Wednesday, November 26, 2008

North Sydney Pool by Leica IIIa


North Sydney Pool, Milsons Point, originally uploaded by jiulong.

and an Elmar 35mm 3.5 lens

North Sydney Olympic Pool, Milsons Point


North Sydney Pool, Milsons Point, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica IIIa and Elmar 35mm 3.5

North Sydney Pool, Milsons Point


North Sydney Pool, Milsons Point, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica IIIa and Elmar 35mm 3.5

North Sydney Pool, Milsons Point


North Sydney Pool, Milsons Point, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Brisbane waterfront


Brisbane waterfront, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica IIIa and Elmar 35mm 3.5

North Sydney Pool, Milsons Point


North Sydney Pool, Milsons Point, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Andrew selling papers outside church


Andrew selling papers, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Brisbane waterfront


Brisbane waterfront, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica IIIa + Elmar 35mm 3.5

Brisbane Story Bridge


Brisbane Story Bridge, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica IIIa and Elmar 35mm 3.5

Story Bridge, Brisbane


Story Bridge, Brisbane, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica IIIa and Elmar 35mm 3.5

Brisbane waterfront by Leica IIIa + Elmar 35mm 3.5


Brisbane waterfront, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Peacock Point, Illoura Reserve, Balmain

Leica IIIa Elmar 35mm 3.5

Tug boats, Balmain


Tug boats, Balmain, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica IIIa Elmar 35mm 3.5

Marine scrapyard, Blackwattle bay


Marine scrapyard, Blackwattle bay, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica IIIa Elmar 35mm 3.5

Marine scrapyard, Blackwattle bay


Marine scrapyard, Blackwattle bay, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica IIIa Elmar 35mm 3.5

Peacock Point, Illoura Reserve, Balmain

Peacock Point, Illoura Reserve, Balmain

Boys, Hunter St


Boys, Hunter St, originally uploaded by jiulong.

by Leica Minilux

Andrew by Leica Minilux


Andrew by Leica Minilux, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Paul by Minilux


Paul by Minilux, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Paul at Cremorne Point Wharf


Paul at Cremorne Point Wharf, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Catapult kid


Catapult kid, originally uploaded by jiulong.

by Leica Minilux

Paul near Botanic Gardens


Paul near Botanic Gardens, originally uploaded by jiulong.

by Leica Minilux

St Pats, Strathfield


St Pats, originally uploaded by jiulong.

by Leica Minilux

Calendar Club by Leica Minilux


Calendar Club, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Calendar Club by Leica Minilux


Calendar Club, originally uploaded by jiulong.

by Leica Minilux

Calendar Club by Leica Minilux


Calendar Club, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Linda and Erjie


Linda and Erjie, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Paul and Erjie by Leica Minilux


Paul and Erjie, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Leica IIIa and Elmar 35


Leica IIIa and Elmar 35, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica IIIa and Elmar 35


Leica IIIa and Elmar 35, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica IIIa and Elmar 35


Leica IIIa and Elmar 35, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica IIIa and Elmar 35


Leica IIIa and Elmar 35, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica IIIa and Elmar 35


Leica IIIa and Elmar 35, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica IIIa and Elmar 35 negative scan

Leica IIIa and Elmar 35


Leica IIIa and Elmar 35, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica IIIa and Elmar 35


Leica IIIa and Elmar 35, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica IIIa and Elmar 35


Leica IIIa and Elmar 35, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica IIIa and Elmar 35


Leica IIIa and Elmar 35, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica IIIa and Elmar 35


Leica IIIa and Elmar 35, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Urban Minimum


Botanic Gardens 22/11/2008, originally uploaded by jiulong.

I was disturbed, while taking my weekly constitutional, by hordes of runners wearing Urban Max smocks, pounding the streets of Kings Cross and the Botanic Gardens. What are they doing? It seems to be a cross between orienteering, a treasure hunt and a pub quiz. Why can't people just enjoy Sydney at walking speed? Why does everything have to be turned into a race or a contest? Even drama has to be turned into Theatresports.
Botanic Gardens 22/11/2008
I don't care. I enjoyed my leisurely stroll after the usual coffee at Bar Coluzzi. It was oddly cold this morning and I had the tiny table near the door and got the draught (or is it draft?) coming in, spoiling my paper reading. No matter. I wandered down to Mrs Macquaries Seat via the Kings Cross library. It was so nice just to sit right at the edge of the water and look out over to Pinchgut and see the wind ruffling the surface of the sea and the ferries and tankers plodding back and forth.
Botanic Gardens 22/11/2008
And being out of the wind it was almost warm. I had the Leica IIIa with me and took a few snaps, which I had developed when I plodded back up into town and got to Woolies. They weren't as bad as I thought.
Had lunch at a Korean hole in the wall near what used to be Planet Hollywood, and then perused the camping shops on Kent St in preparation for Christmas.
Botanic Gardens 22/11/2008

Been a busy week ... trying to get the newsletter out as well as sift through all those job applications. I was just overwhelmed and just couldn't do them justice .. so just ended up going for the very obvious two candidates. Who knows what geniuses I may have missed because they didn't shine in the CV ...? Also had poor Louise have her daughter break her arm near the wrist in exactly the same way as Paul. As Harry Hill would say - what are the chances of that happening?
Bye Greg
So it was good to knock off on Friday and head down to the Chelsea for a drink or three to farewell Greg, who is going to set up a bar and dumpling place in Darlinghurst - and do real hand made jiaozi - good luck to him. It was nice to chat to the many attractive young females who now populate the online section - but they all seem to have been here for about three months. Makes me feel like an old fogey and long time resident.
In other news .. spent most of my downtime trawling through the marvellous Life magazine photo archives and pulling out some stunning colour images of Beijing and the Hump.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

NSW Government House


NSW Government House, originally uploaded by jiulong.

The garden, Hunter St


The garden, Hunter St, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica R7 and 90mm Elmar

Paul


Paul, originally uploaded by jiulong.

NSW Govt House


NSW Govt House, originally uploaded by jiulong.

night night boys


night night boys, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica Minilux and Kodak Elite Chrome slide film (no flash)