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Moogerah Dam – “End of the Line”   Leave a comment

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.

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And the sunrise the next morning was nearly as stunning

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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

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We did a little bit of “fire spinning” by the Lake side.

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And there were LOTS of birds to photograph

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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.

 

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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

Cheers Dave

 

A couple of our local visitors   Leave a comment

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

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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

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And then having a bit of a preen

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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

 

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And this post will hopefully be the start to a return to blogging .

 

 

Kangaroo Island Revisited – Getting there.   Leave a comment

After visiting Kangaroo Island last September – we knew it would not be long before we were back.

On Saturday the 11th of May – the alarm went off at 4.15 – time to get up get dressed for the 4.30 Taxi to Brisbane airport.

A bit cool but not too bad and before long we were on the plane.

A glorious view out the window on the flight to Adelaide.

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Uneventful and fast trip  – possibility because  I snoozed a fair portion of it.

Into Adelaide – and on time for our transfer with Rex airlines across to Kangaroo Island

The planes are getting smaller ( photo by my partner Tammy)

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Weather forecast not great – but luckily not raining as we got on the plane and patches of Blue sky on our flight across.

Landing safely at Kingscote Airport – time to pick up the Hire Car – went with Budget – unhelpful and unfriendly staff – would not use them again.

Off to Kingscote for some supplies from the IGA to get us through the few days we will be on the Island,  and lunch at the Aurora Hotel ( fabulous meal) – watching what we thought was a lonely New Zealand Fur Seal  playing in the bay out the front while we ate.

After lunch we went for a walk with camera – here we found the Seal was not alone.

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They were quite  placid – we still did exercise caution when we were close to them – and this is as close as we got – (my partner Tammy getting one of her shots)

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Lots of birds at Kingscote too

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After this we headed off to our accommodation – and that will be a post for another day.

Cheers Dave

Retro Beach Babes   Leave a comment

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.

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We turned one into a “Merry Christmas” Card for their website

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We also took the opportunity while they were still in swimsuits to get some waterfall shots.

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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.

Cheers Dave

Posted December 18, 2013 by davidarnold in Uncategorized

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Bugs in Paradise !   1 comment

I spent the last few days out at Mount Barney staying at the lakeside cottage at Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages

It was a few days in paradise – lots of things to see and do – with Macro being my favourite Photography currently – thought I would start with some of the bugs I got there.

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Cheers Dave

Posted November 22, 2013 by davidarnold in Uncategorized

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Greazefest 2013 – 50’s Chevs   Leave a comment

My second lot of photos posted from Greazefest – is a few 1950’s Chevs

I love the style of these cars.

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Cheers Dave

GreazeFest 2013 Rocks – VW’s – post 1   Leave a comment

I went to GreazeFest on the weekend for the first time – had a great time there, saw a lot of cool cars – finally getting a chance to start looking through the photos tonight.

Decided for something different would go through one style of car at a time – so starting with the VW’s – obviously “Rat Rod” is the popular theme.

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Will try and post at least one set a day – and will be adding these and other photos to my facebook photography page as well.

Cheers Dave