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Market stalls update

I’ve been doing a few market stalls lately! Here I am at Kirribilli Markets:

Kirribilli Market stall

Unfortunately I found the environment there wasn’t great for my photo products. Although under cover, it’s in a road tunnel open to the elements on both ends, and that meant significant wind blowing through each time I had a stall there. I had some stuff fall over and get blown into puddles and it was pretty messy. So I’ve had to stop booking Kirribilli.

I’m concentrating on indoor markets. That Great Market at East Lindfield is good, and has a lovely suburban vibe! I’ll be back there again on Sunday 20 June.

That Great Market stall

And I’ve booked a new market, this on the In Style Turramurra Market, which is on at Turramurra Masonic Centre on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June.

I hope to see you at a market soon!

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Back to markets!

Hello to people who met me either today at That Great Market, East Lindfield, or last weekend at Kirribilli Markets. It’s been a while since the last market stalls, and it was great to meet people and chat about my photography. If you’re looking for a particular image you saw at the stall, but it’s not here on this site yet, please drop me a message to ask about it.

While updating, I’ve been taking some photos around Sydney recently, because of the difficult of travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s one of a tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) I took a couple of weeks ago:

Tawny frogmouth

And here’s a young Australian brushturkey (Alectura lathami):

Australian brushturkey juvenile

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That Great Market, 20 December

I’ll have a stall again at That Great Market on Sunday 20 December, at East Lindfield Community Hall, 9 Wellington Road, East Lindfield (Sydney, NSW), from 9am to 2pm.

Here’s a photo of my stall from the last market in November. I have a better stall location now, with a wall behind me instead of windows, so the lighting is a lot better to view the photos.

My market stall

This is the last market before Christmas, so it’s a great chance to get some gifts or cards!

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Market date: Sun 18 October

That Great Market is on again at East Lindfield on Sunday 18 October, 2020, after a few months of COVID cancellations. I will be having a stall here, selling large format mounted prints ready to hang, matted prints ready to frame, and greeting cards – all featuring my photography.

East Lindfield Market details

The market is at East Lindfield Community Hall, 9 Wellington Road, East Lindfield (Sydney, NSW), from 9am to 2pm. I hope to see you there!

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Markets are back!

With the reopening of businesses and gatherings following the COVID-19 restrictions, my market stall is back! My next market date is Sunday 19 July, at That Great Market, East Lindfield Community Hall, 9 Wellington Road, East Lindfield.

I’ll be selling prints of my photos in:

  • large-format ready-to-hang block-mounted prints,
  • matted prints, ready to frame in standard 16×12 inch (40.6×30.5 cm) frames,
  • greeting cards.

I hope to see you there!

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Market updates and bird shoot

Things have been very quiet with the current COVID-19 lockdown restrictions here in Sydney. There have been no more market days since my last one on 1 March, as markets have all been cancelled until further notice. I’m looking forward to them coming back, and will be keen to get out there and show off my work.

I also haven’t been able to get out very much to take photos, due to the travel restrictions. But with things loosening up with Stage 1 here in New South Wales, I took a short drive to Warriewood Wetlands yesterday to photograph some birds.

Superb fairywren, non-breeding male

This is a male superb fairywren, in non-breeding plumage. I saw some females too, but didn’t get any very good shots of them. Most of the males were in non-breeding plumage, this relatively dull brown look. But I did find one male who still retained breeding plumage at the end of the autumn as we move into winter:

Superb fairywren, breeding male

Hard to believe this is exactly the same sort of bird, but yes, they moult their feathers between these two colour forms twice a year.

And here’s a nice shot of a Pacific black duck.

Pacific black duck

Hopefully I’ll be able to get out a bit more and take some more photos soon!

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Market closures and sunrise

Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic, markets here have been closed down. So my last planned market stall on 15 March was cancelled, and it looks like the next one on 19 April will be as well.

This has given me a bit more time to go out and take some photos, and I did another sunrise shoot on Saturday, this time at North Curl Curl ocean pool.

Poodle rock

The pool is situated on a rock shelf, just east of the surf life saving club.

North Curl Curl pool, dawn

I got there well before sunrise, and there was a thin crescent moon in the sky, above where the sun would appear. And yes, as the above photo shows, there is a large rock in the middle of the swimming pool.

Division of water

The pool is separated from the ocean by a concrete wall. The tide was approaching high for the day, and at this time occasional waves crash over the wall and into the pool. The above photo is a long exposure, and the dark patch in the pool on the left is a swimmer.

Heron breakfast time

A white-faced heron flew onto the rock shelf next to the pool, and as I watched it fished a small crab out of the water to eat. I wasn’t quick enough to a get a photo of it eating the crab.

Three worlds

A few minutes later the sun appeared on the horizon and climbed up into the sky. The sky goes from dark to light really quickly in Sydney, and as a photographer you have to adapt, changing exposure rapidly.

Dawn laps

Just a few minutes later I had the camera off the tripod and was taking hand-held shots of early morning swimmers in the pool.

Morning swim class

And not long after that about 50 kids arrived for some sort of swimming class. They all did a few laps of the pool and then ran off again, giving me a chance to get some interesting silhouettes against the rising sun.

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Laurelbank Market stall

My market stall at Laurelbank on 1 March went pretty well. Here’s the stall set up for the very first time:

Market stall, Laurelbank

The market organisers gave me a nice indoor area as you can see. On the dance floor of the function room! People started coming through a little before the official opening time of 9am, and built up through the morning, to a peak just before midday. I sold a lot of greeting cards and some large matted prints. The koala photo “Five More Minutes” was the most popular, followed by the “Elephant Brothers“.

I had a great time meeting customers and chatting about my photography. If I saw you there, hello!

My next market stall will be at East Lindfield, on Sunday 15 March. I hope to see you there!

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Market dates: March/April 2020

I will have a stall at That Great Market in Sydney, in March and April. Dates and locations are:

  • Sunday 1 March – Laurelbank, 85-87 Penshurst St, Willoughby.
  • Sunday 15 March – East Lindfield Community Hall, 9 Wellington Rd, East Lindfield.
  • Sunday 19 April – East Lindfield Community Hall, 9 Wellington Rd, East Lindfield.

There will be large mounted prints for sale, as well as smaller matted prints ready for framing. I hope to see you there!