Cyptotrama asprata (inedible)

Cyptotrama asprata (inedible)
I love looking for fungi and taking pictures of them, unlike snakes, at least these killers can’t move 🙂
A key message from fungimap, which sums it up..
“Fungimap does not encourage eating wild Australian mushrooms because so little is known about their edibility and many poisonous species are virtually indistinguishable from safe varieties.” Pano shots, 3 stitched shots for each one.

Creek Fungi.

Creek Fungi.
I found this pretty cool fungi cluster on a log in the creek, it was next to a few nice small cascades which could not be left un-photographed (yep thats a word now.)
Both shots are stitched panos using the 24-70mm lens. The waterfall one I was trying to get a bit more compression on the scene so the log did not look so small.. kinda worked. The norizontal one.. well, that was purely dictated by where I could put my hoofs and keep them dry. Coachwood Glen, Blackheath
(on a funny side note, imagine having your last name the same as the town you live in… 🙂 what a cool way to spin people out when you meet them 🙂 )

Half Tide Beach.

Half Tide Beach.
I loved the way the clouds mimic the rock fingers on the foreground of this shot – which segways into this weeks awesome pun session.. which part of your body is most reliable ? you can always count on your fingers 🙂

Govetts Leap

Govetts Leap
A couple of panos looking back from Barrows Lookout, if you look to the left of the frames you can see Williams tracks, thats the stairs going down the side of the cliff 🙂 anyone up for some calf muscle workouts ? 🙂 The white dots are supply bags as they seem to be doing a few renos on it.
Whilst its not the same scale as say Norwegian hills, its still pretty impressive and you can literally see the layers of time exposed in the rock faces.

Arms day.

Arms day.
Whilst not as big as the big red roo’s you see further inland, this alpha male was certainly one that would give you pause.
Luckily his nuts are blurred (f2.8 all the way), I reckon FB would censor me for those 🙂

Sydney NYE – Fireworks 2023 – 12pm

Sydney NYE – Fireworks 2023 – 12pm

Well, there is nothing like capping off another year with the watching of some silly amounts of fireworks in a suburb of Sydney where I’m sure the locals hate having to share their multi-million dollar views with us plebs… actually the average price is 10’s of millions… anyways.. still has sh$t traffic and public transport that only zombies can handle 🙂

Here is my selection of shots from the 12pm session. Apparently curated by a First Nations person – i think thats called… whitewashing the issue, bit like the way corporations ‘greenwash’ .

Here’s to thinking critically in 2024 and always asking.. ‘why’ (and not answering that with a stupid 1 liner)

Sydney NYE – Fireworks 2023 – 12pm

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