It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye

Self-indulgent crap. Dumping ground for photos and random rantings.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

An early Christmas message

Spotted in Pelham St, Carlton:

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Daily Melbourne Photo - 29 November 2006

Temperance Lady vs the Plane Tree

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Construction pics - Convention Centre 28 November 2006

New crane on site - it's a big'un...

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Monday, November 27, 2006

U-Bute True Blue Gold for 'Straylya!

In celebration of two major events in Australian history today - our thumping win in the First Test, and the creation of a very silly Flickr group...

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Learning portraiture

I'm much less comfortable photographing humans than I am with buildings, wildlife or even puddles of vomit. But I'm starting to make some progress...


Daily Melbourne Photo - 27 November 2006

Late afternoon with a low sun on Lonsdale St...

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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Daily Melbourne Photo - 26 November 2006

Don't look at this post. This post is pretty average. The previous one is much better.

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About as good as it gets

After watching the breeding pair of nankeen kestrels at the Lonsdale St power station for a year, the male landed on the next-door neighbours' balcony yesterday evening.

And sat there for ages. Long enough for me to shoot a bunch of photos with the 70-210, change over to the 300 f/4 and start shooting again.

And he responded when I did my heavily human-accented version of his calls, without panicking and flying off.

I don't care if I never take another photo again - this is about as good as it gets. I've stood metres away from a wild raptor in the middle of the city and exchanged communication. Beats the hell out of chasing sparrows away.

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Saturday, November 25, 2006

A 24mm wander

Woke up far too early this morning and decided to walk to Vic Market from the aquarium via the Yarra and Russell St. Just to make it interesting, I decided to only take photos with the Sigma 24mm f/2.8...

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Construction pics - Spencer St DFO 25 November 2006

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Friday, November 24, 2006

Daily Melbourne Photo - 24 November 2006

With city fountains turned off due to water restrictions, the vigilantes step in...

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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Daily Melbourne Photo - 23 November 2006

This cat's owner needs to feed it more...

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I'm a puppet of the right

Some of my photos from the G20 protest got a guernsey on a crazy right-wing rant site. Yay!

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Daily Melbourne Photo - 22 November 2006

When you can't afford to see pole dancing in King St, there's always the wombat in the Bourke St Mall...

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Daily Melbourne Photo - 21 November 2006

Sexy evening light on Lonsdale St...

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Monday, November 20, 2006

Daily Melbourne Photo - 20 November 2006

Big Brother (not the crap TV show) on King St...

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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Daily Melbourne Photo - 19 November 2006

Killer sunset colours near the corner of Collins and Spencer...

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It's me - and I'm out of focus!

Photo by Moondole

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Melbourne G20 protest - 18 November 2006

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Construction pics - Verve 501 18 November 2006

Crane coming down today...

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Lonsdale St power station - misc photos

Locals, visitors and a rainbow

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Daily Melbourne Photo - 18 November 2006

Another test of how much I can get in shot with the 17mm on the film body - the CBD's north-west corner and a chunk of Docklands...

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