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Sunday, July 31

July 31st 2005



Birchgrove Park, Birchgrove. Sunday, July 31st 2005.

The Laughing Kookaburra is the largest member of the kingfisher family. The chuckling voice that gives this species its name is a common and familiar sound throughout the eastern states of Australia. The loud 'koo-koo-koo-koo-koo-kaa-kaa-kaa' is often sung in a chorus with other individuals. These birds are often quite tame in suburban areas and will occasionally accept food from your hand.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 70-200 f/2.8L USM @200mm. 1/125s f/4. Shutter Priority. ISO 200.

Saturday, July 30

July 30th 2005



Lilyfield Markets, Balmain Road, Lilyfield. Saturday, July 30th 2005.

In this curious stall at the markets, members of a spiritual healing and meditation group sit in front of attendees and attempt to channel spiritual wellbeing into them.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 24-70 f/2.8L USM @70mm. 1/800s f/2.8. Aperture Priority. ISO 200.

Friday, July 29

July 29th 2005



Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour, Friday, July 29th 2005.

A straight postcard style view of the harbour with the ferry terminals to the right. It's days like this, when the weather is perfect, that you look out across the harbour and just think "wow"! It's one of those "life's good" moments.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L USM @17mm. 1/125s f/10. Shutter Priority. ISO 200.

Thursday, July 28

July 28th 2005



Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour, Thursday, July 28th 2005.

I have no idea what this structure is. It sits atop a circular staircase and seems to have some sort of maritime influence, as it resembles a Crows Nest from the outside.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L USM @17mm. 1/125s f/8. Shutter Priority. ISO 200.

Wednesday, July 27

July 27th 2005



The Rotunda, Yeo Park, Ashfield, Wednesday, July 27th 2005.

Built in 1929 and restored in 1988, this bandstand rotunda is now used mainly for wedding photographs and special functions. (infra-red image)

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 24-70 f/2.8L USM @28mm. 1/125s f/9. Shutter Priority. ISO 200.

Tuesday, July 26

July 26th 2005



Campbells Cove, Tuesday, July 26th 2005.

This fisherman seems to be trying to maximise his catch with three rods.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L USM @35mm. 1/1250s f/3.5. Shutter Priority. ISO 200.

Monday, July 25

July 25th 2005



Woolloomooloo Bay Marina, Monday, July 25th 2005 .

A beautiful warm day in Sydney with a few puffs of white cloud seems to be heralding the end of Winter.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L USM @17mm. 1/80s f/14. Shutter Priority. ISO 200.

Sunday, July 24

July 24th July



Lane Cove River, Sunday, 15.35 July 24th 2005.


Standing on Fig Tree Bridge looking east over Lane Cove River.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L USM @35mm. 1/160s f/22. Shutter Priority. ISO 200.

Saturday, July 23

July 23rd 2005



Balmain Markets, Balmain, Saturday, July 23rd 2005.

Acoustic guitarist Ray Scott makes an appearance at the Balmain Markets on Darling Street.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 24-70 f/2.8L USM @50mm. 1/160s f/2.8. Aperture Priority. ISO 100.

Friday, July 22

July 22nd 2005



Darling Park, Sussex Street, Friday, 13.10 July 22nd 2005.

A lounge area for office workers inside the Darling Park IBM building.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 14 f/2.8L USM @14mm. 1/50s f/5. Shutter Priority. ISO 200.

Thursday, July 21

July 21st 2005



Woolloomooloo Bay, Thursday, 14.15 July 21st 2005.

Taking a break.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 70-200f/2.8L USM @200mm. 1/1000s f/3.5. Aperture Priority. ISO 200.

Wednesday, July 20

July 20th 2005



Hyde Park, Wednesday, 12.45 July 20th 2005.

I spotted this elderly lady sitting in a rolling walker, known as a rollator, being pulled along by a younger woman. There seems to be a story in how each woman is facing the opposite way yet going in the same direction.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 24-70f/2.8L USM @40mm. 1/60s f/8. Shutter Priority. ISO 200.

Tuesday, July 19

July 19th 2005



Sydney Harbour Tunnel, Tuesday, 18.45 July 19th 2005.

The Sydney Harbour Tunnel was built to cope with ever increasing harbour traffic problems and opened in August 1992. It is 2.3 kilometres long and carries around 75,000 vehicles a day. It is strong enough to withstand the impact of eathquakes and sinking ships.


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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L USM @30mm. 1/13s f/2.8. Shutter Priority. ISO 1600.

Monday, July 18

July 18th 2005



Sydney Harbour Bridge, Monday, 11.50 July 18th 2005.

Climbing the Harbour bridge is a hugely popular activity for tourists and locals alike. Hundreds of people make the organised 3.5 hour climb every day.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 70-200 f/2.8L USM @70mm. 1/200s f/14. Shutter Priority. ISO 200.

Sunday, July 17

July 17th 2005



La Perouse, Botany Bay, Sunday, 13.30 July 17th 2005 .

Enjoying the afternoon sun.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L USM @17mm. 1/100s f/22. Shutter Priority. ISO 200.

Saturday, July 16

July 16th 2005



Lane Cove National Park, Saturday, 07.05 July 16th 2005.

Early morning sun begins to burn off fog and mist in this bushland park.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L USM @35mm. 1/80s f/11. Shutter Priority. ISO 400.

Friday, July 15

July 15th 2005



Blackwattle Bay, Glebe, Friday 15.25 July 15th 2005.

This build-up of clouds is the precurser to a heavy downpour over the city.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L USM @22mm. 1/50s f/16. Shutter Priority. ISO 400.

Thursday, July 14

July 14th 2005



"Svanen", Campbells Cove, Thursday 13.05 July 14th 2005.

Svanen is a tall ship built in 1922 in Denmark and used as a grain carrier for the Tuborg Brewery. It now operates as a commercial charter vessel in Sydney Harbour.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L USM @17mm. 1/80s f/10. Shutter Priority. ISO 200.

Wednesday, July 13

July 13th 2005



The Domain, Sydney, Wednesday 12.15 July 13th 2005.

The parkland of The Domain is a place for sport, entertainment and recreation in the midst of the city. Originally set aside in 1788 by Governor Phillip as his private domain, it was first opened to the public in the 1830's.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L USM @28mm. 1/125s f/8. Shutter Priority. ISO 200.

Tuesday, July 12

July 12th 2005



Thomas Street, Haymarket, Tuesday 12.55 July 12th 2005.

A traditional Chinese takeaway restaurant in the heart of Chinatown.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L USM @22mm. 1/80s f/8. Shutter Priority. ISO 400.

Monday, July 11

July 11th 2005



Bird of Paradise, Mort Bay Park, Balmain, Monday 13.15 July 11th 2005.

The Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Reginae) is a marvellous combination of distinctive shape and brilliant colours when in flower. A native of South Africa, it can be found in parks and gardens across Sydney.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 70-200 f/2.8L USM @170mm. 1/300s f/5.6. Aperture Priority. ISO 200.

Sunday, July 10

July 10th 2005



Fig Tree Bridge, Lane Cove River, Sunday 14.50 July 10th 2005.


A cold and wintery day in Sydney. This canoeist must have been freezing with the Antarctic wind that was blowing across the city today.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L USM @35mm. 1/80s f/8. Shutter Priority. ISO 200.

Saturday, July 9

July 9th 2005



Glebe Markets, Glebe, Saturday 12.50 July 9th 2005 .

My computer died a few days ago, so no posts were possible since Wednesday. I am in the middle of getting things back together and this morning in an attempt to de-stress and forget my PC problems I visited the Glebe markets. It has been ages since I was last here and the quality and diversity of market stalls is terrific. A great place to spent a Saturday browsing around.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L USM @17mm. 1/200s f/8. Shutter Priority. ISO 200.

Wednesday, July 6

July 6th 2005



USS Kitty Hawk, Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney Harbour, Wednesday 11.05 July 6th 2005.

I decided to revisit the USS Kitty Hawk after being here on Monday. When it was last here in May 2001 over 40,000 people were allowed on board during its week long stay. I guess times have changed since then, as this six day visit allows no public access. You can view the ship from behind a wire fence. Security is relaxed and the base security guards don't seem to mind photographs been taken, despite many signs prohibiting it. Here two crew members, dressed in civilian clothes, head for some shore leave.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L USM @17mm. 1/80s f/10. Shutter Priority. ISO 200.

Tuesday, July 5

July 5th 2005



Bondi Beach, Tuesday 13.45 July 5th 2005.

A fabulous winter's day in Sydney. Warm and sunny weather encouraged people to take to the water at Bondi Beach.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 14mm f/2.8L. 1/200s f/8. Shutter Priority. ISO 200.

Monday, July 4

July 4th 2005



USS Kitty Hawk, Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney Harbour, Monday 12.55 July 4th 2005.

The aircraft carrier USS Kity Hawk, the US navy's oldest active warship, arrived in Sydney yesterday; just in time for its 5000 sailors to celebrate Independence Day.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 70-200 f/2.8L USM @200mm. 1/125s f/32. Shutter Priority. ISO 400.

Sunday, July 3

July 3rd 2005



Annandale, Sunday 13.15 July 3rd 2005.

Enjoying a nap in the afternoon sun on a park bench in Annandale.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L USM @35mm. 1/80s f/5.6. Shutter Priority. ISO 200.

Saturday, July 2

July 2nd 2005



Glebe, Saturday 12.35 July 2nd 2005.

Colourful local residents, Trevor and Caesar, an Alexandrine Parrot, are often seen out and about on the streets of Glebe.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L USM @35mm. 1/200s f/5. Shutter Priority. ISO 200.

Friday, July 1

July 1st 2005



Sydney Harbour, Friday 06.45 1st July 2005.

What a difference a day makes. A tropical style downpour ended overnight to reveal a glorious sunrise with hardly a cloud in the sky.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L USM @17mm. .5 sec @f/8. Manual Exposure. ISO 400.