Series: USA Film Retrospective

This is a series of articles featuring photographs mainly taken in 1990s using a variety of film cameras, ranging from compact cameras such as the Canon Sure Shot to SLRs such as the Pentax PZ-70.

Series: Exploring our 5km bubble

This is a series of articles on images captured within a 5 km radius from our house in Sydney, Australia.

On 2 August 2020, a state of disaster was declared in Victoria due to the significant rise in COVID19 cases, and stage 4 restrictions were imposed on metropolitan Melbourne. As part of these restrictions, during the day, Melbourne residents are allowed to shop and exercise, but only within five kilometres of their home. The 5km restriction was subsequently expanded to 25km on 19 October so for over 11 weeks Melburnians did not get to venture very far away from home.

A 5km radius may not seem like much, but it’s actually around 78.54 square kilometres, or 7854 hectares, which seems a lot to me. In Imperial measurements, it’s nearly 20,000 acres. That’s big compared to the 100 acre wood in the Winnie the Pooh stories.

Whilst it may be a stretch to say a 5km bubble may well take a lifetime to explore, it’s significant. Our 5km radius covers parts of Middle Harbour, Lane Cove River, at least two national parks, several industrial areas, golf courses, plus commercial and retail centres. And plenty of walking tracks.

In this series, we will explore places within our 5km bubble, starting with the suburb we live in (Roseville). Please keep revisiting this page as we add more locations over time.

Roseville

Roseville

Chris Tham2020-10-191 min read
We start our 5km bubble exploration simply by walking around the suburb we live in.
Blue Gum Reserve

Blue Gum Reserve

Chris Tham2020-10-192 min read
This is the closest walking track to our house, a mere block away in Chatswood West.
Down the Street

Down the Street

Chris Tham2020-10-191 min read
This is a quick walk down the street to the industrial area close to Roseville Chase.
Harold Reid Reserve

Harold Reid Reserve

Chris Tham2020-10-191 min read
The Harold Reid reserve consists of a sandstone hill called The Sugarloaf located on a headland, sandwiched between Crag Cove and Castle Cove and facing into Sugarloaf Bay and then onto Middle Harbour.
Beauchamp Park

Beauchamp Park

Chris Tham2020-10-192 min read
Beauchamp Park is our local park, situated in the upper park of the Scotts Creek sub-catchment.
Ferndale Park

Ferndale Park

Chris Tham2020-10-191 min read
Ferndale Park is a long and narrow 9.8 hectare remnant bushland reserve that is surrounded by residential properties, located within the Lane Cove River catchment, Chatswood.
The Churches of Roseville

The Churches of Roseville

Chris Tham2020-10-201 min read
Roseville has 4 churches that I know about – St Andrews, St. Barnabas, the Uniting Church and Luke’s Presbyterian.
Little Digger Track

Little Digger Track

Chris Tham2020-10-201 min read
I discovered this by accident whilst walking around Roseville.
Creatures of Roseville

Creatures of Roseville

Chris Tham2020-10-201 min read
This is a special article featuring animals and wildlife I have encountered in the suburb I live in.
North Willoughby Heritage Plaque walk

North Willoughby Heritage Plaque walk

Chris Tham2020-10-201 min read
This is a tour through various Civic Heritage Commemorative Plaques that have been installed in order to commemorate the heritage of Willoughby.
Our Lady of Dolours

Our Lady of Dolours

Chris Tham2020-10-271 min read
This is the Chatswood Catholic Parish Church, located quite close to the Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre. I have always admired this building and love taking photos of it at night.
Artarmon Reserve

Artarmon Reserve

Chris Tham2020-10-272 min read
Starting from a pedestrian tunnel underneath the rail line close to Artarmon Station, which is decorated with colourful murals, a short walk through a pleasantly wooded corridor next to the train line leads us to the oval. There are some sculptures of acorns near the oval.
Cordia Way

Cordia Way

Chris Tham2020-10-271 min read
The Artarmon Link Path (Cordia Way) is a wide, gently undulating pedestrian/cycle path that runs from Shepherd Road to Artarmon Reserve, following the original path of the creek (which is now underneath the concrete).
Flat Rock Gully

Flat Rock Gully

Chris Tham2020-10-271 min read
We started on Wilksch’s Walk, named in honour of local resident Eric Wilksch for his efforts in lobbying Council to retain bushland in Flat Rock Gully. This takes us to Tunk’s Park and Cammeray Bridge.
Swain Gardens

Swain Gardens

Chris Tham2020-10-282 min read
This is a “secret” garden not known to many except locals as it is not visible from the street so you have to know where to go, and we have visited this garden many times over the years and taken many interesting photos there.

Series: Floriade 2020

In 2020, Floriade has been reimagined (due to COVID-19) with the celebration moving from its traditional home in Commonwealth Park to bloom across Canberra.

Series: Celebrating 21 years of Digital Photography

This is the first of a new series of articles celebrating a selection of photographs taken in the last 21 years, from the very first digital camera we purchased in 1999 (a Kodak DC-220) to the current portfolio of cameras that we use daily. Join us over the next few weeks as we trace a personal journey following the evolution of digital photography from infancy to the amazing camera technology available today.

Series: A Quiet Sydney

This is a photographic series featuring how the city of Sydney has been impacted by the CoViD-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak.

Series: Events

This is a series of articles featuring artistic and photography related events that we have attended.