Home From The High Seas

A while between updates, but I have been off for the last week on yet another cruise. This time on the Pacific Dawn again for a week up to North Queensland and back to Brisbane via Willis Island. Not been home all that long and haven’t been through all my photos, but here is a quick one from heading ashore at the Whitsundays. Was a great week and there shall be more updates soon!

Pacific Dawn

You Gotta Love This City

The Whitlams sure got it right with their 1999 song “You gotta love this city” of the Love This City album. Sure, they were singing about Sydney and not Brisbane, but the song still applies. In the recent months I had been mulling over the possibility of packing up and moving south to Sydney or Melbourne because I was bored of Brisbane and desperate for a change but in the last week or so and after spending some time in the city, I don’t want to leave. Sure, it isn’t as big as the other two but I see that as a good thing. There is just this sleepy city charm about the place. Also like that it doesn’t take upwards of an hour to walk from one end of the CBD to the other…

Anyway, I made a last minute decision this afternoon to jump in the car and head for Wilson’s Lookout (see the blue marker on this map), a place visited frequently by my local snapping colleagues but never ventured to by myself. Well, this place was the last nail in the coffin for the idea of moving southward. Would have to be my new favourite place in the city and as the sun slowly sets behind the buildings and the lights start to flicker on, it is probably one of the most beautiful in town as well.

Coffee And Cameras

As is an all too common occurence in any circle of photographers, meet ups tend to revolve around coffee. For the few of us local folk from POTN, our coffee vendor of choice is Campos, on Wandoo st in the Valley (best coffee in Brisbane!). We have a habbit of starting our outings from there and moving on to other things later in the day.

A few of us got together on Sunday afternoon to swoon over Greg’s new 1Dmk3 and of course, down all the coffee we could. Also got my lensbaby back from Helen, didn’t really miss it in the 11 months she had it… haha.

After a good hour or so of playing pass the 1D3 and other important lens talk, we made the move to the botanic gardens at Mt Coot-tha. Slim pickings in the way of subjects, but we made the most of it.

Brisbane – The Details

Decided to take a walk around town yesterday to snap some photos as I hadn’t been out in a while. Besides the photos of the Lord Mayor (see previous post), I also got a few shots of things that I must admit I have never noticed before or been too busy to notice. I also had an idea for a new project while I was out, so more on that to come soon hopefully.

Photomakings

Well, the weather finally cleared today so I went out and took some photos before it turns sour again tomorrow. Pretty much the first time it has been good the whole time I have been on holidays (3 weeks). Hit up the Powerhouse at New Farm. It was good, I hadn’t been there before. Anyways, some of the results…

I also had a quick flaunt with a friends 135mm f2L and gee is it noice. Probably wait until I have a full frame digital body before getting one. The length seemed a bit awkward on the 40D.