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In the Field – Part 1

Creativity doesn’t need to be confined to just the home, school or studio. Photographing and sketching in the field provides stimulus and is great practice. It’s really true that the more you do it, the easier it becomes.

One place that’s inspired is my old haunt of Oatley Park, by the Georges River. I might not have been a frequent visitor in recent years, but I made up for it in the last few months: shooting photographs at the castle.

Oatley Park Mornings

Oatley Park Mornings

And sketching by the baths.

Oatley Park Mornings

Oatley Park Mornings

Mornings are my usual time there. It’s when the light is golden as the baths are illuminated. If you wake up early enough, you might even see the sun rise.

Oatley Park Mornings

Oatley Park Mornings

Composition – Part 3

I’ve changed locations now to Oatley Park, beside the Georges River. It’s been awhile since I took some photos there so it’s good to wander down the old track once more.

Oatley Park

Now, back to composition. The repetition of objects is pleasing to the eye and so makes a good picture. There were plenty of things to choose from in the bush.

The Sydney red gums in Oatley are plentiful and have such interesting shapes.

Oatley Park

Close-up, I found clusters of fuchsia heath flowers in the shade.

Oatley Park

Even the leaf litter makes an example of repetition.

Oatley Park