Posts from the ‘Black and White Photography’ Category
Woy Woy Bay, NSW Australia
I went for an early morning ride on my scooter this morning and it was so lovely, the smell of the eucalyptus trees after the rain…..bliss!
Later in the afternoon, we went for a drive in the car and stopped off at a place called Woy Woy Bay, which is where this was taken.
I think this would be a nice place for us to to kayak, in the not too distant future, once my back is ok to do so.
Allow me to Introduce
Today, something rather exciting happened, I bought myself a scooter, to get me from a to b, to enable me to take more photographs, to give me independence.
I am incredibly happy.
I have called her Bella, as she is an Italian beauty.
Abstract Leaf in BLack and White
I have been so busy at work. It feels as though each day seems to merge with another, especially with the long commute that I am having to do at the moment.I feel as though my days consist of waking up, commuting, working, commuting, cooking, sleeping waking up,commuting, working,cooking, sleeping and so on and so forth. I can’t wait for my second job to end at the end of March so that I can start concentrating on my photography and truly making a career for myself!
I feel as though I owe it to myself to finally do something that I want to do! Is that selfish of me? I wonder….
3’s a Crowd
My back is feeling a lot better today. I went to see my physio and I had ultra sonic treatment and some thing else that felt good, another machine, I don’t remember the name. My physio also re-strapped my back. Good news is, I can start work again on Monday, doing half days, as I sit at a desk all day and sitting is what causes me the most pain. I also have to get more physio on Tuesday.
As I looked out from the kitchen window on to the driveway and garden, I saw 6 cockatoos eating things that had fallen from our tree. I was about to take a photo of one in particular, when a lady walked by with a dog, the birds didn’t hang about and so flew in to a nearby tree, this a shot of some of them there. It did make me think of the phrase “3’s a crowd ” :)
A Productive Day
Today, I was very excited as I went to a local garden nursery, that specialises in Australian native plants. Several of the plants that I bought are endangered in the wild, so it almost feels like a honour for me care for them.
In the afternoon, I spent the majority of my time planting the plants in flower pots around the house. I thought the day had been a really productive one…that was until after sitting for about an our, after I had finished gardening, my back felt rather sore. I am hoping that a good nights sleep will do wonders. Fingers crossed!
This photo was taken, late afternoon today.
Today is a special day for today , 26th January is Australia Day! To be really honest, we didn’t do anything that was all that special, just spent time dealing with things in the house and I took care of my worm cafe. As I mentioned it in a previous post, I thought I’d show you a photo of it. There are an additional 2 trays that I will add, when I get more worms.
Anyway, Happy Australia Day!
I don’t have much to say about today, other than the majority of the day was spent packing more and more boxes.
This photo was taken just around the corner from where I live. This pelican was about to land….to meet up with its friends – a couple of floating pelican’s on the lagoon.
Manly, NSW, Sydney, Australia
Toothbrush Made for Giants
Today, it felt like winter.
After work today, I ventured in to the City – and came across something I had never seen before, as I walked in to a shopping centre, there was a contraption that you placed your wet umbrella in and it came out in a sealed bag – to seal the drops in – preventing slippery floors. Only problem was, I tried it and got my umbrella stuck – oops! I looked like a girl who didn’t belong! – and I didn’t!
I then went in to another place, where I felt lost and out of my comfort zone – I had an appointment at a beauty centre – for a facial, the only reason I went, was because I had a voucher that I’d had for almost a year and it was due to expire on Sunday and it was $280 value.
I consider myself to be a beachy girl, someone who is in their element when by the ocean, who feels alive, when close to water – a free spirit you could say, although, that being said, for one of my jobs, I have to dress in a corporate style, but out of work – I am a bit of a hippy/boho/rockabilly/’my style’ type of girl.
I had never stepped in to a place like this (and I was as nervous as hell if I’m honest) and when I sat there, patiently waiting for them to do, what ever it was they were going to do to my face, I felt my heart beating faster and I was almost at the point of making a mad dash for the lift – when I was called in to the room where they would work their magic upon my ugly face. They put lots of different things on my face, including what felt like a gigantic electric toothbrush (and actually smelt of toothpaste), I had to stop myself from laughing – because it wouldn’t have been appropriate – as the lady who was working her ‘magic’ was ever so serious about what she was doing.
After one hour of having allsorts placed upon my face, I did actually leave glowing and feeling rather free and happy.
I held myself back from skipping in the rain – though I almost did – mainly because I’d survived the toothbrush made for giants!
This photo was taken once I arrived home, in the pouring rain.
Reflect on the Day
I started my day off waiting for a bus… as I waited (and waited) I watched an Indian Mynah Bird that was in a tree that’s branches cascaded above the road. Quite frequently, the bird would swoop down on to the road below and would approach something – something that I thought was just a leaf. It turned out to be another bird – that obviously fallen out of the tree. It sadly had died. I felt so sorry for both birds, more so for the one that was alive, because it obviously felt sorrow/sadness. I could see that it wanted its companion to move, but alas, it didn’t. I felt really sad.
The rest of my day was hectic at work, followed by another commute home – followed by peace at home.
This photo was taken after I returned home and then went out to the beach to photograph a rather gloomy, rainy day.
Today, we headed up to the Central Coast of NSW house hunting, we saw a couple of houses that we liked but not as much as one that we have had our eye on for some time now, we’ll have to see what happens, but everything happens for a reason right?
This photo was taken as we were heading back to Sydney, there was a beautiful sunrise, unfortunately though, there was nowhere safe to stop the car, so I’m afraid, you’ll have to take my word for it.
Time for a Break!!!
After a long week, today after work we headed on a road trip, down the south coast of NSW, Australia. We drove for about 4 hours and stopped in a little town called Mollymook. This photograph was taken before we arrived there. This was part one of a two-part journey…the second part comes tomorrow…..
Ah, I will be glad when this week is over. I feel as though I’ve had no time to do anything for me, including taking photographs. I’m afraid, this photo is all I have to offer for today.
My partner was supposed to arrive back tonight, but his flight was cancelled/diverted and instead of landing in Sydney, it landed in Brisbane, so he’s away for yet another night and it now digs in to the long weekend here, which to be honest, I’m a bit fed up about. Oh well, nothing I can do about it. Sorry for all the moaning this week, I just feel exhausted and alone – apart from my 4 legged friend, who by the way, gives the best greetings!! :)
Today, I have to say, I have had no inspiration to take any photographs. I’ve really struggled. I guess, having to get up at 5am every day now, so that I can take Fudge out for a walk and get 2 buses to work and 2 buses back, isn’t really helping me.
I feel exhausted to tell you the truth. Having 2 jobs, which are completely different and with the extra commute and the early mornings is beginning to take its tole on me. I really feel like I need a break.