The Spooky House.  Part 1.

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The Spooky House. Part 1.

The Spooky House Part I.  What kind of supernatural shenanigans awaited my small child and I as we crept into this abandoned house at the end of our street?  THESE kind of shenanigans.  Only captured with pinhole technology ;)

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Six Months In The Death Of...

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Six Months In The Death Of...

There’s something about cemeteries.  I love this weighty history of these places.  The lives unknown, untold.  I’m always very respectful about putting cameras up in cemeteries, and have often had strange things happen to the image.  This one was no exception.

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Happy New Year.....waaait....

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Happy New Year.....waaait....

So already we're halfway through February, and once again life gets in the way with its busy to-ing and fro-ing of stuff to do, things to do, people to see, places to go.  So here's a belated Happy New Year! to you all.  

Thought I'd share the experiment I did before Christmas - you might have already seen this on my Facebook page, however at this point in time I don't have any other completed experiments to blog about, so here goes....

1 week in the life of a Frangipani Tree.  

Even thought that's the title of the experiment, I seem to get very distracted by life and it actually was a 17 day exposure in the end.  The camera was donated by my good friend Helen in Sydney, a Glenfiddich vessel (a robust cardboard tube with tin ends) - which I didn't expect to last in the weather (hence the short exposure time).  In fact we had the worst deluge we'd had in 2014 in the first 4 days the camera was up.  So I was expecting a waterlogged mess on the film.  

I suspect however that the cardboard may have worked in my favour, soaking the water and re-distributing it back to the outside world, instead of slushing around inside the camera making royal mincemeat of my image!  Because I ended up with a marvellously cool image of the frangipani leaf shapes contrasting spectacularly with the background lightness of the sky.  Named her "Frangipani Dreams" as she seems so dreamy (don't ask me why my images have a gender sometimes).

Stay tuned for more high contrast nature-y type images in 2015, as I have a current obsession with shapes, contrast and texture.

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Welcome!

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Welcome!

Thanks for coming to have a sticky beak at my blog!  And welcome!  I'll be posting my experiments, both failures (as I'm sure to have) and triumphs (fist-pumping "yeahs" can be heard down the valley where I live), and the absolute joy and fun I experience from this whole crazy solargraph journey.  Thanks for taking the trip.  If you want any info on solargraphy, pinhole cameras or other things I might know something about, be sure to contact me.  I love hearing from you!

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