Sunday, January 19, 2014

Retiring this blog

Just a quick note to let you know I am retiring this blog, and will be concentrating on my new blog about photography -

Thanks for reading "Simon Says"!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

BYO Sunset

I tried photographing the sunset at Mornington last night, overlooking the marina, but the clouds came in and covered the horizon, so I had to take matters into my own hands.

By coincidence, I'd recently changed my iPhone lock screen to a sunrise shot I took 12 months ago, when I got my phone out to check the official sunset time I had this great idea.

BYO sunset

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Brad's first day at the cricket

Yesterday I took 10 year old Brad to his first cricket match.  It was Day 3 of the Melbourne Ashes Test Match at the MCG.  Like most cricket matches, there were a few slow periods, but Brad enjoyed the day and wants to go again!

Day at the cricket

Brad enjoying the cricket

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Flickr embeds

I'm a big fan of Flickr, the photo sharing web site from Yahoo! and have uploaded over 5000 photos since joining in 2007.  I often embed photos hosted on Flickr to this, and my other blogs.  

Today Flickr announced changes to their embedding code so that additional info is shown, and readers can scroll through other photos from the embedded image. 

This post is simply to test out what happens when the new code is used, so below is a picture of my daughter, embedded from Flickr .

I was a little worried when I first heard about this, but I see the old HTML option is still available, so we can choose how we embed photos, so I give this a thumbs up!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Road trip with Brad - 2013

We live in a big country!Wedderburn BomberTracks at WycheproofWycheproof turntableBrad at Wycheproof.Retired steam train - Wycheproof
Retired steam train - WycheproofRetired steam train - WycheproofWentworth Levee BankLevee Bank landscaping, WentworthWentworth Levee BankBrad on the Wentworth lookout tower.
Brad, just moments before he lost his football into the river.Murray River, WentworthMurray River, WentworthThe junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers at WentworthOutback dunnyBrad opens the gate
Another outback dunnyBrad undergroundBrad at the Silverton HotelSilverton ruinsUte art - work in progress?Ute art - work in progress?
Last month I took my younger son (10 year old Brad) on a road trip to Broken Hill and Peterborough.
I've finally got around to sorting and uploading photos from the trip onto Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Last year I took my eldest son (Josh) to Broken Hill, this year it was my younger son, Brad. We came home through Peterborough and Murray Bridge in South Australia.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Road trip to Canberra 2013

I recently had a long-weekend that coincided with the school holidays, so I took my oldest son, Josh, on a drive to Canberra.  

Of course I had my trusty Nikon with me and took lots of photos, see them on flickr

CanberraHolbrook SubmarineHolbrook SubmarineHolbrook SubmarineHolbrook SubmarineJosh at the National Dinosaur Museum, Canberra.
National Dinosaur Museum, Canberra.National Dinosaur Museum, Canberra.National Dinosaur Museum, Canberra.National Dinosaur Museum, Canberra.National Dinosaur Museum, Canberra.National Dinosaur Museum, Canberra.
Josh in a space suitTV camera from Apollo-Soyuz Test missionsTurn offCDSCCExploring SpaceAntennas
AntennaAntennaSpace shadowsTelstra Tower, CanberraCanberraCanberra from Black Mountain
Road trip to Canberra 2013, a set on Flickr.