Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Penitentiary {Port Arthur}

Andi and I recently visited the Port Arthur historic site. Unfortunately I was unable to take any photographs my self as the TWO camera’s I had brought with me were already used up by the time we arrived.

As most of my gorgeous followers are American, I assume you have never been to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) and have not heard of Port Arthur. I won’t go into the history too much as it’s deep and disturbing, the grounds however are (now) beautiful and wonderful to visit.

Penitentiary Port Arthur #29
Penitentiary Port Arthur #25
These photos were taken on Andi’s mobile phone. I had a great time going through them all yesterday and  doing them up just that little bit, for more contrast and colour.

Penitentiary Port Arthur #17
These pictures are all of the Port Arthur, Penitentiary, which housed over 480 convicts. If you don’t know anything about Australian history, after the American’s decided to stop being a prison for the British, they came here instead. Tasmania (or Van Diemen’s Land, as it was then known) was for the worst of them.

Penitentiary Port Arthur #20
The building was constructed in 1843 as a flour mill and was later converted into the Penitentiary in 1857. Gutted by fire in 1897 it now lay in ruins. If you’re at all intrigued here’s the website.

Penitentiary Port Arthur #23

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Black & Duke & White

Duke B&W #3
Here are a few more shots of Duke I took over the weekend. I think these are my favourites. Especially the first and last. :)

Duke B&W #2
Duke B&W #1
Hope you’re all having a fantastic weekend and have a Happy Valentine’s day!

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Duke & the Monk’s House

Duke & the Monk's House #2
I have taken some pretty photos of Duke and turned them Black & White. I thought they looked pretty great both ways but they’re a little more dramatic this way.

These are a few photos of Duke watching the Monk’s House out the window. They’ve often starred out the window at us and now Duke is paying them back. Karma.

Duke & the Monk's House #3

Duke & the Monk's House #1

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Holga Beach Shots III

beach shots #8 for 3
Okay, so this is the last post I will have for you with my first roll of beachy Holga film. These are some of my favourite photos though.
I do believe Andi took the first two. I wish I had, I saw the potential first, but he was holding the camera! Oh well.

beach shots #9 for 3
I absolutely love this shot. It’s pretty much perfection in my book. Not that I have a book… yet.

beach shots #3 for 3 
Now I’ll leave you with (not the best shot in the world but) a cute one of a little friend I made. Can you see him?

beach shots #10 for 3

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