This is a recent example of such staging:
On this occasion I was attracted by the colours and the texture of the seaweed. The image worked better with the seaweed wet rather than dry.
If the image works then I reshoot with my film cameras. This rarely happens. One occasion when it did.
Now that Ari no longer with us we are now able to go on longer walks that allowed us to explore our locality.
Yesterday afternoon we all went exploring along Tugwell Rd in Waitpinga. The country was farmland and we just walked along Tugwell Road.
I was scoping for possible photographs with the film cameras. This is one possibility.
The light was right. So were the clouds. The Cambo 5x7 monorail was set up properly. I took a behind the camera snap with the Sony NEX-7 to record the moment, then loaded the double dark film holders.
The spring in the camera back broke as I was loading the double dark film holders. I took some photos but there was no pressure holding the film holder tight against the camera body. So there would be light leaks everywhere.
The local coastal landscape:
Made on a recent poodlewalk with Kayla and Maleko.
This picture was made whilst flying across the southern alps in the South Island. I was on an early morning flight heading towards the west coast of New Zealand :
This picture is a few minutes latter than the ones in this post.
I was enroute from Christchurch to Adelaide.
Thanks to Madeline taking Ari for a walk this afternoon I was able to walk along the foreshore rocks with Kayla and Maleko this Sunday.
There were heaps of people walking along the cliff top path, which is part of the Heysen Trail, in the afternoon sunshine--with children, in groups, with their dogs. They were still walking at 5pm.
I suddenly realised that it was a long weekend--Queens birthday weekend. People had come down the southern Fleurieu Peninsula coast for the weekend.
Whilst Suzanne is in Cuba and Mexico for 4 weeks I have been minding the standard poodles at Encounter Bay and trying to make a few photos whilst I am on the daily poodle walks.
The photos are for the Fleurieuscapes book that I am slowly working on. Slowly because I am not sure where I am going with this body of work about the Fleurieu Peninsula, or what I am trying to do with it. It is about the specifics of the place whilst avoiding the sublime, the picturesque and the beautiful as much as possible.
This picture was made on an early morning poodle walk with Ari. The autumn mornings have been very still, gentle and calm.
I have been spending my days sitting at the computer at Encounter Studio trying to sequence the photos in The Bowden Archives book. I take a break by starting to select images for the next book--Tasmanian Elegies.
I'm on the road to Melbourne this week. I am staying here for a couple of days to work on editing the images of the Bowden Archives book with Stuart Murdoch. He has kindly volunteered to help me. I am just too close to the work.
I was able to do a bit of photography yesterday around the Southern Cross Station
I was waiting to meet some friends in Richmond and I had a hour or so to take some photos around Docklands.