Steam Train

Crossing the Alice River

It’s been a while since I’ve been inspired to take out the camera and shoot, and there’s still a lot going on in our lives that’s going to make things challenging for the next few years, but when I found out that they were running a steam train from Brisbane to Longreach, I knew I …

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The Return of Inspiration

And this.

Update: In the initial rush to get these published I didn’t realise that quite a few of them are of the same lightning strike but from each of the two cameras I was using at the time. The reason I didn’t really pick that up is because obviously over time the time keeping in the …

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A Note on My Recent Absence.

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I’ve posted one form of this or another to most websites where I have a profile, but I feel like I owe a slightly extended edition for my own personal website. A quick look at my history on this site, or DA, or Facebook, or anything really, will show that I go through extended periods …

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I Don’t Always Take a Selfie…

I Don't Always Take a Selfie...

But when I do I spend ages setting up the lighting, I wear my Tim The Enchanter headgear, and, for that matter, I don’t actually hold the camera. Many thanks to Stacey for helping me by pressing the shutter button, although I did set the camera settings, the flash settings and the lighting positions, and …

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Tamron Adaptall 35-70mm 1:3.5 Model 17A

Tamron 17A

I’m building quite a collection of Tamron Adaptall lenses now, so it’s about time I started using them and testing them. To start with, here’s a quick review of the Tamron Adaptall 35-70mm 1:3.5 Model 17A. According to the adaptall-2.org website, this lens was somewhat of a mid-range zoom lens in it’s day, featuring reasonably …

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Tarantula

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Now that I’ve got a few more pics, I decided to update my old post about my tarantula. I acquired this tarantula when its burrow was found in an area due to be excavated. It was somewhat of a rescue mission, as the earth-moving equipment would almost certainly have killed it. I’m not sure on …

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