I don’t know how they did it, but someone managed to get photos of Maggie’s dance concert. We were given a framed copy of this picture for Christmas, showing Maggie on the left.
Thanks to an excellent article in The Age today by Gabriella Coslovich, I have discovered the wonderful photography of Roger Ballen. Born in New York, Ballen has lived in South Africa since the 1970s. He made a specialty of photographing everyday live in the dorps (villages) of the Transvaal. The pictures were controversial, because many [...]
The Giant Sky Wheel in Melbourne is claimed to be the largest travelling Ferris wheel in the southern hemisphere. It comprises 36 gondola carriages, each able to hold six people. It has a 50-metre peak clearance and each ride is 10-12 minutes in duration. Michael and I rode the Ferris wheel on Friday evening before [...]
We visited the Melbourne Zoo today. The kids loved it, of course. The zoo has an impressive collection of animals from around the world, mainly Australia, Africa and Asia. I took plenty of photos, but these are the three I’m happiest with, especially the butterfly. The frogs and fish were photographed through glass. I figured [...]
I couldn’t help taking this photo of Jim and Maggie cleaning up a bowl of cake mix. On Friday evening I tried out the new camera at the local 20/20 cricket grand final. It was the first time I had used the long lens or taken sport pictures. The light was ordinary and the lens [...]