Archive for Dog Fence

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Posted in Early days of Digital with tags , , , , , , , on June 16, 2009 by Dean

Who let the Dogs out?

Who let the Dogs out?

Latest Series of 8ight images and this weeks theme…

Early days of Digital  – Two of 8ight

Dog Fence at Cameron corner in NSW or is that QLD maybe it was SA?
The second image in this weeks series of 8ight images taken with my very first digital camera the Olympus C3000Z.

A 3.3megapixel camera that cost nearly $2000 in the year 2000.
My image of the Dog Fence  was featured full page in the Overlander 4WD magazine. I was paid the pricely sum of nothing but was given a free head torch for my trouble! I apologise to all you pro’s out there trying to make a living and promise not to submit any more images unless paid at least a $1000!!

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Posted in Silver efex pro with tags , , , on November 2, 2008 by Dean

Who let the dogs out!

Who let the dogs out!

A lone Land Rover Defender driving down the Strzelecki Track in South Australia, mine in fact.

I was delivering the mail to some of the remote sheep station families that live along the track.

The original image was shot in Raw format on a Nikon D200 and 17-55mm Nikkor lens.
Next opened up in Lightroom 2, vivid profile applied then exported to CS4.
This is where Silver Efex Pro comes into it’s own. A simple task of applying the ‘Antique Plate’ style and voila classic monochrome images without the chemicals.

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Posted in Lomonisity with tags , , , on October 19, 2008 by Dean
The Boundary Riders timesheet

The Boundary Riders timesheet

The Boundary Riders lot, fixing holes in the dog fence.

Gizza job I could do that, I’d loved to do that.

Go on “Gizza Job”

Driving hundreds of kilometres along a fence in yer 4WD looking for holes to mend, surely it would send you crazy?
But think about it. No colleagues to annoy you, only you and the wildlife for company. The heat and flies by day, camping out under the stars each night.

The boundary riders each have their own section of fence to patrol, they might never see the bloke working the next section. It is a long fence after all, longer than the “Great Wall of China”
To prove they have completed their patrol, the boundary riders leave a tag on a fence post where the sections meet.

There are three tags on this post at Corner Country for it is here where the three states of NSW, QLD and SA meet up.

My story of the Dog Fence can be found here on my website…

Don’t forget to visit my Pomgonewalkabout web site to read more of my stories and to see more of my photography. Why there is even free admission to an online exhibition of Loughborough images taken in the 1980’s before I emigrated downunder. – Stories of Fun and adventure.