All posts tagged: birthday

A photo from the deck.

Quiet Thursday Following a Quiet Lunch

Yesterday was my 50th birthday, and I have to say I wasn’t sure about it.  Fifty does seem to be a defining age, half a century.  Something to be celebrated in cricket, an age that once a upon a time was considered very old, but in these times, it is sort of the new middle age.  I have a friend, a good friend who has decided that 50 is something to be definitely celebrated, and that we should revel in it.  Perhaps she is right.  I should think of it as being very positive and that my career is really going to get going this year, better and better. Anyway yesterday was fantastic.  The friend, who I just told you about, and another took me to lunch in Williamstown at The Anchorage.  My friend, the first one, both love seafood, and seafood platters, so we had one of the best seafood platters I’ve ever had.  We looked at reviews for the platters, or for the best ones in Melbourne and found out that The Anchorage was …

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No Longer a Teenager

Today is my daughters birthday.  I know it isn’t something I normally blog about, but this morning she let me take her to the local park to take some photos of her. Today she is turning 20 and as her mother I can say I am so proud of her.  She has had a rough few years but has really come out of it well. It was fun trying to get images of her.  Not the images you normally get when people pose, but the images of her as I know her.  The way she laughs and smiles.  We gave her the skirt for her birthday. I think she is beautiful and has grown up to be a wonderful person.  It was so much fun going out with her this morning to take her photo, it has been a while since she let me.  Normally she pulls silly faces, and she did do that, but if you wait after she pulls one, she smiles and starts laughing, so I got some lovely ones as well. …

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Organisation Doesn’t Always Go As Planned

This year I started off so well with my posts, getting them done the day before, and being a lot more organised, that is pretty good for me, I tend not to be too organised, but I am trying to be better at it.  Then, well, my daughter had gastro over the weekend, and guess who got it as well  On top of it all it is my birthday and I am too sick to go anywhere.  A friend had planned a day out for us, but I had to cancel.  Being sick can be so inconvenient sometimes. So yesterday I was laid out all day, didn’t get any images done, so I have a couple more images that I have done from our trip to Maldon. We noticed this as we were travelling into Maldon.  I don’t quite know what it is, the sign across the road said it was a Dredge Dragline, whatever that is.  We decided to stop on the way back, almost missed it, but managed to stop in time. As …

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Wishes and Dreams

The other day I told you that it would be my birthday today, and it still is, so I decided that todays post might be a bit different.  I had planned on starting with the tutorials today, but I couldn’t think of what to do.  I don’t really know what people want to see.  Then I decided to do a post on what photography is to me.  I hope you can handle it. Some time ago I did a post asking what type of photographer are you, and I decided that I wasn’t a technical photographer.  I have thought about that question many times since then.  Recently I was asked what does it mean to be a photographer.  I also said in a post a couple of days ago that I see images everywhere.  I really do, I dream them, I see them walking around, when I am watching TV I see photos on the TV and in my head.  I never stop seeing them.  My head is full of things I want to photograph …

Over to Flinders Street Station

A Day Out in the City

It was my birthday today, but like so many other birthdays it is just a normal day.  I did get to go into the city for lunch and had one of my all time favourites, Yum Cha.  I love Yum Cha, it is the best sort of Chinese meal. I also took my camera, so I have some photos that I took today, and will probably post more tomorrow as well.  Normally I wouldn’t bother to take photos in the middle of the day, but the sky was overcast and the sun was struggling to get through.  I decided to just have a go, and take some. The ones today have been taken in similar places to the ones I took a few weeks ago when I went in to take photos of the lights. Probably could be better, though I am finding a lot of photos of the city came out looking very gray.  It is a little disappointing, but I suppose that is the problem when gray is the predominate colour. Again very …