It was the perfect spring evening. We’d just made home-made pesto pasta and sat down to eat on the front porch. We are incredibly lucky to live on top of a hill with views out over Belconnen and to the Brindabellas in the distance.Read More
Yesterday I joined a thousand people on the lawns of Parliament House, as part of the Canberra version of the global March for Science.
I'm not normally part of protests. I'm not sure why, because in many cases I agree with what people are protesting for. I suspect that, like many other scientists, I feel uncomfortable playing the role of the activist.Read More
This summer has been a hot one.
My partner, Ali, and I have been living on her parent's bush block at Clear Range, not far from Tharwa. We share 100 hectares of grassy woodland with lots of kangaroos, some deer, a few very destructive pigs, brown and tiger snakes, a plague of locusts, the odd echidna and many beautiful birds. And, of course, the plants.Read More
On Tuesday I took my new-to-Canberra housemate Zak up in to the Brindabellas to experience the real Canberra bush. Ostensibly I was going to check on the flowering of the Critically Endangered Brindabella midge orchid, but it was mostly an excuse to get outdoors and enjoy the fleetingly cool weather. It was the first day below 30° C in several weeks and I was keen to be walking.Read More
Getting this part of my website set-up!
I've been really fascinated with trees lately, and with the autumn rolling around in Canberra, no better time to explore such a theme. In fact, I've been loving the immediacy and convenience of iPhones in photographing these trees. I'm also reasonably impressed with the quality. OK sure, the quality at the pixel level isn't great, but it is far easier than lugging around a big DLSR and the results are still worth it. These images were taken on my way to the shops (above) and during a break at work (below), times when I usually don't have my 'proper' camera with me.
These images were first posted on my Instagram account (tobiashayashi_photography) with the #mobilemasterpieces, a hashtag I use for my good images that just happen to be taken on a phone camera.