Yellow a stimulating and brilliant colour.

Yellow a stimulating and brilliant colour.

tree in yellow canola field

Yellow the brightest colour in the spectrum. Fun, stimulating and picturesque, not really the colour one would paint a whole house in. But touches here and there add a vibrant and happy feel to a home.

In my earlier days of photography I was fascinated by the seasonal fields of canola. It’s a magnificent sight to drive along a country road and behold an enormous yellow field. Nothing quite like it! Then when I got home after a photo shoot, I would edit my shots and try and put houses or churches in the field. Ha ha, some futile attempts, but strangely enough I sold quite a few churches in canola fields.

I would also put myself in the field and use a tripod to take photos. Oh the fun but also the patience that was required. However I was told off by a  farmer on one occasion so now I keep well away from their paddocks.

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Light blue, is good for your soul.

Light blue, is good for your soul.

Cloud on a bee beach

With this blog I am begining a series on colour. 

Colour lightens our life and adds such a beautiful dimension to all we see. How clever is our God to come up with a concept like colour. Through our eyes we absorb the beauty of creation in an array of colours. Each sunset, each green grassy slope, each red harsh desert, the ocean, greens to deep blues… one certainly could write pages of descriptions, endless and timeless.

We need light to see these colours, darkness cannot comprehend or display any colour at all.

One of the most soothing colours apparently is light blue. Soft and gentle, cool and clear. From snowy mountains captured in the South Island of New Zealand to brilliant coastal sights captured in South Australia. 

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Black and white images of our coastline

Black and white images of our coastline

 

Black and white images stand out as being simple and yet bold. Two basic colours at the end of the spectrum provide room for our imaginations. Two extremes of light and dark with many shades of grey in between. It’s perhaps the shades of grey that provide the connections between the black and white. This makes it easier for our eye to roam around the image, appreciating the variations.

pink sunset and a distant lighthouse
pink sunset and a distant lighthouse
Big waves and distant lighthouse
black-and-white -simplicity
West Cape
dark ocean
Seagull flying in black and white
Seagull in black and white
Moon over ocean in black and white
Lighthouse in black and white
Girl fishing in black and white

Me fishing off the back of our boat. Gotta love a striped T shirt in black and white photos.

Black and white is timeless, unique and helps the viewer focus on tones, patterns, lines and texture instead of colour. Black and white is always a favorite of mine.

Black and white images make fabulous pics on your walls. Maybe I will soon write a blog post and post some of my photographs I have on my walls in my beach house.

Hmm keep yourself tuned for some updated blog posts on this web site.

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Canola fields are here again

The canola fields of South Australia are quite spectacular. Yellow being the brightest visible colour in the spectrum make these fields an eye catching sight. The colour yellow is uplifting and joyous, but is also calming and relaxing. I find these farmers fields...

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Locating Yorke Peninsula’s lone apostle.

Locating Yorke Peninsula’s lone apostle.

Embarking on a walk over the towering cliffs of the south end of Yorke Peninsula, we made a journey to try and discover the one lone apostle. A lonely fisherman had reported seeing this legendary rock from his boat in the ocean. But no land living creature, that we knew, had ever pointed out this amazing discovery to us.

Did we really have an apostle? Victoria had twelve, (Yeah right!! There are really only eight and rumour has it, there never, ever were twelve, it was simply a marketing ploy.)

Could South Australia possibly have just one for a few isolated adventurers like me and my husband?
Well we were about to find out!
We felt like the explorers of old….phone, water, sun hat, insect repel, camera, good shoes, snake protectors etc.

I think the explorers of old had note paper instead of a camera, old boots instead of good Nike trekking shoes, kerosene as insect repellent, and as the movies depict they always lost their water on the way so almost died of thirst!!

No dying on the journey for us we’re far too clever and modern.

Cliffs South Australian coastline

Above…looking forward along the coastline

South Australian coastline

Looking back you can see the West Cape light house way in the distance.

Coastline
Coastline South Australia

And there it is in all its glory. We found it!

Green sea water

Looking down.

Coastline South Australia
Coastline South Australia
Rough countryside
The lone Apostle South Australia
Waiting for the surf to come up

Yeah that way mate!

Two kangaroos
Rough terrain
The lone apostle
Beautiful rock formation

TIME TAKEN: Just under one hour to walk there, 30 minutes of taking photos and resting. Basically it took the best part of two and a half hours.

APOSTLE LOCATED: Yes bought a tear to my eye… majestical.

LIVING CREATURES: One shingle back lizard and quite a few kangaroos, and crows.

SIGNS OF HUMAN ACTIVITY: Not a single beer bottle, or cigarette butt, or foot print, now that’s worth seeing!

YES, South Australia does have an Apostle, difficult to find, but picturesque and worth the walk!

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Painting with your soul, the distant lighthouse

Painting with your soul, the distant lighthouse

 

If you could photograph with your soul, what would your photos look like?

Art is what you see in your soul. Art is a dream you have inside your heart. I photograph what I consider to be some of the most beautiful elements of our earth. Then I add my own interpretation of how I see this picture in my heart.

A painter can paint the thoughts of his heart. A photographer must photograph a scene that is, as it is. If you know what I mean?
Therefore I will remove a piece of rubbish, or add an extra star, or colour the sea a shade greener….and so on. I love to add the painters element to the things I see with my eye.

The distant lighthouse stands alone on these outcrops of land. Beacons of hope for sailors in the night. The wild ocean is to be revered and auspiciously navigated. A lighthouse illuminates that which is to be avoided.

I have endeavoured to paint with my photography a picture of the life of a lighthouse.

A lighthouse gives us direction…Psalm 119.105. Your word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. 

A beacon of hope shining light into the stormy seas of life.

pink sunset and a distant lighthouse
Big waves and distant lighthouse
Cape Spencer lighthouse
Yacht and lighthouse
A sunset of soft orange and a yacht
waves and Althorpe lighthouse
Yacht race
Light house in the distance
Seaspray
West Cape
Fun with photoshop lighthouse
West Cape in the big storm
Yacht and Althorpe Island in background
West Cape light house sunset
Cape Spencer lighthouse
Cape Spencer lighthouse

 

The Althorpe Island lighthouse is accompanied by three cottages. Three families lived there for many years manning the lighthouse. This island is isolated and can only be accessed by boat. A life devoted to preventing shipwrecks. But the seas still had their way as their are quite a number of shipwrecks around the tip of Yorke Peninsula.

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