The cottage

Off-grid – this is where Wendy lived until her simplicity was noticed and she was told to move on.  Protesting garnered the attention, and now the bush is reclaiming her home.  Some memories linger and suggest stories. Advertisements

Texture: Rock and Water

West Cape Howe is reached by an adventurous 4WD along a soft sandy two-track.  For us, the attraction is rock: beautiful, frictional dolerite.  Sea cliffs standing just the right side of vertical – pounded and washed by the southern ocean.  Climbing here is special – the stuff of true diversion from the mundane and stressful. …

Bibra Lakes: another new lens – initial experiments

I’m on baby-sitting duties – strictly speaking baby-biking duties. This will be the longest time Sarah’s spent away from Bryn.  Bibra Lake is a haven for ducks and swans, and families with small children.  I’m also learning a new lens that I’ve bought for the upcoming Canning Stock Route trip, having been inspired by Aga …

Full moon: a gallery

Several attempts to capture the full moon – some more successful than others Then, coming back to the house with inviting light and warmth (though the night’s not actually that cold), more photos

Long exposures and Neutral Density filters: a first try

A week in Dwellingup getting to know our son in the absence of internet, telephone coverage or other interruptions allowed a little time to try out a couple of Neutral Density (ND) filters I’d bought.  These evenly reduce the light getting into the lens, meaning that longer exposures can be used without having to lose …

Depth of Field experiments: PanaLeica 25mm f/1.4

The micro4/3 system has many advantages with for those wanting to (try to) take fully ‘controlled’ pictures using camera bodies and lenses that take up less space and weigh less than the ‘equivalent’ DSLR options.  There are, of course, undeniable advantages to larger sensors; but I’ve found very little I miss about the Nikon D80/Nikkor …