Walk Number 4b – Scrivener Dam

. The longest of my weekend walks yet.  Progress.  This walk took in more of Canberra’s infrastructure, accompanied by a glimpse from afar of the old world as symbolised by the Governor-General’s residence. When looking over today’s photos, I saw a strong use of line in the final selections for this post. . . . . .Continue reading “Walk Number 4b – Scrivener Dam”

Walk Number 32 – Lake Tuggeranong

The guide book said to expect colour, so I went looking for colour. It was a walk around a lake, so I looked beyond the usual blues and greens in search of the bright and bold.

Unfortunatly, I came home with blue. My heart sank as I realised that, again, I had not noticed the incorrect white balance setting on my camera. To be fair, it has been a while since I last forgot to check it. Thankfully, the editing software includes an auto colour correction that salvaged a few shots …

Aspen Island Canberra

Can’t help myself. Lost cause. No hope.

After a day of sitting yesterday, I suggested a gentle stroll down by the lake to get us functional again. Mum is visiting. I decided not to take the camera. I wasn’t going to fuss with photos.

But … the colours around Aspen Island were beautiful at that hour … the phone was in my pocket … I just couldn’t help myself …

Walk Number 23 – Goorooyarroo

There was an unusual odour. Unexpected. Pungent. Sort of urinal, but not quite. I wondered if I was downwind of somewhere. I wondered if it was me.

It might have been the stand of yellow box gums. They’re supposed to smell of honey. It was a very warm morning and it’s been threatening to rain for a few days now. I suspect it was the closely-packed eucalyptus woodland.

When I got home, I took a deep breath and …

Walk Number 18 – Australian National University

It was my walking buddy who summarised today’s walk around the campus of the Australian National University – it was a contrast between the green glory of nature and the dramatic architecture of a growing university. I’ve added a few adjectives for extra effect.

Walk Number 18 was described as …