The year that was – in pics

The year that’s passed was not what we expected. It brought catastrophic fires and pestilence and mayhem, it was bleak and crazy and unspeakably cruel to many, but we managed to make the most of it and find the joy. For that, I’m grateful. We squeezed in a family wedding just before Covid hit; watchedContinue reading “The year that was – in pics”

Farewell winter, you cold but pretty thing

We’re leaving winter behind for another year. I do love living in a place like Canberra with four distinct seasons, each with their benefits, and each year I relish the gorgeous photographic scenes winter affords me in Canberra. I have to say though that I don’t always relish the cold temps that come with it,Continue reading “Farewell winter, you cold but pretty thing”

In celebration of World Photography Day

It’s World Photography Day so that would seem an opportune time to do a visual post featuring my great love (don’t tell my husband) and obsession. How do you choose when there are so many thousands on hand, and on just about every device you own? Aahh, the discipline of culling is a much neededContinue reading “In celebration of World Photography Day”

Tips for photographing the Canberra Balloon Spectacular

It’s that time of year again in Canberra when the balloons take to the skies and drift across the lake and city as the day breaks. Each year a flotilla of balloons rise each morning for a week from the lawns in front of Old Parliament House and float across the lake and city. It’sContinue reading “Tips for photographing the Canberra Balloon Spectacular”

Enlighten Festival: Canberra’s having a party

Canberra is just about to erupt into a month long feast of festivities and birthday celebrations and everyone is invited to the party. If you’ve been considering a visit, this might just be the incentive you need to come and a perfect time to discover the hidden secrets of the capital as it lights upContinue reading “Enlighten Festival: Canberra’s having a party”

Photographing Floriade: Finding focus in the floral frenzy

Hands up if you’ve visited Canberra’s annual floral spectacle and taken dozens of photos, only to be disappointed with the results when you look at them at home? With a multitude of colours, wide expanses of flower beds and a million blooms on offer, it’s easy to assume capturing amazing shots is a simple feat,Continue reading “Photographing Floriade: Finding focus in the floral frenzy”

Photo journalism and the World Press Photo Exhibition at the Powerhouse

Have you heard of the World Press Photo Foundation? I hadn’t until this week. We became acquainted because I’m in Brisbane and there happens to be an exhibition on at the Powerhouse showcasing the recent work of the world’s top press photographers selected from nearly 80,000 entries. The exhibition features a collection of award-winning pressContinue reading “Photo journalism and the World Press Photo Exhibition at the Powerhouse”

The magic of fog

I’ve been quite busy this week writing a couple of commissioned pieces (yah me!) so in the interests of producing a quick post, this one is pictorial. The weather has been a bit dreary the last few days, but it makes for the most ethereal and moody photos. Herewith a small selection taken in theContinue reading “The magic of fog”

The Canberra Balloon Spectacular – what you need to know

For nine days in March every year, Canberrans awake to the magic of a flotilla of hot air balloons drifting gently across the city skies. It’s something we’ve been witnessing for more than 30 years, but it’s a sight that never grows old. The Canberra Balloon Spectacular, originally held in 1988 as a one-off, isContinue reading “The Canberra Balloon Spectacular – what you need to know”