26 Feb 2015

22 Feb 2015

ALIEN PODS


























A water fountain that reminded me of alien pods in a sci-fi movie. [link]

15 Feb 2015

WARPED SERIES













































































































Abstracts using part of a building facade photo. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5]

4 Feb 2015

BAMBOOZLED































An abstract based on bamboo leaves lying on the ground. [link]

26 Jan 2015

WATER TROUGH
























A water trough in rural South Australia - the lifeline for sheep, cattle and wildlife during drought times. [link]

24 Jan 2015

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN
























Crumbling kitchen in an abandoned farmhouse in rural South Australia. The house is over 120 years old and was built with limestone dug from the surrounding ground. It was vacated 63 years ago. Note the tiny swallow's nest in the top right corner made from mud pellets. [link]

22 Jan 2015

HIGH TECH v LOW TECH
































High-tech and low-tech city buildings in Adelaide, South Australia, co-existing peacefully side by side. [link]

HERRINGBONE



























Some backyard paving with a herringbone pattern. A newcomer to a photography forum once wrote "I've just bought a new camera and I don't know what to photograph - any suggestions?' Well I didn't reply but a lot of others did. One doesn't really have to look far to find photogenic material - this shot only required a few steps into my backyard under the dappled shade of the old oak tree. [link]

14 Jan 2015

LOOKING BACK








































An old shearing shed in rural South Australia. [link]

13 Jan 2015

11 Jan 2015

OLD TIMER




























Avoca is located in the Pyrenees Ranges in Victoria, Australia. Like many other Victorian towns, Avoca sprang into being suddenly in the 1850s with the discovery of gold. In 1853 gold was found nearby and the main lead at Avoca was opened up a few months later. The population suddenly increased from 100 to 16,000 the following year and Avoca became regarded as one of Victoria's more important gold rush districts. For the last decades of the nineteenth century most miners no longer worked individually or in small teams but for larger companies working deep leads. By 1895 most mines were closed because they were uneconomical and agriculture and pastoralism became prevalent in the district.
The former bank depicted here in the town's High Street was built in 1912 and  now serves as an antique furniture shop. [link]