Leading into last weekend – it is lunch time Friday and we are on the road – a 2 hour road trip for a weekend adventure – our long anticipated weekend away at “Moogerah Dam” spending two night staying at a beautiful old house based on the banks of the Dam itself – a nicely secluded (as in the last house on a dead end road with a lot of farm land between us and the closest neighbour) – sharing the time with some great friends.
On the evening of our arrival, we were treated to a stunning sunset across the water.
And the sunrise the next morning was nearly as stunning
The main reason photographers usually go to Moogerah with a camera is for the astro photography – but unfortunately the clouds that gave the spectacular sunrise/sunsets were a start of more to come and we did not get much clear sky
I did manage a semi “Milky Way” shot quickly between some thicker cloud bands going through – but certainly not we were there for
We did a little bit of “fire spinning” by the Lake side.
And there were LOTS of birds to photograph
A quick photo of the house as we were packing to leave (phone photo) – pity it was a afterthought as with the different light over the weekend could of got some nice photos of it.
In summary a great weekend – we photographed, fished, and did a little bit of boating – there was a bonfire – we will be back.
A link to their website is here for anybody looking to go there – there is also caravan and tent accommodation available separately but you do not get this fabulous seclusion.
If you want to see even more photos from the weekend – I will have these and more on my facebook photography page soon
Just a few of our local visitors – these birds have been visiting for a number of years – and can be here on a daily basis – or sometimes months between visits – we have a Bird Feeder – which I put seed out on a random basis – so the Birds do not get dependent on it.
These 3 Cockatoos lined up – asking when Breakfast is being served
This one thought I was taking too long to acknowledge their request and was threatening destruction on part of the balcony if I did not comply
And then having a bit of a preen
Meet Psycho – one of our more regular visitors – he looks innocent enough – but will quickly throw a wing up to keep anybody else from sharing the seed with him as per this video
And this post will hopefully be the start to a return to blogging .
We recently visited Kangaroo Island – and previously I posted photos from the Raptor Domain Bird Show
Today a quick post of a couple of the classic cars rusting away on the island.
I am sure most other places with the rarity and increasing value of classic cars they would have been removed or plundered for parts.
There is a couple more photos on my facebook photography page here
Thanks for looking,
We recently had the opportunity to spend 3 nights staying at Kangaroo Island – off the southern coast of Australia – one of the highlights of the visit was going to the Raptor Domain Bird Show.
They had a variety of Birds of Prey from small Falcons up to the very large Wedge Tail Eagle.
One of my favourites was the White Bellied Sea Eagle – it was taken out of its nest as a baby and raised in a shed – when it was rescued it did not know how to fly properly or eat fish. They have put a lot of work into correcting this – but sadly will never be able to be released into the wild.
Abbey the Barking Owl was also a favourite
The Star of the show was the Wedge Tail Eagle
A more complete collection of the bird photos can be found on my facebook page here
We had a great time on the island – and I will post more photos in the future .
If you want to see more of the wonderful nature of Kangaroo Island there is nice facebook page here that we found useful when planning our trip there.
Thanks for looking.
I have not posed here in a very long time – I am still taking photos – but have been lazy and just putting them on my facebook page.
Photography is not my only hobby – I also play with little toy soldiers – more correctly I paint wargame figures – I rarely actually play the games – as I just did not have the time – working on changing that – after I acquired some vintage warhammer Orc and Goblin figures – talking to a few friends – looks like it is time to play some vintage warhammer – thinking 4/5th edition (it is currently up to 8th edition).
So going through what I already own – I found these painted figures that have not seen the light of day for a few years.
They were based for a skirmish fantasy game Songs of Blades and Heroes – so now thinking do I rebase them or not for old style Warhammer.
First up is some Warhammer “Big Uns”
The “Big Un” musician
A Orc Shaman – and two Black Orcs ( one of them is probably to modern for the Army look I m after).
And amongst the Orcs I found this Warhammer High Elf Mage – notsure what his future is – maybe sell to get more Orcs.
I had the opportunity to photograph the Gasolina Pin-Up Girls on the weekend – check out there facebook page for more about them.
We had a lot of fun they are great to work with and being on the Sunny Gold Coast what would be better then a Beach shoot.
We turned one into a “Merry Christmas” Card for their website
We also took the opportunity while they were still in swimsuits to get some waterfall shots.
These shots were all taken with a Canon 6D and 100mm Macro lens, showing what a great portrait lens it is as well.
We will definitely be catching up with the Gasolina Girls again soon for some more shoots.