Sunday, March 29, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday #45

Howdy! The Shadow Gallery collages feature a selection of photos from participants from last Sunday. If you’d like to join in SSS, please do. How? Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), then add your link to Mr Linky, and visit other players. First-time participants are required to click here for further info before submitting links. Thanks heaps and I hope you enjoy all the shadows!

Shadow Gallery


The Shooters:
1. Kym 2. Becky 3. Wildeve 4. Cam 5. Whizkid 6. Dianne 7. Gemma 8. Katie 9. HotFudge


The Shooters:
1. Raf 2. Raven 3. Chie 4. PJ 5. Lisa'sRetroStyle 6. PP-Designs 7. CatherineBardrick 8. Ahab 9. LongIslandDailyPhoto


The Shooters:
1. Jane 2. TwoBarkingDogs 3. SummerKitchenGirls 4. Bobbie 5. ctmott 6. BLOGitse 7. pRiyA 8. Tameka 9. Rita

It felt extremely weird collaging less than half of the shadow shots posted last week. The urge to include all of them was strong, but I resisted the urge and stopped at twenty-seven photos. It did save a lot of time. The plan is to mix it up each time and not use shadow shots by the same participants every week. If you happen to notice that I've not included a photo by you for a while and you would like me to, please feel free to let me know because I am not a very organised kind of a person and may lose track. A simple message saying something like "hey doofus it's about time you included one of my shots!" will be fine.

Here's my Shadow Shot Sunday #45



I cannot claim the first photo as my own shadow shot. I took a photo of a photo. I cheated. The original photo was taken by Anton Corbijn, titled 'Nick Cave, London, 1999' and can be found at the Nick Cave exhibition that I blogged about in my previous post. The second one is of my desk in my studio. By studio I'm referring to my junk-filled closet-sized spare room. By desk I'm referring to a big door balancing on a couple of dodgy old wooden trestles. I'm all class! The late afternoon autumn sun shining through the curtains cast pretty patterns and some nice paint bottle shadows on my desk-door-trestle-table-thingie.

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. La Vie Est Belle
2. Catherine Bardrick - Mexico City
3. Sweet Repose
4. PJ-Pensacola
5. Bobbie
6. Sylvia K
7. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA
8. GalleryJuana
9. More of Me - Canada
10. Tom Hilton
11. Shannon
12. wildeve
13. Jeri
14. High Desert Diva
15. Gemma
16. Chie
17. Raven
18. The Summer Kitchen Girls
19. maryt/theteach
20. Just Like Martha
21. meka
22. Jo
23. Vicki (Maraca)
24. Generik
25. ahab
26. Pagan Sphinx - Massachusetts
27. Terri - teelgee
28. Molokai Girl
29. Paz's New York Minute
30. Lisa's RetroStyle
31. Long Island Daily Photo,USA
32. Raven
33. whizkid
34. BABYLONEZOO (France)
35. Rita aka Cashjocky
36. ChickenSue
37. BLOGitse
38. raf
39. EmBelISH
40. zendotstudio
41. Carin
42. chanpheng, Laos
43. Fog and Thistle
44. ctmott
45. Christy
46. hejoko
47. elizabeth schmid
48. julie king
49. The Small Things
50. BlackStar
51. Jenn, in Muskoka
52. Cam
53. Kenobiitti
54. storyteller
55. Cate
56. Barbara
57. Kym
58. Junie Rose
59. {S.T.U.F.F.}
60. Nona

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Nick Cave at QPAC. Hooray!

Nick Cave: The Exhibition. Finally it's here! I heard about this exhibition happening in Melbourne last year and I've been waiting patiently for it to arrive in Brisbane. It arrived to QPAC and opened yesterday in QPAC's Tony Gould gallery space. I was there before the doors had even opened. Yeah I know I'm kind of tragic. But hey I wasn't the only one! The exhibition explores “behind the scenes” of iconic Australian musician, songwriter, artist, author Nick Cave. It features displays of original lyrics, notebooks, diaries, artwork, photography, and rare and previously unreleased film footage. A couple of the highlights include the original manuscript of Nick Cave’s book, And The Ass Saw The Angel, and the selection of flyers, fanzines and posters dating back from the late 1970s to the present. This touring exhibition is drawn from over 800 items generously donated by Nick Cave to the Performing Arts Collection. It’s brilliant! It’s free admission! And I highly recommend it! You can view the online documentary here if you’re interested.


Nick Cave: The Exhibition - 24 March to 9 May 2009 (Tuesday to Saturday) QPAC, Tony Gould Gallery



A selection of some of my beloved Nick Cave CDs. I'm listening to one right now! Did I mention I was a fan?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday #44

Howdy! The Shadow Gallery collages feature one photo from each participant from last Sunday. If you’d like to join in SSS, please do. How? Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), then add your link to Mr Linky, and visit other players. First-time participants are required to click here for a little further info before submitting your link. Thanks heaps and I hope you enjoy all the shadows!

Shadow Gallery


The Shooters:
1. maryt/theteach 2. PJ 3. CatherineBardrick 4. Bobbie 5. Chris 6. GalleryJuana 7. Gemma 8. HotFudge 9. Alissa


The Shooters:
1. JustLikeMartha 2. HighDesertDiva 3. Babylonezoo 4. Vicki 5. Chie 6. MusingsFromThePond 7. Jeri 8. Cecile 9. Cam 10. ctmott 11. MoreOfMe 12. Carin 13. Ahab 14. Kym 15. Christy 16. KittyBooBoo


The Shooters:
1. Terri 2. SylviaK 3. MolokaiGirl 4. PaganSphinx 5. LongIslandDailyPhoto 6. Rita/Cashjocky 7. AerialArmadillo 8. Raven 9. SweetRepose


The Shooters:
1. Storyteller 2. DailyVintageSquare 3. Generik 4. SaraChapman 5. Hejoko 6. Carletta 7. GreenMeadow 8. Kerslyn 9. Dianne 10. Me 11. TwoBarkingDogs 12. Shannon 13. TheSmallThings 14. TomHilton 15. EmBelISH 16. Lucy


The Shooters:
1. jc 2. Tameka 3. Raf 4. RinklyRimes 5. BlackStar 6. Gina 7. Annette 8. Lisa'sRetroStyle 9. SummerKitchenGirls

Here's my Shadow Shot Sunday #44



Some shadowy tree reflections I spotted in the window of a building somewhere in South Brisbane. These trees look a little bit sad to me. I get the feeling that they’d prefer to be growing someplace else. I could be wrong. They may be perfectly happy where they are. I hope so. I’ll try to imagine them as being happy.

This Sunday is the last time that I’ve included ALL shadow shots in the collages. It’s becoming a little bit difficult for me lately to compile the collages using everyone’s photos each week. I am still very keen to continue making some collages, but I’ve decided from now on I’ll create only three collages (I'm thinking three of the nine picture ones) every week using a selection of the shadow shots from participants. I may choose shadows based on a theme (if I notice one occurring), or I’ll select ones that I think will look nice together, or I’ll simply randomly select them. It will just be whatever happens to work out each week. And it will be fun! A change is good right? Anyway, I do really appreciate you all for playing along, and while compiling collages of all the photos has been a bit of a struggle, it has in no way dampened my enthusiasm for looking at all of the wonderful shadows! So keep ‘em coming! You shadow shooters rock! You truly do.

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. High Desert Diva
2. GalleryJuana
3. Sweet Repose
4. Long Island Daily Photo,USA
5. Wildeve
6. Musings From The Pond
7. PJ
8. pRiyA
9. Kuusela Finland
10. Tom Hilton
11. The Summer Kitchen Girls
12. maryt/theteach
13. Hot Fudge
14. Sacred Ruminations
15. Raven
16. Becky
17. More of Me - EG WoW!
18. Sylvia K
19. Molokai Girl
20. Hildegarde (Flanders,EU)
21. Chie
22. Gemma
23. Just Like Martha
24. Carin
25. Terri - teelgee
26. Bobbie
27. chanpheng, Laos
28. BABYLONEZOO (France)
29. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA
30. ahab
31. Dianne
32. Rita/Cashjocky
33. {S.T.U.F.F.}
34. BLOGitse
35. Kym
36. Ginger
37. ctmott
38. hejoko
39. Twinkle Star Art
40. Christy
41. Sherrie
42. elizabeth schmid
43. Whizkid
44. Lisa's RetroStyle
45. Pagan Sphinx-Massachusetts
46. Happily Retired Gal
47. Karen ~Georgia Angel
48. Cam
49. Two Barking Dogs
50. Dee
51. tameka
52. VINTAGE Shadow Shot
53. Catherine Bardrick,Mexico City
54. Generik
55. EmBelISH
56. Jane
57. raf
58. Margaret Gosden
59. Kenobiitti
60. Cate
61. ppdesigns

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Happy Harmony Day!

Harmony Day is on the 21st of March each year. It is a day for celebrating and promoting the benefits of cultural diversity. The key message of Harmony Day is Everyone Belongs. It’s about community participation, inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everybody. Since Harmony Day began ten years ago, thousands of schools, community groups, organisations and various businesses, large and small, across Australia have actively supported this day of celebration by hosting Harmony Day events.


A very happy Harmony Day everybody! But hey, let’s not restrict the celebrations to only one single day per year. Let us all celebrate community harmony EVERYDAY! Yes, Everyone Belongs Everyday.


The sheer beauty of living in harmony... Heart Flock print by POE team member, TheEye

“Art is a harmony parallel with nature” – Paul Cezanne

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday #43

Howdy! The Shadow Gallery collages feature one photo from each participant from last Sunday. If you’d like to join in SSS, please do. How? Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), then add your link to Mr Linky, and visit other players. First-time participants are required to click here for a little further info before submitting your link. Thanks heaps and I hope you enjoy all the shadows!

Shadow Gallery


The Shooters:
1. Carletta 2. Alissa 3. Bobbie 4. Carin 5. Becky 6. CatherineBardrick 7. Chie 8. Babylonezoo 9. Cam


The Shooters:
1. DailyVintagePhoto 2. Generik 3. Gemma 4. EmBelISH 5. GalleryJuana 6. Annette 7. Christy 8. Fog&Thistle 9. Cindy


The Shooters:
1. Hejoko 2. Christine 3. HighDesertDiva 4. Kelly 5. Kenobiitti 6. LeeMills 7. Lisa'sRetroStyle 8. Jeri 9. Jo


The Shooters:
1. PaganSphinx 2. SaraChapman 3. Me 4. PJ 5. maryt/theteach 6. Olga 7. Rita 8. MoreOfMe 9. HappilyRetiredGal


The Shooters:
1. Paz'sNewYorkMinute 2. SummerKitchenGirls 3. Raf 4. MolokaiGirl 5. Raven 6. Tameka 7. Nell 8. Sherrie 9. RinklyRimes


The Shooters:
1. Terri 2. SweetRepose 3. Shannon 4. SylviaK 5. TheSmallThings 6. ZenDotStudio 7. ctmott 8. Vicki/Maraca 9. Rebecca

The process of creating these collages this week was a lot more random than usual. I was a little rushed for time. I think the individual photos shine above the mish-mashy randomness of the groupings anyway. Thanks to all the shadow shooters for participating. Apologies to both Long Island Daily Photo and Musings From The Pond for your photos not appearing in the collages. Unfortunately I was unable to include your shadow shots due to the photos being PNG images. The editing program I use to create the collages will not recognise PNG images. I can only collage JPEG images. I may not have mentioned this before. If I haven't mentioned it before...oops! So thought I'd better mention it now for future reference.

Here's my Shadow Shot(s) Sunday #43



A couple from my shadow archives taken recently at Roma Street Parklands. I’m glad I have a few shadow shots saved because we’ve had miserable weather this week in Brisbane due to cyclone Hamish further up north. Overcast and wet for much of the week. Coincidentally I’m off to Roma Street Parklands today for a BrisStyle meet-up at the Melange CafĂ©. Today marks our first anniversary as an official Etsy Team, so it should be a fun celebration. Happy birthday BrisStyle! One year old today and a good excuse to eat cake!

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. High Desert Diva
2. Bobbie
3. Dublin Sky & Shadows
4. Gallery Juana
5. jc
6. VINTAGE SHADOW SHOT
7. Rinkly Rimes
8. Sweet Repose
9. Musings from The Pond
10. Pagan Sphinx-Massachusetts
11. tameka
12. PJ
13. Sylvia K
14. Cecile
15. ctmott
16. maryt/theteach
17. Chris
18. Gemma
19. The Summer Kitchen Girls
20. Carin
21. Hot Fudge
22. Raven
23. BABYLONEZOO (France)
24. Alissa
25. Chie
26. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA
27. raf
28. Jeri
29. Carletta
30. More of Me - EG WoW!
31. Shannon
32. In This Life - Annette
33. Lisa's RetroStyle
34. Cam
35. Vicki
36. Molokai Girl
37. Terri - teelgee
38. Gingerbread ~ Gina
39. Rita/Cashjocky
40. Just Like Martha
41. ahab
42. hejoko
43. Kitty Boo Boo
44. Black Star
45. EmBelISH
46. Tom Hilton
47. Dianne
48. Gennaro | Cusco Peru
49. Generik
50. An Aerial Armadillo
51. Christy
52. Long Island Daily Photo,USA
53. Kerslyn
54. storyteller
55. Lucy
56. GreenMeadow
57. Kym
58. Catherine Bardrick
59. The Small Things

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Another Pelican Post...

The other week I posted a pelican photo for Shadow Shot Sunday and it wasn’t the only pelican photo I took on the day. I actually took many photos but I’ll refrain from posting all of them and just share my favourite four. I took a few pelican photos last October and was really keen to go back to the same location to try shooting some pelicans TtV style. So I did. And I'm so glad I did because it was a whole lot of fun!





I’ve just listed these four in my Etsy shop, along with a couple of other photos that don’t contain birds of any kind. I seem to be on a bit of a bird craze at the moment. Water birds in particular. And to further fuel my water bird obsession I won a very cool duck brooch last week from fellow BrisStyle member Hayley.


I love this! Thanks Hayley! Hayley makes these awesome brooches from recycled children’s books. Go check out the entire range in her RE-read etsy shop, where you’ll also find cute buttons, pendants and softies. If you’d like a chance to win one of Hayley’s wonderful creations be sure to regularly visit her blog, as she offers a giveaway every week. Yes, EVERY week! Besides the generosity of the weekly giveaways it’s also a very fun and entertaining blog. For even more giveaways click here to enter the super March giveaways happening over at BrisStyle. Enjoy the rest of your week and see you in the shadows on Sunday.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday #42

Howdy! The Shadow Gallery collages feature one photo from each participant from last Sunday. If you’d like to join in SSS, please do. How? Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), then add your link to Mr Linky, and visit other players. First-time participants are required to click here for a little further info before submitting your link. Thanks heaps and I hope you enjoy all the shadows!

Shadow Gallery


The Shooters:
1. Chie 2. NakedLady 3. GalleryJuana 4. Generik 5. HotFudge 6. jc 7. ZenDotStudio 8. TomHilton 9. Fotodiod


The Shooters:
1. Raf 2. Shannon 3. me 4. PJ 5. Alissa 6. S.T.U.F.F. 7. Nona 8. AnAerialArmadillo 9. PaganSphinx


The Shooters:
1. Cam 2. CatherineBardrick 3. Sylvia 4. LongIslandDailyPhoto 5. TheSmallThings 6. Gemma 7. ctmott 8. TwinkleStarArt 9. Paz'sNewYorkMinute


The Shooters:
1. Terri 2. HighDesertDiva 3. JustLikeMartha 4. Vicki 5. BarbaraL 6. DailyVintagePhoto 7. Christy 8. Ginger 9. SweetRepose 10. EmBelISH 11. Rita 12. SummerKitchenGirls 13. maryt/theteach 14. MolokaiGirl 15. Hejoko 16. SaraChapman


The Shooters:
1. Bobbie 2. MoreOfMe 3. Jeri 4. HappilyRetiredGal 5. Carletta 6. Lisa'sRetroStyle 7. Carin 8. Babylonezoo 9. Raven

Here's my Shadow Shot Sunday #42


The side of a house located in the Valley. Or in New Farm. I can't recall how far along James Street it was. Do you notice anything odd about this house? The oddness created a more diverse display of shadows.

“It always amazes me to think that every house on every street is full of so many stories; so many triumphs and tragedies, and all we see are yards and driveways.” - Glenn Close

And shadows on the walls...

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. Long Island Daily Photo, USA
2. Gallery Juana
3. Sweet Repose
4. Cindy
5. High Desert Diva
6. Generik
7. Musings From the Pond
8. Sylvia K
9. More of Me - EG WoW!
10. Paz's New York Minute
11. PJ
12. Gemma
13. maryt/theteach
14. Alissa
15. Becky
16. Olga aka orchidgirl1979
17. ctmott
18. Lee Mills
19. In This Life - Annette
20. Jeri
21. The Summer Kitchen Girls
22. Rita
23. Lisa's RetroStyle
24. Pagan Sphinx-Massachusetts
25. chie
26. Raven
27. Jo
28. Bobbie
29. Terri - teelgee
30. Carletta
31. Shannon
32. Rinkly Rimes
33. EmBelISH
34. Molokai Girl
35. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA
36. BABYLONEZOO (France)
37. The Small Things
38. Kenobiitti
39. Nell - Aust
40. Carin
41. raf
42. Fog and Thistle
43. Happily Retired Gal
44. Cam
45. Sherrie
46. Catherine Bardrick,Mexico City
47. tameka
48. zendotstudio
49. hejoko
50. VINTAGE SHADOW SHOT
51. Rebecca
52. Christy
53. Christine
54. Vicki/Maraca
55. Kelly

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Masters of Photography

I stopped in at my favourite Brisbane bookshop, Folio Books the other day looking for a gift for a friend. I always visit Folio first when I decide to buy a book as a gift and I always walk out of Folio with an armful of books for myself, and none for the intended gift recipient. I have very little self control when it comes to books. One of the books I bought is called Masters of Photographyclassic photographic artists of our time (it was at least on special…) and flicking through it I noticed many wonderful shadow shots. So being obsessed with shadow photos and books, I thought I'd share a few of my favourite shadowy images from some of the photographers featured in this publication. Hope you enjoy these as much as I do.


Afghanistan (1996) by James Nachtwey


Wall Street, New York City (1915) by Paul Strand


The Fork (1928) by Andre Kertesz


Horst Torso with Pole (1930) by George Hoyningen-Huene


Under the El at Battery, New York (1936) by Berenice Abbott


Eiffel Tower 100th Anniversary (1989) by Elliott Erwitt

The last photo is more about the silhouettes than the shadows but I included it simply because I adore it!

Oh and I finally found that gift from my second favourite bookstore. Just in case you were wondering...

"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time."
- Motto of the Baltimore Grotto

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday #41

Howdy! The Shadow Gallery collages feature one photo from each participant from last Sunday. If you’d like to join in SSS, please do. How? Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), then add your link to Mr Linky, and visit other players. First-time participants are required to click here for a little further info before submitting your link. Thanks heaps and I hope you enjoy all the shadows!

Shadow Gallery


The Shooters:
1. Judi 2. LongIslandDailyPhoto 3. s.t.u.f.f. 4. Cindy 5. SummerKitchenGirls 6. GalleryJuana 7. Jo 8. Shannon 9. MoreOfMe


The Shooters:
1. Nell 2. LaVieEstBelle 3. Bobbie 4. Raf 5. TheSmallThings 6. SweetRepose 7. Sylvia 8. Carletta 9. Terri 10. Dianne 11. JunieRose 12. Gemma 13. JustLikeMartha 14. MolokaiGirl 15. PJ 16. Aimer


The Shooters:
1. Alissa 2. DigitalPolaroids 3. HotFudge 4. Sherrie 5. SaraChapman 6. CatherineBardrick 7. TomHilton 8. Lisa'sRetroStyle 9. Raven


The Shooters:
1. InThisLife 2. Olga 3. Chie 4. DailyVintagePhoto 5. Kuusela 6. Babylonezoo 7. Rita 8. MomentsWithMe&Mine 9. Hejoko 10. PaganSphinx 11. HappilyRetiredGal 12. Chanpheng 13. Vicki/Maraca 14. ctmott 15. Lighthousegal 16. Cate


The Shooters:
1. Cecile 2. maryt/theteach 3. Paz'sNewYorkMinute 4. HighDesertDiva 5. Generik 6. Christy 7. BarbaraL 8. EmBelISH 9. ElizabethSchmid

Here's my Shadow Shot Sunday #41


This obliging pelican happily posed for me early this week. The photo looks like it was taken at a train station and the pelican is standing on the platform waiting to board the train. Well that’s what came to mind when I uploaded the photo to my computer. I took this shot at Bretts Wharf in Hamilton and the structure behind the pelican isn’t really a train but a restaurant. The pelican is waiting for restaurant staff to come outside with a bucket of fish scraps, as they regularly do every afternoon for their pelican pals. While this is most definitely a pelican, his short and stumpy shadow looks very much like a penguin!

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. Gallery Juana
2. Gemma
3. High Desert Diva
4. Sweet Repose
5. Bobbie
6. raf
7. PJ
8. The Summer Kitchen Girls
9. More of Me - EG WoW!
10. maryt/theteach
11. Hot Fudge
12. sylvia
13. Just Like Martha
14. Raven
15. Carletta
16. The Small Things
17. Naked Lady
18. Chie
19. Lisa's RetroStyle
20. Tom Hilton
21. Alissa
22. Paz's New York Minute
23. Shannon
24. Rita
25. Molokai Girl
26. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA
27. Terri - teelgee
28. Generik
29. BABYLONEZOO (France)
30. EmBelISH
31. hejoko
32. Twinkle Star Art
33. ctmott
34. Christy
35. Jeri
36. Ginger
37. Vicki
38. jc
39. Long Island Daily Photo,USA
40. Vintage Shadow Shot
41. zendotstudio
42. Cam
43. {S.T.U.F.F.}
44. An Aerial Armadillo
45. Happily Retired Gal
46. Barbara L
47. Carin
48. Catherine Bardrick,Mexico City
49. Pagan Sphinx-Massachusetts
50. Nona
51. Fotodiod

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