New Portrait, Tunes & Architecture

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I’ve been meaning to take a new portrait (it’s been nearly 1.5 years since I’ve done this), and finally got over my embarrassment (actually, honestly a little afraid to document my new chic wrinkles)…so went to our local park with my camera and tripod to take this portrait.  I’m really happy with this image, my last one I felt I looked stern and cold hearted…

Moving on…

It’s been a manic week here, I’ve been running around the city getting some images for work, and also navigating my new role while still handling my old one… transitioning between the two has been mildly stressful.  I’m excited despite the extra stress, as I’m going to be learning new skills in marketing.

Mike is away at the moment but we are preparing for the holidays for when he returns next week. We’ll by flying to Adelaide for 5 days, to spend time with his family…and after he heads back to work and I’ll fly solo to Melbourne to spend about a week there with some friends and finally return to Perth to celebrate the New Year with Mike.

I’ve taken the time today to relax, and despite taking this portrait in a silk dress…and red lipstick (it’s all a farce!) I’ve been wearing a sports bra and been walking 5km in the summer heat.  Just lolling about like I normally do durning the day…

This morning I listed a few tracks that I’ve been really into lately… so if you’re keen for something new please take a look.

Banks – Beggin for Thread 

Drake – Too Much (Remix – Jesse Andrews & Jason Burns)

Four Tet – Lion (Jaime XX Remix)

Best Coast – I’ve got something for you (a happy, fresh christmas tune…I avoid christmas music but this one is superb!)

Glass Animals – Gooey (Gillian Moss Remix)

Lia Ices – Thousand Eyes

If you like them, please share.

Holly

xo

The kangaroo in our neighbourhood…

Screen Shot 2014-11-30 at 5.47.05 PMThere are 5 gentle kangaroo a 10 minute walk from our home…today I went for a visit.Screen Shot 2014-11-30 at 5.48.51 PM Screen Shot 2014-11-30 at 5.48.44 PM Screen Shot 2014-11-30 at 5.48.37 PMWell this beauty is questionable…it also made me jump out of my skin when I tried to open our front door this morning. It’s a 4 inch long huntsman.  Not poisonous but large enough to frighten you anyway.
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The weather in Perth has been beautiful the past few days… I’ve been taking full advantage of the sunshine and cool breeze.

Oct 1st.

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Mike saw this amazing sunset in Port Hedland (where he is away mining)IMG_7734

I walked past this on my way to work this morning.

Mike and I have agreed to take one image each day for the next thirty days.  We’re doing this along side our good friends Natalie and Ross, who also are going to take an effort to capture more interesting things in their daily lives.  Enjoy!

Little Green.

I found him (or her?) on my arm…just as I was getting in from work today.

How cool eh?

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Yet again, nature came and found me!

A little hunting…

Friday I received notification that a couple of my images had been chosen to be used in a tourism campaign for Western Australia.  I’m stoked, and am glad to represent Eneabba’s flora.  #289 #291…  Eneabba!!

http://www.1001extraordinaryexperiences.com/

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We stopped and said hi to Wuzzy, Jobey, Elly, Janey, Nameless and Skinny before we left today.
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This is a random one of Tessa’s pets who absolutely adored Mike.Screen Shot 2013-07-07 at 3.34.58 PM

Some flowers on the drive home today, near Lancelin.Screen Shot 2013-07-07 at 3.35.26 PM

Yesterday Tessa and I spent 5 hours in the cold searching for flowers on the back of their property.  We found tonnes and tonnes and eventually at one point we had to cut ourselves off.  We definitely caught flower fever, as 5 hours felt like 1.5!  The thermometer was dipping, and we were getting hungry….so we ended the day.

When you take photos do you get caught up in it like this?