31 Oct 2014

SADDLERY


























An old saddler's shop dating from 1853 in the small country town of Clunes in the Central Goldfields of Victoria, Australia. This is the place where Victoria’s history changed so dramatically with the first gold being discovered here and the great gold rush was on, with miners flocking in from around the world. Clunes main street is wide and elegant, full of 19th-century shops with original store-fronts and distinctive verandahs - it has been the setting for many films including 'Mad Max' and 'Ned Kelly'. [link]

PALL MALL IN BENDIGO























The Alexandra Fountain in the centre of Bendigo's Pall Mall. It was named after the Princess of Wales and built in 1881 from 20 tonnes of highly polished granite and includes dolphins, unicorns, nymphs and allegorical figures. Bendigo in Victoria, Australia is located in the central Victorian Goldfields. As a legacy of the gold boom, Bendigo has many magnificent and ornate buildings built in a late Victorian colonial style contributing to its picturesque cityscape. It is a grand and gracious city and the place of one of the world’s most exciting gold rushes, with more gold found there between 1850 and 1900 than anywhere else in the world. The city is literally built on gold, gathered from the rich gold-bearing quartz reefs. [link]

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]