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Ballarat Botanical Gardens: big and little

After roaming around the ground, photographing large trees and statues, I was delighted to discover a patch of tiny toadstools. Dropping to my knees on the damp litter, I was glad the Fujifilm X30 has a tilting screen.


My Button Jar: adventure with a new lens

After some investigation online into quirky lens alternatives for micro four thirds cameras, I uploaded the miserly sum of almost $35AUD to an eBay seller in a far away land, in return for which I received in the mail a CCTV lens with an adapter to use it with my Panasonic GX7. 113 more words

Black And White

Lighting The Dark: "Mother's Love" rose

My friend, Kerry, has planted Mother’s Love roses across her period home’s front verandah. Wandering around at dusk, I enjoyed how they seemed to glow in the encroaching gloom. 13 more words


All The Things! Edenhope Antiques

With a few free hours, I went with a friend to Edenhope Antiques to try out her new camera, a Canon G3X; that is, she tried it out, while I made do with my humble Fujifilm X30. 115 more words


Camera Store Portrait: Camera House, Adelaide Central Market

I had the very good fortune to visit Adelaide Central Market on a quick trip; continuing the work started at Ballarat Swap Meet, I took only the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 with 20mm f1.7 (40mm equivalent) lens, and shot mainly with the in-camera black and white. 150 more words

Street Photography

Ballarat Swap Meet: cheeky monkey

This little chap seemed very happy with his “new” bicycle, a strange machine cut down from a 1935 Malvern Star and cobbled together with other bike parts. 104 more words


Lifelike, But Dead: rhinoceros beetle

Dead beetles make interesting keepsakes because they don’t deteriorate quickly. This one was lying legs-up in the classic “dead bug” position, waiting to be taken home.* … 80 more words