Tag Archives: Canberra

London Bridge… in rural NSW

A and I have been doing some bushland exploring around Canberra recently (which sounds, appropriately, more amateurish than ‘hiking’ or even ‘bushwalking’). I think this is partly because the weather is perfect for it – chilled, crisp and sunny – … Continue reading

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The Eurobodalla Coast – photographic highlights

A’s family has a house near Moruya, around two and a half hours’ drive from Canberra, a land of mangroves, Saturday markets, rockpools and cold surf. This time, we headed out to Broulee Island for a beautiful late afternoon walk … Continue reading

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Project 365 – Part III

Project 365 continues, and I find that it is getting easier and that I am enjoying it increasingly. Lots of bike riding means covering large distances with plenty of photo opportunities, and as ever there is plenty of food in … Continue reading

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Taking better photos

I spent yesterday with five other keen amateur photographers and a very patient, experienced teacher in an artists’ retreat in north Canberra. The only distractions all day were cows, a brief but thunderous storm, magpies and a rather long wait … Continue reading

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Project 365 – Part 1

My other major exercise in structured creativity in 2013 is to attempt Project365: a photo for every day of the year. In 2013, that means finding something like 200 photos to take in and around Canberra (and weekend destinations), with … Continue reading

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Sheltering in the mist

On this furnace of a day, with strong hot winds and the scent of bush fires in the air, leaving my office air conditioning held little appeal. But I decided a short walk was worth it, to spend a little … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Christmas tartlets (and a birthday picnic)

A request for a fuss-free birthday celebration led to a lunchtime birthday picnic in the rose gardens next to Old Parliament House. We headed down to find a shady place under a tree, with big tupperware containers full of Thai … Continue reading

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