Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Posted by Malcolm Garth at 10:12
Wednesday, 24 December 2008
As I sit watching Ewan McGregor ride from the top of Africa to the bottom in "Long Way Down". It reminds me that there is so much more out there than I am achieving at the moment.
This year has been yet another that I could have done better than I have...
What can I do about that?
Well, for a start there are some New Year resolutions that I could make...
1. Stop procrastinating
2. Make some goals
3. Develop a plan to reach those goals
4. Develop an action plan to make those goals achievable
5. Start working on meeting the objectives of the plan
6. Stop procrastinating
7. Plan how to stop procrastinating
8. Work out how to stay above zero
9. Stay above zero for 12 months
10. Procrastinate less
See you in 2009!
Posted by Malcolm Garth at 21:05
Sunday, 14 December 2008
I have a pond near the front door with a resident goldfish. Recently the pond plants were replenished and today when I walked out I saw this little fella sunning himself...
Posted by Malcolm Garth at 14:37
Monday, 1 December 2008
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Sunday, 30 November 2008
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Tuesday, 18 November 2008
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Friday, 14 November 2008
These are some of the images I took and are only a poor rendition of the colour and drama.
Posted by Malcolm Garth at 10:21
Saturday, 8 November 2008
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Tuesday, 4 November 2008
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Sunday, 2 November 2008
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Saturday, 25 October 2008
PS: Don't forget to check out the video clip a couple of posts below...
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Friday, 24 October 2008
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Wednesday, 22 October 2008
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Thursday, 16 October 2008
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Saturday, 11 October 2008
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Monday, 6 October 2008
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Tuesday, 16 September 2008
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Sunday, 14 September 2008
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Saturday, 13 September 2008
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Monday, 8 September 2008
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Saturday, 30 August 2008
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Saturday, 23 August 2008
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Sunday, 10 August 2008
Saturday, 9 August 2008
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Tuesday, 5 August 2008
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Wednesday, 30 July 2008
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Monday, 28 July 2008
Posted by Malcolm Garth at 13:04
It was suggested at my course last week that I think about one of the images from Montsalvatto make the wheel stand out a little. This is one attempt and an exercise in selection of and masking out the areas that I want to adjust without affecting the areas I wanted to stand out. This is fairly exacting and (for me) relatively slow work.
Posted by Malcolm Garth at 11:11
Wednesday, 23 July 2008
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Sunday, 20 July 2008
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Monday, 30 June 2008
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Sunday, 29 June 2008
Posted by Malcolm Garth at 16:41
Tuesday, 24 June 2008
As I did, and now that I have transport again I will do it a lot more... And I found this group of fungi growing from the side of a tree.
It was quite cold up in the hills but a little exercise got the blood pumping. I could hear the Lyrebirds calling (which is nearly always how you know they are there as you rarely see them) in all sorts of wonderful, and very different, types of calls. They are amazingly loud birds but they can blend into the bush so that they are almost invisible.
I did go for a walk in this area once and there was a lyrebird sitting on the handrail being (we thought) very friendly... It wasn't until later when someone suggested that maybe he was just trying to distract us from his nest and that he was more likely being a little agressive! They are fantastic "mimics", I saw one on a documentary making the sound of a chainsaw and of a film camera shutter...including the electric film winder... I am pretty sure it was a Nikon!!!
Posted by Malcolm Garth at 21:55
Friday, 13 June 2008
A photographer for a national magazine was assigned to take pictures of a great forest fire.
He was advised that a small plane would be waiting to fly him over the fire.
The photographer arrived at the airstrip just an hour before sundown. Sure enough, a small Cessna airplane was waiting. He jumped in with his equipment and shouted, "Let's go!" The tense man sitting in the pilot's seat swung the plane into the wind and soon they were in the air, though flying erratically.
"Fly over the north side of the fire," said the photographer, "And make several low-level passes."
"Why?" asked the nervous pilot.
"Because I'm going to take pictures!" yelled the photographer. "I'm a photographer, and photographers take pictures!"
The pilot replied, "You mean you're not the flight instructor?"
Posted by Malcolm Garth at 11:10
Monday, 9 June 2008
Wait for it, wait for it...
Bid maximum amount in the last 60 seconds and pray that my opponent can't type very fast...
... The last minute takes an age... Hit refresh...
Congratulations you are the highest bidder...
I WON!!! Yippee...
PS: I am now the proud owner of a 1978 Leyland Mini in immaculate (almost as new) condition. Photos to follow!!!
Posted by Malcolm Garth at 20:37
Monday, 2 June 2008
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Saturday, 24 May 2008
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Wednesday, 21 May 2008
Do I need other gear to take professional quality images...? I could do that now... But there is always something else I could use. ALWAYS!
What gear would give me the greatest advances?
Posted by Malcolm Garth at 09:40
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
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Thursday, 15 May 2008
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Monday, 5 May 2008
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Thursday, 1 May 2008
Posted by Malcolm Garth at 08:17
Monday, 28 April 2008
Sunday, 27 April 2008
I've been working through the intricacies of my new job, interviewing for new staff to fill the roster, working out why I have access to some things and not others on the network, dealing with issues as they come up and working out where I am in the building. That is all starting to work itself out and I've been paid my very first ever monthly salary... Woo Hoo!
I also sold some stuff and for a very brief time I was flush with cash (my pay and the payment for the same came through at almost the same time)... I mentioned in my blog about the Xaphoon and how I had lots of respect for reed instrument players... I am now the proud owner of an Alto Saxophone (photos soon!)...
There have been some challenges with my photography course and I really do have concerns as to whether I have wasted a lot of money. I'm hoping to catch up with the marketing and management people to air my concerns this week sometime... Ouch!!!
Anyway, those are my excuses for being slack with my blogging...
Last Friday was ANZAC Day, a remembrance day for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps that fought at Gallipoli in WW1. This was one of the defining events that forged a national identity for Australia, and built the legend of the ANZAC's.
"Celebrated" is the wrong word but every year we remember the soldiers who fought and died in the first world war and all of the old soldiers, sailors, airmen and their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren dust off their old uniforms and medals and march to the war memorial.
Another of the legendary events from the First World War for Australia was the "Charge of the Light Brigade". A battle that occured at Beersheba on the northern edge of the Sinai desert. Light horse infantry charged an entrenched Turkish position across nearly 2000 yards of relatively open plains and managed to overrun and take the position against sustained machinegun fire. There is a belief that the Turkish gunners had their machine gun sights set for long range and once the "Light Horse" was inside this range the Turks were shooting over the heads of the Australians and New Zealanders. Luck must certainly have played a very large part in this and the charge has gone down in history. The photos are of people in authentic period uniform who participated in the ANZAC Day march.
Posted by Malcolm Garth at 19:50
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
I went looking for flowers and was met with a vast array of greenery. The thunderstorm last night washed off the dust and made everything a little brighter...
Posted by Malcolm Garth at 15:47