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Paula’s Sunday Black and white challenge is opportune, as I straddle two hemispheres. This time next week Poland will be the other side of the world, and Potato Point will be home again. The first photo was taken on a … Continue reading

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A few days after the wedding

In Poland, there’s a custom I haven’t encountered in Australia. Wedding photo shoots often take place after the wedding, in places of special beauty or significance. I’ve seen couples trailed by a camera man on a grand staircase in parkland … Continue reading

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Paula’s Thursday’s special theme tempts me: after all, at home I live by the sea, for which I’m feeling increasing nostalgia as I extend my return ticket till March 8 next year. So I feed nostalgia’s hunger by trawling through … Continue reading

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Black and white diagonals

For a long time diagonals have been part of my compositional treasure chest, so Paula’s challenge for once asks me for something familiar. This photo was taken in a Warsaw shopping complex composed of glass and reflections, and because I … Continue reading

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Edging into summer

  Jude’s garden challenge asks us to capture the essence of summer. Visit her for a rose garden and other delights.

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I agonised over Paula’s b&w Sunday theme for days, wondering how on earth I could encapsulate “timeless”. I was confused, partly because I’m living in a city that can claim some antiquity, although a lot of it was only rebuilt … Continue reading

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Paula’s Thursday’s special challenge this week is glow.  I could not think of one image that might represent that diffusion of light, that radiance, that luminosity, that incandescence. I know photography is about light but most of my photos lack … Continue reading

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Paula at Black and white Sunday has provided me with an opportunity to pay tribute to a grand old tree, a mossy textured giant near the playground where the twins draw with pavement chalk, half-heartedly use equipment they’ve outgrown, and … Continue reading

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This post is a humble gift to my oldest friend, Rosemary, on her birthday. Dandelions may not be roses or a bouquet of Australian natives, but they are beautiful and they thrive. May such thriving be yours, my very dear … Continue reading

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What I really enjoy about Warsaw parks – apart from the frenzy of blooming and fading and seeding – is their dense shade, so different from the patchy eucalyptus shade at home. I seek that shade the way Warszawians seek … Continue reading

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