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Midweek Moment #38

Midweek Moment #38

This moon looks full but it was actually taken the day after, on Saturday night. I noticed it as I was walking down the stairs, so I opened up the windows and set up the camera on a tripod in the stairwell. The clouds kept moving across its face, and sometimes it...
Midweek Moment #37

Midweek Moment #37

We’ve had rain! So much that it made the news. The lake where I walk the dogs had dried up over the summer. Its basin was baked hard by the heat and had fissured, and it was littered with craggy tree trunks. It looked quite desolate—until the rain. It’s not...
Midweek Moment #36

Midweek Moment #36

I’ve been experimenting with slow shutter speeds this week. The results haven’t always worked, but I think I’m improving. Yesterday was wet and dull, but as the sun went down, the clouds parted enough for me to take this photo: However, I thought I...
Midweek Moment #35

Midweek Moment #35

Last Friday was the opening of my friend, Mia Laing’s, art exhibition. She’s exhibiting her paintings along with two other artists, Jan Brown and Alicia Gorey. Mia and I did a parenting course together when our eldest children were in early primary school. We...
Midweek Moment #34

Midweek Moment #34

For a change, we’ve gone black and white this week: My photo is of a water droplet on a twig during the rain on Easter Saturday. I’ve turned it into black and white, but there was very little colour in the original anyway, being mainly greys and blacks with the...
Midweek Moment #33

Midweek Moment #33

I have only about 3,600 words of my manuscript left to rewrite, so that’s been my primary focus this week. Consequently, I’ve barely left the house—if you don’t count walking the dogs, taking the kids to-and-from school, meeting writerly friends for...
Midweek Moment #32

Midweek Moment #32

I’ve been working hard on my novel for the past couple of weeks, so I was going to use one of last week’s photos for our MM. However, today I felt the urge to step away from the computer and take a long walk with my canines and camera. It’s never easy lugging a...
Midweek Moment #31

Midweek Moment #31

Just as dawn was breaking yesterday morning, I went down to Sculptures by the Sea at Cottesloe Beach. With the ocean as smooth as glass and the previous day’s footsteps in the sand having been swept away, the beach was as tranquil as I’d ever seen it. However,...
Midweek Moment #30

Midweek Moment #30

I chose this photo for Midweek Moment for no reason other than I thought it was pretty. I loved the colour of these mauve flowers from the next-door neighbour’s plumbago. I took a few photos in vivo, then cut some to bring inside and snapped a few more: Whereas...
Midweek Moment #29

Midweek Moment #29

Despite giving my camera a couple of outings this week, none of the photos I took jumped out at me for a ‘Midweek Moment’. So, once again, it was a last-minute job—this time in the garden at about 6:45 yesterday morning. The hot summer has taken its toll...
Midweek Moment #28

Midweek Moment #28

I went out with my camera during the week, but nothing I captured took my fancy for a Midweek Moment. So, this morning before school, I interrupted my son during his violin practice. He seemed annoyed at first, then bemused as to why I’d want to take photos of...
Midweek Moment #27

Midweek Moment #27

As I was preparing this week’s Midweek Moment, it struck me that although we live in a colossal city of concrete and bitumen and over 1.5 million people, we’re never far from a walk along the coast, around a lake, by the river, or through the bush. Our...