Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Paul and Brendan at St Martha's BBQ

Went to the boy's school barbecue last Friday night. These pics aken with the "new" Contarex IV camera - from 1957.

Strathfield Soccer Club's latest signing

Linda at the St Martha's BBQ


Linda at the St Martha's BBQ, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Paul and Brendan, St Martha's BBQ


Paul and Brendan, St Martha's BBQ, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Just another hot summer evening at Russell Street

Not playing computer! Note the books and fruit salad.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Wentworth Falls - Darwin's Walk


Wentworth Falls - Darwin's Walk, originally uploaded by jiulong.

The next few photos are all taken with the Leica IIIa and Elmar 35mm lens, unless it's the Contaflex.

Wentworth Falls town


Wentworth Falls town, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Great weather on Saturday. Took the two hour train ride up to the Blue Mountains, to Wentworth Falls, where i did a bit of a mini bushwalk. Down the Darwin's Walk track, out to the falls and down the steep steps to the National pass. Walked along under the dripping cliffs and had a nbice lunch with a great view out over the Jamieson Valley. Then back up to Wentworth Falls town via the Valley of the Waters. All in, only three hours, but nice. Wish I lived in Wentworth Falls!

Wentworth Falls - Darwin's Walk


Wentworth Falls - Darwin's Walk, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Wentworth Falls - Darwin's Walk


Wentworth Falls - Darwin's Walk, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Love trees me.

Wentworth Falls - Darwin's Walk


Wentworth Falls - Darwin's Walk, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Wentworth Falls - view from the top


Wentworth Falls, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Wentworth Falls


Wentworth Falls, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Wentworth Falls - Darwin's Walk


Wentworth Falls - Darwin's Walk, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Wentworth Falls forest


Wentworth Falls forest, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Wentworth Falls


Wentworth Falls, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Wentworth Falls


Wentworth Falls, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Wentworth Falls - Darwin's Walk


Wentworth Falls - Darwin's Walk, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Wentworth Falls - National Pass


Wentworth Falls - National Pass, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Wentworth Falls - looking upstream


Wentworth Falls, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Lizard at Wentworth Falls


Lizard at Wentworth Falls, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Wentworth Falls - Blue Mountains


Wentworth Falls - Blue Mountains, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Wentworth Falls - National Pass


Wentworth Falls - National Pass, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Wentworth Falls - National Pass


Wentworth Falls - National Pass, originally uploaded by jiulong.

This is the spot where I stopped for lunch - nice view, eh?

Wentworth Falls: a house I'd love to live in

Valley of the Waters


Valley of the Waters, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Wentworth Falls village


Wentworth Falls village, originally uploaded by jiulong.

I'd like to live here ...

Wentworth Falls: the train back to Sydney

Weekend coffee at a Wentworth Falls cafe

Going home from Wentworth Falls


wf17, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Wentworth Falls store


Wentworth Falls store, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Manly ferry to yacht: You're too close


You're too close, originally uploaded by jiulong.

I took this picture on the Manly ferry on the way home after a long hot day slogging out to North Head. I should have used a wide angle lens but I only had my 50mm Summicron lens handy on the Leica R3. Still, the shots didn't come out too bad. All the pictures below are taken with the Summmicron unless otherwise stated.

Yacht seen from the Manly ferry


Yacht seen from the Manly ferry, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Shanghai tanker passing Sydney Heads

Chinese tanker leaving Sydney Heads

Shanghai tanker heads back via Sydney Heads

Darling Point


Darling Point, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Darling Point view


Darling Point view, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Darling Point, Sydney


Darling Point, Sydney, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Taken with my Contax IIa and the Sonnar f/2 50mm lens.

Darling Point, Sydney


Darling Point, Sydney, originally uploaded by jiulong.

That's Clarke Island in the background.

McKell Park, Darling point


McKell Park, Darling point, originally uploaded by jiulong.

I went down to poncey Darling Point to check out this park that was supposed to have great harbour views. Yes it did. Photo taken with a Leica IIIa and the Elmar 35mm lens.

He's got Ratchet and Klank


He's got Ratchet and Klank, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Paul at the Vietnames noodle shop in Ashfield last Saturday lunchtime before going to Chinese class. I love those Pho noodle soups. Leica IIIa and Elmar 35mm lens.

Rushcutter's Bay cafe


Rushcutter's Bay cafe, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Vietnamese noodles


Vietnamese noodles, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Some posh college, Manly


Some posh college, Manly, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica R3 and Summicron 50mm lens.

Strathfield Square: view from the cafe


Strathfield Square, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Strathfield Plaza


Strathfield Plaza, originally uploaded by jiulong.

God I hate Strathfield. Boring as hell. Wish I could afford to live near the Uni or Balmain. Photo taken with Leica IIIa and Elmar 35mm lens.

Strathfield Square


Strathfield Square, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Gloria Jeans, Strathfield


Gloria Jeans Strathfield, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Nearest place for a flat white. Where I spend a lot of my time off.

Weekend lounging in our Strathfield flat

Andrew and new bike


Andrew and new bike, originally uploaded by jiulong.

I took these bike pictures with the Contax IIa and you can see how it gives too much contrast some times. The Leica (and my cheapo Voigtlander Vito B) handle extreme differences in sun and sahde much better.