I'll be here until the end of gplus, sadly the content here is where most of my stuff starts, you can find some of it over on;
I have a webbie also avernus.com.au
These places have changed alot since i was a kid, i remember the days of the old catalogues and trying to find books, but mostly remember just picking out books based on their cover and titles :) from Tintin to the Hardy boys, i read alot of books (i mean alot! probably scarred me for life since i very rarely read books now lol ) and its probably the only reason why i did ok at english, although it was mostly a waste since now i'm an engineer and speak in as little words as possible and draw pictures :) .. my competent grasp of the english language could now be argued ;)
For the record, she (tickles aka mayhem) had run off (yup shes a runner :( ) found a bunch of books and some somewhat comfy chairs (not in the kids area).. fyi Canada Bay Library, i love that you have a awesome kids section but damn, put some seats there so that any adult larger than a hobbit can actually use them for more than 3 seconds. ;)
I feel pretty old when i have absolutely no idea how this new fangled system of borrowing works, seems to have just reduced the number of librarians.. are there still such people?
Just so ya'all know, I worked out the stock market, you know that magic formula that determines what stuffs gonna do etc, forget that ;) i have it sussed. Come and see me when you want do some short trading or whatever the hell that is and I'll guarantee some good times. :)
Ya see, the moment I go and buy some stocks, it's guaranteed to drop, you know like, instantly, like the day I buy it where its all heading up, the ass starts to fall immediately ;)
So here's a picture, the hills are like stock performance up and down in a cloud of mystery, akin to gambling i say ;)
I really love this shot, but laziness kinda ruined it, its a large pano image but rather than fix the focus at one point for all the shots (really should when using a long focal length) I let the camera pick off the focus which meant for some shots it focused on the hills and some for the foreground and tree, the real kicker is that it sticks out like a big ass stock drop near the tree where one side is focused on the tree and the other somewhere out yonder..Well i still like it, those hills shrouded in the rolling rain reminded me of somewhere in the Hobbit and NZ, not somewhere outside Canberra :)
So, zoom and you can see the failures :)
Wandered out to clean my fangs, nearly tripped over a possum and noticed the clouds had parted, divine intervention or some BS and then noticed the stars looked rather nice. Not a bad view to clean your teeth to i say, even went back in to get the camera and take a photo :)
Whenever you do a search for Bundjalung National park and the history its astounding how little info there is, well on the first couple of pages in the google search results anyway. The area has quite some history with it being used (historically and currently) as bombing range and training ground, but that history is insignificant to the apparently 12,000 years of history of the local aboriginal people who inhabited the area…
So it would be nice to google search and not find people whinging about the beach 4wd access being cut off or youtube videos of someone harassing a crab but some actual useful historical information..
Anyways, heres a photo of some stars, the milkyway and our Coleman Australia tent and Holden Australia commodore ;) ya like that brand name plug there :)
This is a single shot Nikon D750 with the Samyang 14mm f2.8 at ISO 3200 f2.8 and shutter 20 seconds