The Northern Districts Model Engineering Society have premises at Vasto Place, Balcatta. On the last Sunday of each month they are open to the public to raise funds. They have a miniature railroad, and members provide rides to the public. I recommend it to anyone wanting to entertain children and adults – they have picnic facilities in the grounds.
This ferris wheel at Southbank is closed this week. They are in the process of adding a screen to the wheel so they can project a light show onto the screen. When this was taken they were about half way through constructing the screen, and still had to add the missing panels. I expect the holes in the screen were to prevent it becoming a giant sail. The image looked particularly striking in black and white.
Poking around an antique shop in Paddington (Brisbane) I came across this scene. Couldn’t resist.
This lady was oblivious to the setting.
These images were taken at Austrlia Zoo(of Steve Irwin fame). I had fun playing with my D800e mostly the 70-200. These shots were all handheld some at distances up to about 70 metres.
This tree came down in the recent storm, and had to be cut off the road. I liked the pattern of the log that was left behind.
Although there was a lot of cloud, and it wasn’t very warm, the sun came out (partially) towards the end of the day. I was hoping for a good sunset, but it wasn’t quite there. However there were still a lot of people surfing at Smiths Beach (Supertubes), and they had to cross the river to get home – its not deep, but the water creates interesting patterns. I had to cross the river to get these photographs, and left my shoes on the beach. A large wave came and washed them into the river. I had to rescue them before they went out to sea! Wherever a river is flowing into the sea there is always interesting water patterns, shapes and colours and this was no exception.
This morning there was a very heavy fog around Dunsborough/Quindalup and probably to Busselton and most of the vineyard areas. It was a bit hard to know where to go for the best effect – I tried along the west coast but it cleared over that way. Eventually I went to the Quindalup boat ramp.