Photo of the Day…Whats up those stairs? The Rocks Sydney

Photography teaches you to see, I mean really see.

You see things others might not, you look for the not so obvious. 🙂

These photographs were taken in a lane way in The Rocks, Sydney, Australia.

I love the feel of these photos – the open doorway, the darkness within the stairwell and the criss cross of the vines covering the building.

The close up of the leaves shows their vivid colour and texture.

I have added contrast and a vignette to bring out the colours and ‘frame’ the image.

What do you see in these photographs?

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Photo of the Day….Autumn – Osaka style…

This is Osaka Castle, Japan. This awesome structure was originally constructed in 1583 and is Osaka’s most famous landmark.

I was there on a beautiful autumn morning. The reflections in the moat and the rich colour of the trees are what stopped me and got my camera clicking 🙂

Heres another version of the photograph – oil painting style…I really like it, what do you think?

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Photo of the day…..Trees – in all their glory…

Its Autumn in Sydney, Australia at the moment  – my favourite time of the year  – and its beautiful. 🙂

As I drive around our city, all I’ve been doing is ‘oohing’ and ‘aahing’ over the colours of the trees during the change of seasons.

So it got me thinking about trees and how much I love them…their grandness, the way they ‘change’ through the seasons, the way they nourish the earth….

The photo on the left was taken in Sydney’s Botanical Gardens.

This tree is truly fantastic…you can get an idea of how big it is by looking at the two people laying under it. I wonder how long its been there, overlooking Farm Cove?

The pic on the right was taken in Tokyo, Japan during the autumn. The colours of the leaves on this tree were so intense –  so full of rich, vibrant colour.

Whats your favourite season?

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Beautiful Sydney – The Spit to Manly Walk

I know I live in an absolutely beautiful city. But, I had forgotten about all those ‘undiscovered’ places that just make it so much more special.

I recently completed the ‘Spit to Manly’ walk (Manly Scenic walkway). It is a 9km bushwalking track that takes about 3 to 4 hours to walk.

It really is one of the best walks I’ve ever done. It takes in hidden harbour beaches, luxury homes, rain forests and some of the best views Sydney has to offer.

If you are a budding photographer, then this walk is for you. I took LOTS of photos along the way and ABSOLUTELY LOVED the breathtaking 270 degree views of the harbour from Dobroyd Head.

So, what are you waiting for? Get walking….

Photos of the day….What I found in my garden..

Thats what I really love about photography…it enables you to really see the beauty in everything…

I couldn’t choose 1 photo of the day…so today its ‘photos of the day’ 🙂

Its a glorious autumn day in Sydney Australia and I was itchin to use my camera…

These shots were all taken 10 minutes ago in my garden.

And, yes, Im kind of obsessed with all shades of purple….



Beautiful Gardens…

The weather in Sydney has been gorgeous the last couple of weekends. We took off to Balmain last weekend to visit some beautiful gardens that were part of the ‘Open Garden Scheme’. The gardens, grounds, design and homes were magnificent. I found the most beautiful ‘blue ginger’ plant that I would love to grow in my garden. Here are some of my favourite photos…We spent the afternoon with a couple of lovely ladies, Marjory and Ester….it was so nice to meet you both.

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