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!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Another flower image today. Spring IS in the air and my hycianths are flowering beautifully. These are some of the colours that are in my garden at the moment.
This image was taken with my Canon IXY 900IS compact digital. Even though it is a 7 megapixel camera, the quality of the images goes nowhere near to matching images from my 10D or 30D SLR. Figures I guess. It IS a fixed lens camera. :-)

Looking at photos taken the weekend I went with friends to the snow, I came across this image of Omeo which I really like so I thought I'd share it with you today. Enjoy.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Here's another photo of that gerbra where I've played around with Unsharp Mask. I think the image takes on a slightly 'painterly' feel. It's fun!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Part of my day today was spent photographing flowers to test out my new 30D camera body. A lovely pass time. This gerbra has petals that are orange on the upper side and yellow on the underside. A very striking flower.
I also finally understook about the Unmask function of photo editing programs and had a lovely time playing. I'll post some of my creations soon.
As for the 30D... it has a clunky shutter, much louder, slower and with more vibration than the shutter on my 10D. Maybe I just need to get used to it. I certainly hope so.

Friday, August 24, 2007

The softness of these images of a cala lily suit my mood at the moment. The macro image is the very inside on the lily, taken in beautiful light. I'm not sure if I've posted these before but it doesn't matter. They caught my eye tonight.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Everything in my life at the moment is unclear and uncertain so this image seems to fit the bill for now. It's a photo of a wind ornament made of wood that swirls when the wind is blowing. It was taken with my new 85mm f1.4 lens when I was experimenting to see what I could get with the lens. I like the softness of the image.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Back in January this year when boats took pride of place on the Bay, there was an around-the-Bay yatch race. The biggest, meanest looking yatch of the lot was Scandia, a huge ocean-going yatch that is beautiful to watch and, I'd imagine, even more beautiful to sail on.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Some beautiful Eucalyptus features today -- the buds and flowers. Beautiful aren't they?

Mmmmmm. After Jo posted her comment, I went and had a look at these images again. They shouldn't be so dark Jo! :-) I have lightened them and show them now as they should look. I hope you still enjoy the flower image.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A few months ago when I was at Southbank, I watched this boy and his brothers having a wonderful time feeding Twisties to the seagulls and then taking great delight in chasing the birds. I like this as an action shot.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

A few weeks ago, late in the afternoon on a very cold winter's day, I went into the city for a coffee with a girlfriend. These images of Southbank and the Eureka Tower and the Yarra River were taken from the north-east side of Princes Bridge. The sun was setting in the west (to the right of the photos) and produced a beautiful graduated blue in the mostly cloud-free sky. The white balance setting was on Tungsten which accentuates the 'cold' feel of the day.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

My two dogs, Febee (little one) and Bella (older one) came with me to Bruthen in April and had the best time they have ever had.
The first morning we were there, it was misty and very, very wet. Febee and Bella, being in a totally alien environment for city dogs, of course had a big explore of the environment. This is what they looked like when I called them to see what they were up to. They had been digging at something very smelly and in very dark dirt. They had both had a bath two days previous to this but, to their great sorrow, they had to have another bath AND a hair cut, particularly Febee!!
After three weeks in the country, these two dogs were fit and healthy and happy! They had a fantastic holiday, same as me!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

I can't believe I haven't put a photo of this little fella up on my blog before now. This is Jaspar. He came to us out of the night, found playing in the front yard with one of our cats, and was instantly adopted by my soft-hearted son. However we already have 2 cats and 2 dogs and I didn't want another one in the house. My son's friend took a liking to Jasper and decided he'd give Jasper a home. In these images Jasper was thoroughly checking out my two dogs but not going anywhere near them. Where he lives now there are no dogs and Jasper rules the house!