Monday, April 26, 2010

Last post...

Hi all,

This will be my last post on pic-a-post. Moving on to my new blog where hopefully is the start of something exciting. Hope you will still drop a line and come visit!! New address is:

bye for now!


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

#iheartfaces photograhy: Week 13 - “Dramatic B&W” Photo Challenge!

i've decided to use a photo that i recently posted in the dramatic B&W photo challenge. i like this picture because the face says it all. I also thought it was an interesting backdrop of a busy cafe and i really like the light by the window. and i guess the subject is a bit cute :P

check out the other entrants at i heart faces photography !


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Breakfast: Luxe Bakery, Newtown

On a quest to find the best breakfast in Sydney, we decided to Luxe Bakery in Newtown. We noticed this relatively new addition to missenden rd when we were getting our coffee at Campos one week and decided to check it out the next week.

Luckily we ducked in the week before to check they were open on Sunday because I don't think they have a website yet nor did they have a land line installed at their premises to check their trading hours. All in all, it seemed like quite a new place.

When we arrived there were quite a few people tuckered in for breakfast, so we grabbed a nook by the window (nice light there too) and proceeded to read the giant board filled with bread inspired breakfasts'

Menu was simple but had nice variety I thought, decor of the place was a bit sparse with exposed beams and all but i liked the counter where it showed delightful pastries and its back wall filled with preserved vegetables - interesting light fixtures too. i felt it was a bit like a warehouse.

We had the poached eggs with handmade baked beans and roasted tomatoes and we also got the scrambled eggs with chives and parmasen and might i add the tastiest soy & linseed bread i have ever tasted!

Great simple breakfast and not bad coffee - although hard to beat campos next door. So check it out for affordable and tasty simple food

Luxe Bakery Cafe
191 Missenden Rd, Newtown
Mon-Fri 7am-5pm
Sat 8am-5pm
Sun - i dont' remember, but I was there at 10am! 

Finishing off with interesting graffiti on king rd - remember when there was a column 8 on the front page! love the pun.

happy thursday.


Cormac the council worker

An adventure to the ATM required us to put on yellow vests. Highlight of my day.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Phone Play!

It's amazing how kids pick up actions, words and sounds by mimicking those around them. This particular night demonstrated this perfectly. After seeing his mum & dad on the phone; talking and laughing. He thought that he might have a go at it too. 

The first two photos are showing how curious he is over my great big camera

Then he starts dialling a phone number on his phone and has a grand conversation!

Laughter ensues, must be a good conversation!

Time to say bye! good night!

post later, back log of 3 months. sigh. march madness currently happening, weddings galore!


Friday, March 19, 2010

Working late shenanigans

Apparently the powder puff look. How cute

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Caught my first fish!

Here I am, fishing off a jetty in northern NSW in a place called yamba. I've been unlucky the last 2 days, but today i caught a little angel fish. They've been nibbling all the prawns we've been using as bait. We've also caught catfish, brim, whiting and flathead. Fishing is quite fun but takes patience which is something i lack. But taking time out has helped that. See you back in town

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Photography 101 - Night Time!

Since i have extra time this morning,I'll post the photos that we took during dusk/night time as part of my class. We went out and trekked around the Opera House and the Rocks area with 2 models on hand to pose for us. Quite amusing, at one point we were outside the Opera House with a red carpet event inside and they thought the photography class were papparazi harrassing these 2 volunteer models. 

hi ho, off to work i go. 

Sunday, February 28, 2010

San churros at glebe

replacement breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea! There goes my non chocolate diet.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Photography 101

I decided that I would take photography more seriously this year, well I made that one of my NY resolutions. So I decided to take Photography Classes with Focus 10 photography
The instructor, Andrew is quite a character with good stories and a wealth of experience when it comes to shooting so it was good to pick his brain about anything. 

Anyways, so it was a 3 week course where we learnt about our cameras a bit more, what I got out of it was 
- Greater appreciation about lighting, especially with the aid of reflectors
- My sb900 flash (previously I could not use it)
- Exposure and when to use it
- Composition for portraits and looking for interesting lines for landscape. 
- The discovery of the P mode on my camera. Did not know i had to use that when i used my flash for syncing purposes!

All in all, there were around 6-8 people on the course and we all got to know each other a bit and asked each other questions and were each other's models. I was sad to see that there was only one other Nikon-ian on the course, but i guess the canon guys were ok :)

So i'll put a few of my favourite photos up. We had a round up dinner last night where we showcased our top 30-40 photos over the last 3 weeks and we voted on each person's set of photos with a score out of 10. I ended up coming 2nd which was ok with me. 

Starting off with the other only Nikon-ian (is that right?) who had a beaut D700.

These were taken out on our day trip to Watsons Bay, Vaucluse House, Strickland House and the lighthouse near Watsons Bay. The weather was nice for shooting, a bit overcast and a bit rainy at times - but we had a good laugh. We had a nice couple from Perth to be our models for the lovey dovey shots at Vaucluse House
I'll post the second week's photos up soon. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Week 7 - "I wanna dance" photo challenge @ i heart faces photography

The good folk at i heart faces photography have set this week's challenge to be 'i wanna dance' and i immediately thought of the fantastic choreographed spectaclar at my friends wedding. The groomsmen and bridesmaids needed to buy some time for the groom and bride to do the final reveal and they entertained the crowd by way of a choreographed dance to the late and great Michael Jackson. 

 I especially like this photo because this is the beginning of the dance and they've just arrived in position and the groomsmen in the front looks like he can't wait for it to start. This particular move was the alternate bopping...crowd definately loved it. Have a look at all the other funny and cute entries on the i heart faces website. 

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