Photo Therapy

I am still mostly on bed rest so it is difficult for me to go out on my beloved walks and take photos. For the past few days I have also been concentrating on finishing my NaNoWriMo novella which I have just finished so I thought what better way to celebrate than with some of my favourite photos from the old photo files.

I don’t know about you but photos have a way of pepping me up. I love taking them. I love looking at them. I love looking at other people’s photos and mostly, I love learning from the really good photographers out there.

There is nothing quite like a bit of photo therapy.

We are going through a Coal Seam Gas Mining debate at the moment in NSW where there have been lots of protests and rallies against it. Of course, you know that I am going to be against it. There doesn’t seem to be a case where it has been carried out without damaging the water table irreparably. What I like is that here in the inner city people are protesting about it affecting the Liverpool Plains which is a good hour away from Sydney. I am all for peaceful social protest. I think it’s important to speak out against government decision-making that has a negative impact on communities. So Barry O’Farrell – stick your CSG mining plans where the sun don’t shine. Hahaha.

I really like this billboard at the Fish Markets. I think it is really retro. And everbody knows Aussie Tiger Prawns are delicious!

I like this shot of the Sydney Waterways boat under the old Glebe Island Bridge. There is something about a working port that really appeals to me.

There is a house near me that always has flowers in the front door in lovely terracotta pots. I think they look really good, kind of festive. They always make me smile.

I love these gates at Victoria Park. Aren’t they magnificent? I imagine a 19th century storybook heroine walking past them in her button-up shoes. They seem like something from another era.

I like this sunset shot at the canal and how even the water has gone pink. It’s like a gateway to a magical world.

Thanks for coming with me on my therapy session. Hope you are able to engage in some photo therapy of your own.

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32 thoughts on “Photo Therapy

    1. I have a thing about retro looking signs, Gabe. There is an auction house near me and sometimes they have the most fantastic old shop signs for sale including great neon ones. I would love to buy them but what would I do with them? They would take up so much space. It’s my dream to buy a warehouse and fill it up with old signs. Hahaha.

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  1. I like these!

    When you’re up and about again, how about taking part in the #MonPics hashtag on Twitter? The idea is, every Monday, you post pictures you took over the weekend.

    I think this is just the kind of thing they’re looking for.

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  2. Hi Selma,
    Oh yes who doesn’t love the good ol tiger prawns, I love most seafood, but I love fresh prawns and adore prawns cutlets. πŸ™‚
    A really magnificent sunset a truly beautiful photo.

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    1. I love sunsets, Mags. I’ve seen some really beautiful ones way out in the bush so I hope to get out there when I’m better and snap away. And of course, sunsets at the beach are to die for. The fish markets are packed on Christmas Eve, Mags. The police have to come to direct the traffic. Aussies love their prawns on Christmas Day!!!

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  3. I always find your photo’s so refreshing, Selma. I know just where you’re coming from… how long before you’re up and about – gradually of course. Are you having physio?

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    1. I can walk a lot better now, Adee, and the good news is I don’t need physio. I hope you’re feeling better too. I really enjoy taking photos although I am such an amateur but every now and then I get an OK shot. I know this guy who is a pro photographer who can make a tin can look artistic. I don’t know how he does it. He always just says – shoot what you see and what you like and you’ll improve on your technique as you go along. I hope he’s right. The main thing is to have fun with it. That’s really why I do it πŸ˜€

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    1. They do pep us up, don’t they Slamdunk? I often think about the technology behind photography – how we can just take a photo of something we see. It’s incredible when you think about it. I will definitely be out adventuring soon….

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    1. Oh don’t, slpmartin. I can ony imagine the horror of those tar oil extraction sites. Just heartbreaking. What are we doing to our world? Sometimes I just don’t know what to say. It’s upsetting, isn’t it?

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  4. Congrats on finishing your novella, Selma! (some good has come out of a bad experience, at least) And thanks for reminding me to unchain myself from my desk and go out and enjoy our marvelous city – lovely photos! πŸ˜€

    PS – will we get to read your novella?

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    1. You take fabulous photos of Sydney, bluebee. Your technique is excellent. I hope I get to do something with this novella which is now turning into a novel. It’s not too bad a story. The funny thing is I wrote the bulk of it longhand in hospital and my spelling is atrocious. Don’t know why. How weird is that?

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    1. Those spots were an absolute fluke, Patti. Don’t know where they came from. The prawn sign really is cool. I hope to find some more like that.

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    1. I can’t believe I finished it, Gabe. The thing is there isn’t really much to do in hospital if you’re on bed rest so I did it to stave off going crazy. Some of it is a bit rambling but with an edit it might be OK. You know what’s creepy though? The paper smells like a hospital. Yikes!

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  5. Hi Selma,
    I knew from Gabrielle that you were in hospital, then read your posts about it. It is quite a story for a storyteller!
    I wish you a quick recovery, and be able to go back taking marvelous pictures very soon.
    I love that photo tour!

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    1. So nice of you to take the time to comment, Benedicte. It really is a great story for a storyteller. I am feeling better every day. It is amazing how the body heals. Onward and upward!

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  6. Selma, I want to borrow your Lear so I can get to the Liverpool Plains in an hour!
    Liverpool Plains is an area of particularly rich wheat/grazing country west of a line drawn between Scone and Tamworth and is right slap bang over the Great Artesian Basin which should enjoy the protection of World Heritage Listing!
    The main thing is that Selma in the city is there in spirit and spreading the message. Glad you are back on your foot! :-).
    BTW we are about to become neighbours with Heavy Metal heading for Cammeray later this month!

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    1. OMG, Stafford. I am so freaking stupid. I actually thought they meant Liverpool in the Western suburbs. D’uuuuhhhhhh. How embarrassing πŸ™„

      The fact that the Liverpool Plains are where they are makes it worse in a way. We really have to protect them. What is the government thinking? I just don’t get it.

      When you get to Cammeray let me know. Maybe we can have a coffee and a Tony Abbott bashing session.. That would be cool πŸ˜€

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  7. Glad to hear you’re doing so well! Won’t be long before you’re out there taking shot after shot! and in response to your last post, it was a nice lesson for the boys to get a good understanding of just exactly the work you do do! They never seem to realise til it’s thrust upon them and they’re the most surprised people alive to discovr food doesn’t cook itself, the washer doesn’t fill itself and the garbage doesn’t walk itself to the curb! snort

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    1. The boys have been really good, Cathy. And they continue to be good. I think it was a shock to them to find out how much I actually did. Shame I had to fall off a wall to get them to do it but hey, whatever works *chuckle*

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  8. I love the scene of a working port too. I love the way you see, like me in so many ways, but so original. You see with your own eyes Selma, and I admire that.

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