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SATURDAY………….Hot Again !


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It’s supposed to be Autumn here in Melbourne, but today was hot again.

I stayed indoors for a lazy relaxing day.

 

The Story goes something like this….

It was 3.33pm.

 

I had finished my coffee some time ago and now, I put down my book.

It was mid afternoon and I figured I may as well do the laundry.

I stripped the bed and put on the first load of washing.

Then sat down in the armchair and put my feet up (with my cameras by my side).

I looked around for something to shoot.

The bedroom door looked like a possibility.

I closed one eye.

I opened my eye and closed the other one.

I took my feet off the ottoman and put the tray back on the fabric surface.  I even tried the empty mug upside down (for a change).

Nup!

Nup!

Not quite my vision.

Nup!

Too boring!

 

Hmmmmmmm.  Wrong angle (and I didn’t like the edge of the ottoman cutting the background)!

The hot sun had rolled over my apartment building, crept slowly across my balcony floor and started to shine through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

I got up to pull down the block-out blinds.

And then as I sat down again, I saw it.  The crack between the blinds hit the cup and tray giving my favourite style of low light photography.

Absolutely perfect!

The vision I had in mind.

As I’d got my shot for the day, I put the 2 len’s caps on and  grabbed the TV/Dvd remote control.

Turned the DVD on,

……….and settled back to watch a DVD from the local Library.  Hopefully I’d learn something new as I’ve been totally uninspired with my photography efforts lately.

It was definitely inspiring and gave me some new ideas for scenes to shoot and settings to try next time I went to the city centre.

I played it all again.

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Hopefully, as I have to go through the city to an appointment on Monday and in to the city centre for a haircut on Tuesday, I’ll have something new to share next week.

But don’t hold your breathe waiting……

BLACK AND WHITE

THRILL OF THE DAY


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This morning I received a big thrill to be notified of a Commendation in the Black & White category of the 2016 Australian Photographer of the Year.

Hi Vicki

Thank you for entering the 2016 Photographer of the Year competition.

We’re thrilled to let you know you have been Commended in the Black and White category.

You can see our winners in the February issue of Australian Photography magazine, at australianphotography.com, and our AP Facebook page.

In 2016 we had more than 8,000 images submitted and 2,000 portfolios entered, so making the commended list is a fantastic achievement – well done!

We have attached a certificate to mark your achievement in this year’s competition.

Thank you for entering the 2016 Photographer of the Year, we hope you enjoyed the challenge.

Kind regards,

The Australian Photography team

It was only by chance that I entered and I had terrible trouble trying to decided exactly what images to enter (apart from the one below which has always been a favourite of mine and was an obvious choice).

 

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Just goes to show……You’ll never ever know, unless you take the time to Have a Go.

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BLACK AND WHITE, FINE ART

BOIL KETTLE, BOIL


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Since I rarely go into the city since moving to the western suburbs of Melbourne 4 months ago, this blog will change in subject matter/style.

Not sure where its going, but hopefully I’ll wake up one morning and find some inspiration.

Simple subjects will probably take over from (mostly) street photography.

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