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Morning – B&W

Morning – B&W

I’m still experimenting with looking at the world in black and white. Sunrises and sunsets depend on colour for their breathtaking beauty – and so I decided to find the beauty without the colour. Although, in saying that, I think this one works as it was very early and overcast, so not..

Posted by DeborahH in Australia, Beach, Black and white, Camping, Daily Life, Nature, Tasmania, Weekends, 0 comments
Challenge 2

Challenge 2

What wouldn’t translate into black and white very well?  I can easily see how industrial scenes and buildings could be rendered in black and white, but the challenge was to look at how other things that seem dependent on colour would work. So – flowers! Flowers and other plants depend..

Posted by DeborahH in Australia, Black and white, Growth and Development, Nature, Tasmania, 0 comments
Challenges

Challenges

Mary Ellen Mark remarked “The difficulty with color is to go beyond the fact that it’s color. To have it be not just a colorful picture but really be a picture about something. It’s difficult. So often color gets caught up in color, and it becomes merely decorative. Some photographers..

Posted by DeborahH in Australia, Cultural dimensions, Daily Life, Tasmania, 1 comment
Runaway weekend 2 – MONA

Runaway weekend 2 – MONA

MONA is a magical place. This is one of my favourite places in Tasmania, and at only 3 hours travel away it’s not too difficult to visit.  What is MONA?  Art gallery, museum, winery, brewery, restaurant, music venue and home for the owner.  The owner, David Walsh, has called it a ‘subversive..

Posted by DeborahH in Art and Craft, Australia, Fun, Road trip, Tasmania, Tourism, Weekends, 1 comment
Runaway weekend

Runaway weekend

When you live in a beautiful, interesting or exotic place, it’s very easy to attract your family and friends to visit you.  The joy of that is that you are able to show people your favourite places that only locals know, and you can explore places you don’t usually have the time for…

Posted by DeborahH in Australia, Daily Life, Fun, Human-nature interaction, Road trip, Tasmania, Tourism, Travel, Weekends, 1 comment
Day trip #2

Day trip #2

Going north is pretty hard when you live less than a kilometre from the northern coast of an island. BUT, if I am to do a day trip in each direction, I needed to make it happen.  So my rules were simple: a few kms in each direction, less than a km from the coast.  I explored beaches, turned off..

Posted by DeborahH in Australia, Beach, Cultural dimensions, Daily Life, Fun, Nature, Road trip, Tasmania, Village life, Weekends, 0 comments
Day trip – #1

Day trip – #1

The demands of work, plus running a small, weekly market stall don’t leave much time for exploring Tasmania.  Even though I love sunrises, there really are only so many sunrise images from my windows that can be made and stored. In an effort to overcome the gravitational pull of the gluteus..

Posted by DeborahH in Australia, Beach, Cultural dimensions, Daily Life, Road trip, Travel, Weekends, 0 comments
Easter in Australia

Easter in Australia

2 teenage girls, 3 dogs, 5 boys between seven and (nearly) eleven, nine adults, enough food to feed an army in gourmet style, enough beer and wine to allow for the odd glass or two, and a beautiful beach all equal a great Easter weekend camping. The campfire was a constant, relaxation the order of..

Posted by DeborahH in Australia, Beach, Camping, Easter, Fun, Human-nature interaction, Nature, Tasmania, Weekends, 0 comments
Sunrise

Sunrise

I’ve been lucky enough to see some pretty magic sunrises around the world, and every sunrise is special.  Watching the world awaken and warm, everything fresh and new is wonderful. Here, in Tasmania, I don’t have to push myself to jump out of bed super early to see spectacular sunrises,..

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The Forgotten Tibetans

The Forgotten Tibetans

Publishing day has finally arrived! This book is the outcome of close to a decade of travelling to one of the most beautiful and unspoiled parts of China – the western provinces of China – Gansu, Sichuan, Qinghai, and Outer Mongolia. Frequent trips, particularly to Gansu, allowed me to..

Posted by DeborahH in Cultural dimensions, Photography book, Tibetan culture, Travel, Village life, 0 comments