Tuesday, December 12, 2006

A Feast of Photos

To perhaps cheer you up more than the distressing bushfires, feast on other photos, such as those of immigrant Aussie Ingeborg Tyssen (tysseneye.net)

Or search out others' at Luminous Lint (www.luminous-lint.com), or www.photogravure.com

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Catblogging v Porn: Another Grain on the Balance Pan

Janet Lafler & Matt Austern have cats they call Randy and Oliver:

cats - Randy and Oliver


From Matt Austern's Home Page (lafstern.org/matt) See my post in July, 2005 for a question about this.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Profile photo

Myself, when young
My online profile image, kept outside, has somehow had its URL changed, and I'm trying to make sure it's on the Blogger site so that won't happen again.

Thursday, April 27, 2006


Raindrop_Fountain-Roselands, originally uploaded by Mezza.

Australia's (& "the Southern Hemisphere's") first "shopping - community centre" - Roselands - opened on October 11th, 1965.
Its centrepiece and symbol was the Raindrop Fountain: 15 miles of clear nylon thread suspended from the ceiling, with drops of water constantly trickling down into a pool.
It was removed in a remodelling project in 1988. A new, quite different fountain was recently installed.

See Suburban Icons: A Celebration of the Everyday, by Steve Bedwell (ABC Books, 1992) for more, and Source E in [PDF]

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


coming and going - catblogging ella snoozing ( April 15, 2006)

ella snoozing

To match with the green apple (11/10/2005); a quince

from Medlar Comfits, by Anna Tambour:
a quince's bottom
I love eating quince raw slice by raw slice—the knife is my favourite quince treatment. All of the quince's unique smell is retained. The sound of the knife going through the flesh is something I enjoy, as is holding the fruit in my hand. It is a wonderful feeling fruit, having a quite human skin.

The mouth-feel of raw quince is wonderful, too, if you like it (and I love it).

On cold days, though, there's nothing to beat baked quince and oatmeal with cream.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Neon Lights at Crest Theatre

Crest Theatre 20051203 (on Flickr - Photo Sharing!)

Crest Theatre Neon Lights
It's not really that difficult, although it took me a while to get the hang of it. On automatic settings, you will usually overexpose neon (because the camera reacts to all the darkness around it), and you won't get the rich colors. So now I use shutter speed priority mode. I usually start at ISO 200, 1/80 of a second (which was the setting for this photo), and then re-shoot it once with a faster shutter speed, and once with a slower shutter speed, just to make sure I get one shot that comes out well. — tspauld (Tom Spaulding)

Tasmanian Trip 2005 (story so far)

Tasmania 2005 (Some photos from my holiday to Tasmania, a Flickr Photoset - work in progress).
I'm not sure if I should break this down into smaller sub-sets, such as all the ones taken around Macquarie Harbour and Strahan, all the ones around Hobart and those around Devonport, plus a set of ones taken while travelling between the three main places I stayed; or breaking them down into landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, plants, places, people; or whatever.

I will have to find a different place to store the video clips I also took with the digital camera.

By Sea between Sydney & Tasmania (A Flickr Photoset - work in progress) This will include both the journey down and back, scenes of Sydney and Devonport as well as of the ship itself and sea-scenes from it.

Friday, March 31, 2006

this what was needed in major-league bulk supply in the banana plantations before Cyclone Larry hit?

From http://www.bananabunker.com

I am making no other comment at all. Whatsoever. Not even about the date.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

composed (Vanita, Vanitas, Vanititas?)

composed, originally uploaded by Vanita.

How pre-Raphaelite. Considerable gorgeousity, especially in the textures.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Not Tasmania

qofd - Quizzical Kitten (breakfast)

Wild Neighbors at Dharma Bums (another type of cat)

Nadar - on the beach static.flickr.com/21/98422655_e1a77384ba_b.jpg
This rather remnds me of some of my Ocean Beach photos from the west coast of Tasmania — the dark sand, wide beach, mountains in the distance up the coast beyond the mist of spray above the waves.

Have I posted them here? <CHECKS>

No. I haven't put any of the photos from my time in Tasmania here yet. I've loaded quite of a few them up to flickr.com, but not by any means the majority yet, or sorted. Here's a link to the set page (www.flickr.com/photos/87756698@N00/sets/1529859)

The first batch was a chunk of nice scenes that would make good desktop backgrounds for computers, but only at 640 x 480 size, I'm a bit thingy about trying to leave some kind of ID on them so if people use them there's an acknowledgement (I do try to put something so that you can find the original &/or the originator of photos here.)

So many other things to do, I haven't had the time & energy to do much sorting, labelling & heavy uploading.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Some Online Photography sites

The Photography Channel

The Digital Journalist - A Multimedia Magazine for Photojournalism in the Digital Age
From The Digital Journalist: Changing the Face of Power: Women in the U.S. Senate Gallery

Angry Monkey Photography

and also one of my favourite amateurs (see sidebar), from top left pixel, the Daily Dose of Imagery

Wednesday, January 25, 2006