21 Oct 2014

GRAIN STORE

























Goldfields architecture at Maldon in Victoria, Australia. The town of Maldon is located in an historical gold mining region between the larger centres of Castlemaine and Bendigo. It has been perfectly preserved since its mining days dating from the 1850s and is Australia's first 'Notable Town' - classified by the National Trust in 1966.[link]

NOSTALGIC TRIP























A small part of a huge collection of restored items for sale in a town in rural Victoria, Australia. This group of colourful metal toys caught my fancy and produced a couple of shots.[link]

7 Oct 2014

SIDESHOW ALLEY























Following on from Fairground Series 1, I wanted to get away from the sinister look in Fairground Series 2 and have been going for a more documentary, almost cartoon-like, retro style instead. [link]

PARALLEL WORLDS

Architectural abstract derived from one image of stairs on a building facade. [link]

15 Sep 2014

INTO THE UNKNOWN



































Recently I've been experimenting with reiterative patterns made from building facades, stadium seats, etc. The image above was based on one photograph of a curved building. The following links are to some of the results. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]

9 Aug 2014

BLUE LOTUS OF EGYPT
























Nymphaea caerulea, known primarily known as Blue Lotus or Blue Egyptian Lotus is a water-lily in the genus Nymphaea. This specimen was found in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, South Australia. Did you know that the blue lotus is the flower most depicted in Egyptian hieroglyphs? It was sacred to the Egyptians as it symbolised rebirth. At night it closes and goes below the water and the next day emerges and opens up to the sun. [link]

BRIDGING BETWIXT A and B
























New bridge over the River Torrens in Adelaide, South Australia. The underside of the structure and parts surrounding the supports are clad with a light green reflective material which picks up the dappling of water on a sunny day giving the span an illusory quality.[link]

FALLING WATER




















Observation deck of a new bridge over the River Torrens in Adelaide, South Australia. The end of the deck has a waterfall emanating from it which seems to add a surreal feeling to the area. [link]

24 Jun 2014

OAK DROPS

























Between showers of rain, the winter sun emerged momentarily to provide this handheld macro photo op. [link]

10 Jun 2014

THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY























Old woolstores at Port Adelaide, South Australia. [link]

PORTSIDE





















The tugboat K C Campbell at Port Adelaide, South Australia. It was accidentally burnt out and is now used for fire training drill. [link]

25 May 2014

RUST NEVER SLEEPS

























An old washing mangle (wringer) that has been developing some interesting rust and patina outside exposed to the elements.