Archive for Far North Queensland

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Posted in Dogs with tags , , , , , , , on July 3, 2009 by Dean

Tank Gurl

Tank Gurl

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Dogs  – Eight of 8ight


The last image in this weeks series of images with the theme of dogs.

Whilst the kids are in class being taught the 3 R’s Molly lays under the rainwater tank dreaming of the 3 B’s….

Big Beautiful Bones!


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Posted in Ricoh Mono with tags , , , , , on May 30, 2009 by Dean

Morning Campers

Good Morning Cairns

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Ricoh Mono – One of 8ight

Out and about with the Ricoh GX200.
This image was taken early morning on the esplanade in Cairns.
As the sun rose over the ocean signaling a new day, the light was so bright. In those conditions the LCD screen and viewfinder were virtually useless.
I should have packed the DSLR!

This image converted in Lightroom 2 using Silver Efex Pro.

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Posted in Flora with tags , , , , , , on May 23, 2009 by Dean

A Pair of Dead Heads

A Pair of Dead Heads

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Flora – Two of 8ight

Early morning on the Savannah.
Just a few weeks ago these were beautiful orange flowers in full bloom….
Time marches on.

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Posted in Blurb with tags , , , , , , , on May 6, 2009 by Dean

Off the Rails


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My Blurb book – One of 8ight

Not wishing to crow or anything but I’ve decided that some of my images are far too good to stay hidden away on a hard drive.
So taking adavantage of a few days off work due to the dreaded lurgy that I picked up overseas (Get down you Swine!)
I have decided to put some of them in a book using BLURB.
Not any old images and not any old book, it has a theme you see.
The book at the moment is titled ‘Full of Surprises’ and celebrates the centenary of Mount Surprise a little outpost in Far North Queensland.
It’s the town that time forgot, lets hope it stays that way.

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Posted in The Spirit of Australia with tags , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2009 by Dean

Outback Onion Chopper

Outback Onion Chopper

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The Spirit of Australia  – One of 8ight

So another soggy 8ight days begin. This weeks theme is ‘The Sprit of Australia.’

I won’t win many city friends for saying this but whilst the folk of Adelaide and Sydney have been moaning about extreme temperatures, power cuts and the lack of air conditioning! Up here in the outback the locals just get on with it. Apart from when my internet service is cut and we have no sanitation that is!
So the raging river has washed away the bridge. The water has risen yet again. Vital supply lines have been cut. Will the pub have no beer?
No worries! Everyone chips in and unloads the food trucks, puts the supplies on the helicopter and away it goes. Up, up over the swollen river to meet the needy locals on the other side where once again the bags of onions, milk, bread , meat is loaded back on to more trucks.

The shelves are full again, everyone is happy. Except I still can’t use the toilet. But I have beer and a bucket!

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Posted in The Big Wet with tags , , , , , on February 5, 2009 by Dean
The Supplies must get through

The Supplies must get through

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The Big Wet  – Eight of 8ight

Normal Service will be resumed as soon as possible!
Limited internet access, none yesterday at all and no mobile phone coverage. Good old Telstra!
There is lots of water up this way at the moment. The wet season is with us! With roads cut, bridges down and a bunch of tourists having to be rescued from the roof of their campervan that was stuck in a fast rising creek.
Quite a scary and expensive experience for them as their rental vehicle is a write off!

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Posted in The Big Wet with tags , , , , , , on February 3, 2009 by Dean

Who'l Stop the Rain?

It's Raining its Pouring

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The Big Wet  – Seven of 8ight

The English nurse God bless her has just rang me on her Sat phone she’s been out in the sticks all day holding a medical clinic at a roadhouse 150km due south.

Apparently she’s had an horrendous journey back and is soaking wet through. The creeks are rising and in places she can’t see the road for water.
It’s not much fun walking the creeks testing flood levels before driving through. She has a company 4WD but maybe an Amphibious vehicle would be more appropriate. The creeks she tells me are rising fast with all sorts of things being washed down including the odd backpacker in a Combi van!
All she wants is a hot shower when she gets home but I haven’t the heart to tell her that the septic system has overflowed again!

Queensland whats the saying?

Perfect one day bloody terrible the next?