My name’s Mark MacLean.
This blog is about Hamilton North, New South Wales. The main focus is on the walks I take with my dog, Jambo, down Styx Creek, and the things we see when we’re down there.
I have a very rubbish camera on my very rubbish phone and so I try to take photos of these things, though the photos are usually rubbish. However, this hasn’t stopped me and I’ve grouped these things into categories:
• Round things: usually balls (tennis balls, cricket balls, basketballs) but also chokos, Christmas baubles, bike helmets and balloons.
• Found things: mountain bikes, shopping trolleys, bits of carpet underlay. I think of this category as “washed up things” though in truth they’re always washed down. Go figure.
• Drowned things: dead birds, dead fish, dead eels, dead cormorants.
• Around town things: which is just for all the left-over bits of stuff I see around Hamilton North 2292.
Maybe one day I’ll get an iPhone and then all my photos will be like brilliant. Till then, this is my phone. Note the very large, old-person buttons and the sticky label to remind me of what my own number is.
Update: you may have noticed a significant improvement in the quality of photos. I don’t mean that they’re composed any better but they “look nicer”. Yes, I got me an iPhone.