Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I am mother to two young adults in their mid to late 20's. I work in the medical field as an admin officer/personal assistant. I look forward to the day when I can spend heaps more time taking and making photographs. However, for now, the bills have to be paid. I married a jazz musician many, many years ago. My adopted home is Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. I am originally from North Queensland... a tropical place!

Friday, December 29, 2006

While going through photos taken a few months ago (August 06) I came across these two which I don't think I put up on my blog. The images are of a sculpture inside the airport building at Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. I guess I'm remembering a warm climate and a relaxed environment given that I was on holidays at the time.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Well, it's been 15 days since I last posted anything here. But today is celebration day. Not only did I receive my 10D back from Canon (in beautiful condition), I also paid off and picked up my new lens -- an ef 17-35mm USM 2.8 lens. It was not particularly good light by the time I got home but, of course, I had to go out and test out the new lens. These are two of the images I took of my beautiful calla lillies. Hopefully over Christmas I will be able to test out this lens quite thoroughly. I am going to my friend's place at Bruthen. Lots of bush fires have been through the country all around Bruthen so I don't imagine I'll get lots of "pretty" country pictures but may capture the aftermath of very intense bush fires.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Some more images of sailboarders taken a week or so ago at Beaumaris, one of Melbourne's bay-side suburbs... lovely place to live! These two people were having races and a great time. I was enthralled watching the skill exhibited by these two people and their obvious enjoyment.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

A quick note to say, this is what my first exhibition looked like. It was inside a church and had a lovely atmosphere. As you can see, this church has lots of natural light as well as the down lights specifically for the images. They look a bit crooked in this image but when I first saw them hanging, I was sooooooo excited. They looked perfect to me.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Life has been a little hectic of late so I haven't had a chance to post any images. Yesterday I took a half day off work to take photos at my daughter's 2nd book launch (she's the editor). I was paid a small amount to do this. I had to hire a camera (a Canon 30D) and discovered when I arrived home at around midnight that the colour was not right. It looked alight on the LCD screen. All the photos were of people and most of the people have a greenish tinge to their skin. A disaster!!! I think I can fix them in Photoshop but I'm not very proficient in the use of this program. Can anyone tell me what I need to do? Any suggestions/help would be appreciated.

These two images of sailboarders were taken last weekend using my Canon EOS 30 film camera. Consequently I have no idea of the Exif (?) data. I was using ISO 400 film and my 70-300mm lens with a 300mm focal length. I have no idea of apperture or shutter speed. However they were taken late afternoon, around 5:30pm. I just love the colour and texture of the water and the fact that the only real colour is on the sails themselves. I hope you enjoy them.