Prior to visiting SA, the only time I’d ever seen Koalas were the same way most people see them: in the zoo or a national park. They do not, as many people overseas would like to believe, just hang around in our backyards waiting for a cuddle, or (in the case of Drop Bears*), to rip our faces open in a bloodied frenzy.
I really do enjoy our trips to Adelaide. The architecture, leafy suburbs, and beautiful landscape is so refreshing for me, and so strikingly different to everything I know in Perth.
Here are some street photographs and stolen moments from our trip in October last year.
This is my place in time. #92 – On my way to the airport. Adelaide airport is very different to Perth in that instead of being inland, surrounded by an awful lot of nothing (well, it used to be bushland, but urban and industrial sprawl has settled in), it is pretty much right on the …
The goal is to take (and print), 100 photographs of everyday scenes, that in decades to come will help illustrate life at this particular point in my timeline. These prompts are not of scenes that people would ordinarily think to photograph, but are parts of an ever changing suburban landscape.
My subconscious has decided that it’s important for me to retain such tidbits as the entire layout of the Subiaco Pavillion markets circa 1996; and the shopping centre layout of Midland Gate circa 1990.
Why I can’t remember ever seeing a fancy town hall with a clock on it, in a town I would have been to a good 10 times, is beyond me.
Some views from the hotel we stayed at back in May 2016; It was certainly worth waking before sunrise during that week!
When I started “My place in time” back in 2013, the prompts I had written encouraged me to get out to visit parts of Perth that I’d often passed through, but rarely explored.
Maylands was one of those places that save for the occasional coffee and cake, I rarely spent any time in. It was just somewhere on the way to somewhere else.
Last year, Maylands became home, so I started to take a little more notice of what’s happening around my area.
Out here, it isn’t so much of a field or two of canola, but a sea of it. For long stretches between Bindoon and Moora it straddled the road, spreading out to the horizon. Simply breathtaking to see.
I’ve written before of my love for Darren Middleton’s songwriting. He is a multi-talented musician and television presenter, best known for his epic (does anyone still say epic?) guitar solos with award winning Aussie band Powderfinger. He is a remarkable songwriter, lending his skills to poignant ballads and storytelling; about himself, interesting newspaper articles, and relationships …
It was a lovely, rainy, family day out. Cosy. Lunch was a bbq chook from a country IGA, pulled apart and eaten from the dashboard of the car, whilst watching a couple of wood ducks escort their new arrivals around the park and down to the river. Simple, happy, memory making.
The bonus of Sydney being such a bustling city, was there was a lot going on, lots of people moving around, who for the most part were completely oblivious, or simply didn’t care for another tourist with a camera. The result was that I could practice some busy street scenes I would never get at home.
I thought I’d take advantage of the low light capabilities of my new camera and shoot some scenes inside the building, as well as out on the street with the beautiful ornate carvings on show.
IMAGE HEAVY POST.
What a year it’s been for me, full of exciting, and sometimes daunting changes. I am looking forward to a year of bright new beginnings (and with any luck, a new camera!).
Thankyou for your support during 2015. I look forward to sharing another year of the world through my eyes. For now, please enjoy my 2015 collection of images.