Seeing Differently Challenge – 1 of 15

3 posts in 1 day – that has to be a record for me!

I’m sharing my 1st image for the ‘See Differently’ challenge.

As I said previously, it’s incredibly windy here – blustery and awful, but the sun came out briefly, so I went outside to see what I could see differently..

I found a wattle tree that has been blown over and is resting on a fence, so I thought I’d have a look at it… I changed to my 50mm lens too, so that I didn’t do the same thing I always do… look really close.. I really wanted to!

Wattle in blustery winds
Wattle in blustery winds

Now I know this image might drive you crazyΒ  πŸ™‚ ..but to me it describes exactly what I am seeing today.Β  High winds and lots of movement.. and thankfully a brief amount of beautiful sunshine.

It’s really quite strange – setting about deliberately to see differently – I wonder if I’ve achieved that with this image? Hmmm.. This will be a good challenge.

To read about this challenge for October – see details here or simply read in my previous post.

September ’16 – Behind the scenes…

Hello and welcome to another Behind the Scenes post from me.

This first month of Spring on the tablelands has been very cold, rainy, blustery and grey – thankfully with a few gorgeous sunny days dotted in between.Β  On those sunny days (or when the sun shows itself), we see the beautiful long shadows…

Before sunset Panorama
Before sunset Panorama

..and the glorious light that I love so much about this place!

Blossoms on show at sunset
Blossoms on show at sunset

The Spring blossoms – ..are gorgeous and I so enjoy watching the stages of blossoming and being close to nature, especially when they are such brightness on a grey day. It always feels like such a privilege.

The Changing Seasons – I’m still in the countryside. For Max’s Changing Seasons I had been photographing one tree throughout the year – but that came to an abrupt halt when I needed to be on the farm for calving in June. So I began looking at another tree – the same type, just in a different place. There is nothing marvelous about this tree (here). It finds it hard in the cold climate…

Here ’tis anyway… the tree’s point of view and a closer look at the bark for this month.

Still LifeI’ve been continuing my Still Life studies and experiments. It’s been so good to have something to focus on (photographically) when it’s so ‘yuk’ outside.

I must say I really have to think about this – I’m used to natural settings but not really creating my own – so… it’s great having the challenge and as usual, I love the light.. and finding it!

Just a few randoms.. and there are plenty that don’t make it πŸ˜‰

InstagramStill enjoying Instagram – I can honestly say – I didn’t know I would.Β  It seems to be a condensed and abbreviated version of blogging.. Once again you’ll find me over there as @robynwashere πŸ™‚

Lastly for this month’s behind the scenes – just a little find that I think is amazing!Β  A very tiny weed on the side of my driveway. I had to get the macro lens to ‘see’ it.Β  The flowers are only about 3 – 4mm (maybe 2/8 of an inch?) across.. Once again it was very windy day, but here’s what I found by looking closer… Even beauty in the weeds.

Well, it’s now October..

If you’re like me and the grey and cold weather is not your favourite time of year – try finding what is right in front of you – again, like me you might be surprised πŸ™‚

So… have a great one, wherever you are!

June and July – Behind the scenes…

I’ve been taking some time out over June and July.. and I must say I’ve enjoyed time away from the screen again immensely! It charges my creativity and I love that!

Over my break, I have been with out with the camera here and there and also doing some painting and reacquainting myself with that – an enjoyable and ongoing process πŸ™‚

I’ve been back in the NSW countryside again for the last month as well, so I thought I’d share visually a bit of what I’ve seen over these two months. My behind the scenes..

It’s winter right now.. and we are really having our full share of very cold and stormy weather.

Outside

(You can see a few other snow pics in a previous post.)

We haven’t had an abundance of pretty sunsets… but here is one.. Feathery.

Morning abstracts..

The Changing Seasons…

I have missed participating in Max’s Changing Seasons these past months and as I’m presently in the countryside, I can’t photograph ‘my tree’… sooooo… instead…

Here is the same type of tree, but in a different place!

Same tree_different place_RobynGosby 2016

Inside

I’ve been enjoying a few planted pots of bright, colourful Cyclamen flowers, watching them change hue in the light or lack thereof.

Still Life

..and I’ve been experimenting with different Still Life images again, watching the light.. The winter light is truly gorgeous!

Pear Still Life2 RobynGosby 2016

and collecting more leaves πŸ˜€ I love nature!

This month, I’ve decided to do a Kim Klassen (still life) course to try a different way of doing things.. This is a work in progress, as this is not the way I see things (so far)… but.. good to try something new and learn new things too!!

Top down view - my first effort.
A view from the top – my first effort.

Instagram

I have been doing a bit of Instagramming through my break.. and I must say I’m enjoying it. There is plenty of inspiration to be found and I love connecting with you over there too! It’s funny how we WordPress people find each other wherever we are πŸ™‚Β  You can find me on Instagram as @robynwashere

When there isn’t a lot of time, it’s a fun way to connect πŸ™‚

Well I think that’s plenty from me for my first post back.. and I’ll be back again on Monday with the One Four Challenge for August.

Have a fabulous weekend wherever you are!

Robyn xx

The bare bones of winter..

We are right in the midst of winter presently and it’s been a c-c-cold one! We’ve also had more than our share of rain this winter, which is completely awesome.. as it is much needed… The lichen is loving it!

This morning was a rare treat – brilliant and sunny, with cobalt blue skies and an invitation to wander outside with the camera (this afternoon is not). I thought I’d investigate to see what I could find in nature.

Being the middle of winter, the trees and plants are really hibernating, but there is still life in abundance, if you look closely – which is what I love doing.

Today though, I thought I’d share some ‘bare bones’ shots, declaring that the winter is here!

I’m still enjoying my break and have been creating and learning – mainly with paint – so much to learn πŸ˜€ .. and keeping busy with work too.

I’ve been out and about a little with the camera.. and today was a great morning to ‘simply wander’.

Have a great week!