Thursday, December 30, 2010

Cardrona Hotel

cardrona hotel by tff

At the bottom of the Crown Range, New Zealand south island.


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Christmas!

happy christmas by tff

We don't have white Christmases where I live - this one is from Chicago, USA.


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The old pot in the corner

the old pot in the corner by tff

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sweet shop window

sweet shop window by tff

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Paris in the spring

springtime in Paris by tff

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Princesses

Princess Row by tff

Built around 1863 on inner-city Petrie Terrace.


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Banquet table

banquet table by tff

At the Louvre, Paris.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010


browsing by tff

Where else but the wine department of a French department store!


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

lake wanaka by tff

14 November 2010


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Confectionery counter

confectionery counter by tff

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Paris roller derby

roller derby by tff

Even the cops were on roller blades for this Parisian outing.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Alley cats

alley cats by tff

Look closely!


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cafe le Moderne

cafe le moderne by tff

Well, the establishment may be "modern", but try finding anyone under the age of 80 among the patrons!


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


the refinery by tff

This photograph appeared in my other blog back in February 2009. I was contacted by an Australian publisher who wanted to use it in a school text book. We negotiated a deal.

I just checked and the book has been published; my photograph is in it. Hooray!

It's on page 222, in a section about "Urbanisation", if you care to walk into a book store and take a look :-)

I know the photo is no work of art, but the lesson is to present every image to its best effect by making sure that it is sharp, the horizon is straight and that tone and contrast suit the subject.


Saturday, October 23, 2010

A walk on the beach

walk on the beach by tff

Excellent sky, sea and sand at Great Oyster Bay, Tasmania.


Thursday, October 21, 2010


jacaranda in flower by tff

Grey skies and light rain have saturated the colours of the grass and the flowers on the jacaranda trees - soon the grass will have a jacaranda blue carpet. Once the jacarandas bloom, exam time is close!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010


soaked by tff

Our thirsty plants have welcomed the recent rain.


Thursday, October 14, 2010


outlook by tff

Imagine having this view each day!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010


bloom by tff

The very delicate pastel colour of this flower was well worth recording.


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010


p-a_666 by tff



Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Austin 7

pride and joy by tff

Saturday, October 2, 2010


rhine by tff

This photo was taken in 1986 from a cruise boat on the Rhine. I saw an advertisement for European cruises on television recently, and it still looks the same! I suppose I shouldn't be surprised - it probably hasn't changed in centuries.


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Richmond Gaol, Tasmania

solitary by tff

A cell and the manacles used for the solitary confinement of prisoners at Richmond Gaol, Tasmania.


Friday, September 24, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

First light

first light by tff

Bigger is better - just click!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Soup bowl

yum by tff

I didn't create the soup, only the photograph!


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Golden wattle

yellow by tff

Our national floral emblem growing in profusion.

And - a new look for the blog - it is spring, after all!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Band

army band by tff
Click the pic for a larger view.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010


eyes left! by tff

Soldiers returning from field exercises saluting officers as they pass at the double.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010


red rocks by tff

Red rocks and blue sea and sky at Bicheno on Tasmania's east coast.


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Stone the crows!

evil eye by tff

Pictured at Mt Tamborine - click to see a larger image.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Giant sequoia

gnarly by tff

Native to the east coast of northern America where they can live for thousands of years and grow to over 100 metres tall, this sequoia is in Australia - in the Hobart Botanical Gardens. And it is a beauty! Click to see a larger image.


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Around town 15

koala house by tff

Where else would you have Queensland Country Credit Union than in Koala House? There are a couple of large ones on the roof, but anyone entering this building looking for live koalas will be disappointed!