Friday, January 31, 2020

Swanston street

The view from the forecourt of the Shrine of remembrance looking down Swanston street.  The Barak building can be seen very clearly from here


a small pop of orange.

The view

A jogger stopped to take a photo of the city of Melbourne glittering like a jewel in the morning sun.

Garden view

Another view of the Botanic gardens from behind locked gates


The yellow passenger race

On this day - 31st of January

in 2016 we went to a Google local guides meetup at Albert Park lake run by Paul and Kim...  Here is Kim and it is all about blowing bubbles.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Temple of the winds

This is the temple of the winds situated inside Melbourne's Royal botanic gardens

On this day - 30th of January

Back in 2016 I was down at 13th beach watching the Cadel Evans cycle race and snapped these surfers trying to cross the road before the peleton arrives.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Locked out

Locked out of the gardens.  They open the gates at 7:30 am

The jogger

I got the lowdown on the tan.  Apparently the idea is to run...  Preferably fast

The station

The passenger race at Richmond station.  There are five of these passenger races.  Each has different colour tiles,

On this day - 29th of January

in 2017 I was down 13th beach near Geelong watching the peleton wizz by in the Cadel Evans road race.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Monday, January 27, 2020

A quiet spot to sit

The Murray river at Goolwa early in the morning.  The first hint of daylight touches the sky.

On this day - January 27th

in 2014 we spotted this engine pulling around 40 carriages through the western districts of Victoria

Sunday, January 26, 2020

12PAof2020 - January theme: Shoes

This is my take on the theme for January of shoes.  I was riding my bike down the Eastlink trail and saw a pair of converse all stars.  This was taken while I was riding with my mobile and has a nice segue into next months theme of shadows...

On this day - 26th of January

Australia day and what better thing to do than visit the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (MADE) near Ballarat.  This is what is left of the magnificent Eureka flag on display there.  You will note that bits are missing.  This is because the local authorities gave pieces as souvenirs to visiting (mostly British) dignitaries.  There is nothing that shows the contempt that Britain had for Australia in the early days than this,

Saturday, January 25, 2020

On this day - 25th of January

Penny and I visited Goolwa in South Australia to watch the Old Wilunga stage of the tour down under.  While there we spotted these magnificent pelicans in flight.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Gate G

I have started taking a picture of this gate and every day and every day there is something a little different with the scene

Word of the day - Leading lines

Natures fireworks...  Agapanthus

On this day - 24th of January

in 2015 I was taking pictures of a full dress rehearsal of the play "The fastest clock in the universe" Directed by Robert Chuter and performed at the Chapel on Chapel in South Yarra

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Word of the day - Lens Flare

with added rainbow.  This one was on our trip to Port Fairy

Commuters in the rain

All with one goal....  To get to work

Swanston street in the rain

We have had the gamut of weather this summer. Heat, cold, fire and today was rain.


I love taking photos on rainy days...  The colours, reflections makes for all kinds of awesome

The morning victuals

Breakfast this morning was this awesome cinnamon porridge.  This was how it was delivered to my table courtesy of Humbaba in Dorcas Street...  Yum!

On this day - 23rd of January

in 2014 I had my first foray into slow shutter release photography.  I purchase a variable density ND filter and went to the beach early in the morning.  All the images were overexposed.  I cleaned this up.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

On the beach

I love images like this, the blue of the sky, green of the water and light coloured sand...  Minimalism at it's best.

On this day - 22nd of January

in 2017 it was all about tinfoil...  :)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Monday, January 20, 2020

Favourite things

Seeing as it is already about things that I love.  Here is my Breedlove acoustic guitar

On this day - 20th of January

in 2014 it was all about love.  I bought this magnificent lamp as a present for my daughters birthday.  She loved it :)

Sunday, January 19, 2020

SCCM PXE boot error “Windows Failed to start Status: 0xc0000001”

For my regular readers...  If you do not know what SCCM is then there is no need to read further :)

I recently came across this error at a site that I am working at and decided to document the root cause

For the background.  All computers are entered into SCCM using the name that the computer will be and either the MAC address or UUID. 

In my troubleshooting of this error I found no help in the smspxe.log file.  It implied that the PXE handoff was a success.  Basically WinPE was failing to boot immediately after the PXE server completed verifying the device..  What I eventually discovered was that.  The computer was not a member of any collection associated with a deployment Task Sequence and hence had no boot image assigned.  I have since created a collection and assigned a task sequence that is assigned automatically to all known end user devices.

I spent an hour on this so am posting it both for my benefit and to save others the time searching.  Note this should only occur when you are attempting to image a known computer.

Just to note that his also applies to MECM "Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager"

At the movies

Actor Lawrence Hewson on the set of "A Beautiful Request" at Greville records.  He plays a counter guy...

On this day - 19th of January

last year we had a curious cat in the house...  Say hello to Bonnie

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Alone on the tan

A solo runner on the tan early in the morning

Sunrise over the silos

Crossing the Morrell Bridge yesterday morning and captured this woman capturing the same sunrise.

The crossing

I have walked past this crossing by the Yarra river here in Melbourne and I have to say that it has never really registered with me.  It is the ordinary that becomes extraordinary.

The flower

This flower was quite large for a daisy.

On this day - 18th of January

In 2014 it was all about slightly out of focus 8 balls.  I would like to say that it was out of focus on purpose.  For every good image there can be lots of bad ones.  Usually you only see the good ones.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The walkers

Another for my cinematic series

Word of the day - Snap

A quick behind the scenes snap while out taking pictures some time ago in Jells Park


Well I never.  On my walk from the station to work this morning I discovered this waterfall in the Kings domain.  This worked well for hand held.  I must go back with a tripod

Word of the day - Empty

So take a look at me now
Well there's just an empty space
And there's nothing left here to remind me
Just the memory of your face

On this day - 15th of January

in 2015 I took a photo of a couple of my favourite things...  My Breedlove acoustic guitar and my dot couch...

Raindrops on roses...  What are your favourite things?