Friday, April 27, 2007

Remember Mont St Quentin

After Anzac Day, 25 April, the wreathes laid during the various services at the memorial in the centre of Brisbane remain for all to see for quite some time. There is something particularly sombre about the sight of freshly picked flowers slowly decaying as the days pass. Nothing moves but the flame, which seems to dance in the early morning stillness. I particularly like the fence in the foreground of this shot, thus giving the impression that the memory contained within the field beyond is forever protected from the passing of time. (OM2sp, Zuiko 50mm f1.8, FP4 pushed 200)

Thursday, April 19, 2007


Circus theatre performed at the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts by graduates from the Circa Rock and Roll Circus Ensemble. A course where individuals not only learn artistic skills, but also discover more about their own inner strength and courage.

This image was rescued from a roll of Ilford HP5, inadvertently underexposed by 6 stops, which therefore required push processing to an ISO equivalence of 25600.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Post Office Square

This, one of the better images from a roll of Ilford Delta 400 shot last week. I suspect that overly busy compositions are difficult to successfully pull off, however in my humble opinion I think that this one works. The original "focal"point was the grand building in the central background, but I find my eye is equally satisfied dwelling on the the two gentlemen conversing in the bottom right corner. Unfortunately, I note that whilst I like the framing effect generated by the tree on the right, it does so appear to be growing out of one poor chap's back. Classic example of what not to do?

Monday, April 09, 2007

Special Assignment 7

This shoot was about finding the back-to-front reality that we encounter every day in the form of reflected images. Here are the results of our mirrored meanderings through Brisbane.

Alchemy Views by Boyd

Alchemy is a new restaurant down by the river. Early in the morning the reflection in the tinted glass of the large bi-fold doors gives a wonderful idea of the view the diners get to enjoy while having their meals.


Queens Gardens Reflection by Martin

The stately gardens and pedestrian rush captured in the slick doors of Casino Towers, not to mention the reassuring presence of our photographer!


The Dome by Nicole

This is an impressionistic view of the tropical dome at the Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. Shot into the pool it captures the multi layers and the rippling surface. Look out for dim shadows of wishing coins that visitors have thrown in.