Thursday, 31 July 2008
Wednesday, 30 July 2008
Tuesday, 29 July 2008
The rescue chopper patrols the beaches as well as being called on for marine rescue and other emergency evacuation work.
I can never decide which shutter speed to use when photographing helicopters. I think the blade is too "still" in this shot, but never mind, at least we can see the red navigation light.
A visiting friend of mine wouldn't go into the water once, after I told him the red (navigation) light was a warning that there were sharks out there! (oops!)
Monday, 28 July 2008
Viewed from half way up the stairs on first point, hence the leafy foreground, a young lifesaver catches a wave on a rescue board. These aren't surfboards for standing on, note the hand grips along the sides, and they have substantially more bouyancy to hold up the weight of any additional "passenger'.
Sunday, 27 July 2008
Sadly yet another grounding of a fishing vessel this week, resulting in the loss of a life.
Apparently the crewman fell overboard in gale conditions, while the rest of the crew slept below, unaware until the boat steamed into the surf on Mooloolaba Beach.
This is the same ocean and same beach that seems so refreshing and calm on most days, and this picture was taken yesterday after the swell has had two full days to subside.
More pictures here on Flickr.
Saturday, 26 July 2008
Friday, 25 July 2008
So here I am in the Alexandra Headlands Surfclub carpark one evening, and I wonder what's wrong with what I'm seeing.
We don't have deciduous trees to speak of, yet it looks as though they've all "turned". The yellow streetlighting has a lot to answer for in this photo, which has only had the lightest colour adjustments one can imagine. Quite surreal really.
Thursday, 24 July 2008
The sun has long departed, the lights are on, it's quite cool, yet some holiday makers still persist in staying in the water as a lone ski paddler calls it a day after training.
The first point is Alexandra Headland, and if you look carefully, the lighthouse can be seen on Pt Cartwright to the left.
Wednesday, 23 July 2008
This old Motel in Hastings Street Noosa, patiently awaits redevelopment, decked out in humiliating blues and greens to "modernise" it in the meantime.
As a member of the original documentation team for this development, I can say with some authority that it's been there since the mid seventies, which probably gives some idea of just how old a building has to be before it's thought of as "old" here!
Tuesday, 22 July 2008
When I set out to publish one photo per day, I deliberately tried to stay away from archetypal post card shots. Occasionally I slip up, but it's a bit hard to avoid them, even photographed in the middle of the day, which every expert warns against, the place looks reasonably attractive!
Monday, 21 July 2008
One wonders what the owners of the boatshed think about the multi-million dollar house next door. I suspect that it does nothing to harm the value of their property!
I apologise to any who've come through the City Daily Photo portal, and found a different photograph here, I think I'm suffering from too many blog syndrome! On the other hand, if you want see the picture of the bloke sitting all alone in the airport, you can see it here.
Sunday, 20 July 2008
Saturday, 19 July 2008
Friday, 18 July 2008
A young surfer begins to stand as her board takes off on a wave. I can't believe how much trouble she's gone to to coordinate her colours with those of the sea!
Phil O'Logus of Seoul City Daily Photo has presented us with an Arte y Picoaward! Thanks Phil!
In the spirit of the rules of the award (see below), I have decided to pass it on to five fellow photo-bloggers whose blogs I enjoy. So, in no particular order, the award now goes to:
Mme Benaut Occasional Blog/
Riga Daily Photos
Bandung Daily Photo
Shanghai Daily Photo
Mumbai Daily Photo
Here are the rules of this award :
1. You have to pick five blogs that you consider 'deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material and which contributes to the blogging community, no matter what language they are in.'
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given him/her the award itself.
4. The award winner and the one who has given the prize has to show the Arte y Pico blog so that everyone will know the origin of the award.
5. Each award winner has to post these rules. Just copy and paste the rules above. Copy, save, and paste the Arte y Pico award and pick your deserving five!
Thursday, 17 July 2008
Wednesday, 16 July 2008
Tuesday, 15 July 2008
Monday, 14 July 2008
Sunday, 13 July 2008
Where defined bikeways don't exist, it's quite acceptable to use the footpaths rather than risk life and limb on the roads. the observant will notice that the roads are lined with medium to large cars, mostly of Japanese origin.
Saturday, 12 July 2008
Friday, 11 July 2008
A bloke fishing from his dinghy and taking his chances with the winter sun. Even at this time of the year, the UV rating is extreme, and he'll be pink and very sorry for himself if he doesn't put a shirt on within half an hour or so.
With a risk of Skin Cancer, even on the beaches, fewer and fewer of us are sporting a tan, in favour of a healthy pale complexion!
Thursday, 10 July 2008
Wednesday, 9 July 2008
Tuesday, 8 July 2008
Everything old is new again.
Well actually it's still old, but in a new situation. The new book shop wall of re-used timber has just a lovely subtle texture and patina without being overtly "aged", but is it really reclaimed timber, or new work artificially aged?
I really, was torn as to whether I would post this photo, after all, it's just seven horizontal lines of nothing. Let's see if it raises as much controversy as say, a Jackson Pollock painting!
Monday, 7 July 2008
Sunday, 6 July 2008
Saturday, 5 July 2008
Friday, 4 July 2008
Thursday, 3 July 2008
Wednesday, 2 July 2008
There seems to be a veritable plethora of strange fibreglass charicature animals of late, the kind that were once described as novelty smoker's stands, except now smoking is a forbidden pass time mostly they seem to have lost their purpose.
Mr Green Tree Frog, dressed in what may be a passing resemblance to Toad of Toad Hall's attire, stands in the rain holding an empty tray, a silent testament to a bygone era.
Tuesday, 1 July 2008
One almost wonders what one CAN do!
It's not quite as bad as it seems, as the point is very dangerous when the sea is heavy, and there is no beach here, only rocks.
Another glorious winter's day though!
171 photo blogs today have posted photographs of "NO...." signs. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
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