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the Swan River is part of Perth, Western Australia .
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the Swan River is part of Perth, Western Australia .
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Made by theducks
Original photo : theducks.org/gallery/banff/IMG_1241_01?full=1 -- It has been mentioned that I was a little skimpy on details.. here's a comment I posted on TUAW: Sorry for being skimpy on details :) Here's a couple of construction tips and thoughts, both from previous work and what this one has shown me: - Cutting long straight edges with a Dremel-type tool is a pain in the neck. Try to find an appropriate table saw (think low-ish speed, fine teeth). That being said, this was all done with a Dremel-type tool, but it meant I had to spend a lot more time on finishing the edges than I would have liked. - Your laptop was originally made in south east asia/somewhere other than america. This means all the threads in components like the hard drive are metric. Get a big-box-o-metric nuts and bolts to mount things. Try to find countersink heads, as they'll look nicer, but failing that, the normal pan-heads are ok too. - Drilling holes larger than about M3 will tear through plastics unpleasantly if the drill bits are too sharp. I solved both this problem, and the one of our pavers not having any holes in them simultaneously. Alternatively, find drill bits made for plastic - Conical grinding attachments for your dremel-type tool are the easiest way to make countersinks for screws. - Keep a spare piece of plastic around to test drill bits, grinding bits and technique, before cutting into the pieces you want to use - Drill all holes before removing plastic/paper covering of plastic panels - If you find a hole is slightly off, don't bother trying to re-drill, just use a small grinding attachment to extend it in the appropriate direction. The screw head will usually cover it up. - Plastic garden tubing makes good standoffs. Threaded onto screws between the back panel and components, it stops the circuit boards and components from sagging, not being at the right level or scratching the plastic. - It's hard to keep the smaller screws and plastic standoffs in the right place to mount the hard drive. A tiny bit of model making plastic cement is handy for this. It won't outgas and fog the plastic like super glue (cyanoacrylate), and it will break free once it's in position - Wire up your new power plug with the INSIDE conductor live, not the outside one :) - Soldering new wires to old wave-solder connected points (such as the existing power plug and sleep reed switch) is helped by adding more solder to the existing connection, tinning your wire well, and having a good eye for when the solder has reflowed. - If your laptop was made after about 2001, it will likely be RoHS soldered, meaning you shouldn't use lead based solder to connect to existing solder points. Try to find lead free solder, to match types. It will be much easier to work with - 3PDT (3 pole, double throw) switches aren't wired up like you expect. Check the datasheet BEFORE you solder it in place. - To construct the LCD assembly, drill holes in the area to be obscured by the LCD panel and thread cables through there. - To join the two panels together.. drill matching holes in each corner, thread a long bolt through them, tighten one nut up to the other side of the plastic to the head of the bolt, and leave one near the far end of the bolt. Place the bolts through the holes in the other piece of plastic, then put a third nut on each one on the other side to the one left at the end. Adjust and tighten as appropriate. Tada, done :)
Mourning Johnston Drummond and Kabinger. Black Kangaroo Paw, Macropidia fuliginosa, Western Australian Botanical Garden, Perth, Australia
Made by Rana Pipiens
Curtis's Botanical Magazine, that wonderful source of botanical information presented in marvellous style, gives a description in 1847 of 'Anigozanthos fuliginosa'. It is already then remarked that this Black Kangaroo Paw is quite different from the other kinds of Anigozanthos (and later it received its own particular name: Macropidia fuliginosa, Sooty Bigfoot, I would say...). Curtis's quotes from a recent letter received by the London Journal of Botany from James Drummond (1786/7-1863), the official botanist of the Swan River Colony (today called Perth): 'By a ship now about to sail, I send two fine species of Anigozanthos, collected by my son (since killed by the natives), in the vicinity of the Moore River... The dark-flowering one, of which but two specimens have ever been found in bloom, is a real mourning flower; the upper portions of its stem, and lower portion of the corolla being covered, as it were, with black velvet...' Indeed, 'killed by the natives'... What that phrase might have meant to people in Britain at the time?! But the story is a far more particular one than Drummond the elder's suggestion. His son Johnston (1820-1845) followed closely in the footsteps of his father. Already as a lad he was collecting and selling specimens and seeds of Australian plants. And he became an untiring explorer. On a trip with James to the Moore River (north of Perth), Johnston had found our plant in 1842. On their expeditions the Drummonds were accompanied by native helpers. One of these was one Kabinger and his (extended) family group. The Drummond sons were used to sleeping with native women, and this led to tragedy in 1845. On a short expedition, Johnston had been spending nights with Kabinger's wife. Kabinger - who'd earlier been accused of cattle-rustling - one night crept up on Johnston and killed him with his glass-tipped spears. A few weeks later, he was tracked down by one of Johnston's brothers, and shot dead... Small wonder, then, that James Drummond for a while lost his appetite in collecting and botanising. His pain can be read in that excerpt above from his letter. A pain so great that he apparently had to make a general statement about the danger of 'natives'...
The Giant Sundial (Voyage of Willem de Vlamingh) in Barrack Square of Perth, Western Australia :: HDR
Made by Artie | Photography :: No need 2 comment :)
Halo all again! I'm still holidaying but all coming to an end soon unfortunately. guess its a good time to slow things down a bit & do some flickr catchup :) A post from good ole Perth taken last year. With a cloud formation like this, who can resist not taking a shot! I for one can't resist the temptation for sure :P even when i couldn't find a stunning foreground at that moment, i'll still go for it! Well, this kind of sky don't come that often at a right place right time esp during travelling. Off to be lazy now... take care & catch u all sometime soon. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About Sunset from Willem de Vlamingh Memorial, Barrack Square in Perth City, Western Australia Artist: The Smith Sculptors This memorial commemorates the epic voyage from Amsterdam, of Willem de Vlamingh and his fleet who mapped the west coast of Australia in 1697. A giant sundial with two clock faces showing Perth time and Amsterdam time is a living link in space and time between Holland and Australia. The Shot 3 exposure shots (+2..0..-2 EV) in RAW Tripod :: Manfrotto 055XPROB with 322RC2 head Camera :: Canon 5D Mark II Lens :: Canon EF 17-40mm F/4L USM Photomatix - Tonemapped generated HDR using Photoshop - Added 2 layer mask effect of 'curves' for contrast in sky & foreground - Added 2 layer mask effect of 'level' to darken the foreground subjects - Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (reds) to tone down the ground - Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (yellows) to tone down the sunset - Used 'free transform' to straight the pole from wide angle distortion - Applied slight noise reduction for the ground Music Usher - More -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Made by myrmician
Jason and I checked out Wireless Hill in the evening last week because the days have been so hot. After much wandering around we were rewarded by a return appearance of that spectacular bark mantid we saw last time. This time though, we were lucky enough to observe it feeding! The victim in the picture is a Crematogaster ant. These small ants are very common and form long foraging trails which they frequent and maintain by placing down pheromones. These foraging trails are literally a conveyor belt of food as it doesn't even have to move as the ants continue to shuffle past, being plucked up one by one, unaware of the predator hanging over them! The mantid perches itself directly centered over the ant trail, its raptorial arms recoiled, ready to strike. Once it has chosen its victim, it slowly tracks it with its arms before picking it up in a flash - faster than a blink of the eye, and way faster than my reaction time in pressing the shutter as I failed to get even one shot of prey capture in progress. The mantid catches the ant so cleanly, that the other ants barely notice it has gone missing. This particular mantid always chose to decapitate its victim first before eating the rest of the body - possibly to stop the ant trying to bite it back. It was quite a gruesome affair to observe through the lens, although intriguing and hence enjoyable at the same time. The mantid repeated this process about a dozen times or so, before the flow of ants started to subside - quite possibly the foraging trail eventually realises it is losing members from lack of contact with each other, the pheromone trail is weakened and the ants eventually decide this path is not worth going down anymore. Because the mantid was moving as it ate the ant, bit by bit, I struggled to get a clear shot of its head - this was by far the best action shot, and although I missed the focus on its face the butchered ant is pretty sharp.
Made by colinlogan
There's a cool little park on a corner block in Northbridge (Perth's nightlife suburb, over the train tracks from the CBD). They've got a huge screen and some interesting glowing blobs for people to sit on. So before I went out swing dancing I loitered around there a little with my eye to finding some strangers. Initially I asked a small asian girl who was sitting cross legged on a concrete block, thinking that it'd be cool to fit her all in a shot while she was sitting scrunched up. She wasn't into it though, saying No thank you like I was offering to sell her something. I've had that response from a few people and it throws me a bit each time. So this lad was sitting a couple of metres behind her and I noticed him while she was rejecting me. But I didn't go straight over, rather I walked past and down the street a little to see if there was anyone there. I spotted a group of youths harassing an old aboriginal guy. The old guy and the kids each threw up their hands a few times, ready to start some fisticuffs. I took a few photos from across the street, but nothing came of the confrontation. So I headed back to the park hoping this guy was still there. He was up for the photo straight away. We chatted a little while I took the shots but I paid close attention to his speech and tried not to capture derp faces mid-word. He told me that he was waiting for his girlfriend. They'd been introduced to each other about a month before at a party. He also told me that he'd 'gotten successful' about two weeks ago. I'm quite sure I don't know what he meant. After a few shots I headed off to find my friends who were down the street grabbing some dinner. On my way back through, about 15 minutes later, I spotted him still sitting there. I do hope he wasn't stood up. This is the forty ninth portrait of my attempt at the .
Perth City @ Night
Made by Anthony Hoo Photography
The City of Perth is a Local Government Area in and around the central business district of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. The City covers an area of 12.7 square kilometres (5 sq mi) and has a population of 11,573 (2006). The name City of Perth is also the name of the local government body charged with the responsibility of administering the affairs of central Perth, Western Australia. It was formerly called Perth City Council. The City of Perth was declared on 20 September 1856. In 1915, it absorbed North Perth (1901) and Leederville (1895) municipalities, and on 1 November 1917, Victoria Park was also absorbed. A year later, it absorbed territory from Perth Road Board including the Belmont Park racecourse. By 1962, the council had 27 members representing nine wards. On 1 July 1994, following the passage of the City of Perth Restructuring Act (1993), the City of Perth was broken up and a revised (and significantly reduced) City of Perth, Town of Victoria Park, Town of Cambridge and Town of Vincent were created. The first elections were held on 6 May 1995, with 8 councillors and a mayor. Perth Suburbs : Perth, East Perth, Northbridge, West Perth Source : wikipedia Took a shot of the city at night from across the Swan River. For more on my Perth, Australia Series, please visit Flickr Explore Highest Position : 360 on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Flickr Explore : 25 April 2009 View my EXPLORE Gallery HERE
Walk in the park
Made by colinlogan
Central park is one of the hang outs in the center of the city frequented by a contrasting mix of gothic-raver-street-kids and clean-cut-business-people on most days. I figured I'd have no trouble finding some cool people and some great backgrounds in there and I was not disappointed. I spotted this stranger walking with a friend through the park and initially I didn't want to disturb them but her friend did something that caught my attention. I don't elaborate on it right now because it's more part of her friend's story and she's coming up tomorrow. I gave my usual spiel and this girl seemed confused. She asked if I just wanted to shoot her friend who was dressed less casually. I clarified that I'd like to get both of them if I could. She seemed surprised and let me know People normally ask her because she's beautiful. At first they stood together but I asked if I could get them separately first. This stranger went and sat to the side, like she was waiting her turn, while her friend fixed her hair. As she stepped to the side I looked past her and noticed that she'd positioned herself with a great background that had quite even light. I let her know as much and moved around in front of her. She seemed surprised again and exclaimed ooh me?!. I laughed a little and dropped down to a crouching position to get my shots. This is the forty fourth portrait of my attempt at the .
Pink in the Rain. Eucalyptus leucoxylon, Supreme Court Gardens, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Made by Rana Pipiens
My legs needed stretching after a couple of longish flights from Osaka, Japan, through Seoul and Kuala Lumpur to Perth in Western Australia. So despite the rain, I walked the Adelaide and St Georges Terraces 'route'. And spent an hour or so looking at the pretty gardens of the Supreme Court. So much to see and to photograph. But most appropriate among all that beauty seemed to me to be these blossoms of the Yellow or Blue Gum Tree. This particular tree was planted in May 1974 by Toshio Sueyoshi, mayor of Kagoshima in the very south of Kyûshû Island, Japan. It is a symbol for the twinning of Perth with that Japanese city. Eucalyptus leucoxylon - Well-covered (a reference to the covering operculum or bud-cap of the blossoms) whitewood - was first described extensively by Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller (1825-1896) in 1855. A native of Germany, he'd emigrated to Australia. Originally a pharmacist, he became a full-time botanist. Appointed Government Botanist of Australia in 1853, he lost no time in describing and promoting Australian plants. He never lost his pharmaceutical interests, and he put much energy, for example, into promoting eucalyptus oil for medicinal uses. Happy to say, I needed no medicine to recover from my flights but only the beauty of this garden and its trees.
Perth skyline – West Australia
Made by kees straver
Some things just look better Large and on BLACK…… Enjoy!!! I can to realize that my stream had a major deficiency of Australian photos and especially photos from West Australia. I made this shot on my second trip to Australia (2004) and I only had my trusty compact camera for Canon than, infect all my photos of Australia where made in my pre SLR period. Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia and it ranks fourth amongst the nation's cities. Perth has one of the most beautiful lookouts in the center of a city in Australia. I took this shot for Kings Park and as you can see you got a great view of the skyline. I wouldn’t mind returning to Perth on day but my next trip to Australia (2011–2012) while take me from Sydney to Cairns, about the same route I took almost 10 years a go during my 1 year stay in Australia, and to bee honest I just cant wait to go back again and see Australia trough the lens of my Canon 5D MarkII.
Bentham's Method. Eucalyptus caesia 'Silver Princess', Western Australian Botanical Garden, Kings Park, Perth, Australia
Made by Rana Pipiens
Sad father James Drummond - see earlier posting - was the first collector (1847) of this beautiful Eucalyptus from the Wheatland area around what is today Perth. It was named Eucalyptus caesia (gray- or silver-barked eucalypt) by George Bentham (1800-1884) in 1867 when he - in England, and basing himself partly on the Drummonds's work - was making an important inventory of the flowers of Australia between 1863 and 1878. George was a favorite nephew of the famous utiliitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832). Jeremy made George his heir which gave the latter the means to live and work independently. It is said that George's botanical work was influenced by the fact that he adopted his uncle's philosophical/scientific method. He was no doubt influenced by the man because he was Jeremy's secretary from 1826 onwards. But I'm not (yet) sure how that influence exactly reflects on George's botanical work. The sky was bright when I took this photo and it blacked out my first attempts. Then I used a flash...
Made by colinlogan
I made a quick dash across the mall to catch this guy before he got past me. His awesome James Dean hair had caught my attention and he didn't look in a rush. He sad Of course when I asked for his picture. He had much the same attitude as the Germans I've loved photographing. So armed with his permission and suddenly up close I realised how tall he actually was. I jumped onto a bench that was just behind me, slotting in beside a couple of other occupants who gave me mildly concerned glances. From that vantage point I fired off a few shots in quick succession. Once I'd gotten down again we started to chat. He was walking to work at the Ridges hotel just down the street. He asked me if I was blogging the photos and I let him know they where going up on flickr. I didn't have my notebook with me, and had run out of receipts to write my url down on. He told me that he had a great memory so I told him the url and hopefully he'll come visit. This is the forty first portrait of my attempt at the .
:: Crawley Point Boatshed ::
Made by evoke images
What an Amazing place Western Australia is. This was shot at Crawley Point Boatshed, about 5km out from Perth CBD. I woke up at 5am to look outside my Mercure hotel room and seen clouds everywhere, it had been raining all night and the past few days previous to this. I was thinking about heading back to bed but managed to convince myself that I will get some alright photos. So I jumped in a taxi and headed on down. Lucky enough the clouds cleared slighty and the sun pop through at the right time. This really kicked my holiday off to a great start :D For the rest of our holiday the weather was perfect, except for the odd day or two. People keep telling us that it was the most sun they had seen in months. After this beautiful morning I walked back along the Swan River to the hotel room and jumped into the hire car and drove 6 hours to Albany, driving past amazing yellow fields of canola. This is one of my favourite places whilst on holidays in Western Australia.
Made by colinlogan
This stranger was wonderful. I was walking through the Hay street mall in Perth city and her vibrant red headscarf caught my attention from across the walkway. I quickly walked over to her before she passed by me. When I asked for her photo she initially accepted and then paused and asked what it was for. Once I explained she was quite happy to take part. We chatted a little as I snapped away and she told me that she was in the city looking after her young sister who was out with some friends. In my last shot the patches of light coming through the trees fell favorably on her. When I showed her the photo and she was overjoyed by how it turned out. She asked for a copy but I didn't have my usual notebook and pen with me so I ended up scribbling down the url on the back of a receipt from my wallet. I really hope it wasn't an embarrassing purchase. This is the fortieth portrait of my attempt at the .
Perth City - City of Light
Made by autumn_leaf
Best viewed Perth, Western Australia, is also sometimes known as the City of Light. Perth would appear to be, to the traveler, a place of romance: the 'City of Light' acclaimed by the astronaut John Glenn who, orbiting the earth overhead in his Mercury capsule in 1963, claimed to have seen 'the tiny glow on the south-west tip of the great black southern continent,' as its inhabitants left their lights on through the night in honor of Glenn and the United States space program. 'I can see lights on the ground,'Glenn reported. 'I can see the lights of Perth on the coast. Thanks everyone for turning on the lights.' More details about Perth can be found here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perth,_Western_Australia
Made by Tim Wrate
Please check out my blog where I have published a larger verison of this image check it out here. Also, please check out my facebook page. The Crawley Boat Shed sits proudly on the Swan River just West of the central business district of Perth, Australia. For obvious reasons it's popular with landscape, wedding and portrait photographers. Yes, it has been photographed to death but there is a reason for it.The steadfast boat shed provides the perfect subject complimented by the leading lines of the wharf and the backdrop of the Swan River. I just hope my image is different to everything else of this spot!
Perth by Night
Made by Kenpazu
Finally, I've mustered enough will to go out and shoot a proper night shot with a tripod. ------------------------------------------------------ There was another bloke there shooting near me. Just as the mirror flipped down after my final exposure, the sprinklers behind me burst into action and just barely missed that guy and his equipment! Needless to say he hurriedly packed up and said 'That was lucky!' before disappearing into the darkness. ------------------------------------------------------ 2nd attempt Manually blended from 3 f/11 shots with 1EV spacings in Photoshop. View it ! Enjoy!
Made by colinlogan
London court is probably the place in Perth most like the lane-ways of Melbourne. They're both full of cafes, luxury clothing stores and beautiful soft light. I was glad when I found a stranger to complement the surrounds. When I found out this lass was 17 years old I was a bit shocked and asked Shouldn't you be doing homework? No! she replied. I graduated. She went on to tell me that she's now studying Communications at Notre Dame, a Catholic university in Fremantle. She's always in the city meeting up with friends for coffee and a chat. This is the forty sixth portrait of my attempt at the .
Made by GJ Fotos
There I was, scouring the Complete Book of Australian Birds to identify this little bird which I sighted up at Wireless Hill. When the section of honey-eaters drew blank I started after the waders and kept going until I reached the bee-eaters. Honey-eater, bee-eater... maybe they are related after all? With similar colours for male and female, the difference is in the width of the tail and length of the tail plume, which is longer in the male. This is the male bee-eater. That said, maybe he is undecided, as one of the plumes is long and the other very truncated!
Como Jetty cutting the horizon
Made by KC Tan Photography
Another angle of the Como Jetty at sunset. I tried to get the colour transition of the sky to go smoothly from natural sunset orange to red to magenta and to blue with filters. Surprisingly, it is quite difficult as it took me a few evenings with clear skies to get this right. Each time I tried I only got a 5 min window between too much and too little light. Please visit www.kctanphotography.com or www.facebook.com/kctanphotography
Made by Tim Wrate
Please check out my blog where I have published a larger verison of this image check it out here. Also, please check out my facebook page. Night settles in over Perth, Western Australia, casting pink and purple hues over the Swan River. Taken on a recent business trip to Perth, I tried to take a different point of view on the much photographed Crawley Boat Shed. I think it works!
Nearest places of interest:
|Nedlands Yacht Club|
Applecross fishing jetty
|1st Pelican Point Sea Scouts|
Royal Perth Yacht Club
JH Abrahams Reserve
UWA Business School (under construction June 2007)