Wayne Grivell Exhibition

Today I went to the opening of the Wayne Grivell photographic exhibition at the Prospect Gallery (Nailsworth, South Australia). Wayne is a local architect and (generally) urban photographer par excellence.

The exhibition is focussed on his night street photography of suburban scenes in South australia, turning the “mundane” in abstracted beauty, but also a sociological record given that several of the buildings depicted have been demolished or altered since the photos were taken.

Adelaide Botanic Gardens

The Flaneurists spent another wonderful day photographing the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, East End and Art Gallery (which now allows photography of art works), including the recently completed wetlands north of the National Wine Centre. Every time we go there it is completely different, different foliage, new species, different flowerings, different artworks (a “neolithic” style seems to be taking hold!), and above all: different light.
Today’s sunny weather and brilliant light allowed us to go beserk with macro lenses, and some incredible images are on the way…..including an innovative reprise of the well viewed and featured The Art Critic

Winter Solstice 2013 at the Laratinga Wetlands.

To celebrate the winter solstice we visited the Laratinga Wetlands at Mount Barker, South Australia. I’ve been before but now that the trees are approaching maturity, the microclimate has completely changed – the understorey is now quite dense with a considerable amount of mulch, mosses and mushrooms. Numerous species of birds have returned, and now nest in the wetlands and frollick in the lakes. Toward the end of the walk we were swarmed by a large group of blue wrens, running helter skelter through the bush. If you visit, don’t forget your macro lens!

Welcome "Jack" to Red Bubble

Please welcome Jack to Red Bubble. “Jack” is a pseudonym of course. Not sure if I’m allowed to give out his real name, because he’s actually my favourite uncle, and he might come round to my place and give me a good whooopin’ LOL.
Anyway over the next weeks “Jack” will start posting some shots, and I can guarantee you’ll all like them! If you’d like him in your groups please do not hesitate to send him a bubblemail.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to All!

I’m not a religious person, but I do believe in Christian ethics, the basic philosophy of which is shared by Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. The idea that we are all one, and should treat each other as we would want to be treated in return: to be loved and respected.

As the spirit of christmas approaches, quiet and stillness descends and sits around us.
It is then time to reflect. If you are reading this you are alive. Many people are not, the victims of those who have forgotten the basic idea above, and replaced it with aggression and greed. We must be ever vigilant- to identify these egoists, and not to follow their path, no matter how popular, glamourous, and righteous they seem. Its simple- look into their eyes and ask yourself: is their message about unity …