Archive for February, 2009

52/30/5 Week 8

February 22nd, 2009

This week I tried some experimental night photography. I still need to work on this a bit, but some of the results are promising.

Here’s Helen wandering in front of the camera (deliberately!) during a low light 30 second exposure:

Ghost Helen

A picture of the car, taken in pitch dark (with the key button pressed at the last second for effect):

The car

Looking over the hills towards Gordon:

Gordon at night

And a star cluster, pointed straight up:

Star cluster

Finally, I tried a little bit with the flash once I got home. Here’s a cool puzzle globe I have:


As always, see the full set for more.

52/30/5 Week 7

February 22nd, 2009

Week 7 was taken outside the Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston, Canberra:

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Firstly, a picture of the apartment buildings just North of the markets. I always think it looks a little like Wall-E from this angle, although it’s more like a Dalek from other angles:


Next, the old power house building. Yes, I was playing with special effects for the sky:


A close up of the metal structure at the left of the building:

Metal structure

Someone with a place to be:

woman walking

And a metal grate near the parking lot:


As always, you can find the full set on Flickr.

52/30/5 Week 6

February 22nd, 2009

Week 6 takes us to Black Mountain Peninsula.

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An interesting looking tree:

Lake tree

Some benches:


Australia’s Parliament House on the other side of the lake:

Parliament House

After that we moved on to Mt Ainslie.

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Canberra Airport, which is quite close to the mountain:


And a railing to the lookup at the top:


As always, find the full set on Flickr.

52/30/5 Week 5

February 22nd, 2009

Week 5 sees us travel to Cairns. No map this time, you’ll just have to Google for Cairns.

Most of the photos come from a fantastic trip we did with Wait-a-While, well worth it if you want to see the rainforest in more detail than most tours.

First, a mountain just South of Cairns. I have no idea what it’s called, I wasn’t paying enough attention:

Triangular mountain

A rainforest plant:

A plant

A duck:


More plants:

More plants

And finally, a panorama of Cairns:


As always, heaps more photos in the full set on Flickr.

52/30/5 Week 4

February 22nd, 2009

For week 4 I went to Scrivener Dam, the dam that holds the water into the major lake in Canberra.

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A view of the dam from the nearby carpark:

Scrivener Dam

The road over the top of the dam:

The road over Scrivener Dam

Looking downstream:

Scrivener Dam downstream

And the bubbler at the carpark:


And finally, a view of Government House, which is a little way down the road from the dam:

Government House

As usual, the full set can be found on Flickr.


February 22nd, 2009

I’ve been a bit behind in posting photos to this blog. I’ve been taking them and putting them on Flickr, but not getting around to this bit. But here they are now!