Posts Tagged ‘trees


2013 here we come!

And every new year needs a new calendar.

Assuming the world doesn’t end, this will serve you for another year.

calendars, 2013

There are photos from around Sydney, the south coast, the Blue Mountains, and Western Australia. In my mind, their sequence creates the story of a year. Perhaps they create your unique story, too.


New Black and White photos on SFP

I’ve added a couple of new Black and White shots to the website.
I’ve been rather slack of late, I will admit it, though I’ve had reasons to be distracted.
Still, here’s a couple:

fish fountain black and white

Herald of the Apocolypse

Well, it seemed like a good title, and it is nearly the end of the world isn’t it 😀 But I think that the title suits this fishy fountain shot, somehow.

bark trees cracks black and white

Bark Textures

I don’t think I need to explain this title. The patterns form a mesmerizing dreamscape – I can follow those lines for ages!


Bubble some more, and then some more.

I’ll get a little topical with this first photo:

sustainable energy wind generator

Australia has done little in comparison to other countries, particularly in Europe, for the development of sustainable energy sources. With so much sun and space we could easily have solar power enough to supply at least half our energy needs. If Germany, a less sunny place than Australia, can get over 20% of its energy from solar, then so should we.

So it was a nice surprise to see this little wind generator (albeit idle due to a lack of wind) on the foreshore of Harold Park in Glebe. With a lot of coastline and flat land, we have enough wind (usually) to add a lot more power to our supply.

Now to a photo from the days when two power points in one room was excessive:

retro furniture typewriters office

I do have, as I have recently formulated it, an historical-nostalgic streak. I remember the days when computers had 1K of memory, CDs were not the go, well before the internet and mobiles. And maybe I’m being a bit old about all this, but the simplicity of life has been lost with all of the technology. I use the net a lot so I am not a Luddite, but it takes time away from breathing sometimes. An office like this seems kind of peaceful, where business was done and then that was it. Now we have instant communication and things are never really done and dusted. Or so it seems to me.

Moreton Bay Fig Trees

These are roots from a Moreton Bay Fig Tree – I just love them, that’s all. Well, nearly all. I love trees, nature, plants and animals and fungi and the sky and earth and sea, mountains and forests…

I’ve just noticed as I’ve previewed this post that the images go from high-tech to low-tech to nature, from sky to human to earth. Kind of a reminder of where we can aspire to and where we come from – with us in the middle.


New Smallfox Photos up and running.

The new site is up and running officially as Smallfox Photography! Come and see!

tree purple sky night


They had said that it could take 48 hours but they were quite a bit quicker indeed 😀


A short Blue Mountains trip

country roadMy wife and were in the Blue Mountains, briefly. This is just west of Sydney, two hours by train from Central Station. I didn’t get much opportunity for photography but I did come back with some photos.

For the most part, whilst we were there it was cloudy. And since we were higher up, we were in those clouds. Out in the bush, it is like being in another world.misty roadlichen

Sheltered walk

So we needed umbrellas on our bush walk. Still, we weren’t the only ones.

walking mountain roads

I don’t know what makes the marks on the tree below. It looks to me like a child pretending to write.

It’s been a cool summer in Sydney and recently in New South Wales and Victoria we had a lot of flooding. The river in the picture below was once a creek.


To get more of an idea, see the short video:

fork in the road


Fiddling about


Phone photo apps develop continuously amazing functions and I wish that I could do this as easily on my PC.
This shot was taken in Sydney Park, St Peters, just before the rain came down. In fact, on that day, I was happier with my phone photos than with my camera shots.


Let me out of this tree!

Let me out of this tree!, originally uploaded by smallfox2.

Let me out of this tree! says the strange beast emerging here.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,524 other followers

Flickr Photos

Twitter Updates

Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

%d bloggers like this: