Saturday, December 31, 2011
DAY 365. 31/12/11
Last one for the year. And that's the end of year 2. Still not sure if I'll go on with a year 3, but it's been too much fun not to keep going.
Like to thank everyone who've come to the Flickr page, Blog and Facebook page. There's been close to 80,000 of you. Thanks. And once again, thanks to Sony for making kick-arse cameras, everyone who's appeared as willing and unwilling subjects and Dustin Dias for the spark.
Today's shot was taken at dawn today. Just something from Dad's beautiful hanging baskets. That's it for today. Happy New Year All.
DAY 364. 30/12/11
2nd last post till the end. Have been asked if I'll keep it going to Year 3, and really, I haven't decided. Anyway here's something I've kept for a while now, and still in it's original packaging. It's Princess Leia in Jabba's slave costume... you know the one we all dreamed about the second we saw her in Return of the Jedi. 1 more tomorrow.
Friday, December 30, 2011
DAY 363. 29/12/11
During my online shopping for xmas presents, I came across this little gem. A Piano keyboard mat. It has 100 sounds, 100 rhythms and midi capability... Really quite outstanding. Of course it being still in my possession so many days after xmas also means someone has probably missed out on a present. Shame. More tomorrow.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
DAY 362. 28/12/11
Got this many moons ago on a trip to China. Used it a few times and the results were quite outstanding for the $20 odd I paid for it. I'll try and find the results and posts them sometime. For now, this will have to do. More tomorrow.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
DAY 361. 27/12/11
Out to the city for lunch today... Perth City I mean, I took this just outside the WACA (Perth's Cricket Stadium). Thought it was funny to have the street lamp facing the gigantic stadium lights, like they were talking to each other. I thought it was funny at the time. More tomorrow.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
DAY 360. 26/12/11
Boxing day, which means spending most of the day watching cricket. Anyway, here's one I took at my cousin's on Christmas Eve. 5 days to go. More tomorrow.
Monday, December 26, 2011
DAY 359. 25/12/11ide
Another Christmas party at my parents'. Here's a shot of Shanelle, my god-daughter, and a really cute kid. More tomorrow.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
DAY 357. 23/12/11
Fishing around for stuff to shoot and found this old bottle opener I got from a Star Trek Convention. 8 days to go.... More tomorrow.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
DAY 355. 21/12/11
Playing around with the camera in the garden tonight. Here's one of a hanging plant that looks like a bonsai plant. More tomorrow.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
DAY 352. 18/12/11
Out at the markets today and there was belly dancing. Never ceases to amaze me what you'll find at the South Melbourne Markets on a Sunday afternoon. Here's the beautiful Nadia doing her thing. More tomorrow.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
DAY 351. 17/12/11
Thought I'd get at least one Christmas tree shot in before the year's end. I suspect there'll be more once I get back to Perth for the holidays, but here's one from Melbourne.
Took this while out tonight. A giant Christmas tree at QV. More tomorrow.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
DAY 347. 13/12/11
Took this at Parliament House a while back. Almost a 150 years old and still in immaculate condition. They don't make them like that anymore. More tomorrow.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
DAY 345. 11/12/11
20 more days to the end of the year, 20 days till I finish my 2nd 365. Well here one of Melbourne city, with a bit of christmas decorations. Not really the most exciting of street decorations, but I guess it'll have to do for the outskirts of the city. More tomorrow.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
DAY 343. 9/12/11
Out tonight in the city. Lots of Christmas Parties going on at this time of the year, in fact there probably wasn't a bar that we went to tonight that didn't have some form of celebration going on.
Here's a shot while moving from one place to another. A very stylish couple doing the party rounds. More tomorrow.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
DAY 341. 7/12/11
Another from the game last night. Here's Robbie Keane, a slightly lesser star than Beckham, but no less a star. Plus he used to play for Spurs... More tomorrow.
DAY 340. 6/12/11
At the Melbourne Victory v LA Galaxy game today, or the David Beckham show. As football goes, it wasn't a great game but as far as a spectacle goes, it was pretty big! Well here's the man himself, getting ready to take a corner kick. More tomorrow.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
DAY 338. 4/12/11
Internet playing up again. so this is going to be quick. Ere's a bottle of fine single malt from the top. A legacy shot from last friday's whiskey tasting. More tomorrow.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
DAY 337. 3/12/11
Took this in the morning as I was uploading the yesterday's shot. This was one of 5 hot air balloons to take off, and was the one to fly/float closest to me. More tomorrow.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
DAY 335. 1/12/11
More from the photobus. This time it's my namesake Darren getting his photo taken. What's even better is this shot was taken right at the point when the UV flash came on. More tomorrow.
DAY 334. 30/11/11
We had the SunSense Photobus come to the office today. It basically takes a UV photo of your face and is supposed to give you an indication of how much sun damage has been done to the face. That's the idea, but some of our scientists begged to differ the actual results.
Anyway, here's a shot of Nicole just about to stick her head into the machine... freaky. More tomorrow.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
DAY 333. 29/11/11
Took this on Toorak Road. I've got to say, for a high end shopping and dinning area, this shot makes it look like it's the main street of a country town. I suppose having the ute in the middle of the shot doesn't help either. More tomorrow.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
DAY 331. 27/11/11
Much better day today. Sunshine, beautiful blue skies and a whole lot of nothing much to do on a Sunday... Would have loved to go play football but that's another story altogether.
Took this shot of Kingsway. Probably never seen it so clear. More tomorrow.
DAY 330. 26/11/11
Raining all day, I don't think the sun came out even once the whole day! So here's one from a more pleasant day... Out in the city in the sunshine. Much better. More tomorrow.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
DAY 329. 25/11/11
A month to x'mas and 35 days to the end of my 2nd 365. Been doing this for over 700 days... what the hell was I thinking of?
Anyway was out tonight and took this of the bar... really like all that back lighting. More tomorrow.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
DAY 328. 24/11/11
Flinders Street Station from Elizabeth Street in HDR. It's like a grand old monolith nestled among all the modern skyscrapers. Pretty cool. More tomorrow.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
DAY 326. 22/11/11
Taking portraits at work today. Here's one of the outtakes. Here's Margaret, she never stops moving... never! She even moves faster than 2 Elinchrome D-Lites. 3 dozen shots and only a handful without movement blur. I kid you not! Still it was fun. More tomorrow.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
DAY 325. 21/11/11
Took this in the city. Here's a a couple of horses dressed up as a tram. Apparently, the old horse and carriage travels on the tram lanes now, and stops at all the stops. More tomorrow.
Monday, November 21, 2011
DAY 324. 20/11/11
No football today for me, in fact no football for while until the hamstring heals. Still I couldn't resist going down to watch a game today, and with camera in tow.
Here's the Canadian Speedster (shirt off) in full stride. More tomorrow.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
DAY 323. 19/11/11
Was at a birthday lunch today and did get to take a few shots. Probably would have posted a different shot but for fear of the wrath of 4 ladies who would never think their shots are perfect. Nevertheless, here's another one from the party with less repercussions. More tomorrow.
If you wanted the other shot, here it is.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
DAY 322. 19/11/11
Just got news that my designs for some hotel amenities packaging won some editors choice award in the US. Details are still sketchy at the moment, but I'd thought I'd share the inspiration for the packaging design... this shot taken a while ago.
The design was for Jean-Michel Cousteau's (son of Jacques Cousteau) new line of very eco-friendly hotel amenities with actives from the purest source of seaweed in the world. OK enough Marketing Speak. I'm just glad to win. More tomorrow.
Here's the link to a shot of the packaging.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
DAY 321. 17/11/11
Took this after dinner the other day. Nothing much really just another bunch of people trying to get a cab at night. And as usual without any luck. More tomorrow.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
DAY 320. 16/11/11
One of those days again. Camera in hand, but SD card still at home in the card reader. Damn it's not like I haven't done this everyday for 665 days!
So here's one I took a few days ago. Not an appealing colour for a river, but then again, someone has to do the dirty work. More tomorrow.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
DAY 319. 15/11/11
Germany and Australia. The 2 countries have been neck and neck in the battle to be the world's largest consumer of beer. And now we bring out the big guns! More tomorrow.
Monday, November 14, 2011
DAY 318. 14/11/11
Bed-bound today, so no shooting. Did manage to take this yesterday morning, while waiting for a ride to football. Just a little, and I use the term loosely, Rock Garden in front of my apartment. More tomorrow.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
DAY 317. 13/11/11
Took this yesterday. No it's not outside a donut shop. It's a police parking lot, never thought stuff like that existed... but I guess they all need to park their cars at some point. More tomorrow.
DAY 316 12/11/11
It's late, so a quick one today. Here's a panoramic shot of the Melbourne Exhibition Centre (aka Jeff's Shed) from across the river in HDR. More tomorrow.