Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Wind Rose. I walk past this sculpture near the ocean at least twice a week and for the first time yesterday I actually 'looked' at it and wondered a) what it was called and b) who created it! The words read: 'THIS WIND ROSE REPRESENTS AVERAGE WIND VELOCITY RECORDED DAILY AT 3PM' and around the base are the compass points N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, N, NW. I'm guessing that the positioning and the curve and size of the centre opening of the sculpture is vitally important, but even reading the working description in the above link it's as clear as 'mud' to me (come on, it's nothing at all to do with being blonde haha!). I was wondering if anyone has seen a Wind Rose (not necessarily in this particular design) and can perhaps in 'non technical' terms make it all a little clearer! I hope you have a less puzzling day than mine was trying to figure this out.....!
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Monday, February 27, 2012
Bill to the camera market held in the Leederville Town Hall, it's an every three months event where you can find everything from antique camera's right up to modern SLR's. It's a great opportunity if you're looking for a different sized lens, filters, tripods etc. I was seriously tempted by a limited edition white Pentax complete with 18-55mm and 28-200 lens' in matching white, it was just so 'pretty', but I really couldn't justify spending $600 on something that I really didn't need! I did come away with a great book full of tips on how to take better portrait shots for $10 and was very happy with that (easily pleased, that's moi). On the way home we stopped in Leederville to have a cup of coffee in Green & Co, someone regularly adds a 'ck' onto the end of the Co which is slightly amusing, described as 'bohemian' but actually pretty 'shabby' looking from the outside, it's pretty funky inside with walls covered in old music concert posters and light balls hanging from the ceiling, the main thing is that the coffee is good and the cake even better!! Hope you have a great start to the new week.....
Sunday, February 26, 2012
The Road Awaits blog and she mentioned that she was experimenting in black and white images as a challenge for her photography club, she was hoping to get some feed back on subjects that translate well into this genre. For me I think you can't go past either portraits or street scenes, I took this one in the city this week and as I had more than enough time to take the shot, it seems what they say about 'blondes' getting just that wee bit more attention may be true, the waiter definitely 'loitered' haha!! I hope you have a fabulous Sunday.....
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Saturday, February 25, 2012
Rottnest Channel Swim (a short video of the 2010 swim). Thousands of swimmers set off early in the morning to swim over to Rottnest Island which is 20klms off the WA coast near Perth, to be honest with all the shark sightings we've had this summer, you couldn't pay me to do it! The race can be swum by singles, pairs, fours etc. and I'm thinking that perhaps these four ladies were a team having some shots taken before the race which is today. I'm going to have to check the news tonight to see if I can spot this colourful group among the masses that took off from the beach this morning. Personally, I'm going out to dinner and take in a movie with my family, how about you, are you doing something exciting this weekend.....?
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Thursday, February 23, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Trigg Island Cafe with my two sisters-in-law, heading back to the car I was sidetracked for a while watching this guy wrestling with the Fremantle Doctor (you'll have to look to see what that's all about haha!) to get his board and kite into the water, check out this short video showing a kite boarding lesson, looks fun, but to be honest it exhausted me just watching him fighting the elements. Like anywhere in the world where there's a beach and strong winds, kite boarding is hugely popular, there is a spot just a few kilometers up the coast where there would probably have been ten instead of this one lone kite boarder....
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Forest Chase. He rocks those bagpipes with traditional Scottish music played in a very different way, I remember we saw him once when my Mum was along too, being a true Scot she wasn't terribly impressed with his rendition of 'The Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond' and especially not 'Amazing Grace' haha! I've never spoken to him so I don't know if he actually is a Scot, next time. Hope you have rockin' day.....!!
Monday, February 20, 2012
shock & oar everything nautical that you might need to wear when you set off on the high seas in your yacht....
Rosie O'Grady's Irish Pub, I've heard it has 'great craic' , pronounced 'crack', meaning a fantastic time, which I'm sure I didn't need to clarify!
corner store selling fruit and veg. Inside is a haven of gorgeous homewares, beautifully made although just a tad pricey.....and below we have my personal favourite, let's just say Jayne is not the only one addicted to chocolate, a little everyday keeps a smile on my dial.....!! Start the week off well enjoy some chocolate today.....
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Little Black Cormorant sitting quietly gazing out at the comings and goings of the marina through his startlingly blue/green eyes (click on photo below to see this unusual colour) ignored me taking his picture from the pier looking inwards towards the cafes. I must say I did enjoy the rusty reflections from the steel girders in the water.....
Friday, February 17, 2012
the Fringe World Festival but then realized that the Perth Festival is on at the same time (it's all happening in Perth!!), so if anyone from Perth is reading this and can enlighten me, feel free! I kind of liked in the first image the combination of 'laundry' baskets and big business, banking...get it , laundry, banking... nah!! that would never happen in Perth haha! I know I say this every week, but surely it can't be Friday already again!! Hope you have a great weekend.....
Thursday, February 16, 2012
south east of Northcliffe are 'contained but not yet under control'..according to the fire updates, as long as the containment lines hold the fires shouldn't run into rural land. The fires weren't started deliberately this time, they were caused by a series of lightning strikes! The air over Perth (and in my head) is even smokier this morning and it's expected to continue right up until the weekend. Despite the haze I'm going out on the scout today looking for a bit of fun haha! Hope you have a good day in your part of the world.....
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012
fire burning out of control in the karri forests in the South West. 15,500ha have burned through already with the expectation of double that by the time the fire is brought under control. It was only at the beginning of this month that I did a post about the Koalas and other native animals that suffer and worse in situations like this and it makes me unbelievably sad to think about it happening again now. I took these pictures last night on Sorrento beach, you can see the smoke haze being blown in by the strong sea breeze! The bittersweet irony is that I love the images, but the price to pay for them is too high.....
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
St. Georges Terrace, the heritage buildings nestled amongst the skyscrapers make a great contrast, so I chose this old photo of St. Georges Terrace to do my 'then and now' comparison, there were two pictures of the Terrace, unfortunately the one with all the horse and carriage action going on was directly under a light and impossible to get a shot without a flare, this one is pretty quiet, maybe a weekend, I wish it was a little clearer and minus the dribbles of goodness knows what, but we are talking one hundred and twelve years ago, you can see that even way back then this wide road was destined for great things! I like the sky, makes me wonder if whoever took this shot all those many years ago, didn't do a little bit of tweaking haha!
Oh and btw...Happy Valentine's Day.....!
Monday, February 13, 2012
boxing kangaroo is an Australian national symbol which you will have seen at the Olympic Games and other big sporting events, but to see it occurring before your eyes is quite a spectacle! I loved this shot above because you can see that they have both feet up and are totally balancing on their tails, how cool is that! The other thing that impressed me is their height, you don't realize until they stand full upright just how tall they are. Let me assure you here that this was not a serious fight, they were just 'monkeying' around haha! and letting off a little steam.We watched until they got bored and then they just hunkered down and carried on with diner. Here we are again at the start of a new week, more than anything else let it be a peaceful one.....
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Sunday, February 12, 2012
Cottesloe. We are talking 'wonderland' here, so a bit of tweaking has been done. I hope you find something exciting on the other side of a door this weekend.....
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