This post is to just warn you that I’ll be posting a lot of cat photos in the future because I’ll become a crazy cat lady of Canberra 😹😹
This is Cleo, or Ciyo. While she’s not mine, she’s staying with me until next month or next year as her mom @astrimerianti and her family are going overseas. Then, I’ll get my own. Watch this space 😽
"Punctuation Changes Perception"
All too often in our day to day lives, simple grammar or punctuation can often change the way we perceive something ourselves, or the way we present something to others. For me, this is one of those moments, taken today at Circular Quay. Street performance is an art form, and one not taken too seriously in some circles.
Stop pretending art is hard.
Stop pretending. Art is hard.
Walgreens a staple of the American city. This one is in New Orleans. I absolutely love the neon signs, it's a shame that some of the neons are out. I wanted to capture this image when I came here earlier in the year but I didn't have my tripod that trip.
Shot with my Nikon Z6 and Nikkor S F/4 Z lens and trusty Manfrotto tripod.
I’ll tell you how the Sun rose –
A Ribbon at a time –
The Steeples swam in Amethyst –
The news, like Squirrels, ran –
The Hills untied their Bonnets –
The Bobolinks – begun –
Then I said softly to myself –
‘That must have been the Sun!’
-- Emily Dickinson
I think it's important for landscape photographers to step away from the camera and appreciate the moment. If you're not engaged with your environment, you're not going to make the most engaging photo. More importantly, you won't appreciate the lovely moment for it's own sake the way another person might.
There were a number of pieces at @nationalgalleryaus’s #MatissePicasso exhibition that called out to me.
This one had me captivated for what felt like hours. ‘Bouteille à tabac, Fontainebleau’ (bottle with tobacco pouch, Fontainebleau). The colours, the shapes.
Perhaps it was the fact that I could not see a bottle or tobacco, and instead I saw animals, faces, people.
The more I stared at it, the more different parts of the work jumped at me.
I guess this is why art can be so subjective, it needs to speak to you.
Have you seen the exhibition yet? And do you have a favourite?
Christmas @oldbusdepotmarkets 🎄 🎅
It’s been awhile since I went to @oldbusdepotmarkets. Not that I don’t like the market, it’s because I’m working on Sundays 😕
Luckily the market has extended their trading days to Saturdays as well prior to Christmas 💃🏼💃🏼 So many new stallholders since I went here last time. Plenty unique designs, and there’s a whole section for international food 😋😋
Anyway I don’t really like playing favourites because I’d definitely buy everything if I could, but there’s one stall that stands out for me, @little_monstas_clothing. If you know me, you know why (print skirts with pockets) 😀. What impressed me the most was that Kylie would alter the clothes she sells if they don’t fit properly, with no extra charge. That’s really rare these days. I was also able to use market vouchers with no trouble, no questions asked. 5 🌟 customer service.
Despite my plan to stay in the market for less than an hour I ended up spending more than two hours. So many things to see and buy. And of course I wouldn’t leave @oldbusdepotmarkets without visiting @smokeygsbbq. That 12 hour smoked beef brisket never ceased to impressed me 😋😋 Thank you @oldbusdepotmarkets and @threesides_marketing for having me. I’ll be back next week 😍
Gods' Bridge "There the gods have their court. Every day the Æsir ride there up over Bifrost. It is called As-bridge."
Snorri Sturluson, The Prose Edda
I haven't been able to prioritise photography lately, but I'm going to take the holidays as an opportunity to get and and take some more images. In the meantime, let's cross the rainbow bridge and return to Iceland.
Earlier this year, @canberra_airport announced that they were adding a new retail space with a focus on local food and locally made gifts to showcase the Canberra region.
The first stage of the development opened last Thursday. The new retailers including News@CBR, City Hill, Noodles XO and Bakers’ Cut. News@CBR is where you can get your last minute books or magazines (don’t look at me @experience.eats 😂) as well as Canberra gifts.
Frank Burger, the Executive Chef of ARE (Airport Retail Enterprises) flew to Canberra to give us a taste whats on the menu at City Hill, Noodles XO and Bakers’ Cut. City Hill & Bakers Cut are serving Canberrans’ fave coffee @onacoffee, sweet treats, and other food to satisfy your food need @canberra_airport. I don’t think I need to testify how good the coffee is because you know, it’s @onacoffee! However I can testify the pastries are soooo damn good. How about Noodles XO? This is the place for Asian food lovers like myself. Sushi, laksa, spring roll, just to name a few. Btw, the chef at ARE Canberra is lead by Rico. I know Rico when he worked at @hyattcanberra. So, you’re in a good hands when it comes to quality.
The second stage of the development will be opened around Easter next year.
Anyway, thank you @canberra_airport for having me and good night CBR.
With the constant rise and fall of the tides, every day of the year, for more years than we can imagine, the coastlines change. Sometimes drastically and sometimes just a little, as you may notice along our shores. Different days out shooting usually offer different opportunities for composition.