People keep blogs for so many different reasons. Many are gifted writers, others like to showcase their creative talents, still others like me are possibly trying to freeze time, to capture memories, preserve history, chronicling part of our lives for those that will come after.
For me, one of the great offshoots has been a joyous new hobby in the form of photography. I generally carry a camera with me all the time, I've read some books, and am now fully immersed in manual mode. So much more to learn though, but that's what life's all about I guess, the learning never ends.
Several months ago I was contacted by a South African investment company who had found one of my photos via the blog and were hoping I would allow them to use it on their website. This was the photo,
nothing particularly awe-inspiring, but perhaps they do look a little African, these old rogues from Back Bore Paddock. You can check out the website here.
Earlier this year I was contacted by a pavilion co-ordinator with the Sydney Royal Easter Show who was organising some banners for one of the agricultural education pavilions. She asked if she could use this image,
representing youth and agriculture. Of course Wallace was a little put out.
And now in completely immodest fashion, I present one that did quite well at this past weekend's show,
one which I feel the need to include, as I don't think it has ever been put on the blog before.
It seems necessary to say something about being reflective, but I won't.
Grab your cameras, switch them from auto to manual, and start playing.