George Petrovsky

Thirlmere, Australia

An old photographer and his dog trying to find what turns a photograph into a worthwhile picture. Perhaps try to take a worthwhile...

A retired bloke and his dog. The bloke takes the odd picture. His dog “Jessie,” in 2016, turned 112 in human years. The bloke turned 10 in doggy years. Some coincidence, eh? 2017, should we survive, will see Jessie reach 119 years – and me approach 11…

Living in the bucolic Southern Highlands of New South Wales in Oz allows me to bring you its rural landscapes, flowers, animals and wildlife. I have also included some pictures of my travels over the years to various other parts of NSW and Australia. No pictures of the canals of Venice, islands of Greece, the Grand Canyon or the mountains surrounding Machu Pichu. For now, I remain in continent.

My pictures are not taken to be hung in galleries. Rather, they are a record of my life. They show where I’ve been and subjects that have grabbed my interest or had some emotional effect on me. In that way, I’m a selfish photographer and present pictures pleasing to me. Should they also please others, then I am content.

My Nikon D80 has brought you many of my older pictures, with a few from my D70 thrown in. Maybe even some scanned from my old Nikkormat or Pentax Spotmatic once I get through the boxes of prints and slides!

Necessity is to always have a camera with me – just in case. I’ve added a Sony W630 to my photographic armoury. The Carl Zeiss lens sealed the deal for me!

Of course it’s a female camera! Delicate, sensitive, beautiful from without and within, complex beyond belief, to be treated with care and respect. Unpredictable – but only if you don’t know what you’re doing – capable of bringing one to great highs, as well as plunging one into the depths of despair when the results of your best efforts to fully understand her hit a brick wall!

Quite often, I will turn her to “Auto Intelligent” and let her do all the thinking. More often than not, she’s right and says: “See – I told you so! Trust me!” See – she IS a woman!

2011: Many said it wouldn’t happen, but I have at last reached “Age Pensioner” status. Funny, I don’t feel all that different! Maybe a few more years will tell….

To reward myself for having reached this milestone, I’ve gone a bit berserk and bought a new lens for my old D80 – now probably in the same aged category as myself. I’ve settled on a Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4 HSM OS Macro. OK, this won’t make me an instant famous photographer, but may help improve the quality of images I present.

2015: The old faithful D80 has gone into retirement, replaced by a D7000 – with a few more megapixels and a bit more versatile. Now – to get out and make the most of it!

(aka george@gophotos on the old DPF site!)

A Birth Certificate shows we were born.
A Death Certificate shows that we died.
Pictures show that we Lived! (Anon)

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  • Age: 70
  • Joined: March 2008

Journal

The Ace

The Ace / Does anybody out there know / I’ve never been defeated / by John McEnroe? / No! No no no no no no no! / Not by Nadal or Jokovic or Federer! / Is it because I’m simply betterer? / Every word here’s absolutely true: / I’m not a tennis player. / Well – are you? / © 2016 george petrovsky
Posted about 1 year – 8 comments

Heart-warming Christmas Spirit

Heart-warming Christmas Spirit / The generosity and thoughtfulness of people, especially at this time of the year, never fails to bring a warm glow to the heart – and sometimes a tear to the eye. / Why, only this morning as I checked my emails, the President of the Bank of Lower Messapotamia had a personal message for me: $2.5 million dollars were waiting to be deposited into my bank account! How…
Posted about 1 year – 8 comments

Manage your Portfolio? You Jest!!!

Here we have an old fuddy – duddy, a grumpy old fart, a techno-twit in the world of IT and computer program design, who longs for the “Good Old Days” on Red Bubble. / There was a time when an image had a little < or > either side of it, which meant you could go forward to the next or back to the previous image. / This simple system has disappeared. Because it was too logi…
Posted over 1 year – 13 comments

Cootamundra Show Winners

It’s not often that I enter any of my photographs in shows. Having been persuaded to submit some to the recent show at Cootamundra, I was very pleasantly surprised that all my 7 entries received some recognition! / 1st Colour Landscape : Southern Highlands Storm…………… / .1st Mono Landscape : Old Tree in the Mist (CTAPOE DEPEBO B TYMAHE) / 2nd Colour Flowers : Gr…
Posted over 4 years – 20 comments

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