Week 19: 6:06

Alison

Alison’s photo is coming soon…

Daniel

Just trying to grab back some of the weekend.

Debbie


Watching a storm roll in over Lake Taupo with just enough time to spell out 6:06 in pumice stones from the thousands lying all over the beach. A fitting reminder that this area is the result of volcanic activity many years ago. The storm was amazing when it eventually hit us a short while later.

Grant

This picked itself. (West Quay, Ahuriri, Napier NZ)

Mel

When morning has not yet broken in Westacre Close.

Sharon

Launceston, Tasmania, 6:06am.

Tim

A lazy Sunday afternoon. 27 degrees. Maybe everyone decided to stay home, in air-conditioned comfort. Maybe I was the only one who needed a walk after a five-hour drive. Maybe there was something going on the city, and everyone knew about it except for me. Maybe it was this confluence of factors that led me to the top of Glenferrie Road, with a nearly-clear view, right on 6:06. Maybe we’ll never know…

Next week…

Our week 20 theme is: Photographer’s Choice #2.

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Week 18: Letters in the environment

Alison

Fading fast…

Daniel

Maybe I should have read that second one up before this 52 week project!

Debbie


The world needs more Peace, Love and Empathy – great words made up of letters I found while travelling out in the big wide world (in New Zealand to be exact). Peace and love from me to you.

Grant

Sometimes the use of letters is very important! (Waihi Railway Station.)

Mel

Sadly no letters jumped out to me this week except for this oooooooooh so beautiful red neon O in London town.

Sharon

My eyes roamed the streets, buildings, roads, gates, rolled up magazines in letter boxes, door handles, signs, labels … but I wasn’t feeling any of it. I saw Os and Ss and Ds, but nothing took my fancy. We trundled along to the Pop Up Globe to see Othello on Saturday afternoon … and there, on the side of the building, was a G. I had my letter in the environment!

Tim

For once, ‘O’ marks the spot…

Next week…

Our week 19 theme is: 6:06.

Week 17: Geometry

Alison

Beneath “The Dish” in Carnarvon WA.

Daniel

I chose the bike wheel as it’s a snapshot of a point in time, a preview into my day, my week, the last 12 weeks really. I guess the same could be said of all photos. They’re a glimpse into a particular time, a place, a feeling.

Debbie


Curves, lines, shapes and angles – this photo with its bright and colourful shapes, sits well with me, whether it’s actually geometry or not!

Grant

Natural geometry at its best. Sleek and stylish.

Mel

All the shapes, all the lines.

Sharon

According to Wikipedia (that source of all knowledge) geometry is ‘a branch of mathematics concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space’. Doesn’t help me understand what it means, so I looked further afield – and found a slice of kiwifruit that had points and lines and shape and size and dimensions. Maybe this fruit geometry is the same as mathematical geometry. Perhaps I should ask Grant – but then he’d tell me and I’m sure I’d nod off … and that might be rude. I think I’ll just stick with the kiwifruit.

Tim

What came first – the patterns, or our capacity to see, understand, and interpret them?

Next week…

Our week 18 theme is: Letters in the world around us…

Week 16: Blue

Alison

Sand dunes, Lancelin, WA.

Daniel

Sometimes the things you go out searching for are there waiting for you as soon as you walk in the door. Not that I’ve ever gone out seeking old Vogue editions; well, not recently.

Debbie


Not one, but two BLUE trucks, spotted crossing the Gateway Bridge from the sky above Brisbane. Inspiration can be found in the most unusual places!

Grant

Morning tea time.

Mel

In a sea of extinct video cassettes the blue label of Titanic shone out like a beacon, taking me back to being 16 with a huge crush on Leo. It’s really kinda sad that not only did Jack die but so did the humble VCR.

Sharon

A lack of inspiration at the start of the week, and then a confluence of elements in my favour: an old spoon from a second hand store that Aunty Jan had polished for me, palings off the fallen down fence between our place and the vacant block next door, a cloudy day (the clouds making a great diffuser) … and blueberries!

Tim

Sometimes it’s all about finding the right contrasts…

Next week…

Our week 17 theme is: Geometry…

Week 15: Spring/(Autumn)

Alison

It’s well and truly spring, and Beth is in the garden whenever she gets the chance. Garden Beth is Zen Beth.

Daniel

Spring time in Brisbane means that jacarandas blanket the suburbs with purple. A vibrant warning to students on impending final exams, a violet warning to everyone else that summer is just around the corner.

Debbie


Did you know there’s an actual colour called Spring green? It’s a combination of cyan, the colour of water, and green, the colour of plants. I love the softer green colours of spring with new growth bursting forth –  this tree in our garden is a perfect example of new growth and spring colour. I’m so thankful to live in an area with four distinct seasons, and spring is a definite favourite.

Grant

Ready to spring into action.

Mel

Embrace your imperfections. Be a scary autumn pumpkin.

Sharon

Spring in Melbourne means racing and at this time of year, horses appear along Glenferrie Road (our main street), and this year they’re adorned in flowers. It’s one way to celebrate spring I guess!

Tim

Spring is abundance; colours, textures, shapes, smells…

Next week…

Our week 16 theme is: Blue…

Week 14: Still life with food

Alison

Spring afternoon, returning home from a glorious and laughter-filled weekend away, I whip up a salad and take my serve out to the little white table that Beth repainted to have in our little courtyard. I slice a lemon (from her parents’ home orchard) and pick some mint from our herb garden. I duck back inside to the shelf where my fancy napkins are. And then this.

On the weekend, my housemate elaborately prepared a salmon and cooked it on the fire, served with love to our friends and accompanied by nutritious veggie dishes, glasses of wine, and my new favourite drink, the Caesar. Food can be bountiful, creative, noisily shared, or quiet and still in the courtyard of a busy neighbourhood on a Sunday afternoon when the world around is getting ready to reset for a new week.
I am grateful.

Daniel

There’s no need to see the menu, just get the savoury waffle with popcorn chicken, fried egg, carrot jam and maple syrup. Trust me.

Debbie


A special Fijian banana crepe for breakfast – with a side serve of a chocolate heart. We were there for a wedding after all!

Grant

Food?

Mel

When breakfast looks this good you have to photograph it.

Sharon

Sweet and sour still life.

Tim

A minimalist arrangement for a minimalist cuisine…

Next week…

Our week 15 theme is: Spring…

Week 13: Self-portrait #2

Alison

Sunday afternoon.

I iron far more regularly than I drink to excess, (or drink at all!), but last night we warmed our beautiful little terrace with a lot of new friends and old, and I had a few cheeky Frangelicos, so today is a slooooow day, in my very happy home, surrounded by all my favourite things that make me feel at home wherever I am. My old house is on the market this week. I don’t know! It’s all a combination of adult feelings, moving on and growing up. Cheers!

Daniel

This is me after a long training session. After 63km of riding and running in the Queensland heat. This is me after getting hit by a magpie. This is me after swallowing and choking on a beetle. Legs burning, heart racing, dehydrated, exhausted, sunburnt, blistered, chaffed. This is me evaluating my life decisions. This is me…

Debbie


This says it all at this moment in time. A sun lounge, a pool, the family together and some warm sunshine, makes for a happy MOB (Mother of the Bride) on the day before the wedding.

Grant

Celebration time – Congratulations Eliza & Shawn.
More good food and music with fantastic people.
A great atmosphere in a beautiful setting.
Bula Bula!!

Mel

A tripod, external shutter release, just enough palm trees and a beautiful Fijian sunrise make for a perfect self portrait.

Sharon

Self-portrait: aka a challenge of representation. This week I had a model shoot in a studio, and so thought I’d make use of the affordances of the studio to take my own self-portrait. Each element is carefully selected to represent something of myself. Look carefully to see what you can learn!

Tim

“Some phoenix may rise from these ashes, but the fire comes first” (Ben Abraham, This is on me)…

Next week…

Our week 14 theme is: Still life with food…