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The Forest

After a bigger than Ben Hur effort to get our boys in the car. We followed the fog so that “Mummy could take photos” to use as possible backgrounds for future conceptual works. These two photos have been put in the vault.

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There were a few others I took once I got there with my macro lens. So much to photograph not enough time!

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I also saw a great photo location waiting to happen. I couldn’t stop because my baby was asleep. I don’t care how good the photo is, if the baby is sleeping then I am going to suck it up and move on. But next time there is heavy fog where I live (hardly ever) I am going there kidless and taking the shot.

Australian Summer: Bushfires

Well, we are on fire again. Not in that good way, as in “you’re on fire!”, but in that literal way. That way isn’t good.

My husband and I were out driving yesterday after a night of lightning storms. We stopped at Lake Bonney in Barmera in South Australia to take a few photos of the bushfire not far away.

There are numerous bushfires across SA at the moment. The extreme high temperatures seem to have set the country alight…again.

If you live in an area prone to bushfires it is important to have a bushfire plan. Changing your plans at the last minute can be fatal, so make a decision early and stick to it. Listen to the local emergency radio station for updates and advice on a battery powered device. If you are unsure about your plan perhaps take it to visit your local fire station and ask their opinion on its effectiveness.

Stay safe. My thoughts are with the people in the fire affected areas and those who volunteer to risk their lives defending them.
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Ideally, don’t leave your dog tethered to a jetty with no water in extreme temperatures while you are swimming.
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Multitasking: a master class

I travelled today with my 8 week old. Of course half way there I had to stop to attend to a meltdown. Sitting on the bank of the Murray River at Blanchetown in South Australia I had to feed him.
This was snapped on my Galaxy mid feed and cropped and edited on Snapseed. Well I had a hand free, mustn’t waste an opportunity while I’m out of the house. The clarity could be better, you can’t expect miracles from a phone camera with no option to move around to get the shot!
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I love the dead trees at this place in the river. I hope one day when I have more time to come back with my DSLR.

Weekly Photo Challenge: through my eyes

The world as it appeared to me standing by the jetty of Lake Bonney in Barmera, South Australia. I was using my camera phone but still trying to find the best perspective. What do you think? A, B, C or D?

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Which appeals to you most?

Stills of Summer 6

A different jetty. This time I had to zoom. This is the extent of my zoom. I was a million miles away. I was impressed that it still produced a clear image that froze the jumpers.

You can still see the splash from the previous jumper. The mother in me says that kid needs talking to about safety. The photographer in me says I should talk to them about jumping in synchronisation.
You can still see the splash from the previous jumper. The mother in me says that kid needs talking to about safety. The photographer in me says I should talk to them about jumping in synchronisation.