Tuesday, July 27, 2010

potts point





Potts Point is located on the northern tip of Macleay Island. It has a netted swimming enclosure and a privately built and owned jetty that anyone may use, but at their own risk warns an attached sign. After a quickly abandoned attempt at walking along it I realised the need for the warning sign. Yikes! Very scary. Oh and by the way, these photos are all available in this section of my Etsy shop.


If you'd like to purchase all four as a cute little set, you can do so here.

And on a completely unrelated note, on this very day way back in the year 1940, Bugs Bunny made his debut in "A Wild Hare" [You can view it here. Good stuff!]

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #114

Who's in for another round of shadows? My shout!


Hi! The Shadow Gallery collages feature a selection of photos from participants from last Sunday. If you’d like to join in SSS, please do. How? Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), add your link to Mr Linky, and visit other players. First-time participants are required to click HERE for further info before submitting links. Thanks and I hope you enjoy the shadows!

Shadow Gallery


The Shooters:
1.JudySheldon-Walker 2. AngelaNZ 3.SummerKitchenGirls 4.RinklyRimes 5.Joanna 6. Kacy 7. MolokaiGirl 8. MyTwistedRoad 9. Lani


The Shooters:
1.Anne 2. Jabblog 3.Ralph 4. Perry 5. John 6. GalleryJuana 7. Sylvia 8. Judi 9. MaggieB


The Shooters:
1.SweetRepose 2.Generik 3. ctmott 4.Kitty 5. Gemma 6. Sam 7.FredaMans 8. Alexa 9. CafeByJW

Here's my Shadow Shot Sunday #114


A bunch of nicely restored vintage bikes and their shadows were found in West End during the week at this awesome not-for-profit inner-city co-operative...



And some lovely shadowy graffiti also at The Bicycle Revolution premises.

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. Lisa's RetroStyle
2. Sweet Repose
3. Magical Mystical Teacher
4. Kylie @ Chasing Purple Dreams
5. Tom Hilton
6. Dina, Jerusalem
7. Sam
8. Kitty
9. SYLVIA WA USA
10. Molokai Girl
11. Annie
12. Ralph
13. robin-one still frame
14. BLOGitse
15. Anne
16. Qwave À la carte
17. Bev Baird
18. Clytie - Random Finds
19. The Summer Kitchen Girls
20. RamblingWoods
21. Gemma@Greyscale, AUS
22. John
23. Rose
24. Generik
25. anka @ happy hang around
26. Cassie
27. Dani, Snow flowers
28. Gerald (Ackworth born)
29. Hyde DP Xtra
30. EG Wow, Canada
31. Quasi Serendipita
32. Museum Piece
33. Canadian GardenJoy
34. toby
35. Lake Norman, NC USA
36. Woody
37. Sarah
38. Sallie
39. Jeanne
40. Patti V.
41. Lighthousegal
42. Lee Mills
43. Manang Kim~USA
44. Margaret Gosden USA
45. Rinkly Rimes
46. gibknitty @ Urban Muser
47. Tam Bradley
48. Ruth @ Daily Divine
49. Dimple
50. Angie, West Australia
51. Tracy F. @ Honeysuckle and Hissy Fits
52. Alissa
53. Carly's Photography
54. norwood unleashed
55. Freda Mans
56. Judy Sheldon-Walker
57. MI Daily Photo AU
58. Jo Williams Photography
59. Grace, Boracay,Phil.
60. angelaNZ
61. Shannara
62. Joanna in Victoria BC
63. foto CHIP - Birgitta
64. Eden, Australia
65. Bonnie Bonsai - Australia
66. alexa in nyc, usa
67. Life's A WheeL, PhiLippines
68. hapzydeco
69. elizabeth
70. Christian - A Life that Matters
71. Nostalgic Marveling
72. Christian
73. Home on North Fillmore Street
74. Junie Rose (Our Place)
75. Dan Kent
76. ...Molly's Country Memories
77. Jonny Hamachi
78. Ramblings and Photos
79. lynda Howells
80. Rachel at Two Dog Pond
81. Lynne
82. Square Peg Guy
83. Barbara Finwall
84. Maria's Space
85. Vivapinay, Philippines

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

farmers market









The introduction of Jan Power's weekly Farmers Market to the top end of Queen Street has been the best thing ever for the city! Thank you so much Jan Power!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

chillin' on karra


One of the four Southern Moreton Bay Islands is the tiny 2.5 km by 0.5 km Karragarra Island. With a population of around 124 people (according to T.Barclay Real Estate), some beautiful beach areas with protected swimming enclosures, free electric BBQs and picnic tables on the beach makes the island a lovely spot for a quiet getaway. And by quiet I mean really really really quiet. 'Karra' as it is affectionately known has no shops whatsoever. The peace & tranquility is bliss!


This area at the jetty is pretty and well maintained making it a pleasant space to sit & relax while waiting for the ferry to arrive. And the ferries run very regularly.


If requiring some shade while waiting for the ferry this space provides that.


The public toilets next to the park area along the esplande. Why am I posting a photo of the public toilets you may well ask? Well, I was impressed by the accessibility of these toilets for people with mobility issues. That's quite progressive for an island with such a tiny population and relatively limited tourism. This is more progressive than many of the more populated areas of Queensland! Which is an unfortunate reality in this day and age, but there you have it. On a positive note, things are improving. Slowly. I seriously do not have an odd obsession with public toilets. Really and truly I don't. I work in the disability field so accessibility is something I always tend to notice. That's all.


And what is an island without palm trees?


Or Australia's national floral emblem?


Or driftwood?

This set of driftwood TtV photos can be purchased from my etsy shop, right HERE.

And what is a blog post without a slight self-promotional slant...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #113

Hey! Hey! Hey! It's Shadow Shot Sunday!


Hi! The Shadow Gallery collages feature a selection of photos from participants from last Sunday. If you’d like to join in SSS, please do. How? Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), add your link to Mr Linky, and visit other players. First-time participants are required to click HERE for further info before submitting links. Thanks and I hope you enjoy the shadows!

Shadow Gallery


The Shooters:
1. FaithHope... 2. SaraChapman 3.Dina 4. Anka 5. HeartOfaWizardress 6. EGwow 7. Carletta 8. Brayton 9. JoWilliamsPhotography


The Shooters:
1. Toby 2. Whizkid 3.RamblingWoods 4. Chubskulit 5.Limar 6. maryt-theteach 7. DanKent 8.RegularGuy 9. Sarah


The Shooters:
1.Spadoman 2. Carin 3. Beth 4.Maria'sSpace 5. Angelle 6. TomHilton 7.SamNZ 8.AngieWA 9. HighDesertDiva

Here's my Shadow Shot(s) Sunday #113







Shadows were screaming out at me along the river walk at Kangaroo Point. The day was absolutely gorgeous with temperatures nothing like mid-winter temps at all. Very spring-like in fact. That was during the week. Things have changed back to being quite cold again. Only in the wee hours of the morning at least. Phew!

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. Sweet Repose
2. Lisa's RetroStyle
3. Jill, CA
4. Photos By Cai
5. Dina, Jerusalem
6. Magical Mystical Teacher
7. Quiltworks, usa
8. robin-one still frame
9. Generik
10. Kitty
11. Nostalgic Marveling
12. Hyde Daily Photo
13. Arija, Australia
14. Anne
15. Mor og Datter
16. Gallery Juana
17. Ralph
18. SYLVIA WA USA
19. Crafty Green Poet
20. The Summer Kitchen Girls
21. Molokai Girl
22. Kacy Allhorsestuff USA
23. Dimple
24. My Twisted Road
25. Martha Z
26. jabblog uk
27. BLOGitse
28. ctmott
29. Whizkid
30. Carin
31. Cassie
32. Shannara
33. Limar
34. Jonny Hamachi
35. toby
36. Gemma @ Greyscale, AUS
37. RamblingWoods
38. maryt/theteach
39. Rinkly Rimes
40. anka @ happy hang around
41. Jo Williams Photography
42. foto CHIP - Birgitta
43. angelaNZ
44. Canadian GardenJoy
45. Faith Hope & a whole lotta Love
46. Lee Mills
47. Dan Kent
48. Tracey @ Knicky Knacks
49. Eden, Australia
50. EG Wow, Canada
51. John
52. judi
53. Angie, West Australia
54. Siromade Australia
55. alexa in nyc, usa
56. Freda Mans
57. Joanna in Victoria BC
58. Lani, Taiwan
59. CafebyJW, Bangkok
60. Sara Chapman in Seattle
61. Judy Sheldon-Walker
62. Lucka, Lomnice, CZ
63. Sam
64. Perry, Scio, OR, US
65. Natasha's beach pictures
66. Daniela, Macedonia
67. katie @ 5 star, baby!
68. Qwave À la carte
69. Margaret Gosden USA
70. Just B
71. Tinas Photoblog, Sweden
72. Laura, NH, USA
73. Maggie B
74. dianne
75. The Abandoned
76. Beth, Oregon, USA
77. Molly's Country Memories
78. Christian - A Life that Matters
79. Maria's Space
80. Home on North Fillmore Street
81. Honeysuckle and Hissy Fits
82. Lifes A WheeL, PhiLippines
83. Spadoman
84. Random Heart Shadow
85. Tanya
86. Patti V.
87. Mildred
88. gibknitty @ Urban Muser
89. elizabeth
90. Annie
91. Marcia in Texas
92. an9e1a
93. Gabbi
94. Carly's Photography

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

387 homeless



I stumbled upon this on a mad dash through the city yesterday morning on my way to work. This is part of Mission Australia's Winter Sleepout Campaign, to raise awareness and funds to help Brisbane's homeless. Click here for more info.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

seascapes II





This is a continuation of my series of TtV (Through the Viewfinder) seascapes taken around the Southern Moreton Bay Islands. Each print is now available in this section of my shop should you wish to own a little piece of bay island bliss.


All four prints are available as a special priced set HERE also.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #112

A blog makeover and a new SSS button...


Hi! The Shadow Gallery collages feature a selection of photos from participants from last Sunday. If you’d like to join in SSS, please do. How? Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), add your link to Mr Linky, and visit other players. First-time participants are required to click HERE for further info before submitting links. Thanks and I hope you enjoy the shadows!

Shadow Gallery


The Shooters:
1. Robin 2. PattiV. 3. SmallReflections 4. UrbanMuser 5. Lucka 6. HydeDailyPhoto 7. LakeNorman 8. Eden 9. Leena


The Shooters:
1. Lisa'sRetroStyle 2. Christian 3. CraftyGardener 4. Cassie 5. CanadianGardenJoy 6. MagicalMysticalTeacher 7. Christine 8.LeeMills 9.LongIslandDailyPhoto


The Shooters:
1. TwoBarkingDogs 2. Arija 3. MargaretGosden 4.Vicki-IN 5.Daniela 6.Gabbi 7. Quiltworks 8. BLOGitse 9. an9e1a

Here's my Shadow Shot Sunday #112


Three little curled up dried leaves. They almost look like praying monks. Kind of?

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. Sweet Repose
2. Magical Mystical Teacher
3. robin: one still frame
4. Jill, CA, USA
5. Tom Hilton
6. Gemma @ Greyscale AUS
7. Ralph
8. Manang Kim~USA
9. Daniela, Macedonia
10. Quiltworks mAss uSa
11. anmarie
12. Dina, Israel
13. High Desert Diva
14. Maboe, Norway
15. Anne
16. SYLVIA WA USA
17. anka @ happy hang around
18. Molokai Girl
19. Bev Baird
20. Heart of a Wizardess
21. Sara Chapman, Seattle
22. Whizkid, India
23. EG Wow, Canada
24. Carletta
25. Chubskulit
26. Shannara
27. John
28. Nostalgic Marveling
29. BLOGitse
30. Generik
31. Arija, Australia
32. Emma @ the handmade amoeba UK
33. Rinkly Rimes
34. me Ann my camera, canada
35. RamblingWoods
36. Spadoman
37. Lisa's RetroStyle
38. Canadian GardenJoy
39. Leena, Finland
40. Faith Hope & a whole lotta Love
41. Eden, Australia
42. toby
43. SamNZ
44. Lake Norman, NC USA
45. Sallie (FullTime-Life)
46. Tracey @ Knicky Knacks
47. Dimple
48. Margaret Gosden USA
49. Regular Guy
50. norwood unleashed
51. Freda Mans
52. Tina @ tinkerbell's treehouse
53. angelaNZ
54. Angie, West Australia
55. Self Sagacity
56. Long Island Daily Photo,USA
57. MyTwistedRoad.com
58. Lucka, Lomnice, CZ
59. Carmen's Chronicles
60. Carin
61. Just B
62. Sarah
63. Reach Beyond Limits
64. gibknitty @ Urban Muser
65. alexa in nyc, usa
66. Jeanne @ In One Place
67. Molly's Country Memories
68. Maria's Space
69. Lifes A WheeL, PhiLippines
70. Patti V.
71. The Abandoned
72. Beth
73. eye of the beholder
74. Christian
75. hapzydeco
76. Brayton
77. Tinas Photoblog, Sweden
78. Inside and Out, PhiLippines
79. Dan Kent
80. Limar
81. Angelle
82. an9e1a
83. North Fillmore Street
84. maryt/theteach
85. Coyote Cafe
86. Jo Williams Photography

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