inverted gecko

gecko: noosa: queenslandGeckos who can hang upside down on surfaces. It’s rally amazing how they do this, microscopic hairs that exploit molecular attraction, sort of like atomic velcro.


gecko

gecko: noosa: queenslandOne of the funny things about Queensland is the suburban wildlife. At noosa for example, you have scrub turkeys (imagine a normal turkey, basically a wild version) wandering around the main street in the mornings. The other thing is geckos. Little, tiny, semi-translucent geckos.


a rural river

a river: dubbo: rural nswMy father used to own a small farm property, and it had a river running through it. This was when rivers tended to have at least some water in them.

What I really like about this image is the tree in the foreground as compared to the background. From memory this is only a 90 degree field of view.


glebe point waterfront

blackwattle bay: glebe: sydneyThis is, or at least was one of my favourite fishing locations, but they changed the lighting, so the water isn’t as well illuminated at night. As a result this wonderful location, such a short drive from home has more or less shut down.

Still, it’s a pretty picture. It’s also one of the most polluted places in Sydney, the sediments being filled with all sorts of crap from a hundred years worth of industrial use.


enmore design centre

enmore design centre: enmore: sydneyThis is the design college I was studying and working at for a while. It’s right down the bottom of the street I was living on at the time. Which was convenient to say the least.


trees of newtown cemetery

newtown cemetery: newtown: sydneyOne great thing about these old cemeteries, they can often represent the last remaining areas of tree cover in densely populated inner city suburbs.

This is a nice vista of the whole area inside the graveyard walls.


a graveyard corner

newtown cemetery: newtown: sydneyThis is an early attempt at a high dynamic range image. It’s a bit difficult to make out, but the location of the image is in the back of a very tight corner at one edge of the graveyard.

See all those headstones against the wall. Oh yes “You son of a bitch. You moved the cemetery, but you left the bodies, didn’t you? You son of a bitch, you left the bodies and you only moved the head stones. You only moved the head stones. Why? Why?”.


trees and graves

newtown cemetery: newtown: sydneyUnfortunately I only shot one set of exposures for this, and no nadir frame.

I may have to reshoot it to get a high dynamic range image, but that will be difficult given the tendency of trees to move in the slightest breeze. either way, it’s a nice image as it is.


st. stephen’s church

st. stephen's church: newtown: sydneyOne of Newtown’s most loved locations is St Stephens church and cemetery.

Apparently the final resting place to a number of (in)famous individuals, it’s overgrown nature makes it a picnic and photography favourite.