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The 36 South Perth

Bring along any sort of camera - but the challenge is to limit yourself to just 36 shots... just like the old days!


Also listed on Local Guides Connect - https://maps.google.com/localguides/meetup/the-36-south-perth-2017



Originally shared by Rob Masters

The '36' Walk, Constrain, Compose, Click - just like the old days!

Join Rob Masters and Alicia Smith for a walk around Mill Point, exploring the hidden back streets and the sweeping views of South Perth. After, join us at one of the multitude of cafes, bars, and restaurants on Mends St for a drink and/or a bite.

We will start and end at the shelter at the foot of the Mends St jetty.

The idea is to limit yourself to 36 shots, just like you had a roll of film. You might even decide to shoot film!

If you share your photos, please tag them with #36photo and #36photo2017

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"The Shape of Things to Come"

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"The Shape of Things to Come"

Advertising scaffolding for yet another residential tower in an area already heavily infested with them.

If you happen to be in the area of Perth over Easter, this is a sweet deal from Swancon!

If you happen to be in the area of Perth over Easter, this is a sweet deal from Swancon!

And you might even see us there. Cough...Gaming...Cough.

Originally shared by Alicia Smith

That's a pretty cool bargain if you've not been.

Join Rob Masters and Alicia Smith for a walk around Mill Point, exploring the hidden back streets and the sweeping...

Join Rob Masters and Alicia Smith for a walk around Mill Point, exploring the hidden back streets and the sweeping views of South Perth. After, join us at one of the multitude of cafes, bars, and restaurants on Mends St for a drink and/or a bite.


Originally shared by Rob Masters

The '36' Walk, Constrain, Compose, Click
The theme here is to limit yourself to 36 shots, just like you had a roll of film. You might even decide to shoot film!

Tag photos with #36photo and #36photo2017
events/cima4nfbahbhsftnq63jvkisnn8

The '36' Walk, Constrain, Compose, Click - just like the old days!

The '36' Walk, Constrain, Compose, Click - just like the old days!

Join Rob Masters and Alicia Smith for a walk around Mill Point, exploring the hidden back streets and the sweeping views of South Perth. After, join us at one of the multitude of cafes, bars, and restaurants on Mends St for a drink and/or a bite.

We will start and end at the shelter at the foot of the Mends St jetty.

The idea is to limit yourself to 36 shots, just like you had a roll of film. You might even decide to shoot film!

If you share your photos, please tag them with #36photo and #36photo2017

The original post for this global event is here: https://goo.gl/mLtGu8
events/cima4nfbahbhsftnq63jvkisnn8

A malaria vaccine? That is stunning - here's hoping it passes stage two and three!

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A malaria vaccine? That is stunning - here's hoping it passes stage two and three!

Originally shared by Australian Geographic

In case you missed it - this week it was announced an Australian-developed malaria vaccine has passed initial human clinical trials. The first volunteer to receive the vaccine - which could save hundreds of thousands of lives every year - was one of the lead reserachers from Queensland: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/5j0bs

A Qantas-Link Fokker 100 with compression clouds forming as it goes into warp departs for Learmonth.

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A Qantas-Link Fokker 100 with compression clouds forming as it goes into warp departs for Learmonth. Last Thursday was a good day for compression clouds!

Compression clouds forming over the wings of a Virgin Australia A320-232, as it leaves Perth Airport for the Cocos...

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Compression clouds forming over the wings of a Virgin Australia A320-232, as it leaves Perth Airport for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Shot last Thursday, two days before the main runway was due to re-open.

I've just had the pleasure of reading "Sharp Shooter" by Marianne Delacourt (Twelfth Planet Press), and it a hoot.

I've just had the pleasure of reading "Sharp Shooter" by Marianne Delacourt (Twelfth Planet Press), and it a hoot. A gumshoe with a twist, and just a hint of paranormal, it pushes all my buttons at once. Light and funny, but at the same time compelling and exciting. As an added treat, it is set in Perth, and while some of the suburb and business names have been changed, locals will spot where they are instantly. Add to that a wonderfully engaging cast, and you have a winner.

There are three books in the series so far, with number four on the way. Available via Google Books, iTunes, etc, etc, and your FLBS.

Many thanks to Marianne de Pierres​ for the heads up. 😎

We spent a bit of time down in #Freo this afternoon, and a shot a bit of the passing parade.

We spent a bit of time down in #Freo this afternoon, and a shot a bit of the passing parade. The kids skateboarding down the middle of cappuccino strip were of note, duking it out with muscle cars and Harleys.

To round it out, on the way home we spotted some very striking silohetted ships - and scored a bonus shot of the Leeuwin.
https://goo.gl/photos/hYBYiMxC8mBUa2vE7

The usual deal applies :)

One thing that I think we can take away from the sporadic extremist attacks on London is that most extremists are...

One thing that I think we can take away from the sporadic extremist attacks on London is that most extremists are really not very bright.

London is arguably the worst target in the world for a terror attack.

This is the city that rose to meet indiscriminate bombing by Zeppelins in WWI, the Luftwaffe in WWII, the IRA during the Troubles, and so on.

They wear these as proud badges of their ability to survive and carry on in spite of such events. In fact, it only builds their resolve.

PostmodernJukebox​ have outdone themselves with this amazing version of this classic hit.

PostmodernJukebox​ have outdone themselves with this amazing version of this classic hit.
https://youtu.be/2Kc6dWd28TI

Another one tough to categorise, but thanks Self-Rescuing Princess Society for sharing the story of this amazing...

Another one tough to categorise, but thanks Self-Rescuing Princess Society for sharing the story of this amazing engineer!

Originally shared by Self-Rescuing Princess Society

"With the conviction to help her friend walk again, Sam quit her high-flying job at Tesla and turned her mechanical mind toward fixing a much more personal problem. Sam couldn’t build Taylor a spine, so she decided to build him the next best thing: a robotic suit."

So badass.
http://buff.ly/2mquUFI

So I pointed my camera out the office window for a while this afternoon :)

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So I pointed my camera out the office window for a while this afternoon :)

Liz Quilty​ is to blame. Not me.

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Liz Quilty​ is to blame. Not me.

Originally shared by Liz Quilty

In the song "The Liberty of Norton Folgate", Madness describe a walk.

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In the song "The Liberty of Norton Folgate", Madness describe a walk... well curiosity got the better of me, and here is what I think it would look like.
"Once round Arnold Circus. Up through Petticoat Lane Past The Well of Shadows And once back round again."

The Well of Shadows is now Shadwell, Arnold Circus is still there, and Petticoat Lane is now a market.

Arguably one of the best bird shots I've ever taken, and it was a snapshot on my way back to the office from lunch!

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Arguably one of the best bird shots I've ever taken, and it was a snapshot on my way back to the office from lunch!

Willy Wag-Tail or Djidi-Djidi (Rhipidura leucophrys)

A local astrophysicist (and gamer!) working on the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope decided that it would...

A local astrophysicist (and gamer!) working on the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope decided that it would be cool to do a broadband survey of entire Southern sky. And then turned it into a very cool false colour high resolution map!



https://youtu.be/2K6P014XXmQ

And now you know.

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Originally shared by Steven Vaughan-Nichols

And now you know.

Historically, she's got it right - and the pollies have it right too.

Historically, she's got it right - and the pollies have it right too.

How?

Unjust laws do need to be acted on by government (or declared unconstitutional by the High Court) for them to change. But the impetus for that change has historically come from a combination of protest and civil disobedience. So yes, breaking unjust laws has a strong historical precident, as does the alteration of legislation.

ABC Australia​
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-16/actu-boss-defends-position-as-coalition-attacks/8360290

Playing The Gallerist, and this came out:

Playing The Gallerist, and this came out:
"You can't go there (the International Market) - you've got nothing in your gallery. You've got a bunch of people looking at blank walls!"
"And calling it 'Art'!"

My coverage of the Perth GF Expo (our 10th). It is still on today, and well worth visiting!

My coverage of the Perth GF Expo (our 10th). It is still on today, and well worth visiting!

Businesses referenced:

YesYouCan - www.saldoce.com.au
Peppercorns/British Sasuage Company/Caves Road Beef - peppercorns.com.au , britishsausage.com.au, cavesroadbeef.com.au
Viking Delicatessen - vikingdelcatessen.com.au
love.raw.self - facebook.com/love.raw.self
Seed Sister - seedsister.com.au
Strange Grains - strangegrainsbakery.com.au
Fudge-a-Licious - fudgealicious2@gmail.com
Busy Bees - busybeesglutenfree.com.au
3 Farmers - threefarmersquinoa.com.au
Direct Brand Distributors - directbranddistributors.com
Bodhi's and Schnitzer - bodhi.com.au
Shar - bioliving.com.au
Kewdale Tavern - thekewdaletavern.com.au
Eskal - trialiafoods.com.au
Beerenberg - beerenberg.com.au
Wilde Brewery - wildebeer.com.au


https://goo.gl/photos/fDLAbBPeBFh91R697

A band to keep an eye on, it seems! Thanks, Ananda Sim!

A band to keep an eye on, it seems! Thanks, Ananda Sim!

Originally shared by Ananda Sim

Genki Sudo's back with #WorldOrder in Singularity :-)
WORLD ORDER fans WORLD ORDER
https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=bKEJl-ZoTNI

Series idea:

Series idea:
A young personal trainer travels to Haiti to work for a voodun master, keeping their zombie workers in good condition. Title: Walking the Dead

Attention John Samuel​ and Stephen Gunnell​.

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Attention John Samuel​ and Stephen Gunnell​.

Originally shared by Jason Mayes

The 7 circles of #developer hell. Any you relate with? You may want to click to enlarge this one.

This rather intriguing test from the ABC is worth giving a go if you are even slightly interested in music.

This rather intriguing test from the ABC is worth giving a go if you are even slightly interested in music.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-04/tone-deaf-or-musical-whizz-quiz/8274056

Hmmm. Things are getting a bit intense around here weatherwise...

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Hmmm. Things are getting a bit intense around here weatherwise...