The single most important thing to do when using a mobile phone’s camera!

From Norfolk Point looking towards Port of Brisbane.  Using an iPhone on panoramic setting.  Can you see me in the photo?

This will improve your photos from your mobile phone’s camera 100% – if you are not doing it already.

It’s so easy to do!! Most of us forget to do this very simple thng . . .

Before you take your beautiful photo simply clean the lens with a lint free microfibre cloth.  Gently wipe from one side to the other.

Norfolk Point, Manly, Queensland. Australia. iPhone


Manly boat harbour – iPhone

Don’t use any chemicals or cleaning fluids

Don’t use tissues or paper towels as these can make your lens dirtier.

Once you have cleaned your lens, snap away, you will be surprised what a difference cleaning the lens will make.

Happy snapping!  Let me know how you went.

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All roads lead to Gum Flat . . . well sort of . .

The road to Gum Flat is . . .

Field of clover
Field of clover after the rain
The local hall that is over 100 years old – was restumped and had the electrical system replaced with Goverment Funding a few years ago – top job – bit chilly inside at night.
Honour Roll
Honour Roll from WW1 for the local men that went to war. Notice that where the date is on the top of the board, the date on the right is incomplete. The names with a cross on the right side, these men died during the war.
A window into days gone by, what stories could be told.

Suzie went away for a few days to a place just past Inverell, NSW, called Gum Flat.

Gum Flat is not far from Inverell, about 15 minutes drive.

It’s a pretty drive from Brisbane, via Warwick and Tenterfield.

You pass through the ranges, where the road is in good condition.

Inverell and Gum Flat are very scenic places, lots to see, so we will have to come back again and photograph some more.

The Public School in Gum Flat is over 126 years old.

This is a map of where Gum Flat is – Gum Flat

country road
A country road.

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Gum Flat
Gum Flat vintage houses.
One of the roads to Gum Flat.
mail box
Local mailbox – a sight to see.


Jim (James) Matheson


Sometimes you meet people in your life that leave a mark. Jim Matheson was one of those rare people.

I first met Jim about 2 years ago (late 2014) at an aged care facility in Murgon, Queensland when I was visiting my mother in-law.

Jim was an interesting man, he told me a little of his past and after an hour long conversation, I knew that I would want to talk to Jim again on my next visit.

What I also discovered was that Jim didn’t mind having his photo taken, so the first photo of Jim was taken, the first photo of many, he liked that!

I had the photo printed and took it back to Jim on my next visit. I think he liked it . . .

Jim had a great sense of humor, very dry but funny. We usually had a good laugh during our conversations.

I lost count on the amount of visits Jim and I had, but they were always good. Good conversation and the odd photo here and there.

Jim enjoyed posing for me and having his photo taken, I was able to print off a lot of photos of Jim on the spot with a portable printer. He would walk around with the photos and show people!

Whenever we went to Murgon, I always tried to look up Jim.

Jim died in January 2017 . . . I was sad to hear of his passing . . . but I do have many fond memories of Jim and his dog Dutchess.

Jim, thank you for being a friend, I will miss your smiling face  . . .

I will share some of Jim’s photos here.