Saturday, January 31, 2009

Best thing on a hot day


Best thing on a hot day, originally uploaded by jiulong.

After a hard day of retail therapy ... a pint of ice cold Trafalgar Ale at the Lord Nelson Hotel, the Rocks.

Argyle Place, the Rocks


Argyle Place, the Rocks, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Flags at Martin Place


Flags at Martin Place, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Ricoh GX100 digital.

The Argyle Cut


The Argyle Cut, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Ricoh GX100

The Argyle Cut


The Argyle Cut, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Ricoh GX100

Cruise liner Millennium from Circular Quay station

Ricoh GX100

Cruise liner Millennium at Circular Quay Sydney

Ricoh GX100

Cruise liner Millennium at Circular Quay Sydney

Ricoh GX100

Cruise liner Millennium at Circular Quay Sydney

Ricoh GX100

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Erjie with Andrew and Paul


Erjie with Andrew and Paul, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Ricoh GX100 digital pic.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Erjie at Balmoral, 18 Jan 2009


Erjie at Balmoral, 18 Jan 2009, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica R7 and Vario-Elmar-R 28-70mm with Kodak Elite Chrome slide film.

Lazy Sunday at Balmoral, 18 Jan 2009


Erjie at Balmoral, 18 Jan 2009, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Kiosk at Balmoral, 18 Jan 2009


Kiosk at Balmoral, 18 Jan 2009, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica R7 and Vario-Elmar-R 28-70mm with Kodak Elite Chrome slide film.

Leica R7 and Vario-Elmar-R 28-70mm with Kodak Elite Chrome slide film.

Leica R7 and Vario-Elmar-R 28-70mm with Kodak Elite Chrome slide film.

Erjie at Balmoral, 18 Jan 2009


Erjie at Balmoral, 18 Jan 2009, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica R7 and Vario-Elmar-R 28-70mm with Kodak Elite Chrome slide film.

Me at Balmoral, 18 Jan 2009


Me at Balmoral, 18 Jan 2009, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica R7 and Vario-Elmar-R 28-70mm with Kodak Elite Chrome slide film.

Erjie at Middle Head, 18 Jan 2009


Erjie at Middle Head, 18 Jan 2009, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica R7 and Vario-Elmar-R 28-70mm with Kodak Elite Chrome slide film.

Kayaking at Balmoral, 18 Jan 2009


Kayaking at Balmoral, 18 Jan 2009, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Can you think of anything better to do on a warm sunny Sunday?
Kayaking at Balmoral, 18 Jan 2009

Kayaking at Balmoral, 18 Jan 2009

Paul at Balmoral, 18 Jan 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Showing a visitor round Sydney


Erjie, Balmoral, originally uploaded by jiulong.

We've had Linda's sister over from China these last few weeks, but while I've been away she hasn't had much chance to see the best of the city.

So to make up for all that I took her out with the boys to Manly yesterday. The weather wasn't that great to start with - it felt more like winter than summer. Nevertheless, after some bacon and eggs at a Manly cafe, we walked down the beach to North Steyne, where Paul insisted on having a swim despite the chilly breeze and big surf.

Andrew managed to eat two hot dogs form the sausage sizzle at the nearby swim carnival and we headed back on the ferry after yet more ice cream. And a quick visit to the pub:

Erjie goes to the pub

As you can see, I managed to snap a few pics with my Rolleicord Vb and with the cranky old Leica IIIg and Elmar 50/2.8, both using black and white print film ,which I developed myself and scanned the negatives in with my Epson 500.

Today the weather was much better and it was time to give Balmoral a try. It turned out really nice. I packed my Leica R7 and 28-70mm lens (plus a 90mm 'spare') and headed off with just slide film this time. Over the bridge and within 30 minutes (or so) we were having a great brunch at one of the Balmoral cafes - Andrew blowing my month's salary on Eggs Benedict - who does he think he is?

It was great to have a swim in the enclosure, jumping off the boardwalk, as usual. Beautiful sunny weather and nice warm water (once you're in of course). Then the boys went out on kayaks that I hired for them, and disappeared over the horizon for a while, making me quite worried. They managed to survive the Cruel Sea and returned in time for lunch at the Balmoral Kiosk. I think Erjie managed to see the 'real' Sydney for a day at least.

Paul, Balmoral


Paul, Balmoral, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Andrew, Balmoral


Andrew, Balmoral, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Erjie takes in the sights


Erjie takes in the sights, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Erjie, Andrew and Paul


Erjie, Andrew and Paul, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Erjie, Balmoral


Erjie, Balmoral, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Me with sunburn, Balmoral Kiosk


Balmoral Kiosk, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Paul and hot dog, Manly


Paul and hot dog, Manly, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Paul and Erjie, Rolleicord Vb


Paul and Erjie, Rolleicord Vb, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Andrew and Erjie, Rolleicord Vb


Andrew and Erjie, Rolleicord Vb, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Andrew, Paul and Erjie, Rolleicord Vb

Andrew and Erjie, Rolleicord Vb


Andrew and Erjie, Rolleicord Vb, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Andrew and Manly ferry, Rolleicord Vb

Andrew


Andrew, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Erjie (sister in law)


Erjie (sister in law), originally uploaded by jiulong.

Linda and her sister


Linda and her sister, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica IIIg and Elmar 50/2.8 with Kodak T-Max 100 negative film.

Paul and Erjie at Interpolitan Cafe, Manly

Digital pic: Ricoh GX100.

Erjie tries out a western cafe


Erjie tries out a western cafe, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Digital pic: Ricoh GX100

Andrew and Paul on the Manly ferry

Rolleicord Vb with B&W print film.

Erjie (sister in law) at Manly


Erjie (sister in law) at Manly, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica IIIg and Elmar 50/2.8 with Kodak T-Max 100 negative film.

Paul at Manly


Paul at Manly, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica IIIg and Elmar 50/2.8 with Kodak T-Max 100 negative film.

Paul at Manly by Leica IIIg


Paul at Manly, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica IIIg and Elmar 50/2.8 with Kodak T-Max 100 negative film.

Paul at Manly


Paul at Manly, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica IIIg and Elmar 50/2.8 with Kodak T-Max 100 negative film.

Leica IIIg and Elmar 50/2.8 with Kodak T-Max 100 negative film.


Paul at Manly with Erjie, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Paul at Manly


Paul at Manly, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica IIIg and Elmar 50/2.8 with Kodak T-Max 100 negative film.

Paul at Manly

Brrr it's cold

Paul in the ocean, Manly

It's cold ...


Paul at Manly, originally uploaded by jiulong.

First three pics: Ricoh GX100, last: Leica IIIg and Elmar 50/2.8 with Kodak T-Max 100 negative film.