Can you see beauty in an everyday object? Transform it from function to color, sweeping line and artistic abstraction? That was my aim with my overused tumble dryer.
I learnt a lot this week. Not from my great success at my depth of field homework. Which actually left me with 9 photos - shot at three different apertures for three different focus objects - that were virtually indistinguishable..... Despite this I do know I can actually shoot one object out of a line... Continue Reading →
Another School of Rock weekend whiled away at the North Door club in East Austin watching my son play bass this time. It was awesome. Here are a few frozen moments of music, my son's serious concentration and the interplay of audience and band as the guitars serenaded and the singers held the stage.
Its supposed to be restorative wood walking. Natures antidepressant. So I took my son into the healing calm of green leaf and brown bark, out of the bustle of the city and the stress of school. It was for a while, till the world reasserted itself - sending warning noises through the branches: dog barking,... Continue Reading →
My dog is all better. Just a stomach upset. Which upset everyone probably more than him. Still, having been so worried about him, the relief of seeing him back to normal added additional delight to watching him splash through the sun shimmering water to chase sticks while I tried to use a fast shutter to... Continue Reading →
It's late Saturday night. Music playing. Glass of wine on the coffee table. Light low in our sitting room. I am frozen in place DSLR clamped stiffly in hand. Arms braced against my sides to minimize the wobble during the long exposure - 2 seconds. I'm doing my photography homework. Playing with time. I try... Continue Reading →
Dad left yesterday. Soon he will be over 4000 miles away. I won't see him for months. This is the expat burden. No popping round to friends and family for coffee or Sunday lunch. No casual meet ups at the cinema or spontaneous trips to the seaside. I dropped Dad off at Austin Bergstrom Airport... Continue Reading →
Second photo class at Austin School of Photography - learnt loads: its very hip, if hard work sometimes, but also fun. Here are some photos I took in the session today at the end. We were looking at shutter speeds and these all used a very long exposure and strobe lighting to create all sorts... Continue Reading →
So cold today. My own cheeks chill my fingers. The water in the creek is like liquid ice. But still my water mad dog goes running in. Then delights in spraying me with arctic droplets! Mt Dad and my niece are wrapped up firmly in coats. But the sun is bright as ever, slicing through... Continue Reading →