Saturday, September 26, 2009

Newtown in the Duststorm

The dust storm that swept through Sydney on Wednesday also left its mark on Newtown. I woke up at 6am, and noticing a strange glow outside, jumped on his bike to take a few snaps. King Street was surprisingly busy considering how early it was, but the combination of the dust and lights created quite an atmosphere.

King Street almost empty.

Even the lights were orange !

I headed to Sydney Park, hoping to capture the CBD surrounded by haze. Fat chance of course, as visibility was about 200m, but Sydney Park itself still provided some great photo opportunities.

Can't blame the chimneys for the haze !

Erskineville Oval

The view from Erskineville Bridge

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Just got the new Peter Temple

I just bought Truth - the latest book by Peter Temple, and sequel to the brilliant Broken Shore. Now the trick is how to avoid reading it in one sitting.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Photo Rendering in Posterous

There's seems to be quite a difference in the photo rendering on Posterous and other sites. I've been playing around with Posterous today with photos from the Sydney Dust storm, and there's a noticable rendering effect in the Sydney Park photos in particular, that is quite pronounced here but not nearly as much so on Fotki  or Facebook. Even the large versions (e.g of Chimleys) have the swirly effect that just isn't there in the originals or on other sites. Hmmm.

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Sydney Park in the storm


Taking photos from a moving bike ...




Chimleys !


Sydney CBD is over there somewhere


View South

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