Sunday, January 31, 2021

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Surfs up

Back in 2016 I was at 13th beach to watch the Cadel Evans road race.

Friday, January 29, 2021


Today...  Rain in the suburbs...  This is the overflow of our gutter working overtime.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

First rays

Sunrise across the Murray river at Goolwa in South Australia.  Mobile phone image from 2014

The deal

Nine pieces of gold in exchange for six sugar coated lava bombs. AKA Hot jam doughnuts from the Vic Market here in Melbourne.  This was taken yesterday while I was standing in line waiting for my fix. I had my first taste when I was five or six and have been hooked ever since.  I was not alone there were at least 15 people in front of me when I joined the line.


Composition - #12PA2021J1

This image was taken yesterday on my first post pandemic photowalk.  I went with the rule of thirds.  In this case the Umbrella is perfectly centred on the Rule of Thirds Junction.

It's a sign

On this day last year I was busily looking for images to fit the 12 Photo Assignments task.  One of the words was sign.  I found this sign while dismantling a 1980's Roland JC-120 guitar amp.  I am fairly certain the text would be illegal if it was on a new product.  Perhaps they do things differently in Milton Wisconsin :)

Monday, January 25, 2021


On this day in 2014 we were in South Australia to watch the Tour Down Under.  Pictured is Cadel Evans wearing the Ochre leaders jersey 300 metres from the finish line on the top of Old Wilunga hill.  He was in the lead at the time and was passed by 5 others before he got to the finish line.  It was a great day.

Sunday, January 24, 2021


On a rather warm day here in South East Australia I thought I would post the exact opposite.  This was taken on the track to the top of Mt St Leonards near Healesville in Victoria.  A storm had just passed and it was bitterly cold.

Fastest clock

Six years ago today I was taking still photographs for a play called "The fastest clock in the universe". Which was performed at the Chapel on Chapel here in Melbourne.  This was my favourite

Saturday, January 23, 2021


On this day last year I stopped in and had this yummy breakfast at Humbaba cafe near where I was working

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Tuesday, January 19, 2021


On this day in 2014 Penny and I visited the national trust homestead at Point Cook, where I captured this cormorant in flight.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Little boxes

On this day in 2014 I visited Brighton beach with its colourful bathing boxes


Sunday, January 17, 2021


Back in 2015 on this day it was all about fire.  Paul Pavlinovic doing his thing at Mordialloc beach

Saturday, January 16, 2021

The tan

On this day last year I snapped this on "The Tan".  I wonder when someone will break the 10 minute barrier.  The tan is a popular exercise track around Melbourne's kings domain and Royal botanic Gardens. At 3.827km long that is quite the achievement from Craig Mottram.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Where there is smoke there is fire

On this day last year I found this green oasis in one of Melbourne's many gardens.  The haze is from the bushfire crisis we experienced last year.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The Shark

Just testing an amazon photos link. Seeing as @tonyt had issues. Sadly for us in Australia you do not get free unlimited photos with a Prime account. The upside is our Prime subscription is cheaper. You can pay for additional storage.

The stairs

On this day in 2016 I was about to walk the Harbour bridge in Sydney.  Here are the magnificent stairs leading to the public bridge walk.  I really like the monochrome version.  I have included the original for comparison

Sunday, January 10, 2021

View of a bridge

On this day in 2016 I was in Sydney taking pictures of my favourite view of the harbour bridge.  To the left of this image are the steps to the walking path across the bridge and the building with the green awning is the Glenmore hotel.  I once went on a pub crawl around central Sydney.  The Glenmore was the cheapest.   It has since been moved up market and the prices have risen accordingly.  It is still a great place to stop for a beer on a warm Sydney afternoon

Friday, January 8, 2021

Port Sorell

On this day in 2018 we were preparing to leave Tasmania after a great 10 day holiday.  This was the morning scene at Port Sorell

Thursday, January 7, 2021

The oasis

On this day in 2020 the world was a very different place.  I was on the way to a new workplace and snapped this green oasis in the concrete jungle.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Red Bridge

On this day in 2018 we visited Campbell Town in Tasmania.  This is the location of "The Red Bridge" described as follows on a nearby sign.

"This famous bridge was built entirely with convict labour. They handmade 1,250,000 bricks and then built the bridge on dry land.  When completed they were then told to divert the river beneath it's arches.  This was accomplished by digging the new river course a kilometre on both sides of the arches.  Built for horse and cart, it is the oldest bridge in Australia, still in use on a major highway.  Such was the workmanship of our forefather convicts."

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The tall ship

 On this day in 2014, I was in Sydney by myself on a road trip to see the cricket...  I got there and it was sold out so I did the touristy thing instead.  This was taken on the Manly ferry.  The James Craig is the name of the tall ship

Monday, January 4, 2021


Word of the day - Broken

This was used by me for the word broken in scavenger hunt 29

24 Hour butcher

On this day in 2018 we were in Cygnet Tasmania where we found the oddity of a 24 hour emergency butcher.  Get me some snags stat!

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Sun Kissed

Word of the day - Sun Kissed
Sunrise over the beach at Port Fairy #sunkissed

On this day in 2015

I was strolling through the lush temperate rainforests of Gondwanaland

Friday, January 1, 2021


As promised last night I symbolically burnt 2020.  It is a fair exchange one bin fire for another.  May the new year bring everything you desire.


Word of the day - New

As we embark on this new year we should remember those less fortunate.  This image was taken early last year before we were subjected to the worst that 2020 could throw at us.  I can not even imagine how tough last year would have been to those that are already on the periphery of society.