The sunset over North Melbourne station was particularly golden today.
I tried my Google Pixel 3XL phone’s portrait mode on Maggie. The results were excellent!
Here’s what I shared on Instagram in January 2019. (ICYMI, starting this year I’ll be cross-posting everything I post to Instagram to this blog.)
We had a super hot start to 2019. Maggie, being a very Australian dog, loves the heat.
When the weather is nice, though, we all like to hang out in the garden.
Maggie loves her rope toy.
January saw the start of #SlowSummer on SBS.
Nadia and I went to the Australia Open tennis tournament, where every year we take a selfie.
Melbourne went through three-ish heat waves in January. The last series of hot days ended with rain showers across the city. I work on the 29th floor of a building in the Docklands that has great views.
I finally got around to buying a quality Panama hat. Which, of course, meant that I had to take a selfie while wearing it :)
A couple of weeks ago I went to Sydney to attend a the ConnectNow Conference. That took place on Wednesday and Thursday so I took the Friday off to explore the city (as much as I could in one day).
The photos from that day are on my ‘Sydney April 2010’ Set on Flickr but here are some of my favourites.
Buildings at University of Sydney
The second day of the conference ended around sunset and the sunlight on that overcast day was quite delicious. This is the Law School building:
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Harbour Bridge is, of course, am imposing structure:
Even when it’s in the background:
It was fun, also, to see people doing the bridge walk on it:
I also managed to get a good perspective shot of the Sydney Tower from within the Sydney Explorer tour bus.
Finally, like my photo of Melbourne from Port Philip Bay, here's a photo of Sydney from its harbour:
All in all, I had a great day wandering around this gorgeous city. I would have liked more time to explore but that’s no fun without Nadia so we’ll check the city out properly when we go there for TAM! Australia 2010.
Oh, I also got to try out my new camera – the Canon IXUS 120 IS – which, as you can see from the photos I took, is quite awesome.
Quick reminder: You can see all the photos from this trip on my ‘Sydney April 2010’ Set on Flickr.
I’ve recently started following Michael Blamey’s Today in Melbourne photo blog and it’s really quite good.
Since then I’ve gone and looked for other Melbourne photo blogs and here are the ones I found so far:
- Today in Melbourne [Michael Blamey]
- Girl in Melbourne [Jayne]
- Melbourne Street Art
- Melbourne Photoblog [Sam]
- The Grapevine [Adam Dimech]
- The Foto Kid [Edouard Mouy]
- Heiko Waechter | Fotoblog [Heiko Waechter]
- Melbourne in Photos [John Evans]
Let me know if you find any others.
A Little Background
I have a Flickr account and a Picasa account. I publish my photographs online to Picasa because my free Flickr account has an upload limit (100 MB per month) and a limit to the number of sets I can create (3). Picasa doesn’t have such limits. However the photos that I do upload to Picasa all belong to specific albums, even if that’s the broadly defined ‘Life in Melbourne’ album that I update every now and again.
What happens then to the photos that I like but either don’t belong to a specific album or are good, but not good enough to be included in any album? Well, nothing really. They just sit around on my hard drive…
Flickr to the Rescue
The plan, then, is to use Flickr to publish non-album, non-event, or simply good-but-not-great photos that I have taken and would like to share. I won’t be doing this with any regularity, though, so don’t hold your breath.
Doing this should be fun, though. It might even encourage me to take more random photographs.