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My Journey Takes A New Turn

I started this blog in 2011, expecting my second son and having discovered a new hobby. I called it a journey in photography and it continues to be. Initially it was the journey of discovering there was more to photos than point and click, then I looked closer at composition. I photographed everything. I discovered I loved macro photography for the ability to turn anything into an abstract artwork

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and I also discovered portrait photography through my main subject, my kids. I got my first DSLR and learned how to use it. I naively assumed that a better camera would mean better photos, but until I learned how to manipulate it I found it meant the opposite. Then I started to notice the flaws in photos and started my obsession with the light. I love photography. I love portraits. My kids will grow up. I am looking for a career. I would love to do this, but I don’t love mediocrity. I don’t love poorly executed ideas. I don’t love photos where the photographer doesn’t SEE the product.  I am 95% sure I will give it a go. So my journey continues down a new path.

First port of call. Getting some idea of the basics. Posing people flatteringly is surprisingly hard. My friends are about to be photographed to death until I get good at it.

Here is a friend of mine who popped in for a cuppa and wasn’t expecting this.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: dialogue

Two images that speak to each other. A similar thread so that they contribute to the context of the other?

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beautiful flowers a picturesque scene
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Look closer and you will find them riddled with caterpillars. This one was particularly cute with his dusty pollen butt.

Mount Lofty, Adelaide, South Australia

I stood waiting for the sun to set. As it did my fingers froze and the sunset was not outstanding. A few images salvaged. Ironically, the yellow of the sun reminds me of the fire that waited for me at home.

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Sometimes the composition is more interesting than the subject.

What makes us push the shutter? It isn’t always the subject that interests us.

I took this macro shot of a snail shell in an autumn leaf in my garden. The draw for me is purely the combination of shapes and colours. It really appeals to me.

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How Many Ways CAN You Shoot A Dandelion?

I am sure there are a million ways to photograph a dandelion. Here are some of the others I took.

I loved the softness of this photo. It was taken to look like the inside of a soft, feather pillow.
I loved the softness of this photo. It was taken to look like the inside of a soft, feather pillow.
The tip of the dandelion as it opens.
The tip of the dandelion as it opens.
I liked the flatness of this photo. It reminded me of a tiled or brick wall with a repeated pattern.
I liked the flatness of this photo. It reminded me of a tiled or brick wall with a repeated pattern.