Some pictures that a representative of Australia, as a whole.
Some are photos that I've dug out and scanned from my old photograph
collection, from when we went around the country when I was a kid.
As well as some that I've taken more recently.
The limestone caves at Kelly Hill, on Kangaroo
Island, near the Flinders Chase National Park. Lit with a mixture
of the flash built into my Ricoh 35 EFL camera (not
very good), and the lighting that they've added to the caves
(sodium-based, if I recall correctly). The caves had a walking
path that you went along on a guided tour.
A koala, on one of our trips to to Kangaroo Island
in the 1980s, if I recall correctly. It was just sitting there,
almost begging for a photo to be taken. It'd be in the Flinders
Chase National Park, near the Kelly Hill caves. This photo would
have been taken by me at least fifteen years ago. It's a real
photo (shot on film, printed on paper, and scanned from the paper,
fairly recently), taken using my Ricoh 35 EFL.
A wallaby (they're a bit like a kangaroo, but only
about two foot tall). This one was taken on Granite Island, at
Victor Harbor, around twenty years ago, while you could still walk all
over the island. Now, much of it is fenced off. There used
to be a small group of them, living around the base of that tree,
apparently. This photo was probably taken using my Ricoh 35 EFL.
A Tasmanian Devil (the animal unrealistically
parodied in the old Warner Brothers cartoons). They're a bit
smaller than a rottweiler, built like a rather burly cat, they're
grumpy, impulsive, and reputed to have a go at eating anything that
moves (even chasing rocks that have rolled down a hill, trying to gnaw
on them). This one was shot in the Urimbirra wildlife park down
at Victor Harbor. Again, probably taken using my Ricoh 35 EFL, in the
A view of Adelaide, from near the foot of the Light
Monument in North Adelaide, on a drizzly day. It's not a very
good picture, and had to be significantly tweaked to get a barely
reasonable view, so it'll get replaced sometime. It was actually
yet another test photo, taken
using my Polaroid
PDC1320 testing against my Chinon CE-4, and a friend's
A520 camera, just before I bought my own.
A moment in time in Sideshow Alley during the 2006
Royal Adelaide Show. This is a very long exposure taken of a ride
whizzing around, to avoid using a flash. Taken using my Canon PowerShot
A combination woodcutting event at the 2006 Royal
Adelaide Show (our State Fair). Woodcutting is a competition with
a 101-year history at the show, by 2006, and an extremely popular
attraction. In this event, competitors start by cutting through a
log that they're standing on top of (these are just visible on bottom
left row of logs). Then their partner cuts though an upright log
on a stand, at waist height (visible next to the competitors standing
on the ground, in the middle of the picture). Finally, their last
partner climbs up the tree on boards they've inserted into the tree
during the event, cuts through one side of the log at the top, climbs
back down and climbs up the opposite side of the tree, and finishes
cutting off the log (seen on the right, in front of the spectator
stand). Taken using my Canon PowerShot