This is my first submission into the Photo a Week Challenge.
I have only been using WordPress.com to host my blog for three weeks so far. My blog – Thirty Summers – is actually about six months old but for all bar these last three weeks I have been using another self-hosted platform. The reason I came ‘here’ is exactly for this sense of community. A meeting-point of like-minded bloggers from all around the world. Feels great to be here 🙂
You can’t see the wood for the trees.
I don’t consider myself a photographer rather an ‘observer’ and certainly a wanderer. I have also been lucky enough to have travelled rather extensively across the last couple of decades. However as I get a little older I have realised that you don’t have to get on a plane or even leave your own state to truly escape ordinary.
I often wander the lovely verdant parks in my local suburbs with my DSLR slung over my should to see what ‘pops up’. Many of these shots are a result of one of these strolls in the Melbourne suburbs of Fitzroy and Brunswick. The rest are from short drives into the countryside surrounding Melbourne. Places such as Castlemaine or Harcourt.
I am someone who loves both nature and urban environments. Is that odd? Possibly…
I live and have always lived smack dab in the centre of a large city. I love cafes, street art and urban culture and much of my street photography reflects this.
However, and potentially because of this urban life, I love escaping to the country. There is something ethereal about being alone in nature and the sound of wind rustling through the trees. At least I think so…
Anyway I’ve rambled enough – you may have ‘twigged’ that I go on abit. I’ll stop now and please find below my gallery. Thanks Nancy Merrill Photography for providing the opportunity and I’ll be back (if you’ll have me).
A Photo a Week Challenge: Wood. [click an image to enlarge]
You might also like my post about hiking amidst the beauty of autumnal colours.