"Camshootu3asa" is the blog of Campbelltown SA University of the Third Age (U3A) Photoshoot Group.
Each month, during term time, we meet at an agreed location to spend an hour or so taking photographs followed by morning coffee at a nearby coffee shop. Members of the group are encouraged, but not obliged, to post a selection of their "shots" on the blog each month.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Light and Colour at the Adelaide Central Market - Robin

A quiet corner for convivial conversation at Jamface

A corner of France in the middle of Adelaide and not a beret in sight

Coffee and Cake is gradually replacing fruit and vegetables...
Sheer Organic food delight
What gems lie in wait in this bookshop - you may even find the owner

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Central Market - so much to see!

The people you see on a Tuesday morning at the market
Such an array of interesting stalls and seats to entice you to sit and enjoy
Food, food glorious food, comes in all shapes and sizes

Time at the Market

The Central Market
Okay so this is where we are at.

          Colour was everywhere, all lined up.
None my size on this rack.

      Hand coloured or natural?
Real or paper? They say real.

More colour, no yellow capsicums here though.


      So where are the Exotic Mushrooms then?
These are mushrooms!
I need re-educating.  
What did you say these were?      
Chinese Radish - Snake Goud - Sinqua - Long Melon.
                     Yes I thought so.

Charlesworth Nuts.
Nuts and more nuts. This is but a small sample of what was on offer. I didn't take much notice really as I don't eat them myself.
You can smell the nuts as soon as you enter the area.
I want the apples at the bottom please.
 Round fruit and round veggies.
Not the six pack I was looking for.

I like cheese with a bit of a bite, usually it smells as well. I like this shop.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Autumn around Wanaka NZ - Clive

Glendhu Bay, Lake Wanaka

Dublin Bay, Lake Wanaka

Lake Dunstan, near Cromwell

Roy's Bay, Lake Wanaka

Clutha River near Luggate
An alto-cumulus lenticularis above Black Peak

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Jenny's Autumn Shots - Mt Lofty

Lovely back lighting to highlight autumn foliage

 Leaves were piled up high under the trees

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Australia's only cold climate winter deciduous tree

Nothofagus gunnii - Deciduous beech, or Fagus
It is Australia's only cold climate winter deciduous tree, and you will find it nowhere else in the world except Tasmania.
Its autumn display is superb. Fagus turns a spectacular range of autumn colours, from rust red through to brilliant gold, during Late April into May. It prefers cool damp places so it is best see in remote highlands.
I was lucky enough to visit Lake Fenton in Mt Field National park the last weekend of April . I thought I would share these pictures with you, a living example of a time when Tasmania was part of the super continent of Gondwana.

 It grows through giant boulders, in association with the snow gum, tea-tree and other heath species.

 Here it is growing in association with Pandani Richea pandanifolia,the largest heath plant in the world.

 A close up view of the "crinkle-cut" leaves, not many were this red this year.

Living between the mossy boulders, this really old fagus tree resembles a living bonsai!