The Australian backyard is a place of quiet reflection and frenetic energy – often at the same time. Our backyards are a place for play, reading, work, alone time and shared time. The bucket-list book is held in one hand, while the other throws a ball to an eager companion. Remembering the seedlings that need water pulls us momentarily from a half-finished and rapidly cooling cup of tea. The flowers that are lovingly picked for a humble arrangement are patiently waiting for three more loads of washing to be hung out to dry. These photos explore the themes of the quiet and the frenetic in our backyards by using a shutter speed of 1/20.
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