Month: February 2023
Exploring A Subject – You Never Know What You Might Find…
One of the things I’ve always enjoyed doing is to ‘exploring a subject.’
Often, I see people walk up to a subject, take a couple of photos and then walk off. Yes, take the overall subject, but move closer and explore the detail and I believe often, you will be pleasantly surprised with what you find. You will also come away with a picture-story which will help you convey much more meaning than with a couple of images.
One such example of this was when I was on Norfolk Island last year. Cascade Pier (pictured below) is the Island’s second or alternate pier. Used by fishing boats, and also schoolchildren to jump off of, after school, it is also used as an alternate pier if the main pier, at Kingston cannot be used for some reason.
It’s a great subject, and it’s even more impressive in regards to the detail when you move in closer. This pier could (as does) tell so many stories, from the rusted steel, the smell of the salty air. I found it such an inspiring place to be, photograph, write and sketch.
So, the next time you see an interesting subject, delve a bit deeper as you never know what interesting subjects you may find.
Written & Photographed by David Johnson
28 February 2023
Mother Nature & Mankind
Forging A New Path
Things That Attract My Eye – 4
Welcome to my 4th post on – “Things That Attract My Eye.”
We are certainly blessed where we currently live, up high but only a couple of minutes walk from the Nepean River in Camden NSW.
Relatively close to the river (and closer in parts than others), there is a two-way concrete bicycle path that is shared by cyclists, walkers and joggers.
It is along this path that I have taken the following iPhone images.
I hope you enjoy them!
Written by David Johnson
24 February 2023
A Monument To Memories
4 Years and Counting…
I’m a bit late getting to post about this as there has been a lot happening in our Family and Life in general over the past three weeks…
On Australia Day, 26 January 2023, I achieved somewhat of a milestone with my Watercolour Sketch a Day project.
On the above date, I had completed a Watercolour Sketch a Day, every day, for 4 years. As of today, it is 4 years, 17 days.
As the 4 years straight of Watercolour Sketch a Day fell on Australia Day, I chose to do a Line and Wash sketch of a mammal that is unique to Australia, the Platypus.
It was my first attempt at sketching/painting this subject and I found it rather challenging!
I feel sure that I will attempt this subject again.
For more information on this unique creature, visit the following link.
Written by David Johnson
12 February 2023