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.
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A year ago, Drift Cafe (formerly Oxley's on the River) sank (partly) and floated away (the rest) during the 2011 floods in Brisbane. Shortly after the floods, there was some effort to strip the floor boards (pictured), and since then work has stopped. There has been a bit of redecoration though. The owner has opened another site at Springfield.
Lui has made some gingerbread houses for Christmas. She quite enjoys making them.
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?)
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.
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.
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...
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.
Using the Gizmodo theme of overexposure (even though that challenge ended weeks ago). The "correct" exposure was 1/1000" @ f/5.6, and this was taken at 1/250".
[2011-06-29] Big hand sculpture at riverside.
[2011-06-28] The 4WD track to get from the street in to Bundamba train station...
[2011-06-27] I suspect the sign has outlived the dog.
[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.
[2011-06-25] At Shawn's buck's day, karting at Kingston Park Raceway. Much fun!
[2011-06-24] Ally brought Flynn, her two month old son, in to work for a visit.
[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.
[2011-06-22] Ipswich is a clean city!
[2011-06-21] Our lounge room is decorated in Evelyn's post-neo-metamodern style.
[2011-06-20] A classic Ipswich house, in classic Ipswich condition.
[2011-06-19] Frangipani bikkies baked and decorated by Lui
[2011-06-18] Who's that baby in the window?
[2011-06-17] Ghost in forest
[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.
[2011-06-15] Printing press outside the offices of The Queensland Times, West Ipswich.
[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.
[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.
[2011-06-12] My nieces, Claire's third birthday and Abby's fifth.
[2011-06-11] Lui making bikkies with her new icing set.
[2011-06-10] Baby's first double exposure (by baby, I mean me). I followed a short tutorial on the internets to get this result.
[2011-06-09] Water stream from the kitchen tap.