Hi fans, I realize it’s been over a week, so from today I have decided to try to post a photo everyday, whether it be with from my SLR or iPhone.

Having to wait for a nice day to get out and about to get some nice pictures with my SLR doesn’t happen too often, today I will start with some shots from Cheeky Chocolate taken from my iPhone today, a local cafe with vintage french decor, accompanied with french music playing in the background. The coffee and desserts are always a treat.

The entrance to the cafe…

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Some random French display..

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Candle shot…

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And finally some macaroons on display.

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Funnily enough I didn’t get any shots of what my wife and I actually had. Until the next post….

Hi fans, I will hopefully be getting out and about this weekend to get some outdoor pictures, though I thought I’d post some random items I shot for some reason when I woke up one cold the other morning.

The dew on the window should tell you about the kind of day it was.

I bought this Predator figurine when I was in Singapore a few years ago, I also love the Predator movies.

Below is the infamous Spinosaurus from Jurassic Park.

Not to mention my remote controlled Ferrari that I use to chase the kids around the house.

And last but not least, by DUB city cars collection. I also have a whole lot of other toys at home, and yes, my wife says I’m a big kid too.

Until next time.

Hi fans, I still haven’t taken the SLR for a road trip, so I picked out some of the pictures I have yet to share from my travels in the European Spring of 2007.

I spent the first week of our two month honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast, accommodated by Positano. I only wish I could go back with my SLR with the skills I have learnt in the more recent months. I guess I’ll just have to go back then.

After getting off the plane in Rome from Australia, getting on the internal shuttle to the main airport, catching a train from the airport to Rome and then catching a train from Rome to Salerno (which I eventually realized I should of went to Sorrento instead), then getting a bus to Amalfi, we decided to stop and rest for a tasty beverage. We still needed to get a bus from Amalfi to Positano. This is how you travel!

Arriving in Positano with all our bags, we then had to jump on a smaller bus that dropped us closer to our hotel as there was no way I was going to carry all our bags up the hill after all that traveling. I don’t think my wife appreciated that I was making this all out to be the Amazing Race at the time.

As soon as we got to the hotel, we got some well earned rest then went to dinner. After almost falling asleep at the table, the restaurant owner introduced me to Limoncello which is an Italian Lemon liqueur produced in Southern Italy, usually taken after dinner, he laughed after I sculled it thinking it was a shot, whereas it was meant to be sipped on slowly, I’ll know for next time.

Over the next few days we explored Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. The following are more shots taken in Amalfi.

They really loved lemons in this region, these ones would hurt if thrown into the facial region of any man, look at the size of these bad boys.

The Cathedral of St.Andrew below.

When traveling back to Positano one day, the whole town eventually got involved in trying to sort out the mess below, so many buses, so little room for two, it was hilarious. Not sure what the book was telling the bus driver to do.

This shot below was taken from Ravello, way up top.

And below, out and about in Positano, the first image was the view from our hotel room by night.

Walking around in the day, it was so amazing to see how all these homes were stacked on the hill.

I was so excited, I was levitating.

I could of stayed here for hours if they had a chair here, and maybe a drink, again you can see lemons.

Down on the beach

The Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

The church, and our hotel somewhere in there.

Finally, I saw this lady almost every day on my pizza boxes, take away was so cheap, around two euros (with a pizza inside the box), I still consider these to be the best Pizza’s I have ever eaten in “my life”.

I’ll see you again someday lady on my pizza box, and maybe I can watch you next time………I mean, watch you make the Pizza that is.

Ciao!

Never Fear

Posted: 09/07/2012 by B in random

Never fear fans, for we are still here. My camera and I have been out of action as the head gasket in my car has gone kaput while I was on my way down the coast to get some images to post. So I apologize for no content being added recently. I guess that is no excuse to try and create my own little photography projects at home. See how I go this week.

Hello fans, I have a few pictures to share from my family day trip to Kiama which is located one and a half to two hours south of Sydney. I have never seen the Blowhole before, this is the towns main attraction where an explosion of water shoots out of a hole when a wave hits the cave chambers below it. Its very exciting to watch when it happens and you can hear people oooohhhing and aaaaarrrring in amazement. Some I thought got a bit too excited.

Anyhow, I wasn’t too happy with the results from the pictures I had taken on the day, but I’ll share them anyhow. Before heading straight to the Blowhole, we wandered about the quieter end of Kiama which was also really nice just to sit and watch the water crash into the rocks below.

The next few were of the lighthouse established in 1887 that was on top of the hill, this first picture reminded me of how kids draw the sun, though with a smiley face in the middle.

The following two shots are of the blow hole, the first zoomed into the hole, and then some water action. I missed a large one whilst talking to my wife, its her fault.

Finally I took this shot of a fisherman on the rocks casting his line into the rough waters below. If you can’t see him, he is wearing a red jacket on the middle left side of the picture (I guess he wouldn’t be in the water), and you may just be able to make out his line going far into the water.

If you live nearby Kiama and would like a good day out, I’d recommend a trip out this way, walking around the bay is the way to go, and there are plenty of shops and cafe’s around too if that’s your thing.

 

After eating some Nigari salmon for lunch with the guys from work, I suddenly had a sweet tooth so we decided to treat ourselves, we found a patisserie and I’m now ready to dig into my marble cheesecake and lemon macaroon back in the office…

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OK, I only ate the cheesecake today, to eat both would of been over the top..

Posted: 27/06/2012 by B in food and drink, photography, random
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Hello again fans, Sydney weather is starting to clear up, still cold enough to freeze your lips together, but at least it’s stopped raining for now. L and I went out on a photo shoot during the week around Luna Park after work, a short 15 minute walk from our office, though we still jumped on the train to get more photography time, or maybe we were just lazy. The following are just some of the shots I produced.

This one was L’s idea, spotted while we were walking down towards Luna Park. This is Sydney’s iconic Opera house viewed between the Harbour Bridge pillars.

The iconic Luna Park entrance, such a happy face.

The following are just two different types of shots I took of the Ferris wheel.

Behind Luna park I took a shot across to the residential region of McMahon’s Point. OK, I duplicated some of the stars in case you are a confused astronomer.

As we left Luna Park (because it was surprisingly closed for a conference), I took this shot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

And this shot was taken across to Sydney from under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

I hoped you have enjoyed this little journey around Milsons point, and a special thanks to L who gave me a few pointers on night shooting. Thanks for stopping by.