry and not enough interest. The guy in the sunglasses was what made me take the photo in the first place.

Dog tied up whilst owner has a beer inside. Thought it was a good shot but it’s just OK.

I really like the ‘look & feel’ of this shot, but i’ve cut off the woman on the left and I was hoping to get the ocean in the picture top-right (that’s what they’re looking at).

Great moustache, bad framing and blurry

Too wide an aperture. Should be showing more detail through the shot.

Dog-caddy. Interesting but not much else

Liked the stripes and polka-dots. Woman on right looking away detracts from scene, probably should have shot vertically…

Hens party, blow up doll with penis. Funny scene but not much else

Trying to divide the scene. Left-hand side too dark. Thought poodle and owner looked similar hair-wise.

Liked the tie over the shoulder. Don’t like the guy looking at the camera!

Shot from the hip, framing off. She had this ‘Jesus’ pose with arms outstretched holding on to the bars and the full-white dress. Interesting subject but the framing detracts.

Happy tourist couple. Exposed for the highlights leaving their faces way too underexposed.

Flare. Framing. Blurry.

The restorers

The restorers

Air-dried

Ice cream break

Christmas has come early

This year has just flown by…

Christmas has come early

Spread eagle

As always click on an image for the original (sharp) version!

Spread eagle

Movember – brought to you by ‘Got Milk?’

Bored

Photography lesson 1: wait for the light

I went to Kirribilli in North Sydney this evening to take a few Harbour Bridge/Opera House/Cityscape shots and just as I was about to pack up and leave this beautiful blue cast came across the sky and allowed me to capture the shot below. Lesson learned – wait at least 30-45mins after the sun has dipped below the horizon before you pack up and leave a site!

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