Paul played his first real football match on Sunday, for the Strathfield under 7's against San Souci. They got beat about 10-nil but we all had a good time. The other team were scarily professional!
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Monday, March 27, 2006
Took Paul out to play soccer (for Starathfield FC) at San Souci at a very early hour today. They lost about 10-nil to the scarily professional San Souci under 7's. We didn't care - just went to the beach for a nice time sipping coffee and collecting shels. All pics by a Kodal DX7630 until I get my Summitar/Contax IIa pics developed tomorrow.
Friday, March 24, 2006
These are my two medium format cameras. I have just got the Ikoflex from someone in Ohio, and haven't put a film through it yet. I have to say though, that it feels a lot less fun than the Rolleicord - very drab, functional and uninspiring. And the viewfinder is not as clear. In comparison the Rolleicord feels lighter, more stylish and natural. However, the Ikoflex does have a Tessar lens, so maybe it will have the last laugh over the Schneider Kreuznach ...
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Here are some more pictures of my weekend trip down to salubrious La Perouse and the headland at Cape Banks. The shpwrekc is that of SS Minmi, a coaling ship that ran aground there in 1937 during a storm, and about three of ts crew drowned. Spooky place.
Saturday, March 18, 2006
This is the entrance to Botany Bay. Went down to La Perouse today and hiked over to the headland to take a few pics with the Rolleicord and Leica - which I will post soon.
Here's the same place taken with a Leica R3 and 35mm Elmarit lens:
Same place taken with my Rolleicord:
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Just next door to work - adjacent t the Royal North Shore Hospital. I went there yesterday lunchtime to try out a new wide angle lens I got on ebay from a guy in Castleford for a fiver.
Monday, March 13, 2006
Saturday, March 04, 2006
Got sunburnt today doing the Manly to Spit Bridge walk. At Manly there was some kind of kayak/swim event "from city to beach" with lots of budgie smuggler types strutting around. I'll never be at home in Australia, not among people like that anyway. It was nicer when I got on to the peace and quiet of the Spit walking track - though even that was crowded with English and Germans. It's funny hearing people discussing the merits of Holborn and Liverpool St as places to work when you're overlooking Washaway Beach at Dobroyd Point. I tried to walk around the massive boulder shoreline below Dobroyd Point to get to Washaway Beach, but gave up as the tide was too high and it was crashing against the cliffs (and me). So all I got for my trouble was some badly scratched legs from bush bashing and a brief view of the beach from the headland. I lugged my bag of cameras up to the headland viewing point and realised there is no way I am going to take all these lumps of iron to China with me. They're great cameras but weigh a ton! I was trying out the new Rolleicord and also the Leica R3 with a roll of Kodachrome in it. Want to see the results before I schlepp them all the way to Sichuan. I have to say that it's a bit of a joke trying to juggle more than two cameras. I may well ending up sticking with just the tiny Olympus XA again. At least you can just stick it in your shirt pocket.
Stumbled in to Clontarf beach an hour later looking forward to a nice drink, only to find the cafe closed for renovation. Bummer.