15 May, 2013

Wordless Wednesday No. 81 My Office

My Office - Upper Level

In other news, it has been a very busy week... With last weekend being Mother's Day on Saturday, I removed the aged Murraya's from the back garden and replanted some Gardenia's. Sunday, I spent time at mum's in the morning (western edge of Sydney) then over to Christines (eastern edge of Sydney) for lunch! I was tired by the time I got home! Sunday night, whilst watching TV and chilling, I saw an image of mine being used on a show, and not to long after, I was getting messages about it!! Work has been more than a little 'stressful', and I am busy planning my trip to Beijing, and I will more than likely include Prague and Oslo as an extension. Today, I am hoping to have an early night, work stress is exhausting, and then Thursday, nothing major is planned, which is not to say it wont happen either! Friday - I am off on a rec day, so I will not be at work, and I am being taken somewhere for something!! I have no idea what! No doubt, photos will follow... Stay Tuned!
Hoo roo for now...

08 May, 2013

Wordless Wednesday No. 80 - Cooks River Sunset

Cooks River Sunset
Cooks River Sunset - Sydney

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07 May, 2013

Clutch Problems...

Over the weekend, I started to develope a problem in the car; the clutch was begining to give out... The amount of 'resistance' or pressure in the pedal was getting less and less to the point where on Sunday morning when I went over to the shops, I was sitting at the traffic lights (First Gear - clutch IN) and the car was wanting to move forward on its own!! So it was becoming urgent!

So my days plans changed, and instead of going to a 4yo birthday party (and getting stuck either on the way there or home afterwards), I stayed at home.

Monday morning, I dropped the car at the mechanic's (2nd gear all the way and only about a 2-3 min drive), dropped the key in the mailbox, and headed into work. Around 7.30, I called Leo, and asked him if he was "surprised to see my car waiting for him"? We chatted about what it was doing, and I resigned myself to upwards of a $2,000 mechanics bill!

Late in the afternoon, around 2pm, I got "THE CALL", and to my relief, it wasn't the clutch at all, but the 'Slave Cylinder' that assist's the clutch's operation; the seals had gone and had been losing fluid into the cabin; between the firewall and the carpet!

Vitara Clutch Slave Cylinder

So, even though it had a service at the same time, replacement of the slave cylinder and fluids etc, I got the car back about 5pm last night, and I am only $786 the poorer!!

Hoo roo for now...


03 May, 2013

A 'Stitch-in-Time'

You use this proverb to say that it is better to spend a little time to deal with problems or act right now than wait. If you wait until late, things will get worse, and it will take much longer to deal with them. It is often shortened to "A stitch in time." This proverb expresses a similar idea to that of "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".

But, that is not what I am posting about, if anything, it is the opposite! I had seen an example of this photo the other day, and thought, "I'd like to try that one day..."! Well, that day came about, last night! I threw caution to the wind, and in a split second decision, I set it up, fired off four frames, and this was the result!

Needle & Thread
Hoo roo for now...

01 May, 2013

Wordless Wednesday No. 79 - A Sydney Moon

Sydney Moon 27 April 2013

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24 April, 2013

Wordless Wednesday No. 78 - Egypt & Dubai

Horseman at Pyramid
Horseman at Pyramid

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18 April, 2013

Thursday Thirteen #21 - Tilt-Shifting Photos

Thursday Thirteen - Tilt-Shifting

This week, I have been told of a great little website, for making my images, into 'Tilt-SHIFT', or to make them look like minitures or models! So I went back through my collection, and turned some of them into these 'Tilt-shift'!! Some, look MUCH better than others, but over all, for a free utility, that saves a lot of edit time (or worse still, a couple of hundred bucks on a lens), I'm pretty happy with the results!

  2. ZIG ZAG RAILWAY - Blue Mountains
    Zig Zag TS
    Thirlmere Flyer TS
    Prague TS
    Rialto Bridge Venice TS
  6. CAIRO
    Pyramids TS
  7. LONDON - Tube
    Notting Hill Gate Tube TS
    CLK Aerial TS
    Ho Chi Minh TS
  10. OSLO
    Holmenkollen Ski Jump TS
  11. ROME
    Rome Traffic TS
    MELB Sporting Precinct TS
  13. SYDNEY
    Sydney CBD Nth SYD TS

Hoo roo for now...



15 April, 2013

Louise - 4th Anniversary

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06 April, 2013

A day at the footy...

Today, I spent the DAY at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) as the footy (AFL) has started again… The Sydney Swans are the Premiership Club after winning last years Grand Final!

As this was their first 'home game', they had a special ceremony for the Premiership Flag. Then, it went around the Stadium for a lap of honour! The field looked great, despite the showers about, although the first half (two quarters) was sloppy/greasy play. In the end, the Swans won, Swans 17.12(114) to Suns 11.7(73)

Swans v Suns
Unveiling Premeriship Flag
Swans v Suns
Premiership Cup and Flag
Swans v Suns
Premiership Cup
Swans v Suns
Premiership Flg
Swans Win v Gold Coast Suns
Swans Facebook Status

In other news, my other football (NRL) team, Parramatta Eels, FINALLY won a game, after losing 50-0 last week, we won over the Cronulla Sharks!

Eels Win v Cronulla Sharks
Parra Win

Hoo roo for now...


03 April, 2013

Wordless Wednesday No. 77 - Begonia

Begonia spp - HRBG

Hoo roo for now...