This picture was taken whilst we were mucking around the Optus Building on the corner of King William Street and South Terrace on one of those very hot summer days in Adelaide. You know the ones when the temperature is above 40 degrees C.
We were on our way back home to the inner city townhouse in Sturt Street after walking in the parklands. We were hot, and we hanging about in the alleyway’s shadows trying to cool our bodies down.
As with the earlier posts I used a digital point and shoot camera (Sony DSC R1). Digital is so much easier and more convenient to use compared to film based photography. Though digital photography has supplanted film, the same way wet collodion isn’t about anymore, film has become a niche style of photography.
This photographic moment was about exploring photography, exploring the way we communicate, not about creating pretty pictures (eg., National Geographic type photographs) that people will say, “Oh that’s nice”.
I spotted this decrepit object–it is waste– in Myers Lane on our way to the Adelaide parklands:
I found it lying against the tin wall of an old industrial site that has been sold and is earmarked for urban redevelopment. This will probably be a mixture of offices and apartments as the Adelaide City Council’s preferred model of urban renewal is one of mixed use.
This picture has been posted from the snaps that I’ve taken recently whilst on my daily walks with the two standard poodles–Ari and Agtet. Sometimes we stop for me to take a photo, which is what happened in this case, and then we move on.
The idea behind this lo-fi photo blog is that of a visual diary: this is what I am seeing when I’m walking. I stop and explore what has caught my eye. I work at it photographically, then move on.
The walking that is done with the dogs is different to my usual walks as it is much more exploratory. It is the poodle’s walk–that is how they see it— and I am part of the pack. Whilst the poodles check out the areas of their route for smells and food I check them out for photos.