A musician lives here

A different take on window bars (sic) on this house in nearby St. Junien


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Music

Tuesdays of Texture: Frog

This is a detail of a metal sculpture that’s part of a water feature to be found in the old part of Sydney, down by Circular Quay.

There’s plenty of texture to be had, but I particularly like the way that the arc of water echoes the curve of the metalwork.


Tuesdays of Texture: Week 3 of 2017

Treasure Chest

A few weeks ago, I was taking photographs of various items about the house as a response to a macro challenge hosted by Susan at Musion’ With Susan. The idea was to use a macro lens for non-macro subjects.

One of my chosen subjects was this highly decorated wooden chest that we bought while living in Abu Dhabi, and which now sits on top of one of our bookcases. The wood is black and the metalwork is silver (silver-coloured, that is), so it wasn’t a great stretch to edit it as a monochrome image.

It is definitely made by hand, so fits the brief for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.





Macro Moments: Week 18 – Oil-lamp

This is a detail from the body of an antique oil-lamp, part of a collection on display at a local exhibition of crafts and hobbies that we attended last Sunday.

I cranked up the ISO so as not to have to resort to flash, which wouldn’t have done any favours to the warm glow of the metal.


Nikon D800 with Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 lens at 70mm. 1/90 at f8, ISO2500. Cropped and edited in Lightroom.

Macro Moments: Week 18