Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Sunset Colours

Recently I have spent some time away on the beautiful Mid North Coast of NSW. One night we went out for dinner overlooking the beautiful Wallis Lake at sunset.

This is the view that we had up the lake. I just love how the reflections play on the water.

OK so what's good about this photo? I believe I have a focal point in the buildings, the eye is instantly drawn there, and then is take out into the remainder of the photo by the lines of the shore. There is also a contrast happening in colour from the blue/grey to the peach. That focal point is on that 1/3 position too which I am getting better at using.

All in all I am happy with this one. One of my favourite places to be.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


This morning when I got out of bed I noticed the colour reflections forming on an inner wall of our house through an eastern window. Sunrise was happening.

The first thing I grabbed was the iPad, and of course it wasn't turned on. I was more thinking about sharing these colours with the world than getting a good shot.

I had to wait for the iPad to boot before I could even take a photo, but by waiting I got more colour.

For an iPad photo it's not too bad. The composition is there, I have got the 1/3 - 2/3 thing happening, there is some contrast between the black shadows and the gold sun peeping through, the sun is a focal point. I wonder what i would have got if I had of picked up the camera instead?

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Winged Visitor and Radial Composition

Well, It's been a while, what can I say.

This pic was taken with my new little camera, just on the auto setting. All I have done is crop the photo down to make it look better. and remove some of the crap.

 I really like the radial aspects in this one. Little groups of flowers and the moth wings all radiating out from a central point.

The other part of this that I like is the blurred background, giving focus to the main subject. The camera did that all on it's own. Awesome!

I wonder what the images will be like when I really learn how to use it!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cool & Calming

Ah............. my favoutite colours of all time! That would be the main reason why I love this pic, the cooling colours of the beach. There are also the curved lines that take the eye from one point to another, in this case from the river mouth to the headland 11 kms south. There is also the harmony of colour & line, & the peace & restfulness of horizontal direction.

This is the same beach as the last two pics, this time in it's entirety, and taken from the northern end a few years back. In the foreground is the mouth of the river, with the beach stretching south all the way to the headland where I took yesterday's shot.

Mother Nature may have taken the sand away for now, but I am sure she will give it back again soon.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Beach That Was

Just another view of my favourite beach as it used to be,  taken from the headland. If you look closely around the center of the pic, you can just see the walkways onto the beach from the park behind the sand dune. It was from the end of one of these walkways that I took yesterday's pic. Note the level of the trees, the distance between trees & water, the fact that they are vertical & not horizontal, and also the amount of sand. All much different than yesterday's pic. Oh what a difference a storm or two makes.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Twilight Time

One of my favourite beaches at twilight. The sad part is there was no beach, the currents & tides over the last twelve months or so have taken the beach away. High tide now brings the water right up to the sand dunes, &  is slowly eroding  them away to the point that the trees are falling into the water. Mother Nature at work.

I love this pic though & was happy at how it turned out. Not sure why, I think it is the monochramic colour, the way the flash light plays on the leaves of the she oak tree, and maybe the fact that most lines radiate out from that central point on the left.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Some heavy clouds threatening some kind of moisture to fall. We figured there was snow not too far away on this particular day as it was freezing outside even though the sun was shining. Taken through the car window, the quality is not the best. However, I can appreciate the colour values on display.