AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

My Swirls


Muscovy and friend at Hillview Community Reserve wetlands in Dromana


my presence
marks the waters with
my own swirls


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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Stick Insect


It's a long time since I have seen a stick insect.
This one was on the glass opening to the verandah.
Hubby managed to move it carefully to a bush.


fragile life
fine stick like body
seeking a home


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Monday, July 29, 2013

Innocence




innocence
webbed in threads of light
like far islands


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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Shadowy Painter


Painter near Dromana beach


a painter
colours surfaces and casts
shifting shadows


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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Hills and Valleys


Macro of rain on my glass table top on my verandah


hills and valleys
shaping and re-shaping
moonscaped rain



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Friday, July 26, 2013

like a gate...


Metal and brick fence line at Moorabbin, an inner suburb of Melbourne.


like a gate
framed in a brick wall
ever locked


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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Relax, Go Fishing


Smiled when I saw this sign on a car parked at Schnapper Point


relax
find a rod and some water
and fish


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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wintry Yarra


Winter view of the Yarra River in Melbourne


winding gently
Melbourne's heart drifts
to the country


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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

inside a raindrop...


Macro of rainwater on the edge of the glass table top on my verandah


inside a raindrop
chaos of colour and shape
order of Nature


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Monday, July 22, 2013

Tapping


Tap dancers from Glamour Puss Studios 
presenting a display of dance by the Yarra River, Melbourne
I was amazed at the age range of this group.


tap a little tap
feel the music's beat
in the soul


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Sunday, July 21, 2013

where shadows play...




where shadows play
dark mirrors reflect and reshape
enlarged fragments


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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

Double


Like a double fence line leading down to Moorabbin railway station.
Moorabbin is an inner suburb of Melbourne.


metal worlds
features and functions of
railway art




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Thursday, July 18, 2013

My First Photo Editing


Back in May 2008, when first I began uploading my photos, I had never edited my photos before.
This is one of my first attempts at using a frame to complement the image.



This is one of my first attempts in 2008 to solarise an image.


dull landscapes glow
in the chillled seasons
like snowy lace 



Another solarised image looking down Arthurs Seat to Port Phillip Bay.
Rarely do I edit my photos - except maybe for cropping.
I prefer the "as is" photography.
But if I edit my photos, I like to keep a sense of reality, a sense of the original photo.


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The Gallery - Into the Archives 



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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

roll of winter waves...


Roll of winter waves at Dromana beach


rolling
rolling with the winds
the winter winds


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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Red in Motion


Colourful bus plying Melbourne streets.
It's not just the Melbourne trams that get all the colourful glamour in Melbourne.


red in motion
colouring the streetscape
with passion


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Monday, July 15, 2013

Follow My Crunchy Flakes


Another colourful Melbourne tram.
This tram was on the move at the time, hence the slight blur.


follow me
I'm a sunlight thrill
to your taste buds


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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Mini Shadows


Gathering by the sea on a chilly winter's day.
A host of mini shadows!


tiny feathers
tuned to the sea
in all seasons


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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Construction Extract


Part of a construction site happening in Dromana.
It will be The Nepean - resort style apartments overlooking Dromana Bay and on the main road.
Not everyone is happy about this.


construction
paradoxically can be
destruction



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Friday, July 12, 2013

Understated Fence?


Lovely old house - Californian bungalow - at Moorabbin, an inner suburb of Melbourne.
Somehow I feel that the fence line style doesn't really complement the house.
Maybe they wanted an understated fence line so that attention is drawn to the house and garden?


wired fence
binding the large
the small escapes


NOTE
Re: the curled feature on the roofline.
Many early 20th century homes have this.
Some say it's called a pinnancle and is a stylised version of a gargoyle to ward off evil.
More responses suggest that it is a feature of Japanese architecture advertised in the World Trade Fairs and "borrowed" for other architecture.
For more details of the discussion about "what it is" see HERE!


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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Winter Sun


When it's sunny on our Winter days, the light is gentle, the sea is the bluest blue and the shadows are long.
This is a photo of Dromana beach.


winter sun
bright gentle colours
sweet peace


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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

from the wall...


A view of rough winter waters from the Dromana beach wall.


wild and rough
winter energy
exciting


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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

Yellow Trim


This photo was taken at Martha Cove in April (Autumn) 2 years ago.
The boat seemed to be a most unusual water craft.
The guy standing was anxious to take many photos of the seated couple.
I'm presuming that it must have been a new boat.


lots of yellow trim
like a floating carnival
spunky water craft


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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Small Pier


Small pier at the Martha Cove marina on Port Phillip Bay


tiny pier
sharply bridging
necessities


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Friday, July 5, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

New Season?


This scene in my backyard represents the many strange elements of my current Australian Winter.
The gold Autumn leaves in the background are nearly fallen.
The Autumn leaves on the left are still turning.
And in the midst is a prolific flowering of daisies.
 All are blessed with light morning mist.


in the morning mist
flowers mix with Autumn leaves
new season is born


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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Sparkling Winter Waters


Sparkling winter waters at Dromana beach


jewelled waves
like shimmering stars
sparkling


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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

for the children...


I found this unusual sign at the small Crib Point Cemetery on Westernport Bay.
Such a beautiful idea.

a place
for the little souls
to be found





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Monday, July 1, 2013

White Winter Petals


Winter flower at the Enchanted Maze Garden, Arthurs Seat


petals wide open
like a beseeching question
like a winter prayer


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Archive of Blog Quotes

  • A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. ~James Dent
  • Autumn is an introspective season when stray thoughts of the mind dive into the mystique of the soul - Gemma Wiseman
  • Autumn is the bridesmaid of Summer and the flowergirl of Winter ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Autumn whispers the tones of yesterday in a minor key ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Love is born / With a dark and troubled face, / When hope is dead / And in the most unlikely place; / Love is born, / Love is always born. - Michael Leunig's Christmas Song Cycle "Southern Star"
  • Spring paints the stars of heaven in Earth colours ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Summer sizzles with a sibilant hush / Broken by dreams of / Clinking ice ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. - G.K. Chesterton
  • Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. - Stanley Horowitz
  • Winter is the fire, simmering lonely in the soul ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Winter is the shadow, the etching of the seasons in the mist ~ Gemma Wiseman

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