Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Seawind regatta

We joined a week-long regatta for Seawind catamarans around the Whitsundays. Various bits of fun and games. Some racing.

 Off the beach at Long Island

 Graeme Nolan, organizer of the rally

Hawaiian night

 Racing from Long Island to Nara Inlet

 Duet, a Seawind 1200

Reflection, a Seawind 1250

 Backpacker sunrise

Friday, June 13, 2014

Climbing Whitsunday Peak

 Skink and fungi


 Daniel Point and Hook Passage

 Gulnare Inlet and Hamilton Island






Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wetsundays

After spending the cyclone season in Mackay, we are back on board at last. We sailed Nimrod first to Shaw Island, and then to collect our friends Tiff and Dawne from the airport at Hamilton Island.

Dawne & Tiff

The weather has been pretty grim; gusty and heavy rain at times. We hid in Cid Harbour with many other boats, and had a splash out to the iconic Tongue Bay and Hill Inlet, before a brief snorkel in Cateran Bay on Border Island. We then retreated to the shelter of the deep fjord-like inlets of Nara and Gulnare.

Cid Harbour





Hill Inlet 

Nara Inlet 

Rain

Gulnare Inlet

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Aelwen @ 9 months

Show me a Grandad with a camera and I will show you some cluck-photography!






Aelwen and Sim by the Arts Centre

Playing with the glass wall waterfall at the National Gallery of Victoria



On the train


Anna (proud Mum)

Monday, May 19, 2014

HDR photography

I wrote earlier about the technique of photography where you take several exposures of a scene and combine them to make a richer photo with greater than normal dynamic range.

Serge Ramelli gives a good YouTube tutorial on how to do it.

Here are some recent efforts in the Springbrook area where we live, and at the Hinze Dam just down the road.

 Twin Falls walk

 Twin Falls walk

 Twin Falls walk

 Twin Falls walk

 Hinze Dam

 Hinze Dam

George doing yoga by the Hinze Dam

Friday, April 4, 2014

Adelaide


Elder House

Mecca for chocaholics

Rotunda

Footpath under Torrens Bridge

Multi-story car-park at night

A cycle race around the streets of Adelaide



Impressionist study of a race

There are some cool videos put out by SA Tourism
'Be Consumed', soundtrack by Nick Cave
Kangaroo Island
Adelaide: Breathe!