Old Fire Brigade Sign

This is a sign that caught my eye while driving through Ipswich. I'm normally in a great hurry to get to whereever I'm going so there's no time to stop through here.

Project365 [186/365]: Busted!

I was out attempting to snap the impossible reflection (it was too late in the day - see shot 187/365). About to head back to the office, when I heard a siren and trained my lens on the source (is that a fancy way of saying I had a gawk?)

Project365 [185/365]: Foggy Train

Every morning I check for fog before leaving the house, which will decide which station I go to. I don't always go to Ebbw Vale station, but it is much better for capturing this picture. I took bracketed shots to ensure I had a good exposure for working with.

Project365 [184/365]: Evelyn and Trampoline

With the kids party and trampoline, we didn't know if Evelyn was up for playing with the bigger kids but it turned out she was. When I was taking photos, I tried taking them while the door of the netting was open, but it was too hard to get everything lined up. When shooting through netting, I had to be careful that the camera didn't autofocus on the netting and not Evelyn. We went to Thomas and Jorja's first birthday party and put Evelyn on the trampoline. Putting overprotective parent instincts aside, she didn't get trampled by the other kids on the trampoline at the time, and ended up having a ball.

Project365 [183/365]: Mother of Millions

I was taking Evelyn for a walk to the shops (also known as "How many groceries can I fit in a stroller"). Someone has this Mother-of-millions in their front yard, and it seems to be cultivated. These things are rather pretty, unless you've dealt with the result...

Project365 [182/365]: Overexposed – Masonic Temple

This was in line with the theme of overexposure, though this was taken at normal exposure and the levels blown out in post-processing. I had planned this for many weeks, but hadn't gotten around to taking it as the lighting was always best after my lunch break. Once the days grew shorter with winter, I was able to snap this.

Project365 [177/365]: Air Roots

[2011-06-26] During a month of extreme humidity earlier in the year, these fig trees put out some air roots. These roots must never touch the ground, or our house is doomed.

Project365 [174/365]: Sewing

[2011-06-23] Super-Productive Lui is going back to work next week, and is trying to wrap up all of the projects she started over the last year. Here, she is finishing off making cushions for Evelyn's room.

Project365 [167/365]: Lunar Eclipse

[2011-06-16] Lunar eclipse this morning. Thanks to Shell for the heads up! I don't really have the appropriate kit for capturing the moon at night, but I was out there anyway with my mini tripod balanced on the car roof, trying to find the balance between ISO (noisy) and shutter speed (any more than 2 seconds and the moon moves). It was very pretty nonetheless.

Project365 [165/365]: Elephant Rock Mermaid

[2011-06-14] Today I took the train down to the Gold Coast and went for a ride. I started off at Helensvale station, and rode via The Spit at Southport, down to Elephant Rock at Currumbin, then back to Varsity Lakes station to come home - 70km in total. Last time I did this ride was in 2008, and it pwned me then as well. This mermaid statue at Elephant Rock was a lot more rude from the front.

Project365 [164/365]: Stacked

[2011-06-13] The food court at our local shopping centre was all packed up (at 3pm on a Sunday). A sea of stacked chairs.