I had a pleasent couple of days, photographing a small portion of Devonport's Jazz in July festival, I hope everyone who attended had a good experience, musicans and patron alike.
Rainy Sunday afternoon lacking a little inspiration and motivation for heading outside, so I bribed my youngest son to sit for me for a few minutes - Here's Bo.
Sunday the end day
Well the end of my semester break has arrived, it's sunday, it's wet and tomorrow I go back to uni. I'm not sure yet if or where I will use the camera today, but last two days have resulted in some very low key sessions.
Day 21 I sorted through the pebbles I brought home from Weymouth and had a play with them. Then yesterday, day 22 I had a very short and sweet portrait session with my husband.
Could you smile please...
The days of my mid Semester break are disappearing, just 3 or 4 left. Day 20 was spent at Home Hill trying to match up views of the current house with old photos, the house was built in 1916 and repeatedly altered and updated as the Lyons family expanded and modern conveniences like electricity and telephone became available. After looking around the outside we walked around inside trying to figure out which walls were original and where the first kitchen must have been; I think we came away more confused than we started.
Can't resist a rainbow
Day 19 and the weather provided a subject early in the morning.
I'm a bit partial to a rainbow its hard to resist photographing such an amazing display of light. Here's a few of the rainbows I've photographed this week.
Day trip with rock fossicking
Days 17 and 18 rapidly reaching the end of my break, photographically 17 was mundane and not worth blogging, but today (day 18) was a bit better. My boys and I took a drive to explore a new area of Tassie, the public fossicking area of Weymouth and the historic site of Low Head, both on the north coast of Tasmania.
The sea polished stones at Weymouth were pretty cool and we all came a way with a little collection, including agate, chalcedony and petrified wood.
The Tasmania Package
Days 15 and 16 (oops I missed day 14).
I've never really done the tourist thing, you know; visiting all the sites in a glossy brochure. Tasmania has a great tourist package, it's a little state with a well connected highway system, that you can fully travel in a matter of days, visiting all the glossy sites. But thats not the way I do things it takes me years to just make the time to visit the most straight forward of places: Campbell Town, a place I've travelled through often but never explored, until today.
On the other hand yesterday I revisited, one of my favourite Tasmanian sites: Sheffield's gorgeous Mt Roland.
Warrawee Reserve, take two
I think this must have been day 13, I headed back to Warrawee Reserve at Latrobe to finish the walk I started last week but didn't finish.
I thought I had a good walk, I found another couple of interesting pebbles and got a sweat up while exploring some new territory. But later in the evening I found I'd lost and earring, I think it got stuck in my Beanie AND this morning I found a leach bite mark - icky.
Fortunately the photos I took still turned out ok, and now my husband can go ahead and buy me new earrings next time a gift is required, hehehe.
So I think it must be day nine of my break. It''s Sunday and time to see some of the countryside. This was my third trip to Cradle Mountain and the third time I haven't actually seen the mountain. The walk from Dove Lake to Crater Lake (not actually a crater, but a glacial cirque), was a little wet and cold, but still worth the effort.
The Lake Lilla outlet
Time is Dashing
"Time is Dashing" that's my little pun for the day. Day twelve and my break is half way over, wanting to make the most of my time but not travel to far I was wracking my brain for a good photographic trip for the day, eventually the Dasher River popped into my head. The Dasher is a tributary of the Mersey and this spot is at the lower end of a gorge between Sheffield and Kimberley.
Donning a pair of waders, taking just one lens and a tripod I was aiming to get up stream to the mouth of the gorge. I didn't quite make it, I chickened out and decided to wait till I had some company, before crashing through the bush and rocks above the river (which was to slippery and deep to wade with a camera).
Geologically I find this spot quit interesting, there's a Fault (the steep smooth solid rock wall of the lower gorge) as well as Contact (thermal) Metamorphism relating to tertiary basalt events plus the rocks have lovely colours & patterns.
Tasmanian based, New Zealand born