Monday, March 23, 2015

Mad March

It feels like it has been a busy month. In the past three weeks we've been to Sydney (a day trip) and enjoyed: watching ten French films at our fave Palace Theatre as part of the annual Alliance Francaise French Film Festival; the annual lobster lunch with fiends at Rosedale; dinners and lunches with more friends at Walt & Burley on the Kingston Foreshore, Copper Chimney (Indian) in Civic, Pialligo Estate Farmhouse (WOW!) in picturesque Pialligo and Roti (Malaysian) in the ANU precinct. 

We've been to the mind blowing James Turrell retrospective exhibition at the NGA and helped pick 2 tonnes of Shiraz grapes at our friends' vineyard in Murrumbateman (yesterday). Oh yes and I've done a half day's volunteering for the worthy Days for Girls charity (and kept up my paid work commitments too!) PHEW!!!

Somehow I found time to acquire a new phone (iPhone 6) in the midst of all this and was inspired to try out its camera at the award night for the National Photographic Portrait Prize last Friday night. I was pretty happy to capture this shot with our fave film critics Margaret and David in the far distance.

If ALZ Joel is reading this he needs to consider entering this award next year. His work would easily make the grade!

I tried it out again the day after..a shot of my 100 (and a half) year old Mum.  She was very interested in my new phone and all the things it could do - but she thought this portrait showed all her wrinkles!!

I thought I'd keep to the theme and include the latest portraits of "my girls" (taken on my trusty little Fujifilm X20) in the late afternoon light on Sunday....

I thought Ella did a great job of capturing me in this shot - wrinkles and all - but just overexposed enough so it's not too scary!

1 comment:

Roslyn Lawrence said...

Hey I have just upgraded to Iphone 5. Still trailing in the techno.
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