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Guess Who?

Who else can say they are a character in Guess Who? (unofficially). A very funny message to get this morning from my sister. ❤️

Guess Who?
Anyone for a game of Guess Who?
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Murat @ Dog Rocks

Murat at Dog Rocks
Murat at Dog Rocks

I’ve wanted to shoot at Dog Rocks with a model for the longest time, and yesterday we finally did it. Thanks to David for organising our model Murat. He was awesome and was quite brave to climb up on this huge rock and brave the cold and wind to make this shot.

This is an early edit, I’ll post the updated edit in the comments and see if you can spot the differences…🧐

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Capture One

David is encouraging me to try out Capture One 12, again. I think it was something like version 4 the last time I used it and it was buggier than an ant hill. It would crash every 5 seconds.

Given that the next version is apparently going to be version 20, I’m not sure how many versions there have been since I last used it.

I do have to say, I’ve been using it for less than 10 minutes and there are already a lot of things to love about it.

Photo here is Murat at Dog Rocks. I think there were between 5-7 bridal parties come through while we were there.

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Daily Life

I miss Elaine already!

It’s 8:30am on a Saturday and we have just finished the housework, we woke up at 6am. I want to go back to the days when we had someone else to do it for us. 🤣

I’m sure Elaine is enjoying her time in the Gold Coast sun, but we really do miss her.

After having her visiting our house, for 3 hours every week for the last two and a half years, she kind of became part of the family. It wasn’t just about the cleaning. There were literally weeks where we were so busy with work, Elaine was the only other person we saw for the whole week. 🤭

There’s a saying “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone” well that doesn’t apply here… we always appreciated Elaine for everything she did for us. We knew when she told us just a few weeks back she was packing up and moving we were going to miss her.

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Come to Town

It’s the busiest weekend on our little town’s social calendar! The Strawberries and Cherries Festival.

Come to town and pick some fruit… taste it fresh from the source. We won’t be here, we have photo shoots planned, but feel free to visit. 🤗

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Herman the Huntsman

So timely for this video from ABC Science. One of these guys has recently taken up residence in our garage, just above the doorway into the house. David is not amused and wants to pull out the bug spray.

Thankfully the little guy is still around. We have a bunch of other little spiders and insects in the garage, so maybe he will help out with them.

The video is also quite funny, and you learn some things about spider mating habits you might not have wanted to hear. 🤣

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Work

Yesterday’s Office

This was our office yesterday… we weren’t there to take photos rather to discuss Irrewarra Sourdough’s new website which we are in the final stages of development.

But while there I threw the drone up to see the best vantage points for photography once we do go back to take some photos for them once the landscaping at the front of the building (this is the back) is complete.

The wind was insane in Irrewarra yesterday. The breaks in the clouds you see here were there literally for the time I snapped the shots. It was grey and raining again by the time I got the drone to return to me against the strong winds.

While we were down that way we also visited the vineyards of By Farr Wines and talked with them about their new site and some more photography/videography we need to take for it.

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Paper Bag Challenge

Every year at Williamstown Camera Club we have one night on which we have a “Paper Bag Challenge“. The idea behind the Paper Bag Challenge is to do just that, challenge the members to think on their feet and make and image with an item they didn’t know about until they opened their paper bag.

Typically only one member of the committee knows what is in the bag so that we can maximise the fun for all.

After trying out a few ideas, Neil made this lovely peg-lady* ‘Peggy’; Robert and Anthony acted as light stands. On seeing the long shadows I knew we had to go with a “film noir” edit.

The image here “Peggy” is my group’s attempt for the evening. You can see more on the Williamstown Camera Club Website. I think ours was the best through.

I heard rumblings this year that some members didn’t attend because they just don’t like the night. I really enjoy our Paper Bag Challenge nights, it puts us on the spot to make images there and then, working in groups and with brought and found objects. Watching the members work together to make images, seeing all the ideas we come up with and put into practise is very cool.

Massive thanks to Karen for organising our Paper Bags and their contents for last night’s meeting.

**I think Neil has a future in hair dressing, just checkout Peggy’s lovely locks.*