Archives: August 2011
Last weekend had beautifully sunny skies and was warm.
I enjoyed meeting Garry and Atsuko and their niece Rui for a Saturday morning photo shoot in Melbourne. I should also introduce the other important member of their family. Trooper, their Labrador is Garry’s guide dog. He is an integral part of Garry’s life – increasing mobility and independence. They make a great team. Trooper was particularly photogenic and even looked directly at the camera when called by name!
After taking some photos at and around their home, we took advantage of the sunny weather and walked down to the local shops in Hawthorn, where the family regularly go for fresh fruit, vegetables and meat.
Here is a glimpse of our day together!
The great thing about photographs is that they are able to capture a moment in time and you can look back at them, any time you like, and be reminded of the moments that are associated with that image. It’s one of the reasons we love taking photos for other people and the places we visit – it’s so that you can enjoy the the story that frames each image.
Looking back through the archives I found a few photos that I don’t think I’ve posted online previously. These images are from our last week in Cambodia, in a place called Kampot. After spending a year living in Cambodia and now settling back into life in Melbourne, there are many emotions, memories and things that we associate with our time there. The memories associated with these particular photos are ones of relaxing in Kampot by the river, going on bike rides along dirt roads through the country side and feeling the breeze on the riverside and watching life unfold.
Hope you enjoy this week’s “Friday Foto” – Something which we’ll try and do on a weekly basis so stay turned for more images every Friday.
A good snapshot stops a moment from running away. ~ Eudora Welty
I got up at 6am one day this week to go and take some photo’s near the Yarra River. I don’t know what the actual temperature was, but after 10 mins of being out in the cold, my nose and hands were freezing and I almost thought about going back to my warm bed. But that was just before I came across this spider web:
It’s quite intricate and delicate, with small drops of dew hanging off the threads.
It was very foggy, and these trees were only about 20 metres away:
After the fog had lifted, I found a tree where some of its branches had fallen down and also some bright coloured fungus things:
Went for a short stroll around Melbourne one evening after work with my camera. Here are a couple of shots with the same building, a multi-storey car park, but from a few different perspectives.
According to Wikipedia the earliest multi-storey car park was built at 215 West Washington Street, Chicago in 1918.
On the way home on the train, the man sitting opposite me was reading the newspaper …