Monday, 28 February 2011


When does the son become better than the dad at many things? The student become the teacher? The follower become the leader?

I think that day is fast approaching. I better go and practice.
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Sunday, 27 February 2011


I'm cheating a bit here, but I liked the photo. And I didn't think it would be right to post it as yesterday's photo.
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Saturday, 26 February 2011


Off to my niece's wedding today, so I guess there will be a photo opportunity or two. But I won't be home in time to post the image today, so this is a place holder till I get back here with a photo.

Later.... Difficult lighting and too many heads in the way. But this is Danni and Joe. Great day!

Friday, 25 February 2011


Still celebrating mum and dad's 50th Anniversary, this time with a bottle of Moet. Cheers.
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Thursday, 24 February 2011

Track to J.B.

J.B: Is that Jervis Bay or Just Beautiful?

Work took me to J.B. today, so I just had to get a photo or two. I was there during the middle of the day, on a bright sunny summers day. Sounds awful doesn't it! But it makes for difficult photography conditions. Far too much contrast to get the perfect shot.
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Wednesday, 23 February 2011


Corey said I should write more. Bad luck. If you want to read more about this guy, read Storm Boy.
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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Seven Miles

Seven Mile Beach, Gerroa.
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Monday, 21 February 2011

Ben's Bridge

The ramp up to the old suspension bridge on Ben's Walk, near Nowra showground. The detail in the enlarged version is quite interesting.

Sony Cybershot. Again. Because it's easy to carry everywhere with me!
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Sunday, 20 February 2011


I wanted to try HDR on a close-up, so Buddha offered her services as a subject. Harsh midday sun didn't help, and even 4 stops overexposed didn't get the detail I wanted. But I guess that is what this project is all about - improving my photography by learning what is possible and what is not. I might reshoot this one with low sunset light.
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Saturday, 19 February 2011

Decisions, Decisions

With planning for 'The Trip' in full swing we have some research and planning to do. We will welcome any suggestions of 'must see' (or do) in UK, Europe, Hong Kong or Bangkok.
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Friday, 18 February 2011


Seems we can't get more than a day or two without rain. This one was taken from the back verandah just before sunset. Difficult to see, but it was pouring.
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Thursday, 17 February 2011

The Great Divide

Nowra Bridge (or more correctly, bridges) connects Us to Them. I cross this every day, but have never thought of it as something you might take a photo of.

This one was taken on the trust old Sony Cybershot.
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Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Wanted: Aromaphoto

In the front yard to try to capture a flower or two after the rain. The fragrance coming from these murraya flowers was amazing.

I'm not happy with the focus, but after yesterday's photo I think I deserve a break.
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Tuesday, 15 February 2011


In a secret location, just out of Berry, lies a small sub-tropical rainforest glade. Huge fig trees, a lovely little stream and moss covering everything.

Wanting to try more HDR, I lugged the tripod for the half hour walk up to this spot. I think the results justify the effort.
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Monday, 14 February 2011

Chicken Parma-pyjama

Off for a geocache after work today, without the GPS. The trusty phone had to be internet, GPSr and camera.

If the name of this post doesn't make sense, check this out.
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Sunday, 13 February 2011

Cook it

Another wet, grey day. Kayaking. No. Geocaching. No. Beach. Definitely no. Time for some gingerbread cooking using the 101 cutters Lauren recieved for Christmas. Turns out heads and long legs fall off too easily, so the more solid shapes worked best. So we did a batch of hearts. Just in time for Valentines Day tomorrow.
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Saturday, 12 February 2011


I didn't like the original photo much, so I had a bit of a play in photoshop. Interesting effect, even if not implemented that well. Learnt a lot about masks in my attempt to create this one.
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Friday, 11 February 2011

What I do.

This shot reflects 50% of my work life. Theoretically.

Thursday, 10 February 2011


I'd tried High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography before, but only using Photoshop. Not good. Today I downloaded a trial version of Photomatix Light and took some photos overlooking the Shoalhaven River near Ben's Walk on the way home from work. This shot was my first attempt at HDR. I didn't have a tripod with me, so was amazed at the results.
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Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Ebony and Ivory

Interesting day at the office. Made me think of Paul McCartney's classic.

"Ebony And Ivory live together in perfect harmony
Side by side on my piano keyboard oh lord why dont we?"
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Tuesday, 8 February 2011


Today was the school Swimming Carnival. Always a good day to meet and chat with new staff and enjoy catching up with people who you often don't see much in the day to day hussle and bustle.
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Monday, 7 February 2011


I love it when the cows are up in the near paddock. As they got used to me being nearby they approached to check me out. I was lying on the ground, almost under the fence (which turned out to be turned on - ouch!)

This curious young lady got up close to check out what I was up to. So I shot her!
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Sunday, 6 February 2011


It may seem that I've become obsessed with the weather, but after a week of too hot and too humid - interupted with the odd storm that serves no purpose except to make it even more humid - I was very happy to see the temperature plummet as we headed home from the central coast. Not a great photo, but exciting in its own way.
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Saturday, 5 February 2011

50 Years On.

Big day! 40 people, 40 degrees, 50 years. Great day, even with the heat.
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Friday, 4 February 2011

50 Years

Today is my parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary. 50 years on and going strong. Amazing. Even more amazing is that they still love each other, and even like each other.
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Thursday, 3 February 2011

Still wet

Early days yet, but it seems cyclone Yasi wasn't as destructive as predicted. Nothing to do with the cyclone, but this photo was taken on my way to work.

Interesting aside: I've just discovered that photos uploaded via pixelpipe from my phone don't appear when the blog is viewed through the DET proxy. Pixelpipe is blocked.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011


Just as I was looking for a shot on the general theme of 'hot' (its been way too hot around here for the last few days) a storm came through, cooling everything considerably. So my 'hot' became 'wet'. Our storm lasted only minutes, unlike the battering being dished out in north Queensland tonight.
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