You’ve worked me out, right? Yes I love the view from my front door. A storm came through the other day and I went out to shoot a few cloud and sunset pics. We get a little of everything in on this one.
I think this is a huge selfie pic, yes that’s Lorelle and I down there in the mall. Taken in Adelaide, South Australia a few years ago.
This was taken outside the Silverton Hotel. No that isn’t our car it’s the one used in the Mad Max movies by Mel Gibson. I think it was Beyond Thunderdome, filmed in the nearby desert . This pic started of as a colour shot, a couple of deft tweaks and I think it’s a great B&W piece.
Even old wood looks different in B & W. We stopped at a roadside picnic area and I spotted this cattle loading ramp. It hasn’t felt the tread of hooves in many a year. Converted and given an old film treatment you have a different look at vintage timber.
Another conversion, this from a hastily taken shot as we drove past on the highway. I cut out all the extraneous bits and it left this. I thought at first the focus point was the big tree and the silos, yet the furrows in the foreground draws you to the hills in the background.
Gorillas at Taronga park zoo in Sydney. His eyes say it all, “This is my stick, keep away.” It seems that the hardest job a baby gorilla has is staying on mum’s back.
A different view of the Harbour Bridge, taken from the zoo.
A view of the Blue Mountains at Katoomba, New South Wales. A feature called The Three Sisters is out of sight on the left of the picture. The wind came in gusts followed by a little sleet, we had to go into the café and buy gloves and beanies. The cliffs stand out nicely.
This started out as a fossil in a brown rock at Sydney museum, I reversed the colours added some extra brightness and stuck in a light burst.
This display is next to the horse and rider skeleton from last week’s post. A quick conversion to B & W, swap it around, antique it, then dramatise the contrast a little. That’s a cat after a rat in the bottom right.
I took this inside a railway carriage in a private museum outside of Cowra, NSW, The amount of memorabilia in them was astounding. I don’t know whether to call it, Caught in the Act, Unrequited Love, or Hurry up I’m Busting. Yes the mannequin is perched on the loo. We moved along and left them to it, let’s face it she was armless.
Yes it’s a hearse, at Cowra. The original pic was well, crappy now it’s, different. The dark smudges are all orbs and I think there is something spooky about the windows. Let the imagination run free.
That’s it for this week, a definite grab bag. I’ll still be having everyday stuff here but right now I’m experimenting.