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April 29, 2012 – Shadows at the shops

We went to Chadstone yesterday to upgrade my MacBook Pro to Lion. So I had a bit of time to kill whilst tethered to the computer at the Apple store.

I wondered how many different shots I could take standing in the one spot. I came up with a series of interesting shadows, some shots of the sky through the roof and some awful shots inside the store with their nasty fluro lighting.

I really like the shapes and colours these shadows have made. Definitely the pick of the day.


April 28, 2012 – Church st bridge

Today we ambled along the Yarra river, we watched the rowers practice, dodged cyclists and other walkers and ended by having lunch in the Royal Botanic Gardens.

This shot is from underneath the Church Street Bridge and is one of the main Yarra crossings linking the north and south in our area.


April 27, 2012 – Speakeasy

I love how the layers of paint & graffiti make this wall come alive, and the signwriting for local cafe Speakeasy is strangely alluring. It definitely wants to take you down the lane…

I haven’t eaten or drunk at Speakeasy, but it’s on Chapel st and this little laneway runs behind it off Commercial Rd in South Yarra.

April 26, 2012 – Taraxacum

This is the seed pod of the dandelion (taraxacum).

I like how the change of contrast in this effect – called “magazine” – in CameraBag, has made the soft (yes, slightly blurred) flower head the absolute focus of the image. In the original the grass is also clearly visible.

April 25, 2012 – Is it winter already?

It has gone from autumn to winter in the blink of an eye. Can you feel how icy it is?

April 24, 2012 – In the mirror

Today was wet and cold so hanging around the house taking pics was how we spent the late afternoon. It wasn’t one of those days I really had my eye in, so to speak. Many years ago I was told my my photography lecturer at college that National Geographic dismiss 40,000 shots before selecting a cover image. So perhaps I’m allowed to be unhappy with my shot selection every now and again.

April 23, 2012 – Autumn leaves on the ground

Such an autumn day today – very crisp! The leaves were all over the path and were being scattered by the wind continually as I snapped this shot.