Category Archives: Street Photography

Found Still life: Euphorbia lambii

Found Still life: Euphorbia lambii

A found still life with Euphorbia lambii – not Jacqui. This interesting plant has the propensity to become something of a weed in Tasmania as it is in parts of Italy. I struggled over many seasons to grow it in W.A. and here it self seeds and just grows! Olympus EM1 processed in LR

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Verandah number 23, the bull nose…

Verandah number 23, the bull nose

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Hobart Street Art

Hobart Street Art

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Morgan – the definitive English sports car…

Morgan-front-end

OOH that rad so simple Want one

Morgan English sports car

 

 

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First the car took a train on the Indian specific…

A guard for the car

 

This was all a bit dumb go back a few posts and you will see my next best friend. he is a beautiful white faced cockatiel a native of W.A. so one of my lusts of a life time was crushed a trip to Melbourne on the Indian Pacific, when we were told birds can’t travel on trains I was devastated… How silly is that! So we had to take a plane while the car traveled on the train

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The many branches of education…

The-many-branches-of-education

A slightly different take of this series of the education departments complex looking through to the subject I remember going inside this complex on a job just after they first moved in. It would be an experience to go have a look twenty years on, and education perhaps…

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The New Esplanade Hotel – City trees series…

The New Esplanade Hotel

A street view from a high vantage point with a long lens gives this compressed view of the Esplanade Hotel in Perth. Not so long ago these were some of the tallest buildings in this fair city…

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Just a another drive by shooting…

Just a another drive by shooting
Olympus EM-5 OMD ƒ/9 1/640s ISO400

Just another drive by shooting…
Sometimes being stuck in traffic one can grab the odd image that appeals I like the geometry of this. However I have often wondered who is responsible for patterns and the colourings of our under passes and bridges. This form of imposed public patterns has been around since the seventies. – I wouldn’t venture to use the word art to describe it because the majority of these random acts naive pattering in concrete are the ugly daubings of a deranged misfit. I realize that the Main Roads Department of Western Australia who is responsible for the construction would not dare use a plain colour or heaven forbid concrete au naturale for fear of attracting the taggers or graffiti artist. But the fact is some of the W.A. graffiti artists are very good and much better that this multicoloured mush. I have no winge with the civil engineering, it certainly was not designed by a Nervi but it is serviceable and causes no offense to my eyes. But the colourings and patterns in concrete I really feel we can do better as public art to inspire or alleviate the pain for people who happen to be stuck in traffic.

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Four Dollars : Street tree series continued

Four Dollars : street tree series continued...
Leica M2 ƒ11 1/250s 40mm Summicron Agfa 100 ultra C41 developed as B+W 1:50 Rodinal 10 minutes finished in Silver Effex.

I think this is a Queensland Box tree which unusually has been left intact. Generally in this part of the world if a tree grows its fair game to be hacked and butchered into something that does not resemble a naturally grown tree at all. This tree provides deep shade for the front of the house and garden which is something Western Australian natives often fail to do. It always seems that where trees that provide good shade are needed the WA natives are planted and along roads where there is no parking there always seem to be good shade trees. A deceased good friend of mine was  keen observer of such conundrums, Harry called it Sods law and in such cases a sod it is!

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