Sunday, 24 April 2011

Weekly Photo - 25/04/2011 "Lest We Forget"

I know I said in the last post that I wouldn't be making a post this week however with today, ANZAC Day, being such an important date in the Australian calender how could I not find a way to post about it! I could go on telling you stories of how I climbed a coconut tree to get internet reception on my 3G Modem or how I swam the 246km from the small island of Uepi back to the capitol of the Solomon Islands, Honiara, to get on a computer at a net cafe.  But no I just typed this on the 19th and it was automatically posted... How easy :D

EDIT: Well that was the theory, in practise Blogspot is a terrible host so when I got on today with some limited internet here and it turns out it wasn't automatically posted... So instead of being posted at sunrise, you get it at sunset.

I leave you with the "Ode of Remembrance" taken from Laurence Binyon's poem "For the Fallen", which was first published in The Times (UK) in September 1914.

"They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them."
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The Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance photographed on Portia 160VC Film

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Weekly Photo - 17/04/2011 "At The Going Down Of The Sun..."

This weeks photo does break one of my rules being that it was shot for my university assessment however being assessment time I have not had a great deal of down time. For a location photography group assessment on The Shrine of Remembrance, fellow student Marie Lafferty and myself took this image of one of the Victoria Police Shrine Guards up on the roof top balcony of the Shrine on the same day that many Melbourne area ANZAC Day services where being held a week ahead of the main dawn service in the Melbourne CBD which attracts a crowd of thousands..

I would also like to give advanced warning that next week there will not be an image as I will be without internet access on a SCUBA Diving holiday, there will be a large post when I return. 

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"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them."

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Weekly Photos - 10/04/2011 "Church of the Latter Day GEEK"

Today was the the first service for the Church of the Latter Day Geek, an idea started by Adam Hills and the crew on Adam Hills on Gordon Street Tonight (ABC every Wednesday at 8:30pm) to poke a laugh at audience member, Buffy fan and church minister of the Romsey Uniting Church, Reverend Dr. Avril Hannah-Jones.

Avril not only laughed along with the rest of the audience but she also put the joke back on Adam Hills by starting the service which is expected now to become an annual event. The church was much like any other, except with more pop culture references and fancy dress! For something different I decided to mount my GoPro HD Camera to my shoulder having it take a photo every two seconds, producing the short time lapse video below the pictures.

On Saturday I spent the day at Melbourne Showgrounds photographing attendees of the pop culture expo, Supanova, there will be a blog post from that around mid week.

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The time lapse can also be viewed on YouTube at

Friday, 8 April 2011

"No place is boring, if you've had a good night's sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film" - Robert Adams

I have finally picked up my film, after having to pay for its developing twice due to the camera store not keeping good records of who has paid, oh well I won't be going back there any time soon.

Bellow is a small sample from a total of 61 frames shot on a roll of  Kodak Portia 160VC and a roll of Kodak Portia 160NC.

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Sunday, 3 April 2011

Weekly Photo - 03/04/2011 "Gone Fishing"

I am deeply sorry for missing last weeks blog post, I have been shooting a lot for university and everything else has been shot on film which I haven't had the opportunity to get developed yet, I hope to make it up with another post towards the end of this week with the results from my developed film.

Today I went for a drive down to Port Melbourne to photograph some sunset kite surfing, however in my infinite wisdom shot it almost entirely on film and so have nothing to show of it here. Just near by I came across this bloke fishing, it was absolutely freezing and he didn't seem to be having much luck catching anything... None the less I like the photo!

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