This fantastic sculpture is in the Qld Art Gallery Courtyard. You can eat your lunch sitting in the courtyard – it’s rather salubrious :).
Work has been kicking me pretty hard lately, sorry for the lack of blog posts. I think this is the first time that I have gone 3 weeks without posting since I started this, and I’ll try not to do it again.
Some gear news: I have had the 60D in for a ‘grease and oil change’ (sensor clean etc.) recently – and am hoping to get a decent flash unit for my birthday next week. Should be interesting learning to use a flash properly – at the moment, I just leave the on-camera flash turned off basically.
Here are some “Night Lights” shots taken on my Sydney trip in mid-October – I went down for work, but managed to pack the camera :). I am really happy with these pics, so hope you enjoy them too!
These artworks are also part of the current “Contemporary Australia: Women’ exhibit at Gallery of Modern Art.
‘prisms remember you’ may do interesting things to your camera if you try to use autofocus – good luck!
See my many previous posts about GoMA here:
“This Land Our Land” is a new exhibition by Dale Weston, Sally Harrison and Annie Clarke at Ipswich Art Gallery, which I visited today.
There is some fantastic work by Dale Weston and Sally Harrison in particular.
Dale Weston says about the exhibition:
“I am a descendant of the Wadyigny and Gayiri peoples of the Northern Territory and central Queensland. I love to paint memories of my early childhood and youth, but my greatest pleasure is to paint traditional stories about birds, animals and sea creatures. My paintings are designed to inspire and inform others about my culture and ensure that these stories are preserved for future generations.”
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I wasn’t happy with my photos of the Sally Harrison works so will have to re-visit to get some better ones.
Sunday drive through Fernvale, Glamorgan Vale and Lowood.
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My niece’s wedding bouquet, from yesterday evening – outside at night, lit only by candlelight – 30s exposure.
And the bridesmaids’ bouquet:
Above: The freakish looking “bat plant”
My parents have an extensive tropical garden on a steeply sloping block, at their house at Buderim. It is their recreation (seems like a lot of hard work to me!) and their pride and joy. It really is of show /”open garden” quality, though they don’t open it for show (except for a few flower entries in the local garden club show).
When I first bought my DSLR I spent a weekend learning to use it in their garden and I have shot there regularly since. Here are a few pictures from the Easter weekend:
We’re getting away to the coast for Easter. A bit of light painting made the painful trip in peak hour traffic a bit more bearable. Apologies for the bumps (cars move you know) and good luck guessing what some of these are :)
The Queensland Museum is 150 years old and the South Bank site has just been extensively renovated.
It has some fantastic features for kids now – all free. The new Discovery Centre is particularly good for kids:
I was back at GoMA last weekend and had to revisit this work, which I think is just brilliant.
I’ve experimented a bit with a combination of B&W and colour in these pics – not sure if I’m happy with the results – let me know what you think!
Another of Ah Xian’s works ‘Human human – Bust No.5′ is also on display – it’s a bit confronting for my taste, but a nice contrast to these other pictures.
My other post with pictures of Ah Xian’s work is here: Cloisonné.