WPC: Inside

inside the light

inside the light

When we were at Green Cape lighthouse recently I had a chance to photograph a friend inside the Fresnel lens of the light. This came to my mind first when thinking about the Weekly Photo Challenge to photograph things ‘inside’, as a way of improving composition. All my other images might be weak after this good example, but I will share them nonetheless.

inside the gallery

inside the gallery

This is the crowd at Gallery Bodalla for the opening of Stuart’s recent art exhibition. It was a squash for a while, but still a happy throng of friends and artists celebrating his latest works.

the inside story

the inside story

A blogging friend, EllaDee put me onto this book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, by Michael Pollan. It was the perfect choice for an early Christmas gift when we were travelling to Lord Howe Island last December … S is always fascinated by the often horrific inside stories of modern agriculture and their corollaries, the sustainable organic innovations being made by so many small farmers around the world. This photo has two insides … the familiar aircraft seating recognisable to all!

whales inside

whales inside

The entry foyer of the Queensland Art Gallery is hung with beautiful whales, cavorting through the air above awestruck visitors.

crabs inside

crabs inside

Finally, a crab collection, gathered during a beach walk with aboriginal guides. Everything we found, hunted, collected, was cooked for us by Linc and Brandon Walker of Cooya Beach in Far North Queensland. It was a fabulous morning, providing all of the participants with an inside glimpse of traditional ways of living. As we followed and listened we learnt about foods and medicines, all still in use by local aboriginal people today. After the walk we were taken into their home opposite the beach, and listened to more tales and demonstrations while the food was prepared and served. My favourite part was in the kitchen with Brandon, watching him cook the shellfish with garlic and chilli, and being on hand to receive tasty morsels from the pan! Meeting such generous hosts can change perceptions, so I recommend their beach walk to anyone travelling north of Cairns.



26 thoughts on “WPC: Inside

  1. Such a variety of insides! The Saint John Museum has a flying whale in one gallery as well, although it’s actually the whale’s insides — its skeleton — on display. Poor Delilah washed up on the beach one year, and Those In Authority decided to bestow on her the dignity of teaching human calves about her species.

    The Omnivore’s Dilemma is the most recent book I’ve read. Interesting content, refreshing blend of the personal with the factual, well balanced, well written.

  2. Great, pics!… though the crabs in the pot aren’t what i particularly care for.
    As a young boy in grade school, i owned a foot long fresnel lens that (while acting as a super magnifying glass) could – using the sun – start leaves, paper, and cardboard on fire in a couple of seconds. Needless to say, pyromaniac boys are better off without such splendid tools! Thank goodness we only burned plastic models and junk! πŸ˜‰

  3. I love it when friends are just a little bit crazy enought o do photo like the first one. What did you think of the omnivore’s dilemma…frankly that book scared the crap out of me

  4. I have to add my kudos to others for that wonderful first photo. It’s crazy good! πŸ™‚ Omnivore’s Dilemma is such an enlightening book. I am definitely more aware and considerate in my choices after reading it! You did such a good job with the challenge!

    • thanks Debra, we are just settling down after all the family visitors and an onslaught of others to follow ….. a few quiet days to walk on the beach will be appreciated πŸ™‚

      On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 2:50 PM, dadirridreaming wrote:


  5. they are all great takes and perfect for the challenge – however i have to agree with you. that first image is spectacular! such fun, and at the same time a striking composition. good eye!

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