There was a beautiful sunny autumn afternoon today, I took a little wander around my garden with a macro lens attached to the camera just to see what I could find.
Texture was the name of the day, fluffy seeds along with wrinkled apples and toadstools, in some amazing tones and colours.
I'm grinning and waiting from my new laptop to arrive, looking through all the files and programs on my computer, working out what to transfer, what to store and what to get rid of altogether (not much of that).
So here are a few pic that haven't made it to the blog or a gallery so far.
After a relaxing few days off, sunday found me with a bit of excess energy, so I decided to climb up Kimberley's Lookout near Sheffield to take some sunset pictures, the light quality was well worth the effort.
Unfortunately my leg muscles protested for a couple of days about the unfair treatment, I really should be putting more effort into my fitness ,if only to give me more photographic opportunities.
Yesterday I whiled away some hours filling up a memory card of images at Home Hill on Middle Road in Devonport, Tasmania.
The House is a national trust building, it was built by Joseph and Enid Lyons in 1916, Joe was a Tasmanian Politician who went on to become Prime Minister of Australia.
The Home is open to the public and for a small price you get a very detailed tour, provided by dedicated volunteers.
The home is full of gorgeous furnishings, handmade items made by Dame Enid who was a Politician in her own right after her husband passed away, theirs' is quite an amazing story, much of which you will hear on the tour.
In the hours I was there I only managed to get through 3 rooms and a few outside, but there's plenty of time to go back again and again.
Here where these photos were taken at Don Heads near Devonport the change is almost imperceptible to the human eye, but the wash of the waves the reaction of minerals in the rock and water weather and erode the old lava from it's straight angular edged shapes into rounded lumps.
But the changes in my life are not so gradual, after nearly two years working at The Advocate newspaper as a full-time press photographer, I've resigned to take up full time studies for a Bachelor of Science in Geology (rocks incase you hadn't guessed). The decision is exciting and scary, but there's no looking back now and as my husband tells me 'Failure is NOT an option".
Photography will remain an important part of my life, will a little luck it may give me a bit of pocket money to help cover petrol money for the regular trips I'll be making to Uni in Launceston and Hobart.
I had a bit of an early start this morning, dropping the kids off at the bus stop and leaving a vehicle at the garage for maintenance, as I was heading out the door I turned around and ran back in to get my camera.
If I had to walk home I may as well grab a few photos along the way, the clouds were a bit heave so the autumn leaves weren't exactly glowing but once in a while a looking for something different is good for the mind.
Tasmanian based, New Zealand born