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Friday, December 30

December 30th 2005




Kata Tjuta, Friday December 30th 2005.

Kata Tjuta, also known as The Olgas, are large rock formations situated about 25 km from Uluru in the Northern Territory of Australia. The tallest of the group, Mt Olga, stands 457 m in height. Please click here for more information.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35f/2.8L@17mm 1/60s f/11 ISO 200.

Thursday, December 29

December 29th 2005




Uluru, Thursday December 29th 2005.

Uluru is the most well known of the spectacular geological formations that dominate the vast red sandy plain of central Australia. For general background about Uluru please click here for more information. For an easy to understand geological explanation click this link

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35mm f/2.8L@17mm 1/100s f/7.1 ISO 200.

Wednesday, December 28

December 28th 2005




Wednesday December 28th 2005.

Damselfly.

I will be away for several days in the outback so updates will difficult, but please check in daily for a new image. All should return to normal early next week. I wish everybody a happy & peaceful New Year.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 100mm Macro f/2.8 1/250s f/2.8 ISO 400.

Tuesday, December 27

December 27th 2005




Tuesday December 27th 2005.

This Brushtail Possum is the tamest possum I have ever encountered. It came right up to the deck and sat on the handrail while we offered pieces of dried apricot. It didn't mind the flash from the camera and even posed for a series of shots!


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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 24-70 f/2.8L@55mm 1/60s f/2.8 ISO 640.

Monday, December 26

December 26th 2005




Sydney Harbour, Monday December 26th 2005.

Spectators cheer on the yachts at the start of the annual Sydney to Hobart yacht race. This is the 61st year of the international classic event covering 630 nautical miles of often difficult seas. Please click here for more information. If you have Google Earth installed, the race can be followed by clicking this link which is a feed providing live positional information for each yacht.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 70-200 f/2.8L@200mm 1/250s f/8 ISO 400.

Sunday, December 25

December 25th 2005




Christmas Day, Sunday December 25th 2005.

Prawns on the bbq, tasty traditional fare for the Australian Christmas lunch.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L@35mm 1/80s f/9 ISO 200.

Saturday, December 24

December 24th 2005




Martin Place, Saturday December 24th 2005.

Merry Christmas.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L@17mm 4s f/6.3 ISO 200.

Friday, December 23

December 23rd 2005




Friday December 23rd 2005.

My son Tom celebrates his third birthday today.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 70-200 f/2.8L@70mm 1/125s f/4 ISO 160.

Thursday, December 22

December 22nd 2005




Bondi Beach, Thursday December 22nd 2005.

This young surfer enjoys the last of the daylight as the sun sets over Bondi.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 70-200 f/2.8L@200mm 1/200s f/9 ISO 400.

Wednesday, December 21

December 21st 2005




Circular Quay, Wednesday December 21st 2005.


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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L@25mm 1/100s f/22 ISO 200.

Tuesday, December 20

December 20th 2005




Luna Park, Milsons Pont, Tuesday December 20th 2005.

Sydney's iconic amusement park has been in operation since 1935. The 36 metre high entrance with it's somewhat grotesque-but-welcoming face hangs between two towers modeled on the Chrysler Building in New York.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L@17mm 1/80s f/6.3 ISO 160.

Monday, December 19

December 19th 2005




Sydney Opera House, Monday December 19th 2005.


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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 70-200 f/2.8L@150mm 1/200s f/14 ISO 160.

Sunday, December 18

December 18th 2005




Darling St, Balmain, Sunday December 18th 2005.

With a week to go to Christmas this bus driver is certainly in the festive spirit.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L@35mm 1/125s f/4.5 ISO 200.

Saturday, December 17

December 17th 2005




David Jones Department Store, Elizabeth Street, Saturday December 17th 2005.

A section of the animated Christmas window display.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L@28mm 0/5s f/8 ISO 200.

Friday, December 16

December 16th 2005




Drummoyne, Friday December 16th 2005.

One of the many small dinghies found all over the harbour shore used for accessing yachts moored on buoys.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L@35mm 1/80s f/6.3 ISO 200.

Thursday, December 15

December 15th 2005




Thursday December 15th 2005.

St. Andrews Cross Spider.

Working on its web, this spider is named for the way it sits in the middle of the web forming a cross. It is harmless to humans and considered beneficial as its large web is a great mosquito catcher. It is however easy to walk into one of these webs as they are hard to spot and can cover a very large area. These spiders are a common inhabitant of most gardens throughout Australia.


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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 100mm Macro f/2.8 1/40s f/5 ISO 160.

Wednesday, December 14

December 14th 2005




Sydney Harbour Bridge, Wednesday December 14th 2005.

Pedestrian walkway across the bridge.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L@17mm 1/125s f/4.5 ISO 100.

Tuesday, December 13

December 13th 2005



Sydney Harbour, Tuesday December 13th 2005.


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

Monday, December 12

December 12th 2005




Blackwattle Bay, Glebe, Monday December 12th 2005.

A rusted gearwheel from an old handwinch once used for hauling small boats up a slipway.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 24-70 f/2.8L@43mm 1/80s f/13 ISO 200.

Sunday, December 11

December 11th 2005




Sunday December 11th 2005.

Cicada Shell.

A fully-winged adult cicada has emerged leaving its old empty skin or exoskeleton behind. Found on trees and under leaves these are popular with kids who pick them up and stick them onto their clothes (the shells have sharp legs which pin onto almost anything) and run around claiming to be eaten alive by insects. Great fun!

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 100mm Macro f/2.8 1/40s f/8 ISO 640.

Saturday, December 10

December 10th 2005




Circular Quay, Saturday December 10th 2005.

Locally known as "The Toaster" this highly controversial development of luxury apartments, up-market cafes, restaurants & shops stretches most of the way along the eastern side of Circular Quay to the forefront of the Opera House. It has been described by the art critic and historian Robert Hughes as "that dull brash, intrusive apartment block which now obscures the Opera House from three directions"

To see this building in context please click here (It's the building running directly behind the Opera House)

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L@17mm 1/100s f/16 ISO 200.

Friday, December 9

December 9th 2005




Martin Place, Friday December 9th 2005.


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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L@17mm 1/125s f/6.3 ISO 200.

Thursday, December 8

December 8th 2005




Bondi Beach, Thursday December 8th 2005.

A perfect day for the beach.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L@17mm 1/200s f/11 ISO 200.

Wednesday, December 7

December 7th 2005




Milsons Point, Wednesday December 7th 2005.

A hot and sticky day in the city with temperatures reaching 40C (104F) in the afternoon. It's way too early in Summer for this type of weather!!

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L@17mm 1/80s f/9 ISO 160.

Tuesday, December 6

December 6th 2005




Phillip St, Tuesday December 6th 2005.

Wentworth Hotel.

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

Monday, December 5

December 5th 2005




Martin Place, Monday December 5th 2005.

Lunch break.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L@21mm 1/125s f/6.3 ISO 200.

Sunday, December 4

December 4th 2005




Sunday December 4th 2005.

My niece celebrates her 2nd birthday.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 50mm f/1.4 1/80s f/2.8 ISO 200.

Saturday, December 3

December 3rd 2005




Glebe Point, Saturday December 3rd 2005.

Disused Crane.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L@35mm 1/60s f/16 ISO 200.

Friday, December 2

December 2nd 2005




The Rocks, Friday December 2nd 2005.

This 1970's cube style apartment block stands level with the city end of the Harbour Bridge. While the view might be good, the constant noise of trains and traffic crossing the bridge may not be.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L@35mm 1/250s f/8 ISO 200.

Thursday, December 1

December 1st 2005




Luna Park, Milsons Point, Thursday December 1st 2005.

After miserable weather yesterday the first day of Summer lived up to its promise.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L@17mm 1/100s f/10 ISO 160.