Willow Versions

willow version2

willow version3

I’m not really sure if this is a Willow tree, but it does remind me of the Willow plates that I used to eat off as a child. I think the ones from those days have become collectable in their sets. Anyway the tree is in the wetland area, not far from my house. The area is constantly under threat for road construction. While I know growth is a necessity, it may  be sad to see the area go. In the mean time the houses are reasonably cheap around the wetland due to the RTA restrictions. I say reasonably, this is Sydney after all.

The above is photographed on my 5D, and processed in LR and photoshop. The first image is the colours of the eve, pretty much as they were.


SMH 1440 Photo Challenge, 2013

Photos1440 Challenge - Highly Commended

Thanks to SMH, guest judge Stephen Dupont and to all others involved, for the award of “highly commended participant”. The brief this year was light, which was great fun to shoot. Congratulations to Cali Sifonas for first place, and may I mention Shuaib Yeung’s work also, just beautiful, likewise with all of the work featured at the SMH, 1440 Winners 2013 page. Please follow link  http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/national/photos1440-challenge-winners-2013-20130618-2oha7.html    for viewing. When viewing at the 1440 website you have the option to like or dislike the selected images, don’t be shy to dislike a few, ’cause this seems to be the norm….hello photo-journalism world. My photo story is actually the previous blogged story “family night out”. From every comp that I’ve entered, I’ve learned something from not wearing your heart on your sleeve to not submitting when the kids are screaming, but this “photo challenge”, taught me to read the categories better. I think as a mature age student photographer I probably should of entered “general” rather than “student”, but you know ‘Cali Sifonios” assignment really does shine, and deserves first place.