The series of images in this post was taken last week during the school’s book week. This year, my gal chose to be Pearlie, from the series of Pearlie books by Wendy Harmer. Like me, she was really into details. She wanted to be as closed as physically possible to look like Pearlie, the sassy fairy. Blond hair, check. Long pearl necklace, check. Excessive accessories on body parts other than neck, check. Fairy wings, check. High boots, check. Gotta love book week! […]
First of all, please take note that I am posting week 33 portrait, in week 33. I have finally caught up. Yay to me! No more backed-up posts! It’s a semi mammoth effort, but I made it, folks, and I thank you for your patience. This week’s post is to highlight the celebration of Indonesia’s Independence Day. The 69th celebration was taken place at the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra. A formal ceremony was held, and there was singing (of Indonesian hymns […]
It didn’t matter that it was cold. It didn’t matter that it was windy. The new veggie shoots needed to go in the ground, and that’s what she did. Working with her father, my girl was eagerly helping out in the garden, in the middle of winter. I’ll keep you posted when the green beans is fully grow.
The wind blew freezing air in the last winter morning in Canberra. Nothing around me could stand still, everything was under the mercy of the wind, moving this way and that. The flags were flapping wildly, as well as the leaves and those new popping flower buds on some trees, even my hat decided to leave my head during my run. It was craaaazy. This bald tree, however, was one of the few things that stood still in this part […]
Like it was in autumn when some trees have changed their colours before the rest of them caught on, those -I’m sure they are the same- trees now have decided to spruce up some happy spring colours before spring is officially here. The random patches of colours here and there around town made the windiest month of winter almost bearable. They made the season a bit more -dare I say it- delightful. This winter is soon going to be over, […]
I passed this tree again on my walk with my dog today. I noticed the balding top and the change of colour. It still has most of its leaves, but the colour has completely changed compare to last May when I photographed it last. I wonder whether the dried up (dying) leaves ever going to leave and fly away to make space for the new green ones. It’s the 222nd day of the year. Winter will soon be over, and […]
The park was totally deserted this late afternoon. Not at all surprising considering what time of the day it was and how cold and windy the day had been. My gal was there for the playground, while I was there to work on my photography homework, which was to do portrait photography with her as my model. It was a challenging session as my child was constantly moving, and when she stopped running around, she decided to hop on the […]
My first Bird in Flight snap! It was unplanned, as I was busy trying to catch good shots of 5 kids under 5 on bikes. The day was beautiful, even the birds looked like they had so much fun just hanging out under the sun. Birds+kids = birds chased by kids, that’s how I caught this one. It’s not a perfect Bird in Flight snap, but it captured the feeling of this afternoon for me. All happy, free and glorious […]
The cold wind bites in the morning but the day turns out sunny and beautiful, as forecasted. I spent longer time outdoor, about three hours more (!) than I liked or intended thanks to a bunch of 4 year olds who had too much fun running around after school (and around school) and refused to go home. A short picnic after school was how it started. Usually we finish around 1 then we, kids and parental units, go our […]
The winter this year turned out to be quite a serious one. The cold weather was not just a tease. This winter we had the cold temperature, freezing wind, and then some. We were greeted with frosty morning today. Even around 9 in the morning we could see a lot of white on the ground. In the shadowed area where the light hasn’t touched, everything was icy white. I’ve lived here almost 6 years now, and this morning was the […]
Call it obsession, lack of variation, or anything you want. Bald trees and/ dead trees will always be one of the things I love to capture in a photograph. Is it the gloom, or is it the shape, I’m not actually sure what draws me to them. For the lack of a better word let’s just call it an obsession. For now.