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. . . . . . […]

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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 …

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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 …

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Mt Stromlo Observatory

This weekend’s walk with my camera was pre-planned. I’d booked my spot on the tour a month ago.

Mt Stromlo holds site tours every few months and they are well worth attending. They are free. There’s more standing than walking, but you get to see inside buildings normally closed to visitors. The guide was great.

The 2003 fires destroyed …

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