The landscape is quite beautiful, mostly grazing country (the field in the foreground is the only one I saw cultivated). Those clumps of dead stuff are blackberry that has been successfully poisoned. On they way out to the block I saw a sign on the roadway saying "Have you treated your blackberry".
We were out at our block this weekend and decided to take a drive, just heading out along a road not much worrying where it took us. With all of the rain we have been having lately the landscape is unbelievable green.
Back home I remembered that I had not tried some of the other tricks of the new camera ... taking a panorama and art filters so here we are, a panorama of our sun room in sepia to give it a 1920s feel. I notice the lens distorts things a little, because that long wall is actually straight. In a landscape I guess the problem would be less obvious. That's it for the New Eye tour.
I spent the next day out at the Uni. Disappointed because it has quite nice landscaping that may have made for interesting photos but the weather settled in wet. At the end of day we caught the train to the city and then connected on a late train home where the mountains were turning on a typical misty night. I thought I'd give a night shot a go ... the clever little camera told me it was taking multiple exposures and combining them to create this moody shot.
We are staying in a motel in a very unpromising street of industrial buildings. I picked this one because I liked the vibrant blue and the way the frangipani softens the scene. The weather continues to drizzle.
We are moving on from our visit to the city but not going home yet. We are heading down to Wollongong because Ian has enrolled in a course at the Uni there and was attending a weekend school. We are on an early train heading out of the city ... very empty.