Tuesday, 16 July 2013

...on a new day

A new day, a new book and video, some changes and different attitudes…….

Shane on Bed
Shane on Bed
....... mentioned in the last entry that the book was supposed to be part of a competition for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale (17-8-13 to 15-9-13), which at the last minute I decided not to enter. The nature of competitions are such that they are always problematic in their impartiality and I really had to consider with this competition whether my book would really be suitable as an entrant. Arranging together the best of your work in theme, subject, style or concept is one thing but then to compare it with 80 pages of images that have been shot mostly in a single day, to me, presents a problem. 
Like comparing apples and oranges.
One thing I did learn was that I'll use Blurb's In-Design download again for future publications as the layout freedoms and flexibility were excellent. And once you have successfully navigated the upload procedures the book seemed to load more quickly than the standard Blurb templates.
Following are some of its images and a link to a preview if you're interested.


Don Q
Don Q



The Swan

 This new video was a bit of fun and I found some surprising elements like the movement of light and the sense that some of the images matched so well as to look as though they were shot from a fixed camera. Generally they were shot each morning after breakfast with me standing on a chair and holding the camera over the beds on a monopod with a cable release attached so the idea that they match is a serendipitous fluke. 
 I may do videos of the doors I shot in France and the crypt shots from Pere Lachaise 
Comments are welcome. 

Wombat Droppings or Politics in Oz

 Rudd is dudding da Liarbrils.... latest polls suggest things have turned dramatically and  are now neck and neck.
"Rabbott" is being unusually diplomatic (most of the time... see new image) but is being

hampered by answering every question with,"We'll-stop-the-boats,We'll-stop-the-boats, We'll-stop-the-boats"..... even when he's asked the time!
He's also been comparing (mine's -bigger-than-yours) expenses with "Slippery Pete", which is not a good look but "Rabbott" didn't get hounded the same way.
Rudd announced that the Carbon Price will be changed to a Emission Trading Scheme earlier than first planned which had the Liarbril's (who are fundamentally, climate change deniers) Greg (What's-an-Environment?)Hunt tying himself in knots trying to argue against something he doesn't believe exists..... and Joe(Oh-What-a-Feeling)Hockey keeps misquoting treasury figures supplied by "Drone"Morrison by about 50%.
Perhaps Joe could become a Chiropractor after politics?
Another nail in the coffin of mythical Liarbril economic rectitiude is being investigated in the $5,000,000,000,000 losses in forestry schemes set up by "Little-Johnny" Howard (and unfortunately not stopped by subsequent Labor Governments)

Here in the Tardis State(Pretend Premier, Dennis (Inutilis-Rusticus) Napthine was seen in a paddock with a large mushroom ...it is fairly certain he didn't eat it, since lately, no increase in imagination has been shown. 
370 Residents of Richmond have been in rapturous chorus for The Pretend Premier as they're to receive compensation for having their houses converted into a freeway and acres of Royal Park are to be concreted over at a cost of about $7,000,000,000,000.
Tardis State(Where-All-Goes-Backward) Health Minister (that's a joke, folks) David (Enema) Davies denies that getting an ambulance is a health hazard, is certain that all ambos  earn around $100,000 a minute but denies that the mess the ambulance and hospital system is in goes back to "reforms" made under the lash of Jeff (Bully-Boy) Kennett (the Dorian Gray of Tardis State politics) in cahoots with insurance companies.

A fossil has been found in Queensland. No, it's not Premier "Il Duce" Newman! 
It's a real fossil that has value.

Cheers possums,

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