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  • Photos at South Bank

    Saturday, October 1, 2011

    I went to South Bank today to take some photos, mostly to make a new time-lapse.

    Along the way I found this artwork/seat:



    The funny part is that I'd only just seen that seat this morning on a blog I follow: http://brisdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2011/10/october-theme-day-mystery-object.html So random that I happened to go there today!

    I'll be posting the time-lapse shortly once I've processed it, and then might post a few more of the photos over the coming days.

  • I hate the word "Should"

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    Whenever I use it, I feel dirty.
      Me: That report should be fixed now.
      Person: Should? You mean there's a chance it's not?

    Whenever I don't, it comes back to bite me.
      Me: That report is fixed now.
      Person: It just broke again. You said it was fixed. I demand satisfaction! *slaps me in the face with a glove*

  • Fuji x100

    Tuesday, June 14, 2011

    I want one of these so bad right now:



    I don't care that it costs 4-figures. I don't care whether it's easy to use. I don't care whether it takes good photos (although, apparently it does). And I don't care that it doesn't have interchangeable lenses.

    All I really care about is that it looks totally awesome. It's basically functional art, and if you've seen my Tix Clock you'll know that I'm into that sort of thing.

    I'd buy one right now, except for one thing: they're not available anywhere right now. Between unexpected demand and the earthquake in Japan, Fuji can't make enough of them for anyone to keep any in stock.

    So I'll just have to be patient, and one day it will be mine. Oh yes. It will be mine.

  • Cold Bakery Pies

    Tuesday, May 31, 2011

    I know I say this often, but I really want to get back to posting photos regularly. So here's one I took the other day in Kingaroy.

  • Art Deco

    Friday, February 25, 2011

    501 Ann St, Brisbane. I can't believe I've never noticed this building before.

  • World's Greatest Beard Shave

    Friday, February 11, 2011

    I'm taking part in the Leukaemia Foundation’s World's Greatest Shave this year.  But rather than shaving my head, I will be shaving my beard - which I've had since late December 1999. Take a look at my Profile Page by clicking this link:
    http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/aaron77?SID=149449


    The shave will be taking place on Friday, March 11th - 4 weeks from today.

    Please sponsor me by making an online donation using a credit card.  I’m aiming to raise as much as I can for the Leukaemia Foundation.  Their vital work provides patients with practical support during their long and tough treatment, as well as funding important research.

    Did you know?
    - Every hour of every day, at least one person in Australia is diagnosed with leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma.
    - Every two hours, someone loses their life to blood cancer.
    - $26 can provide emotional support to help someone overcome the shock of being diagnosed
    - $40 can help improve treatments and find cures by funding a PhD student's laboratory costs for a day
    - $57 can support patients who are too ill to drive by providing a day's transport to and from treatment
    - $80 can give a regional family who've had to move closer to treatment, a place to call home for a night

    For more information about the Leukaemia Foundation visit their website: http://www.leukaemia.org.au

    Thank you for your support!
    Aaron

  • Shadow Bridge

    Monday, December 20, 2010

  • Stairway to heaven?

    Thursday, December 16, 2010

  • I am your team's lucky charm

    Tuesday, November 2, 2010

    The San Francisco Giants just clinched their first World Series win in 54 years, and I may have been their lucky charm. To explain why, I have to take you back to 2005...
    In November of 2005 I visited the US for the first time. On this trip I visited my friends Sara and Dave in North Carolina. While there, they took me to see the Carolina Hurricanes play ice hockey. Despite a 9-nil loss on the night, the Hurricanes went on to win the Stanley Cup.
    Fast forward to May of 2007, when I visited the US a second time. While in Boston we managed to get tickets to a Red Sox game. Again, the home team lost, but the Red Sox went on to win the World Series.
    Interestingly, on that same trip we tried to see the White Sox play in Chicago, but the game was postponed due to rain. The universe obviously couldn't let me see two games on the one trip because there can be only one World Series winner.
    That brings us to August this year, when I happened to be in San Francisco visiting friends - my 3rd US trip. We got in a baseball game while there, and although the Giants won that night, it was in extra innings and we had to leave before the end of the game as our friends had to go to work the next day. So once again, I didn't get to see a home team win.
    And then today, they too clinched the World Series, making me 3 from 3. Coincidence? I think not! :P
    One last story to note: in March this year we visited Japan and got to see the Orix Buffaloes play in Osaka. The home team won that day, but checking online it doesn't look like being a championship year for them.
    So if you want your team to win a championship, take me to watch them play: just make sure I don't see them win and they're a sure thing! :P

  • Pointless fact for today

    Tuesday, October 26, 2010

    I have 21GB of photos from last year on my laptop, and that's not even including the countless thousands I took making a few time lapse videos.

    My poor camera gets a workout. :(

    This year I'm only at 12GB with 3/4 of the year gone. I've been so slack!