Worker’s Shack

On one of my trips home last year, we came across a local Gallery that was off the beaten track.ย  This Gallery was part of an Art’s Trail weekend and I’m so glad we stopped by.

The Gallery itself was housed in an old Shearing shed.ย  Around the Shearing Shed there were other old buildings and I asked the owners if they’d mind me taking some photos while we were there.ย  They were happy for me to do so ๐Ÿ˜€

Revisiting some of these images today, I came across (what I’m referring to as) this wonderful old ‘Worker’s Shack’.ย  I love the texture, the broken old windows, the wooden door and the broom!! ..and well, all of it.ย  In my year of doing Black and White darkroom photography I really enjoyed finding old buildings like this one.

The old shack is made from mud and wooden poles.ย  I wonder how old it is?ย  Here it is… so much character!ย  I love these finds.

Worker's Shack smlOf course, it’s abandoned these days, but I feel like anybody could just pick up that broom and move right in! ๐Ÿ˜€

Things that sparkle…

Today I want to share the first image of a design and idea I’ve been working on this past few months.

My first photographed kinetic mobile. ๐Ÿ˜€ I love mobiles of any sort, but when I saw kinetic mobiles I was hooked!!ย  Inspired by the fabulous Alexander Calder.

Sml Mobile star_wm

I did say ‘my first photographed mobile’… It’s taken me a while to figure out the best way to photograph these mobiles, so I’ve started with the smallest one ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’ll continue learning better ways to do this I’m sure… (I hope?) ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I love making these!!

Golden Crystal 700

A couple of plugs! ๐Ÿ˜€

I’m trialling the Topaz Labs Star Effects Plug In on these images.ย  I’ve simply given them a touch of sparkle… not too much.

Star Effects is on sale this month ( half price, using this code – decstar) from the 10th to the 31st December.ย  I think it’s fun.ย  You can find info here.ย  If you decide to try it like me… have fun!

Secondly… My etsy shop is open!! Phew and Yippee!ย  Its taken a while to get this started, but now it’s officially open. Meadow Light Studio on Etsy ๐Ÿ˜€ย  I’ll be adding different things over time and as I make/finish them.

I’ve been doing lots of behind the scenes stuff for a while now, so I’m very glad to be able to share some of what I’ve been doing.

Old Bush Shack

Yesterday we visited a small gallery on an artist trail on the way home… It was off the beaten track.ย  The gallery itself was in an old shearing shed and very neat.

This fabulous old bush shack was on the property and the owners were happy for me to photograph what I wanted.ย  I had my small hand held camera with me and I’m glad I did.

Old Bush Shack2smlsigThis was only one of the images I took, but it was incredibly glary and the middle of the day..so extremely contrasty.

I wanted to give the image an old world feel.ย  This lovely old Aussie bush shack has seen it’s day.ย  ย ย  I imagine it was part of the gold rush way back when.

..and old man kangaroo was just lounging around in the shade, watching me ๐Ÿ™‚

Old Man Kangaroo