Summer in England 2016 – part 1

Because of the injuries I picked up in the motorbike accident in November last year, I was unable to get back to England in the spring, so it had been a year since I saw the kids.   I was really looking forward to this trip.

Having had bad experiences with Malaysia Airlines the last 2 times I flew with them, I paid a bit extra and booked with Singapore.  Malaysia Airlines are struggling since they lost those 2 planes and it shows.  Singapore Airlines never seem to have an issue with their schedules and thats what counts for me, sorry Malaysia Airlines!

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Long exposures

Kwinana jetty has long been a favorite haunt for local photographers

  1.  It got bashed up by a storm a few years back and has been decaying ever since, which makes it interesting
  2. It faces pretty much due west, so the sunset is always directly at the end of the jetty
  3. As it decayed, it left leading lines to the sunset which are great subject matter

So, it’s perfect for some long exposure goodness.

And no, I don’t mean the brown coat flashing variety.

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Absentee landlord..

Wow – I’ve been really slack on here.  To be honest, I almost forgot about blogging – then you get into a bad habit of not making time for blogging and before you know it, months have passed and no updates .  Or in my case, 6 months.

Oops.

Life has been a bit rinse repeat of late – working hard, still recovering from my leg injury so off the bike and largely confined to the local area.  Not even a chance to go back to England as usual this time due to complications with my leg.

However, I’ve not been a total hermit – heres a sample of what I have been upto.. Read More

Trip to Penguin Island

We’re pretty lucky here in the Southern Hemisphere.  Perth is far away from the world and very beautiful.

The downside is that we have all kinds of wildlife that is out to get us here,  but we also have tiny fairy penguins.  And they live on Penguin Island, only a few hundred metres off the coast near Rockingham, conveniently, only a short drive from my place. Read More

Pens and paper

My lovely wife was kind enough to indulge one of my obsessions and buy me a new pen and some ink for Christmas.

I’ve known for a little while that ink sometimes has interesting properties – shading and sheen – sometimes resulting in ink shining, glittering or even changing colour completely from some angles.

But for an ink to show off these properties, it needs pairing with a good paper. Read More

Ticket to crashville – admit one.

2 weeks ago I was out on the bike, minding my own business, having a great day in the hills, as one does.

Sundays are meant for this and the dirt roads of the Perth hills are generally peaceful and riding is good for the soul.

Well, that’s how it was supposed to be, anyway… Read More

Lightning Strikes

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this before, but we get some awesome storms here in Western Australia.  They are mostly just packed with rain and wind, but from time to time, they come bearing violent electrical goodies.

So when I heard the rumbles of thunder across the ocean, naturally, I went down to check it out.

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