March 18, 2016

With rain forecast to start at dawn it was a very long & busy night.


March 17, 2016

A piece of Farm-ily has come to the city.
Last month I entered my first ever serious photographic competition
- the inaugural Sony Alpha Art House photo competition.
And I am super excited that that the above photo Hanging by a Thread received an honourable mention (i.e. was a top 3 finalist) in the macro category.

You can see all the finalists here. 
These photos are now part of a travelling exhibition, having been printed A1 size on acrylic for display as part of the Sony Alpha Art House exhibition which is “one of the largest showcases of Sony photography ever presented in Australia”.
“Categories for the Alpha Art House competition include Abstract, Editorial, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Portrait, Sports and Street. With a vast array of stunning, colourful and high detailed photos ranging from an intricate spiders web covered in rain drops (that’s mine!!) to a cross country cyclist cycling in the New Zealand country side to a family of four riding a motorbike in a busy street, it was hard to pick a winner out of the three finalists in each category”.
The opening exhibition was at
Customs House, Circular Quay in Sydney from 9th - 15th March.
It then travels to Brisbane & Melbourne:
17th - 23rd March at King George’s Square in Brisbane
4th - 10th April at Federation Square in Melbourne
As we just happened to be in Sydney last week for a very important function we also took the opportunity to visit Customs House to see the exhibition on opening day before the finalists had been publically announced.

What a time to be in Sydney!

I have never considered myself to be a photographer, rather a farmer who happens to take a lot of photos of what we do.  And I have ummed and ahhed all week about even sharing this moment on my blog as I am not really one to boast and am much more comfortable behind the scenes.

But, given that so many of you also share a love of photography I thought by me sharing here it may encourage you all to get out there and enter some of your photos in photographic competitions.

You just never know where they might end up.


March 13, 2016

One of dozens of Black Kites circulating
whilst we are mowing, looking for easy prey.