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