Thursday, April 29, 2010
Another balcony shot of some club house at Albert Park. I was hoping to get some nice reflections off the water, but the wind was blowing quite strong so the water was a bit choppy. Anyway that's my excuse. More tomorrow.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
In keeping with my bird theme (if you didn't know there was a theme, well you're not the only one), here's a another one of them birds trying to be a vulture... just waiting, not even a metre away, for food scraps. More tomorrow.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Last day of the ANZAC Day long weekend. Just sitting outside one of our favourite food haunts when these pigeons decided to come rest and be vultures, just waiting for us to finish our lunch so that they can swoop on in and pick on scraps... it would be cool if they got the waiting bit right.
Anyway these two were sitting quite apart from each other when a gust of wind blew and kind of pushed them together.
Went to the Melbourne Art Exhibition today and saw lots of great art pieces. Although touted to be affordable art, most were priced outside of my price range. However, they did offer lots of inspiration for my future painting projects. Took a few photos there at the Royal Exhibition Building, but I'm sure none of the artists would want me to publish them here.
After the exhibition we went to a little French Crepe place called Breizoz. The setting is definitely old French cafe style and the crepes are divine. Anyway, I took this shot of their "sugar bowls" that were lined up on the mantlepiece.
Quick one today. Another Balcony shot. This time of the lights of the cars ad they pass the Golf Course in Albert Park. More tomorrow.
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On the eve of our ANZAC day long weekend, I thought of a little something to remember the fallen.
I must admit I've been watching The Pacific and I was a great fan of Band of Brothers, and this weekend is a good time to commemorate how as Churchill put it "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many..."
Friday, April 23, 2010
Got up early enough, with camera in tow to see this, and I couldn't resist. Love the sky and that church steeple rising out from the horizon.
I know this was shot on the 22nd, but I think it still can be counted in My 365 for the 21st. Anyway that's just the catholic in me trying to mute the guilt. More tomorrow.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Time to turn the camera back on itself. This is my trusted and well used Sony Alpha a300. I've had it for close to 2 years now, and it's been through quite a few shots, actually, I think it's fast approaching the 100,000 shot mark. I love it. Been tempted to go full frame, but finances and familiarity have made that a bit of a sticky issue. Not to say it won't happen, it's just that I like this camera so much I don't know how I could not, not use it. Actually bet that'll change the day I get a full frame and then it'll be "a300?... what a a300!"
That's it for today people, more tomorrow.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Here are my paintings. all stacked up in my wardrobe waiting to be hung. At the moment they take up one whole section of the closet and it's about 4 paintings high by 8 deep. This stash contains all the Acrylic on canvas paintings, the rest of gouache on paper are stored elsewhere, and in total they equal about 147. You can see them all in my Flickr Paintings Set.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Been really really slack today and not taken a shot for my 365. I did have a shoot in the morning for work, but really it's a bit too corporate for this space.
So here's one I prepared earlier - Fountain shot at night, like the other 80% of my shots.
Monday, April 19, 2010
This is another photo from the photo walk I did on Saturday. I figured, since the clocked ticked over pass midnight when I shot this, then it counts as the next day.
Anyway this was taken as I was walking back to the car. It was a good 15 minute walk back to the car, and this was too good a shot to resist. It was really cool to hear the sax player through the underpass and the couple in the shot was a bonus. Till tomorrow then.
Spent my first night in my room last night. It felt good. however, the room is far from finished, still lots of boxes to sort out and it seems like it's never going to end. Anyway, went for a photo walk around the city today with my friend James. Got lots of great shots and even found a really cool Brazilian restaurant called Bisq as well. Go check it out if you're ever on Flinders Lane in Melbourne.
Today's shot is just one of the many I took tonight, and I'll post them at a later stage. This is of the ferris wheel that made it. Unlike the giant failure called the Great Southern Wheel. In the background you can see the lights of the MCG. I know it's the obligatory ferris wheel shot it, but I really like. More tomorrow.
Quick one today. This is our resident black belt in origami, Evaandrani's handiwork. It's a lotus folded from a piece of fancy paper. Took the shot from the the side, with a backdrop from different angles and finally settled on the top view. And guess what? It took 17 shots. I don't get it.
Friday, April 16, 2010
He's finally made it!
Meet Eugene, or The Euge, Chi-Chi, and most recently Cinnamon. Just some of the many colourful names he's known as. I say finally made it because the poor guy has been bumped off My 365 twice before, and both times by Fiona (You've met her 3 times before on Day 29, Day 91 and Day 99). These are just some of the people I work with at Ego Pharmaceuticals.
Back to The Euge. He's our Artwork Coordinator and a great guy to work with and call a friend. He's one of the brave souls that also did the World's Greatest Shave (on Day 85). So if he looks familiar, then that's where you probably saw him before.
Today's shot was taken with the aid of a cardboard standee that when looked from the top and bottom make for an interesting way to section a picture. Anyway, it was all fun and I couldn't decide which picture to use, so I figured I'd use both. That's it for today. More tomorrow.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
These past few weeks, I've been sleeping on the floor, and my whole back is now really hurting from the neck down to my lower back… so today, I've pulled out the futon and am comfortably resting on my front as I write this. (Why i did not do this sooner is another story altogether). Anyway all this sob story is about my choice of shot for today. And I will get there soon.
Over the past few months, I've come to realise that the number of shots I take daily on any subject usually comes up to 17. It's not like I plan it or anything, it just works out that way - 17.
Today however I got this shot in 5. And I'm glad because the very second I decided to end the shot, the lights in the stadium were turned off. That and the fact that my back hurts as hell every time I lean over to look through the viewfinder are to be blamed.
Back to the shot. This is set on 28mm at F12 for 30 seconds and is a shot of some stadium across the road. Look closely, you can make out the name of the stadium. Hope you like it. Till tomorrow then.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
This is a Daim. A bundle of delicious chocolate surrounding a honeycomb centre, and a whole lot of yum. I think you can only get this at IKEA, so it must be what Swedes do when they want a sugar fix.
Tonight was supposed to be my first night in my own room, but the damn air-conditioning guys really messed up. In short shoddy workmanship, and I mean crap. Anyway that's it for me today. Besos baby.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
There was a time before the internet, before playstation, Wii and console games. And during that time, we found pleasure in this game - carom. it's played like pool except it's on a wooden square board with 4 holes and in place of cues, you use your finger in a flick motion to hit the shooter (a larger flat disc) to hit the seeds (smaller flat discs) into the holes.
Takes me back to my teenage years, where I'd spend hours playing this over homemade tea, shared cigarettes and Van Halen on the radio.
Got this Carom board from a colleague who knew where to find one. Bless him!
Still I'd settle for my Intenet connection to come back!
Monday, April 12, 2010
If this constant gripe about not having Internet access is annoying you, I'm sorry, but it seems to me to be a lifetime of frustration, each day I don't have access at home. For one, updating this blog and Flickr are damn near impossible, unless I keep my shots to iphone based photography, and then there are the downloads.
Today's shot is of my Macbook without Internet Access, it's like a Ferrari that's not red… it just doesn't feel right. I se up the Macbook on a black stand and shot it with the lights of Albert Park and beyond in the background. Will somebody please get me connected quick!
Wow a hundred days! Was out in the city today nice and early on a Saturday morning (well 11.00am is early for a Saturday OK). Did the walk from Chinatown to the Town Hall to get tickets for the Comedy Festival. We eventually saw Russell Kane, and man was he funny. A good full hour of laughs - loved it.
This shot was taken on Swanston street, where many a horse and carriage rides can be got - a touristy thing to do, but I think it would make for a great night out, if only those horses didn't stink so much. Back to the shot. This was one of 2 pairs of horses "parked" on the street waiting for passengers, or maybe they were just resting. Anyway, they looked charming enough.
Today's shot was taken in the office. Had to get permission from Fiona to use this shot (you met Fiona on Day 29 and Day 91). She had a great pair of Emerald earrings on, so I had to shoot it. The tighter shots didn't pan out so well, but this wider shot turned out stunning!
Also have a shot that didn't quite make it, but was nevertheless cool. You can see it here in my Not 365. This makes it the 2nd time Fiona has bumped this guy off My 365.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Here's another view from the new balcony. It's been a busy week this week and it seems like I don't even have time to admire the view much less set up new shots.
Plus there's the internet issue. OMG! Major withdrawal gong on when I step into the internetless house. This might be my last post for the next 2 days (it's the weekend coming up). Till the next time then.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
This after-work life without Internet access is a killer. How did people manage before the www?
Anyway, today's (I should say yesterday, but I'll stick to today, until I get my Internet legs back) shot is of a really good looking girl enjoying the company of friends at Transport Bar in Fed Square. Till tomorrow then.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
It's been a really busy weekend, and today was probably the hardest of all the days. I'm posting this a day or 2 late because as I write this, I'm still not sure if I can get any internet access. And when I can get access is still questionable. Anyway I'll keep endeavouring to update my 365 and if I can "borrow" some wireless from someone here, then so much the better.
OK back to today's shot. This was taken I think just under 24 hours before my usual 365 deadline, so I reckon it still falls under the "shot of the day" rule. If not, then please understand that this week and a bit will probably be a little difficult. It's a shot of some memorial from my old balcony (I know I said I'd stop posting from thee old balcony, but, with a moon like that, who can resist). Till tomorrow then.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
I write this on probably the last night I would spend at the old place. It's been what seems like forever but the move to the new place is almost complete. I am hoping that a week from today should see me well entrenched in my new abode.
Today's shot was taken from the balcony of the new place. I set the exposure to about 30 secs and let the all the available light soak in. That's it for today. See you tomorrow.
Good Friday and a first. This was the first day in 91 days that I did not post. but I did take a shot.
Anyway this is a shot of some nostalgia. These were the glasses that you would have found at many a coffee shop when I was growing up.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
On this April's Fools Day there were surprisingly quite a few options for shot of the day. I settled on this shot because of the curves and the delicate shape... of the rose.
OK. This is Fiona aka Fifi and her signature ring. And she'll be glad to see that she bumped another collegue off to get shot of the day. It's Good Friday tomorrow, so see you then.