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-- 06 September, 2009 --

Iron Cove Bridge


Iron Cove Bridge
Originally uploaded by ** Robyn **.
This is where I have been hanging out since I last made a post ... Iron Cove Bay Walk. It is a total of 7 kilometres all of the way around but being truthful, I don't do it all. This Saturday I walked 4.8 kilometres. Here under the Iron Cove Bridge, we are just the length of the bridge away from the reward of a cup of coffee and a sit down.

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-- 12 November, 2008 --

Oh, dear


Oh, dear
Originally uploaded by ** Robyn **.
It's marking time again!

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-- 30 August, 2008 --

Swans Pride


Swans Pride
Originally uploaded by ** Robyn **.
Hope we win tonight!

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-- 27 July, 2008 --

Photoshopping


Photoshopping
Originally uploaded by ** Robyn **.
I am of the opinion that my images should have as little post processing as possible but this weekend resulted in very slim pickings in the photo department. I have a new infrared filter for my camera which needs a lot more research before I can produce presentable images. My friend, Steve, says that I should be able to Photoshop a pseudo infrared image so I gave it a try.

The instructions are here.

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-- 23 July, 2008 --

Pilgrim Walk


Pilgrim Walk
Originally uploaded by ** Robyn **.
A small part of the enormous crowd that enjoyed the priviledge of walking across the Sydney Harbour Bridge on their way to the World Youth Day 2008 sleep out at Randwick Racecourse.

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WYD 2008 - Candlelight Vigil


WYD 2008 - Candlelight Vigil
Originally uploaded by ** Robyn **.
Two of my beautiful students warm the night with their smiles.

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-- 20 July, 2008 --

Survivors


Survivors
Originally uploaded by ** Robyn **.
We survived a night under the stars at Randwick Racecourse. The green bags hold the food that we were given for our dinner and breakfast.

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-- 19 July, 2008 --

Pilgrim Walk


Pilgrim Walk
Originally uploaded by ** Robyn **.
Are we there yet? Are we there yet?

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-- 03 April, 2005 --

Photo Friday 'Hot' challenge

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'Hot Autumn Days'
O2 mobile phone camera

It is autumn in Sydney. It should be time to start thinking about pulling out the winter woollens and making sure that the space heaters are working efficiently - but not today.

Today in Sydney it has been about 27° and the sky is blue and cloudless. It seemed a perfect day to go out and have brunch at some breezy waterside spot. It appears, though, that everyone else in the city has had the same idea. Even with The Poet's disabled parking permit, it was almost impossible to find a parking place. Eventually we ended up on the Corso at Manly with all of the tourists. At least the mushrooms and avocardo with wood-fired toast was delicious.

This week's Photo Friday challenge is 'Hot'. Manly on such is day is perfect for photographs to depict 'Hot' - if you have remembered to put the camera in the car. The little camera in my mobile phone had to suffice.

This one is for you, Blue.

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-- 25 July, 2004 --

New challenge from Wet Canvas

Good grief - it's been almost a week since I posted anything. Working certainly does get in the way of play!wde24-7.JPG

This week's Weekend Drawing Event on Wet Canvas was to use some cityscape photographs as inspiration for a reponse. I am absolutely amazed at the variety of ways that the people on that site respond to such a challenge. Because these WDEs draw participants from all of the forums, the responses appear in an amazing variety of media from watercolour to photographs and everything in between.

The first thing that I sent up was a photograph that I took some time ago where I tried to reproduce the view in Grace Cossington Smith's "The Curve of the Bridge". This was in answer to what I saw as a challenge to show views of my home place.

My second effort was a pen and wash reproduction of one of the reference photographs provided by the host. I am not unhappy with the perspective that I managed, although it's not really too hard transcribing perspective from one rectangular space to another. The watercolour is another matter. It makes me painfully aware of how long it has been since I used my watercolours in earnest.

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