Thursday, April 30, 2020

Sign of the times

Bonus 12paof2020 for the word sign.  Taken this morning in Lonsdale street Melbourne.  Of course we all know that this is the case with most road crossings.  The button is there for the placebo effect.


Sunday, April 26, 2020

An actors portrait

A portrait of Marie Therese Bjornerud (@cottonmonkey on instagram) the lead actress from a movie that I was takings stills for back in 2018


Friday, April 24, 2020

View of the CBD quarantine zone

Here is a bunch of images from peak hour in Melbourne yesterday.  I don't think that I have ever seen Hosier lane with no people.  Enjoy!

















The morning commute - Lock down edition

Yesterday morning I had to take public transport into the Melbourne CBD for work.  This photo was taken at 7:17 am.  Usually at this time the carriage would be standing room only.


12paof2020 - April Assignment : Sign

The world today is full of signs and I had many to choose from.  I decided to go with this.

"the future belongs to the ready"

I like this not only because of the sign but because the guy to left of the frame is so ready for the lights to change that you have to believe that the future is his :)


Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Beauty in the world - Blue edition

To remind us that there is beauty in the world here is a late spring morning at Seaford beach


Word of the day - Paint

This was a reject for the latest scavenger hunt...  I give you red


Sunday, April 19, 2020

Beauty in the world

I have a little time to look through old photos looking for beauty in the world around me.  This particular image jumped off of the screen. It was taken at Melbourne's Jells park on a particularly cold June morning back in 2013 using a mobile phone.  I would love to see images of beauty from your local area



Laneway cafe

Here is a reminder of times gone by when you could sit and enjoy breakfast at a cafe while watching the world pass by.  All my life I have had it drummed into me that we live in the lucky country.  Right now I am starting to believe it.  I look overseas and I see the death toll from coronavirus and look at how lucky we have been in Australia to escape the worst of it. If the worst that happens is that we are locked down for an extended period of time then so be it.

I can only begin to imagine how scary it must be in countries where the death toll looks like a pinball score.  Stay safe out there everyone.


Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Flinders Street 8 am Tuesday

Yesterday work commitments took me into the normally vibrant city of Melbourne.  This image is quite shocking to see.  Normally at this time of day the station entry would be a sea of humanity.  Yesterday there was a homeless person sitting on the steps.  We live in interesting times


Saturday, April 11, 2020

Word of the day - Basket

Basket of flowers on a bike.  This was found in the main street of historic Maldon near Castlemaine in central Victoria


Friday, April 10, 2020

Word of the day - Fish

The main tank at Melbourne Aquarium


More wildlife

In December 2013 Penny and I had a trip to Wilpena pound and the Flinders Ranges in South Australia.  Our last day there was spectacular.  Starting at pre-dawn with starscapes, followed by a one hour flight over Wilpena Pound.  Then a road trip around the outside of Wilpena pound.  We spotted these emu in a waterhole at the top end of our journey.  Some days sit in your mind forever.  This was one of those days.




Wildlife

Seeing as we are not allowed to travel at the moment, I thought that it might be nice to post pictures of wild life.  Here is a classic Aussie.  A Koala spotted in 2014 on my early morning walk through the Dandenong ranges national park


Thursday, April 9, 2020

Word of the day (Bonus edition) - Wabbit

The funky bunny. A well known street busker here in Melbourne captured in February 2016 during the White Night festival


Word of the day - Wabbit

Well here we have a wascally wabbit


Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Abstract light

This is the light display in the atrium at Melbourne's Crown casino...  It looked like some sort of portal so I just had to take a shot.  The security people looked at me like I was a weirdo...


Playing with light

the things you do in isolation.  I was after a rainbow and instead received a prism that appears to be a light source


Thursday, April 2, 2020

Druids

Back in the days of G+ Paul Pav and I had a photoshoot after work.  Paul assembled his #Kulija otherwise known as penguins and I provided the chips from a local Maccas...

I present the Kulija druids at sunset making an offering to the gods (seagulls)