Tuesday, May 1, 2012

in my dreams...

It won’t be any surprise to people who’ve been following along for a while that I can get quite immersed in new things :)
Photography is the latest (I won’t say fad), but instead, let's just say it's a bit of a consuming interest at the moment.
I dream of being able to take photos like these I saw at the NationalPortrait Gallery on Sunday. What amazing captures of extraordinary faces. The winner...
by Roderick McNicol
...and some other favourites. It was mainly, but not always, the older faces that grabbed me. And the stories behind them of course.
Peter West
by Matthew Abbott
 by Andrew Campbell
by Eryca Green
 by Miles Standish
I'm so lucky to live in Canberra. 
I’ve started a photography course...I’m only one week in and completely bamboozled by F-stops, apertures and ISOs. But I’ll get there!


  1. You'll get there Kerry. You are such a smart woman, one click and it will all slot in place. As I've said I think your pics are stunning!

  2. Oh my - such powerful images, every one.
    Your quest to unlock the mysteries of fine photography will be a wonderful journey I'm sure and I can't wait to see the results.

    Happy day and thank you for sharing these astounding photos.

  3. I wish you all the best in your studies. These pictures are stunning.


  4. Hi Kerry,
    What fabulous photographs, each one says SO much.....and how great that you have started a photography course. I look forward to seeing some of your work. Took loads of photos in Amsterdam.
    Sorry if I've missed any of your posts. Have been away but you are often in my thoughts. Hope you are feeling more like your old self. Much love. XXXX

  5. Kerry I think the more we learn and experience; the more enriched our lives become!! Bravo!

    The 2012 Artist Series featuring Designer and Paper Artist Anita Rivera...(of Castles Crowns and Cottages)is on my site, please stop by! Her work is amazing!

    Art by Karena

  6. Oh my, Kerry. They are sensational. No wonder you're hooked on working out how to do it yourself! The Eryca Green one is astounding - what a story that woman must have to tell. I can't wait to see your talents develop. J x

  7. Yes, you are lucky to live in Canberra (and to have a reason to visit Newcastle)! This looks like a fabulous exhibition. Just wanted to say I have you on Bloglovin and each time a number comes up next to Tranquil Townhouse I get a little bit excited. Happy you're back. No pressure, tho. xx

  8. Hello Kerry:
    Yes, we too could well find ourselves immersed in a photography course. Although, probably more realistically, we can see ourselves wandering the corridors of the National Portrait Gallery or similar and look at the work of others instead.

    The selection you show here is wonderful. Each is so much more than a portrait, a sense of place being created which speaks more than words. The very best photography always manages to do this.

    Good luck with the course. Keep your eyes open......a perfect shot may be just a camera click away!!

  9. What absolutely beautiful photos! You are indeed lucky to live in Canberra and I just might have to visit!!!!!
    Of course I need to know how you have time for both your new consuming interests because I do know that you have become just a little too good at one of them!!!!!!!!!

  10. And when you work it all out perhaps you could share the secrets? How 'bout that Portrait Gallery, so much to enjoy and I adore the building just on its own.

  11. Ah, photography. It is my world...and day job. ;) These portraits are stunning. It's quite the skill to get such an amazing portrait. Love these.

  12. Totally with you on this one too Kerry. I so want to improve the images I take and will be really keen to hear what you think of your course. I'm so hoping that the images I've taken here in India are as good as they appear in my minds eye once I get home and download them! It's a photographers paradise here. xx

  13. absolutely stunning. Good luck in the course, I'm sure you'll love it!

  14. When you work out what an ISO is, could you tell us? I'm in the market for a new camera and find it all bamboozling. I do love taking photos and the auto function is so seductively easy. (Heavens. Now there's a metaphor for life!)

  15. Being able to take great photos (along with learning how to crochet) is on my list of things I 'must learn one day'. Hope you enjoy your photography course x

  16. I need to know how you have time for both your new consuming interests because I do know that you have become just a little too good at one of them!!!!!!!!!
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  17. Thanks for sharing, I love reading you should post more often...


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