Author Archives: Michelle Hill

Weekly Photo Challenge – Roy G. Biv

ROY G. BIV is the theme for this week’s challenge.  I’d never heard this term before – it’s an acronym to help people remember the seven colours of the rainbow – Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. We’ve been given the choice of posting a single photo representing a rainbow, or seven photos depicting each […]

Melbourne streets

Today I went for a very long walk through Collingwood and Fitzroy and then into the city. These are some of the people I saw along the way.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Off-season

Last year I took four months off work to do some serious travelling. I was in Europe for much of the time – mostly Turkey, Italy, Spain and France – with the final three weeks spent sailing around French Polynesia. This trip changed my life in so many ways. It was the reason I started […]

The Changing Seasons – June

I took my new camera out today to take some photos for this month’s Changing Seasons series. This series was initiated in January by a fellow blogger, Cardinal Guzman from Oslo, and has people from all over the world participating. A few weeks ago we had a very chilly start to Winter, but this weekend was almost […]

Weekly Photo Challenge – Vivid

Vivid is the theme for this week’s challenge and I’ve procrastinated all week wondering which photo to post. I haven’t had the time to shoot something new so have been through my extensive archives countless times looking for something to fit the theme, that I haven’t already posted. My apartment faces west so I get to […]

I have a new camera

I’ve just bought myself a new camera – an Olympus OMD EM-5 II to be precise. It has so many more bells and whistles than any camera I’ve used before and is going to take me quite some time to learn how everything works. But after trying it out around the city today I’m already […]

Weekly Photo Challenge – On the Way

On the Way to the train in Hong Kong I walked through this subway. I was so taken by the vibrant colours and the artists’ quotes that I took a few shots. This one is my favourite.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Broken

For this week’s theme of Broken I’ve decided to feature a photo I took in Hong Kong of some workmen on a roof. For me, men in hard hats, whether they’re on a building site or the street, seem to be fixing something (even though they’re often constructing something new). In this case it isn’t clear what […]

The Changing Seasons – May

I finally managed to find time to get into the city very early this morning to take some shots for this month’s Changing Seasons series. This photo challenge, initiated by blogging friend Cardinal Guzman, is about photographing our city each month to illustrate how it changes over the year. You can view my previous posts here for […]

Weekly Photo Challenge – Enveloped

Since returning from my recent visit to Shanghai I’ve been asked many times about the smog. How bad was it? Was the sky ever blue? Did it affect me or my plans in any way? Yes, most days were smoggy, some worse than others. But the smog certainly didn’t impinge on my plans or my […]