Spain!

Oh Spain!

I dreamt about you for many years.

I’ve never been to Europe – and you were my first priority.

Although I had little time with you, you certainly captured me, swept me up in your beauty, your history, your hospitality and your romance!

I feel lucky to have trailed through the streets of Barcelona and wandered under street lamps that look like delicate earrings, illuminating tiny hints of a massive and diverse history I can barely begin to imagine.

I have few words to describe your splendor, so I choose images to tell the story of a variety of delights that peaked my interest.

Thank you, especially to Barcelona and the Camino where I spent most of my time – and to the beautiful hosts who welcomed me and shared with me some of what you have to offer.

This is my thank you.

 

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A new day in a new way 2013

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If you have been wondering where I have gone with my photography, I’ll tell you – into snappy land.

Being summer and having a holiday and sunshine, lots of outdoor time, some relaxing time and visiting family etc, I found a new photography addiction in the form of Instagram.

SO I entered the digital world tentatively, thinking I was a purest, and I’ve landed here, where all things are quick and simple.

It didn’t take me long for two reasons:

I have always loved the square format. I still have a beautiful Mamiya twin lens medium format camera which I still shoot with sometimes. I love it. Square has long been a favourite for me.

Then there is the ease of having your phone with you – as opposed to needing to carry around your heavy camera.

Now don’t misunderstand me. This is about the everyday, the snaps that would otherwise pass you by, the moments that you can see and grab quickly.

They don’t replace the other work I do. They are simply another form of my photography and I have to say I am having a lot of fun with this!

I hope you enjoy them too.

Above, was the trip to Sydney, below the heavenly holiday in Hobart.

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Then some gorgeous days in Dover, south of Hobart, fortunately not near where the fires were raging. You can see how orange the sky was at times though.

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And then back to work and driving to and from town and city

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In 2013, celebrating what is my town, wondering around it in the sunshine when I can and taking a look about the place.

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Have fun this year, enjoy your photography which ever way you like it, just make sure you shoot.