Rusty grill

Sometimes, even when pulling apart old and unused yard appliances you come across something that takes your eye from a photographic perspective. That was how I felt when I saw the sunlight reflecting vivid oranges and blues in this old BBQ grill.

The grill itself isn’t a thing of beauty, but the colours of rust have always appealed to me. Photograph taken on my Huawei Mate 10.

Unknown garden flower

This was the result of some quick macro photography experimentation today. No tripod and an unfortunate amount of wind. Still, this detail isn’t too bad. Photograph taken on my Huawei P30 Pro (no filters).

I am unsure what the flower is. Possibly a daisy.

Static butterfly

Yesterday the butterflies were plentiful and active. Today there are fewer butterflies and they’re less active. This allowed for a closer shot than yesterday’s photographs. Photograph taken on Nikon D60.

Garden flower

I do not know what type of bush grows this flower, but it is growing in my yard. I don’t recall planting it, so it may be a ‘weed’ or something bird brought in. Still, it’s not unattractive when it flowers. Photograph taken on Nikon D60.


A close-up photograph of some lichen growing on a small tree in my yard. Photograph taken on Nikon D60.

Water droplets on a leaf in Canada

I love water droplets on tree leaves. The leaf shapes in Canada are often visually appealing as well. Both combined on this day to create an image I am very happy with. A beautiful green leaf with lots of clean water droplets.

Nature is a wonderful thing. Photograph taken on my Huawei Mate 10.

HMQS Gayundah at Woody Point

I decided to make a weekend trip to Redcliffe so I could attempt some sunrise photographs of the HMQS Gayundah wreck at Woody Point, Redcliffe. As it turned out, this photograph I took while scouting the area the afternoon before was one of my favourite photographs from the weekend.

This photograph was taken with my Huawei Mate 10.

2014 … Instagram style

Back in 2011 when I decided to shift the focus of my website to my guitar fascination (prior to 2011 I used this site for my graphic design fascination), I had a small obsession with the wonders of iOS. Today I still do. I’m not currently writing about it as much, but I realised today that last year—2014—I continued to use iOS for my social media usage and monitoring, content discovery, video editing, guitar recording, photography and a whole lot more. So as I look back on the year that was, I thought I’d use iOS to put together a homage to my version of 2014.

It’s a 15 second video. It’s going to take me longer than that to explain how it was created though. 2014 … Instagram style

12 reasons you need multiple guitars

Over the last few days I’ve been posting pictures and asking questions on my Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr accounts. Of course they’ve all been guitar related questions, but they’ve been questions with reason. By posting these photos and asking these questions I’ve compiled quite the list of reasons people need multiple guitars. I now have justification for my current collection as well as future purchases. Yes! That’s how I’ve justified it in my mind at least. If you agree, you also have the benefit of this list of reasons to refer to when justifying your next intended guitar purchase.

You’re welcome. 12 reasons you need multiple guitars