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A few favourites from my recent trip to India.  It’s taking forever to sort though my collection from the Rajasthan 2013 Photo Trek with Matt Brandon (www.thedigitaltrekker.com) and Piet van den Eynde (morethanwords.be). I’m still too close to the experience to trust my judgement about the photos; the collection is bound to shift and shrink a bit before I am ready to finalise an India 2013 gallery.  Meanwhile, here are some current favourites from our two days in Delhi.

And, yes, it was a wonderful trip.  I photographed until I dropped, learned so much my brain is still spinning, and enjoyed delicious food and much laughter in good company along the way.  What could be better?

Twelve Months

Inspired by Susannah Conway and some of her blog friends, here is a review of my photographic year.

 January

Near Guthega

 A Southside Camera Club excursion to Guthega, Kosciuszko National Park, NSW gave me a chance to test my legs on some easy mountain walks and prove I was fully recovered from past injuries.  I still grin with delight at the memory.

 February

Sydney Reflection

 Seen on the way to the Annie Leibovitz exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art on a busy day trip toSydney.

 March

Tyres for Sale

Still working hard on the Fyshwick project.

April

Venice

Italia!  A joy, a delight and a photographic feast, including a wonderful tour with my friend Luiza and an excellent Within the Frame photo workshop with David duChemin and Jeffrey Chapman.  Special thanks to all concerned, old friends and new, for a delightful experience.  It’s thanks to you that I’m still dreaming of Italy! More of the iPhone in Italy series can be seen on my website.

May

Night Tree

Home again and having fun challenging the iPhone camera in tricky light.

June

Seen in Kembla Street

A gift!  Spotted at the very end of shooting for the Fyshwick exhibition.

July

Done at last!

August

Wired

Taking a break and playing around with the iPhone.

September

Squares

I love this Ballarat café, with its retro décor, soft colours and hearty breakfasts.  The 2011 Ballarat International Foto Biennale was also a special treat.

October

Benedict House is always a joy to visit.  We love the food and the photo opportunities in equal measure…

November

Favourite Cactus

Two splendid potted succulents guard the front door of PhotoAccess.  Sometimes I snatch a photo as I go by.  More often, I remind myself to go back when I have time to make some cactus portraits…

December

Kiln Reflections

A visit to the ANU School of Art brought some unexpected ph0to opportunities.  I particularly liked the fragmented reflections in the faceted surface of a kiln (I think it’s a kiln) in the courtyard.

Wheels!

Cool Wheels  – Hipstamatic 201

I’m still catching up with ‘normal’ life after a delightful few weeks in Italy – more on that when I have finished sorting and processing an embarrassing quantity of photos.  Meanwhile, a Southside Camera Club excursion to Robbo’s Motorcycles, a local Harley-Davidson® dealership, provided a totally different subject to help me re-focus on the here and now.

Motorcycles bring out my close-up and abstract, arty side.  Machines as sculpture – all those curvy metal shapes and reflective surfaces.  They are challenging to photograph, especially in the bright, white light of the showroom, but well worth the trouble.  I spent a wonderful morning with these amazing machines – my thanks to Robbo’s for giving us the opportunity and making us so welcome.

I love the way the Hipstamatic iPhone app brought out the cool, steely blue of the metal (which must have been reflecting my blue cardigan), while my SLR’s sensor responded to the cool, white light with a golden glow I could not bear to ‘correct’ in post processing.

Warm Wheels – D700, 105 F/2.8 micro