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.

FORTUITOUS LIGHTING


























I had been experimenting one evening using artificial light but gave up because I couldn't achieve a worthwhile shot. Next morning when I opened the venetian blind, the lighting problem was solved by accident - everything was still set up and this was the result.

16 May 2014

SUN DANCE




















Glory vine outside my bedroom. During the last season possums ate the buds so there were no leaves but this time around I protected the vine and encouraged it to grow along a wire. Autumn is almost over here and the leaves are gradually losing their colour and falling. With the morning sunlight behind them they offered a good photo opp. [link]

25 Apr 2014

THANKS TO SLIM






















Tags in city alley by 'slim' and others. Graffiti work is quite ephemeral - I shot this in 2007 and when I looked for it recenty it was gone.

26 Mar 2014

THE ARMADILLO AWAKES


Medical Research Centre in Adelaide, South Australia [link]