A Photo A Week: Action

It’s Not Just Cricket

I do enjoy action photography although I find it quite difficult. We used to go regularly to the Australian Grand Prix when it was held in Adelaide and I took many photos there, most of them still not on the computer as this was in the days of film.

Between 2010 and 2017 I practiced my skill at capturing moving objects at  cricket matches at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. I went to a lot of games in that time always striving for the perfect capture, when I wasn’t busy cheering for our team or groaning at some awful play that is. The photography part was always fun even if we lost. Here are a variety of shots from those years.

Australian fast bowler Mitchel Starc.
Looking up at the ball
One of the few occasions I’ve captured the ball leaving the bat.
practice before the game.
Spin bowler
The Hurricanes warm up before a game.
Tim Paine, Hurricanes and Australian wicket keeper.

A Photo A Week Challenge: Water

Water, Water Everywhere

When you live on an island it is not terribly hard to find water to photograph. Here are some waterside scenes in Tasmania.

Derwent River, Hobart Tasmania
The Derwent at Bellerive with Mt Wellington in the background.
Bellerive Beach, near the cricket ground, Hobart Tasmania.
The beach at Stanley in north-west Tasmania.
Table Cape, north-west Tasmania
Strahan
Early morning view of Strahan taken from our hotel in the Strahan Village.

 

 

 

A Photo A Week Challenge: Details

Details

I took this first photo specifically for this challenge but as it happened it fitted very well into Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for this week as well.

Pearl beads on knitted fabric.
Detail on a vintage tablecloth.

A few examples from nature.

A leaf from the apple tree.
Tree bark, there are ants crawling on the tree.
spider web

A Photo A Week: Music

 My Kind Of Music

Marching Music

You can’t have a parade without music and preferably live music not canned. Not everyone likes bagpipes but I do. I’ve liked them ever since mum first played me a recording of a pipe band when I was a child. I also like the colours of the clan tartans so seeing a pipe band is a treat for me.

I enjoy the sound of a brass band too especially playing marching music.

Police Pipe Band not everyone likes bagpipes but I do.

image brass instrument

image drummer
Army band

Street Music

Buskers in Salamanca and singers at a protest rally.

Buskers in Salamanca Square

A busker at Salamanca
Singer at a protest rally.
Choir singing “Lean on Me” at a rally.

My Favourite Music

Of course that is not the only music I like. Naomi and I went to many rock concerts when we were young and in the early days before there were mobile phones and everyone took pictures at concerts I used to occasionally sneak my camera into a show to take photos. It was forbidden but Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide where we often went was not large and if I didn’t use flash they didn’t notice although I kept waiting for the hand on my shoulder and confiscation of my film. Most of the pictures were not great but I  got one  set of New Zealand band Split Enz that I was very pleased with and I still think I didn’t do a bad job all these years later. I think that I had a used Yashica SLR then, the first one we had and used 400 ASA film which was push processed at the shop. David told me about this method so that I would not need to use flash. These photos were taken in 1982.

Vinyl albums are making a comeback although they are hideously expensive. I’m old enough to have seen the rise and fall of cassette tapes and  CD’s imagine that!  We do still get people coming to the Op Shop to look for pre recorded cassettes which surprised me. We usually have some, as well as vinyl albums and CD’s.

I always liked the artwork on album covers and all the bits and pieces you’d get with them, lyrics, photos, band bios. Sometimes you’d get an album with fancy coloured vinyl. You are never going to get a poster inside a CD cover and those things always break.  Naomi and I still have our vinyl albums. Here are some of mine.

 

A Photo A Week Challenge: Neglected

Lady Jane

This blog would qualify as neglected itself for the past week as I’ve been busy with the doll blog but I don’t think a photo of blank screen would be very interesting do you?

Lady Jane used to do cruises on the Derwent from Hobart but was abandoned by the previous owner a few years ago. For a time she was berthed on the Huon at Port Huon and later near Huonville where I took these photos. The last I heard she was over the other side of the river at Cygnet being worked on. One day I hope I’ll be able to get over there to see if she is still there.

Lady Jane at the old mooring near Huonville

A Photo A Week Challenge: Light The Night

Bring on the Night

I am not often out with my camera after dark so I went into my archives to see what I had.
I used to enjoy going to cricket matches at Bellerive Oval .  We had some pleasant summer evenings and some that were not quite so pleasant. I remember a New Year’s Day game where I wore a coat and gloves and remember that January is summer in Australia. This photo was on one of the good ones though.

Looking Up at the Night Sky Bellerive Oval

One winter our town held a “Flush Away Winter” festival to raise funds for a new toilet block. It was a rare occasion for me to be in Geeveston after dark although actually it was probably only about 6pm.

Church Street Geeveston at night winter 2015
The Forest and Heritage building was the centre for indoor activity.

An autumn evening in Hobart as I waited for the bus back to Geeveston, once again the time would be around 6pm.

An autumn evening – Murray Street, Hobart. 2015

 

On the pool deck of “Explorer of the Seas” in 2016

Explorer of the Seas  2016:The Pool Deck at night.

At Garden’s by the Bay in Singapore in 2018. The sound and light show was fabulous.

One of the supertrees at Gardens By the Bay in Singapore.
Supertrees at night, Gardens By The Bay , Singapore