Country Morning..

February has been such a hot month in Australia – in fact I think it’s the hottest on record since the 1800s.. OR simply the hottest on record.

This means lots of ‘not being outside’.. just way too hot. It’s been a survival and hibernating month so far. Today is another hot one…

This morning though, was gorgeous!  A touch of cool in the air.. So pleasant and a good time to be out, before the heat of the day.

Here’s what I saw..

An overview of the beautiful cool, early morning..
An overview of the beautiful cool, early morning..

I haven’t been posting much this year, but as the weather cools I hope to be sharing more of what I’m seeing…

Hope you’re having a great year so far!

(This post will link to Max’s Changing Seasons for February… soon..)

Seeing Differently Challenge – 11 of 15

Today I’m sharing my 11th image of the seeing differently challenge.

After the frost..
Morning sunrise… after the frost..

Last week we had a white frost.

I always enjoy looking at the white covering and how it changes everything.  This image was taken as the frost was disappearing in the sunlight and still holding on in some of the shadows.

When I was capturing this image, I envisioned it as B&W (I shot in colour), but surprisingly, I liked it better in it’s morning monochrome, with hints of gold and green.

Squint to see the patterns 🙂

I’m amazed that October is flying by.. and I have yet to find 4 more images. I hope you’ve been enjoying exploring seeing differently.

If this challenge (idea) appeals to you, please jump in. You are welcome!  Even though we are on the home run, some folks are going to share a gallery after they find their images.. Looking forward to seeing them 🙂

To view all the other images for the challenge, enter our tag #seedifferently2016 into the WP Reader.. and enjoy!

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To read about this challenge for October – see details here

Seeing Differently Challenge – 9 of 15

Today I’m sharing my 9th image of the seeing differently challenge.

Looking through.. to a new day

I ummed and ahhed as to whether this image was ‘seeing differentlly’. I felt that it was.

I realised, that when we are ‘looking through – to beyond’ – our eyes compensate and we probably don’t even know we are looking through. The lens sees differently! In a way, I think we become the spectator and the photographer all at once.

If this challenge (idea) appeals to you, please jump in. You are welcome!  We will be exploring throughout October and we are halfway there!

To view all the other images for the challenge, enter our tag #seedifferently2016 into the WP Reader.. and enjoy!

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To read about this challenge for October – see details here

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.  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 😉

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

Lastly for this month’s behind the scenes – just a little find that I think is amazing!  A very tiny weed on the side of my driveway. I had to get the macro lens to ‘see’ it.  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 🙂

So… have a great one, wherever you are!