I actually took this photo of the botanically named Swainsona formosa FABACEAE at the Black Mountain Botanic Gardens in Canberra on my last road trip, but then realised it’s also one of the specialist wildflower plants grown by our large local Wholesale Native Plant Nursery in Sandy Point.
I use photographs as the basis of the art I display in my home, to publish books and to beautify my computer desktop. This photograph of tulips growing in a garden originated from a photo I’d taken during an open garden tour at “The Dale” historic home near Yarram.
Beginning with a high quality image taken with a full frame camera, editing in photoshop to boost the colours and blur aspects of the background and then adding a title has turned what was once a fairly basic photo, into a work of art.
There is usually an open garden day run in Foster township each year. Leongatha, Meeniyan, Koonwarra, Yarram, Port Albert and Fish Creek have also been known to have them.
As super macro photography is one of my specialties I wanted to show what’s possible with just a hand held point and shoot Canon S5 IS camera. The centre of this red flower is clear and bright and has been sharpened slightly in photo editing software to clarify it even more.
Let’s go “into the woods” with the Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood. STEPHEN SONDHEIMS’ musical certainly brings a light hearted and colourful aspect of a range of fairy tales onto the stage with a meaningful ending that brought tears to my eyes.
Performed in Foster Victoria, be memebers of FAMDA in October 2009 this great show was worth seeing more than once.
Many of the utes were ‘done up’ to some extent. A few were incredibly humourous, most were luxurious and all of the owners had an air of pride for they’d obviously spent a ton of money and time to bring the great Aussie Ute to the high standard we witnessed on the day…