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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

 

Art capturing Art   Leave a comment

When I was at Maryborough over the Easter Weekend, we went to the park overlooking the Mary River, and there were some Artist capturing the river in a different medium to me.

The quality of thier work was incredible.

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Cheers Dave

Abbey Medieval Festival 2012 – The Knights   Leave a comment

Last Saturday I was happy to be  able to attend the Abbey Medieval Festival at Caboolture.

Having attended in previous years, I was ready for a lot of different photo opportunities and was not disappointed.

Tonight I will start with the Foot Knights and post other topics over the coming days.

Taken with Canon 7D and 70-200mm Lens

Cheers Dave

 

A horsepower fix   Leave a comment

It seems like it was in a previous life now, I used to own a few classic cars/ go fast toys.

Every so often I feel the need to revisit that interest, and with out a Hot Rod show to attend, second best is to catch up with a mate, who own a mechanical/exhaust workshop.

Below are some random shots, I took while I was there.

The 1932  Ford 3 window Coupe Motor has eyes !

32 Ford and EK Holden Utility

A few cars in the car park, waiting there turn in the shop

1958 FC Holden rear quarter, the Australian version of a 1955 Chev

And last of the photos, is a bit of wall art, A sign written FJ Holden Door , you can probably guess from this, my mates name is Andrew.

All taken with the 7D and 17-55mm Lens

Cheers Dave

 

 

 

Toogoolawah Rodeo   Leave a comment

Yesterday. I was lucky enough to get out to the Toogoolawah Rodeo, have not been to a Rodeo in living memory.

I managed to get a few decent shots, shooting anything fast moving can be challenging, and with limited lighting, was only really able to succesfully shoot until dark.

 

 

Taken with 7D and either 70-200 F2.8 or 100mm Macro F2.8.

Hopefully will be able to do a few blog posts this week.

Cheers Dave

 

 

 

 

Something Different – Napoleonics Wargame Figures   1 comment

I have always had different hobbies over time, and used to play figure wargames, more of a painter then a player.

Have not really play/painted much for a number years.

I recently found this partly assembled unit of Napoleonic Old Guard figures, and decided to finish them.

Painted to my “wargaming” standard.

Makes me think I need 48 hour days t odo everything I want to.

Photo taken with 450D and 60mm Macro lens, with external flash

Now back to my photography hobby 🙂

Cheers Dave

 

 

Ma Ma Creek Cemetary   Leave a comment

It was election day last Saturday, so we stopped at Ma Ma Creek School to vote on the way out in our quest for Sunflowers, and a 20metre drive from where we parked we were at the Cemetary next door.

A very Tranquil place,

Not sure what is happening with the above image, maybe the building was not straight, spent a bit of time trying to correct  (what I thought was) lens distortion, but this is the best I could get it.

Love discovering new places in outback Queensland.

Cheers Dave