Wednesday, September 6, 2017


It's been a little while but yesterday we headed off into the city. We love that Sydney has so much water. There's pools for swimming, fountains for birds and of course our beautiful harbour which was sparkling in the spring sunshine. 

Top left, bottom left - Leanne
Top right, bottom right - Justine

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Street photography

Street photography captures people and places within the public domain. It's always interesting to observe the surroundings and try to take a photo at just the right moment. 

Yesterday we went to the State library to see the World Press Photo 17 exhibition and Beauty in Difference: the street photography of Jon Lewis. We were quite inspired by this style of photography so spent the next hour or 2 snapping away in the streets of Sydney and in Hyde Park. A lot of photos were taken but we've decided to post a grid that focusses more on places than people.

Here are our two takes on street photography.....

Top left, bottom left -Leanne
Top right, bottom right -Justine

Monday, May 29, 2017


Last night we went to Vivid, which is a festival of light, music and ideas.

Canon ran a photography walk where we were are able to borrow a Canon 80D and be shown a few tips on how to get some good shots of Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

 The lights were amazing and we were taken to some less crowded areas around the harbour to play around with long exposures, double exposures, and slow shutter speeds, using our tripods. We were completely out of our comfort zone as neither of us has done very much night photography,  but with a small group and a patient instructor we both got some photos we were really happy with.

Here are our two take of Vivid....

Top left, top right- Leanne
Bottom left, bottom right- Justine

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

At the zoo

Yesterday we went to the zoo. It was a glorious autumn day in Sydney so it was lovely to wander around looking at all the animals. It's such a beautiful location and many of the animals and birds were in fine form.

Here are our two takes from Taronga zoo...

Top left, bottom left- Justine
Top right, bottom right- Leanne

Friday, March 24, 2017

Bradley's Head to Chowder Bay walk

We had a wonderful walk yesterday, we went from Bradley's Head to Chowder Bay in Mosman. It was a very humid and damp day, lots of puddles and brow mopping but it was lovely to be so close to the harbour and marvel yet again at the beauty of Sydney as we chatted along the way. 

Top left and bottom left - Leanne
Top right and bottom right - Justine

Monday, March 6, 2017

Sydney tower

This week we were out & about in Sydney. We decided at the spur of the moment to go to to the top of Sydney tower, mostly as a way to avoid the torrential rain burst that caught us unprepared. With squelchy, water soaked shoes & wet shirts we made our way to the top of the tower. Fortunately the rain didn't last and we had an amazing 360 degree view of Sydney.

So much to see! We took a lot of photos and had a tricky time deciding which ones to put in the grid. It's interesting that the usual Sydney icons didn't make the cut. The Opera house was obscured by a tall building & we just didn't get a good photo of the Harbour Bridge.

These are our two takes from Sydney tower.

top left, top right- Justine
bottom left,  bottom right- Leanne 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

January 2017

After a bit of a break we are back with a new project for Two Takes. 

As photographers we're fascinated by the idea that 2 people can be in the same place at the same time but notice & view things quite differently. We usually get together once a month, so each time we do we'll share a grid of 4 photos that show our different perspectives-2 photos from Justine & 2 from Leanne.
 This week we went to Nielson Park in Vaucluse where we swam, had coffee, sat on a rock in the shade, chatted, had some lunch & took some photos. 

Top left, bottom right: Leanne
Top right, bottom left: Justine