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Chundles
Jul 16, 2006, 12:12 AM
Here are my mid-July pics from the beach today taken with my brand spanking new camera.

These two photos were taken from the same spot:

http://static.flickr.com/22/190511979_4713c95b4b.jpg?v=0

http://static.flickr.com/44/190512895_3d46704a5f.jpg?v=0

The rest are just a few from today:

http://static.flickr.com/65/190517814_3f0f65685e.jpg?v=0

http://static.flickr.com/77/190517007_d57be4ea78.jpg?v=0

http://static.flickr.com/46/190516276_9a10d1dadb.jpg?v=0

http://static.flickr.com/47/190515628_ec72556266.jpg?v=0

http://static.flickr.com/62/190514482_ec1bb91299.jpg?v=0

http://static.flickr.com/67/190513668_8beb630f68.jpg?v=0

I can post bigger ones if anyone wants but the href tags from flickr don't seem to want to work on here.

iTwitch
Jul 16, 2006, 02:00 AM
Like to rub it in? Nice shots.

OutThere
Jul 16, 2006, 02:02 AM
Looks dreadful. Pity you live in such an ugly place.









;)

mpw
Jul 16, 2006, 02:03 AM
This is such a horrible place in the dead of Winter.
Brrr!

DZ/015
Jul 16, 2006, 02:03 AM
Wow, that looks worse than winter here in New England. I feel for you, really I do.

w_parietti22
Jul 16, 2006, 02:05 AM
that looks better than summer in seattle! :eek: :p

bartelby
Jul 16, 2006, 02:06 AM
That looks awful!!!
How do you cope?

MacRumoron
Jul 16, 2006, 02:19 AM
i can't tell if you are being sarcastic or not :o

Chundles
Jul 16, 2006, 03:17 AM
i can't tell if you are being sarcastic or not :o

And I can't tell if you are or not :o

I'm Australian, it's illegal for us to be anything but sarcastic...

Horrible mid-winter day, did you see the clouds in those photos? And it was cold too, a chilly 17°C/63°F. Almost too cold to go in, it's gotten so damned warm here in the winter we have lifeguards on duty all year round, I remember when the beaches were deserted in winter except for die-hard surfers catching the big storm waves.

Mind you, there's a reason I didn't post the ones from yesterday - it did actually look like winter.

Counterfit
Jul 16, 2006, 03:29 AM
Wow, that looks worse than winter here in New England. I feel for you, really I do.
I'll echo your comments, and actually mean it. For me (in New England) winter = SNOW. Anyone who wants to go surfing here in winter had better wear a dry suit, because you'll be hypothermic within minutes otherwise.

Chundles
Jul 16, 2006, 03:35 AM
There's snow in the mountains about 4.5 hours south of here - just not that much at the moment as it's been a crappy start to the season. We're due a crappy one, the last few have been really good.

When the Olympics were on in Sydney I was skiing and watching highlights when I got home, not bad eh? Skiing and watching the Summer Olympics all in the one state.

MacRy
Jul 16, 2006, 04:50 AM
I can post bigger ones if anyone wants but the href tags from flickr don't seem to want to work on here.

Nice pics mate.

Applespider
Jul 16, 2006, 05:59 AM
I like the 5th one down of the surfer looking back at the very large wave coming in.

The crest of the wave looks like a huge mouth. I'd crop it down so you just have the surfer and the wave and take out the foreground.

Abstract
Jul 16, 2006, 07:34 AM
It's winter and I'm wearing a tshirt and I'm drunk. Yay!

jamesW135
Jul 16, 2006, 07:48 AM
Nice Pics, you should try to use the "rule of thirds" which means the main subject can be in the middle (like yours) or off to one side. When you make the main subject of the picture off to one side the picture is much more interesting. Just a thought.

Cybix
Jul 16, 2006, 07:53 AM
chundles, super cold here in Perth (at night, 2deg or so).. but a nice 19 or 20deg this weekend!

gotta love Aust weather! hehehe

Chundles
Jul 16, 2006, 08:19 AM
Nice Pics, you should try to use the "rule of thirds" which means the main subject can be in the middle (like yours) or off to one side. When you make the main subject of the picture off to one side the picture is much more interesting. Just a thought.

Yeah, I'm aware of the rule, my LCD displays the third lines so most of the photos I took today do obey the rule, just seems that none of the ones I posted here do.

In the first one, the horizon is one third down from the top and the lighthouse is one third from the right.

She's a new camera so I'm just seeing what she's capable of - once I figure out all the little nuances I'll start getting artistic. I was just enjoying being able to take fairly detailed shots of the surfers a fair way out from my position about 75m or so back from the swash zone. Still can't get over how good the zoom is on this thing, my hands naturally shake so when I have my tripod handy the tele shots will look a lot better but for handheld point-and-shoot I think the one of the lighthouse is pretty good.

munkees
Jul 16, 2006, 08:49 AM
cool, love the light house,

you home sucks in winter, so stomy LOL

Chundles
Jul 16, 2006, 08:55 AM
cool, love the light house,

you home sucks in winter, so stomy LOL

We're the only town on the east coast with two lighthouses.

You do realise today was a bit of an oddity, that's why there are so many people down there. Yesterday was raining, windy, cold, the beach was empty and visibility was closer than where the yachts are in the photo.

Today the sun came out for a few hours and the surfers and the regular folks zipped down for a swim so I zipped down with my camera to get some nice sunny photos as the ones from yesterday, whilst pretty good on their own, were very dreary.

mulze22
Jul 16, 2006, 03:01 PM
I guess I feel bad for you in the winter. Don't know why though. Hot weather all year round. Up here we get like a foot of snow and below freezing temperatures. Great pics also.

MacSA
Jul 16, 2006, 05:45 PM
It must be very boring to have the same weather day after day year after year. ;)

Counterfit
Jul 17, 2006, 03:46 AM
cool, love the light house
That's not a loighthouse, this is a loighthouse:
http://www.block-island.net/images/jaki-lighthouse.jpg

EricNau
Jul 17, 2006, 03:58 AM
If you don't like your winter, I'll trade you. ;) Here's my summer...

52803 52804

Chundles
Jul 17, 2006, 04:01 AM
That's not a lighthouse, THIS is a lighthouse...
http://www.silverqueen.com/Silverplated%202004/coronation%20oval%20soup%20spoon.JPG

Chundles
Jul 17, 2006, 04:02 AM
If you don't like your winter, I'll trade you. ;) Here's my summer...

52803 52804

Meh, it's not a fair trade, that looks all the world like my summer.

Counterfit
Jul 17, 2006, 04:02 AM
That's not a lighthouse, that's a spoon.



Next person who pipes in with a Simpsons reference gets a lighthouse shoved up their ass WITH a spoon! :p

Chundles
Jul 17, 2006, 04:22 AM
That's not a lighthouse, that's a spoon.



Threatening Invisi-Text™ Ooooooo...... :p

Yeah, I read your invisi-text™ and yah know what? I'm not scared.

"I see you've played lighthousie-spoonie before"

Try carrying out your threat from thousands of miles away...

mpw
Jul 17, 2006, 04:35 AM
That's not a lighthouse, that's a spoon.



Next person who pipes in with a Simpsons reference gets a lighthouse shoved up their ass WITH a spoon! :p
There is no spoon.

And anything reflective should really be photographed in the nude.

mad jew
Jul 17, 2006, 07:11 AM
I'd take a lighthouse + spoon combo over a chainsaw.

andiwm2003
Jul 17, 2006, 07:25 AM
Here are my mid-July pics from the beach today taken with my brand spanking new camera.

These two photos were taken from the same spot:

.................................................


I can post bigger ones if anyone wants but the href tags from flickr don't seem to want to work on here.


ok, it's monday morning and i'm stuck in the office for the rest of the week. except tomorrow for a dentist appointment.

is it really necessary to show off those pics? how am i going to survive this week now? i'm not gonna do anything usful for two hrs now. and it's all your fault!!

Chundles
Jul 17, 2006, 07:35 AM
ok, it's monday morning and i'm stuck in the office for the rest of the week. except tomorrow for a dentist appointment.

is it really necessary to show off those pics? how am i going to survive this week now? i'm not gonna do anything usful for two hrs now. and it's all your fault!!

That's OK, it's night-time here now. The wind is picking up and the snow is falling again on the mountains down south.

It's raining quite heavily too.

But not to worry, I took heaps of photos yesterday...
:D

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/2331/p1010206bj0.jpg

ilikeninjas90
Jul 18, 2006, 01:06 AM
georgeous