I have been blogging with WordPress since 2006. That’s 7 years now! Whilst some might wait until the tenth year to do what is about to follow, I don’t follow standards nor rules, I generally blog about the last thing on my mind … which might explain why 2013 has so far seen less than 40 posts.
Sooo … I figured you need to reread (or in some cases read for the first time) all the blog posts I have posted on or about Christmas over the last seven years. Those with an asterix (*) are actually self-serving gift requests. Hey, since [SPOILER ALERT] Santa doesn’t actually exist, I gotta yell into the binary void hoping anyone, someone, buy me presents.
Ten Things NOT to say at the Xmas Lunch – 14th Dec 2006
Receiving Christmas Gifts Gratiously – 25th Dec 2006
Post Christmas Projects – 1st Jan 2007
Another Year, Another Christmas, Another Reminder of Age – 22 Dec 2007
Christmas Day in Adelaide – 25 Dec 2007
Using Christmas Leftovers in your Photography – 29 Dec 2007
Christmas Gifts, I Don’t Want – 8 Nov 2008
Almost Xmas 2008 – 24 Nov 2008
One Day Before Christmas – 26 Dec 2008
All I Want for Christmas – 26 Nov 2009
Where to Find the Best Christmas Flowers – 28 Nov 2009
The Twelve Days of Techno-Xmas – 9 Dec 2009
Children at the 2010 Adelaide Xmas Pageant – 15 Nov 2010
Animals at the 2010 Adelaide Xmas Pageant – 16 Nov 2010
Portraits at the 2010 Adelaide Xmas Pageant – 17 Nov 2010
Shooting Portraits of Colourful Christmas Clowns – 18 Nov 2010
Xmas Gifts for the Canon-Geek Photographer – 6 Dec 2011
Geek Stuff I Wish I Got for Xmas 2011 – 27 Dec 2011
Toys my Son Wants for Christmas! – 9 Dec 2012
A Big Bang Christmas – 23 Dec 2012
Our family doesn’t do presents for adults now. And for some silly reason I am classified an adult at NEARLY 45 years old! BE A CHILD FOREVER! Sigh. My beautiful blue-eyed 18mo son got EVERY PRESENT! So now you have read my one post about Xmas-2013 inside my one post about Xmas-2013 about Xmas-2013. The Doctor would be proud.
Not bad, a quick and dirty list of cool things I have written about. Let’s hope my blog posts get better and more interesting in 2014!
POSTSCRIPT: I don’t really need any gifts. I’d just like them. If I got nothing at all, I’d still be happy. Just so long as I have food, water, somewhere to sleep well and internet access, I am happy.
I’ve had a few great opportunities to shoot interesting and varied photographs this week.
Of the many family, portrait, abstract, and landscape photographs I have shot with both my Canon 50D and my Samsung Galaxy Note II, these are my favourite. Well, so far. See if you can pick which were shot by Canon or Samsung…
But wait, there will be more, to be sure to be sure, all the way from Kangaroo Island shores. Maybe even a few oars.
I don’t get many chances to shoot night photography. So when I do, I have fun. It’s always about seeing how I can shoot architecture and people in either an abstract or enlightened way.
Check out all my night photo’s shot over the last six years, all displayed upon my Flickr Gallery.
This last one is not-so-much night, just a very early morning in a well-lit park in the middle of the Adelaide CBD.
Bet you enjoyed my sufficient collection. I plan to partake in my many more photo-walks, either alone or with my Facebook group, throughout 2013. See you all there!
We are all enduring that time of the Adelaide calendar when bicycles encircle the Adelaide city & descend from the surrounding hills for the SANTOS Tour Down Under.
So I felt it time to wheel out my photographs of two-wheeled non-motorised cyclists, professional and amateur, enjoying riding purely for the fun of it!
Last but not least, the perfect bicycle for those of us who like be able to get off any time for a cold drink:
Much earlier this evening, as I was traversing the Adelaide CBD seeking a bus to escape the ropes of employment, I spotted the remains of a non-heritage building.
The demolition crew were surveying the fine mess they had made, the dust settling around them … so I took the moment to sneak a few photos of the pile through an open gate down the alley. Here is the best I could shoot with my Samsung Galaxy Note II:
I am so glad I like local architecture. Because it means I keep capturing moments in time that will never be seen again. Adelaide developers are knocking down many old buildings at the moment in order to put up new offices and apartments. It’s not all bad, some buildings are on their last legs. Thankfully most heritage buildings will never be permitted to be knocked down by anyone other than Mother Nature herself!.
Here are the many moments of time I have captured outside of the building that stood where now there is an empty chasm:
I really wish I had taken the time to shoot more images here. There’s not enough in my flickr gallery! Maybe other Adelaide photographers know the spot and also had opportunity to capture little moments of history. Feel free to post links to your photos in the comments!
All throughout the year I have had merely a few opportunities for both casual and formal photography. Most of the family shots were asked to keep private, but I always take those opportunities to shoot abstract or organic shots at the locations we meet.
The formal shots that I enjoy showing you are from events or paid-work – but they have been few and far-between during this last year. This has been because of a few reasons, mostly self-inflicted.
The biggest and most important reason: We now have a baby-boy in the house. The monster is growing up big and strong. Thankfully he has not stolen too much of my photo opportunities yet I will admit to not taking my camera everywhere I go – he needs so many bags for his nappies/toys/etc that my camera gets second-billing, therefore is not a high priority.
On the few occasions that my camera did come with us, I also managed to upload a few to flickr (and redbubble and fine-art-america!) for your viewing pleasure.
Here are the finalists for each month throughout 2012 that I like most. Hope you like my effort… Wait, you might see a few photographs that show the progressive-bump on my wife. Aha, the little boy in our life got a few discreet photos online!
Whew, so many, yet is a great reminder of how awesome my year was! Yes, the year is not over yet!. According to my computer clock there is still another 5 1/2 hours left of the year! If we shoot any more photographs, I’ll post them in another article.
Here’s looking forward to another great year in 2013.
See you all there. Enjoy your NYE, share a few bottles, have fun with your kids and family!
I have soooo many photographs on my flickr account that I had to figure out a new way to show them off. So I went with ‘circular’. It helps that my most recent photographs are of Christmas lanterns, light globes and buckets — yes, all very circular objects.
So here goes: Here are 12 photos of things from our home and backyard. They are from the last 7 years of photographs on my flickr account — but only those with a circular appearance.
Watch out for my next post of a similar style but of a different shaped photographs!