This jacaranda leaf with brief
appearance by your common fly
snapped with EOS-450D

–exposure time one-eightieth
and focal length at fifty-five–

on a Western Sydney sky
of blue last Autumn, in relief,
is brought to you by poetry

of seconds in their tenths
and millimetre lengths respectively.

*Written tonight in one sitting as a challenge to practice rapping the half rhyme with a deadline imposed for postage by bedtime.

Texture#2 – Black Gloss

A few pictures from the entrance of my workplace as seen reflected in the pocked, freshly applied black gloss of a vending machine. An interesting side note: “black gloss pocked” translated from English to French is “black gloss pocked”, but if you say “black gloss pocked” three times really fast in French, it’s not the tongue twister that it is in English. This might be a good example of how to put a gloss on something without ignoring the difficult situation.

Synthesis #5

A photo I took in Broken Hill of Eduardo Nasta Luna’s sculpture–Facing the Day and the Night–forms the background for this, the fifth in my ongoing syntheses project. I flipped that photo vertically and combined it with the original to create a symmetrical inkblot effect, and then introduced a black and white photo of a mob of kangaroos that I took a few years earlier in Murramarang NP on the south coast. The result is a distant memory, appropriately photographically aged, at the foreground of memories more recent: that’s the theory behind it:)

Synthesis #5

Synthesis #4

This is a composite of three photos I took at Mount Tomah Botanical Gardens. I wasn’t using a tripod so each photo had a fractionally different framing, which served nicely to create something of a brushstroke effect. I also reoriented it from portrait to landscape, giving the waterfall more volume and enhancing the possibilities for pareidolia. How many human faces can you see in the wall?

Synthesis #4