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A fun look at a classic PC starship, the venerable Type S Scout.

"A Whole Lot of Mirrors"

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"A Whole Lot of Mirrors"

WPP2016 - Week 05 - Mirrors

+Ken Fowkes, Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy , Robyn King , Rob Masters , Bernhard Rembold , Byron S , Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell

#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-05-Mirrors

The Deloitte Building near sunset, shot from the newly opened Elizabeth Quay.

As much as I hate to admit it, they've done a pretty good job of unreclaiming* this bit of river.

As much as I hate to admit it, they've done a pretty good job of unreclaiming* this bit of river. And put on a pretty good show, too!


*The Esplanade area is all reclaimed land, so this is nothing more than putting the river back where it was!
https://goo.gl/photos/xvpAMu3fiEkq3vxi9

#FringeWorld #FringeWorld2016 #ElizabethQuay #BettysJetty

#FringeWorld #FringeWorld2016 #ElizabethQuay #BettysJetty
https://goo.gl/photos/NsZwkeA4Dnbhkx5g8

A look at #ElizabethQuay and the #FringeWorld Circus garden.

A look at #ElizabethQuay and the #FringeWorld Circus garden.

#FringeWorld2016 #BettysJetty
https://goo.gl/photos/LbftmuavavuEGwsf6

A taste of #FringeWorld #FringeWorld2016 down at #ElizabethQuay this evening!

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A taste of #FringeWorld   #FringeWorld2016  down at #ElizabethQuay  this evening!

More to come when I'm awake and can edit.





Still need to pay shipping, but still...

Still need to pay shipping, but still...

Originally shared by Ben Gerber

Ticket to Ride fan? Right now the TTR Orient Express expansion - a physical expansion made with real cards, is free. I guess that counts as a hot deal?

You do have to pay shipping, which in the states amounts to about $5. 

My wife LOVES TTR and I enjoy it as well, so I got her this as a quick little gift she'll find in the mail. 
https://www.daysofwonder.com/en/buy/?family=TE&groupp=Orient

Pay attention here, and don't forget to enrol.

Pay attention here, and don't forget to enrol. Not voting is not a 'protest', it is just accepting what everyone else wants.

Originally shared by John Samuel

I’m collecting these tweets so I can use this post to point and laugh at anyone suggesting either a double dissolution*or a house only election. Now with added snark and links to back up what I was saying from memory. 
http://piratesobg.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/yes-2016-is-a-federal-election-year-but-it-wont-be-early-you-should-still-enrol-now

It is getting very dangerous to be a photographer in public today. 😞

It is getting very dangerous to be a photographer in public today. 😞

Originally shared by Paul Pichugin

Such a sad state of affairs here in Australia.. the death of candid street photography..
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/not-a-good-look/story-e6frg8n6-1225930635070

We were just down at Scarborough Beach, and we see this helicopter doing slow passes back and forth.

We were just down at Scarborough Beach, and we see this helicopter doing slow passes back and forth.

It departs, and this largish boat comes up out of the night, searchlights blazing, and stops about 200m offshore.

We've only got our birdwatching binoculars with us, but we eventually see them hook up a dinghy without an outboard, and then they spend quite a bit more time scanning the sea in the area. They head out about 2km for a bit, come back, search a little more, and then head back up towards Hillary's or Whitfords.

Nothing on the sea rescue or police twitters, or in any of the news feeds as yet.

Wonder what happened?

Setup for Week 4 of the #wpp2016 "Time" - using an alien critter test print item and a Praktica SLR to set up a...

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Setup for Week 4 of the #wpp2016  "Time" - using an alien critter test print item and a Praktica SLR to set up a chrononaut exiting their time machine.

Lighting is an iBlazr 1, an IBlazr 2, and an LED ringlight on an NX300 with the stunning 60mm macro lens. Image then processed in Snapseed.

"In the Key of"

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Originally shared by Rob Masters

"In the Key of"

WPP2016 - Week 03 - The S Curve

+Ken Fowkes, Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy , Robyn King , Rob Masters , Bernhard Rembold , Byron S , Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell

#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-03-The-S-Curve

An antique upright piano "Manufactured for the AUSTRALIAN Climate" at a pub in Freo.

"Exiting the Time Machine"

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Originally shared by Rob Masters

"Exiting the Time Machine"
WPP2016 - Week 04 - Time

+Ken Fowkes, Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy , Robyn King , Rob Masters , Bernhard Rembold , Byron S , Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell

#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-04-Time

A Praktica SLR that belonged to my late father-in-law, aided by an alien test print from my 3D printer.

"Exiting the Time Machine"

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"Exiting the Time Machine"
WPP2016 - Week 04 - Time

+Ken Fowkes, Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy , Robyn King , Rob Masters , Bernhard Rembold , Byron S , Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell

#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-04-Time

A Praktica SLR that belonged to my late father-in-law, aided by an alien test print from my 3D printer.

"In the Key of"

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"In the Key of"

WPP2016 - Week 03 - The S Curve

+Ken Fowkes, Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy , Robyn King , Rob Masters , Bernhard Rembold , Byron S , Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell

#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-03-The-S-Curve

An antique upright piano "Manufactured for the AUSTRALIAN Climate" at a pub in Freo.

Mainly for my own reference...

Mainly for my own reference...

Originally shared by Evan Rapoport

Good article on how to publish your #photosphere to Google Maps and Street View. This allows people to view them in #virtualreality using Google Cardboard

http://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/features/how-to-share-vr-photos-on-google-maps-793079
http://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/features/how-to-share-vr-photos-on-google-maps-793079

Kings Park Photo Walk with Olympus

Kings Park Photo Walk with Olympus
The Perth Photography Meetup Group
Saturday, January 30, 2016
2:00 PM
Kings Park - The Botanical Cafe

Camera Electronic is doing a photo walk in Kings Park with Olympus. Representatives will be there from Olympus and Camera Electronic so it will be a chance to try Olympus gear and find out about mirrorless camera systems. Camera Electronic would like an RSVP so they know the numbers that are coming. You can RSVP at the link below.

Thanks to Jim Embury for bringing this to my attention.
http://cameraelectronic.com.au/workshops.html?utm_source=CE+Master+List&utm_campaign=ae88c1ab74-Olympus_Photowalk1_21_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d1208935f4-ae88c1ab74-245101489

Boosting the signal on this story.

Boosting the signal on this story. If true (and watch this space to get ti read the full transcript) then both the ABC management and the Coalition have some pretty serious allegations to answer for.

Originally shared by Scott Hamilton (Dame Nilly Lunchalot)

If you've got some time, read this long piece on the tribulations of tech journalist Nick Ross who recently left the ABC saying he was gagged from reporting on the Coalitions NBN plan.
New Matilda says they have audio recordings from Ross of meetings he had.
These aren't a "smoking gun", but they do show how much pressure the ABC is under from the Coalition, and how they are trying to stay alive and as independent as they can. This requires some pragmatic compromises. And just think, this is for tech coverage, imagine how the main news desk feels.
https://newmatilda.com/2016/01/21/false-balance-abc-news-boss-directed-journalist-nick-ross-to-target-alps-nbn-plan-for-insurance-against-coalition-attacks/

Well I've just devoured the latest book by Dave Freer - Changeling's Island, and it is a doozy.

Well I've just devoured the latest book by Dave Freer - Changeling's Island, and it is a doozy.

First, it is set very close to home for me - a mere hop step and jump to the other end of the continent, and then across one of the most treacherous bodies of water in the world. But for all of that distance, Dave's portrayal of Finder's Island is very familiar.

While we do not have any permanently settled islands like it over here in the West, there are many places here that have the same feel. "Down by the old Muir place" will be perfectly understood in certain SW towns, never mind that the Muir family has not owned it for over 80 years... And being a local has to be earned - some people have been there generations, and are still "newcomers", while others become locals within months.

Second, The story is wonderful - the characters are engaging, the history is treated with sympathy and supported by good research. Our hero is not perfect, and Dave has picke…

And just watch what happens when they start digging!

And just watch what happens when they start digging!

Originally shared by Lev Lafayette

Oh yes, I know. People mocked this story because there was no such mountains in Antarctica. Well, now they know better.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_the_Mountains_of_Madness
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2016/01/theres-something-enormous-buried-beneath-the-east-antarctic-ice-sheet/

Streetview has paid a visit to Minatur Wunderland.

Streetview has paid a visit to Minatur Wunderland... complete with miniature Google Streetview cars to collect the imagery! 
https://www.google.com/maps/about/behind-the-scenes/streetview/treks/miniatur-wunderland/#sections

This is important habitat.

A handy link for Audrey Sheppard, and anyone else after some useful cheatsheets that will fit in your camera bag.

A handy link for Audrey Sheppard, and anyone else after some useful cheatsheets that will fit in your camera bag.
http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2014/07/25/24-of-our-most-popular-photography-cheat-sheets/

Via Skye Serena

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Via Skye Serena 

Originally shared by CyberPunk

Alicia Smith got her Fringe World Festival tickets today.

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Alicia Smith got her Fringe World Festival tickets today.

Well, OK, we got our Fringe tickets today!

#fringeworld    #fringeworld2016

"I made dinner for you, darling!"

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"I made dinner for you, darling!"

"No Fire"

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Originally shared by Rob Masters

"No Fire"
WPP2016 - Week 02 - Fire

+Ken Fowkes, Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy , Robyn King , Rob Masters , Bernhard Rembold , Byron S , Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell

#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-02-Fire

Shot from a car at 100km/h at just past midnight, this sign normally shows traffic information.

Thanks to Leece for driving, and staying on target while I took the shot.

And if you are in the South West or Great Southern, stay safe.

"No Fire"

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"No Fire"
WPP2016 - Week 02 - Fire

+Ken Fowkes, Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy , Robyn King , Rob Masters , Bernhard Rembold , Byron S , Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell

#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-02-Fire

Shot from a car at 100km/h at just past midnight, this sign normally shows traffic information.

Thanks to Leece for driving, and staying on target while I took the shot.

And if you are in the South West or Great Southern, stay safe.

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage! History re-imagined by the amazing Sydney Padua.

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage! History re-imagined by the amazing Sydney Padua.
http://sydneypadua.com/2dgoggles/lovelace-the-origin-2/

Added photos to HQSP HDR TRANSPORT CONTEST.

Added photos to HQSP HDR TRANSPORT CONTEST.
events/gallery/c44gprgchhsu2dsaqiuc1qb0emg

Summer Playground

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Originally shared by Rob Masters

Summer Playground

WPP2016 - Week 01 - Winter or Summer

+Ken Fowkes,  Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy ,  Robyn King , Rob Masters ,  Bernhard Rembold , Byron S ,  Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell


#WPP2016

#WPP2016-Wk-01-Winter-or-Summer

The Peel/Harvey system is one of the most popular recreational bodies of water in the South-West of Australia. Comprised of the Harvey Estuary, the Peel Inlet, the Mandurah Estuary, and the Murray Delta, it is the place for fishing, crabbing, prawning, swimming, sailing, kayaking, and, yes, water-skiing.

It is also a RAMSAR site, and the summer stopover for many thousands of Siberian wading birds.q

Summer Playground

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Summer Playground

WPP2016 - Week 01 - Winter or Summer

+Ken Fowkes,  Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy ,  Robyn King , Rob Masters ,  Bernhard Rembold , Byron S ,  Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell


#WPP2016

#WPP2016-Wk-01-Winter-or-Summer

The Peel/Harvey system is one of the most popular recreational bodies of water in the South-West of Australia. Comprised of the Harvey Estuary, the Peel Inlet, the Mandurah Estuary, and the Murray Delta, it is the place for fishing, crabbing, prawning, swimming, sailing, kayaking, and, yes, water-skiing.

It is also a RAMSAR site, and the summer stopover for many thousands of Siberian wading birds.q

Last night's sunset at Cooper's Mill.

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Last night's sunset at Cooper's Mill.

This is my second year completing the Weekly Photo Project. Here's a review of the year.

This is my second year completing the Weekly Photo Project. Here's a review of the year.
https://goo.gl/photos/UYn7LHGnR4yvw5io6