Life has certainly changed since my last ‘First Friday’ which was back in Sept. I still haven’t access to Lightroom and all my photos (hopefully fixed this week) so limited to Photoshop for basic tweaking. The BIG news is that I have moved and am in my new home! A huge leap from a large isolated bush property to retirement Villa as part of a small community but in a popular country town in a different State of Australia.
But life moves on and the time had come to leave the property and move back to be among people. One thing I am learning is as one friend has repeatedly said ” This growing old is not for the faint-hearted!”
The Blog will have to change to reflect my new home and life style but at present it will remain as is until I get Lightroom back on deck and finish unpacking. This could mean another First Friday before I get the new Blog up and running but I’ll announce the new one and give links to it from this Blog.
Sept and Oct were very busy with a photo course in NZ for 3 weeks, home to pack and move to Maleny, then off again to Jindabyne for another photo course in the Snowy Mountains. As long as I am able I’ll keep travelling in The Little House with Flair and doing overseas photography tours. Now to try and settle into this totally new life-style with such different photo opportunities.
Back with the Blog! Well sort of, it may be an occasional thing as I still haven’t any access to Lightroom and have resorted to Photoshop for a few images.
Since my last post I’ve moved house from the bush west of Grafton, NSW to Maleny, Q a beautiful town in the Hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. Now a week later I’m on the road again heading down to Jindabyne a town at the foot of our Snowy Mountains (an Australian ski area and national park).
It’s a long drive from Maleny and my first night out in The Little House (my caravan) with Flair (my kelpie dog) we stopped at Millmerran a small country town on the Darling Downs for the night. This image was taken over the paddocks behind the caravan park in town. Not too shabby! 🙂
I am always amazed at how long it takes me to think things over and ‘see’ the bleeding obvious! I suppose I should be used to it by now but it still takes me by surprise. So when looking back through some of my favourite images and trying to put adjectives to them that I could then use in future images, why was I so surprised to find – isolation, light, sparseness or minimalism, detail or close up, vastness and ICM?