This picture of roadside vegetation was made on an early morning poodlewalk on a dusty road in Waitpinga with Kayla:
I have avoided walking in the bush or the country roads this summer because of the brown snakes.
This photography a roadside tree on Jagger Rd in Waitpinga is from the archives. It was made whilst I was on a poodlewalk, or more accurately, I'd scoped the tree whilst walking with the poodles in the afternoon, and I came back latter to photograph it with the 5x4 Linhof Technika IV.
I was interested in photographing the roadside vegetation at that stage, as this vegetation was part of the remnants of the native bush in the predominantly agricultural landscapes. I'd noticed that the roadside vegetation was slowly disappearing.
This tree is roadside vegetation. It is on Baum Rd, Waitpinga. Baum Rd is a back country road that I often walk along on our poodlewalks.
The photograph was made in the autumn of 2018. I have photographed it before, but I've never been happy with the results. So I had another go recently.
This was made in 2011 on a poodlewalk along Jagger Rd in Waitpinga:
You walk up a rise with farmland on either side. The road side vegetation is sparse.
This scene is on a part of the Heysen Trail in Waitpinga. I often walk along this section on a poodlewalk as it is a strip of bush between farmland.
I thought that working on this tree project that was working towards a photobook was a waste of time. Then I came across the Melbourne Photobook collective and William Stewart's On the Making of Trees-- which is an article about the process of making a photobook based on him photographing trees over a number of years.
Some old pines in an agricultural fields Jagger Rd:
This is a road I travel on in the Subaru Forester to take the poodles for their walks on the back country roads.
This picture was made whilst walking along Baum Rd, Waitpinga, on an afternoon poodle walk in 2012:
It is a pink gum. Waitpinga is in the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia.