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Posted in Yesterday with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2009 by Dean

Aftermath

Aftermath

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Yesterday – One of 8ight

A new series of 8ight begins and the theme is Yesterday.

Yesterday I came up with this idea for a new series of eight images.
It’s all about yesterday.

Yesterday morning I walked down to the General Store that also doubles up as the Post Office. (We get mail three times a week)

But yesterday when I asked for my mail that I could see leaning on top of  the pigeon holeI I was told to come back on Monday due to the fact that on Saturday the Post Office is closed.

Yesterday I wasn’t very happy to be told that. I live in a small outback town for gods sake! Woopity Woop Woop located in the Savannah region of far north Queensland population 65 plus a few Utes, Pig Hunters, snakes and too many Grey Nomads.

Please give me my bloody mail that I can see within inches of your left earlobe all you have to do is reach out and hand it over. ” No sorry” Was the reply and I thought Coogee  Post Office was bad.

I went home and had a coffee.

In the afternoon I volunteered my services to help out the local Bush Fire Brigade with a bit of backburning around the town.

Yesterday was my first time ever as a bush fireman.

Yesterday I discovered just how hot the fires are and yesterday I discovered that when the wind changes fires can escape!

Yesterday I also discovered just how much rubbish and scrap is hidden amongst the grass that we had to burn off.

Just how many cars can a small town leave behind? Tyres, huge circular saw blades, shoes, bottles you name it’s all there or was!

Now as a Land Rover enthusiast I was thrilled to come across an old Series IIA but disheartened upon hearing that next day we were to burn that area.

So anyway later that evening I went armed with camera to take some pictures and a screwdriver to remove the front grill and the engine plates from the Series IIA.

Yesterday evening I watched day three of the Lords test match.

Luckily for me the whole series is being shown on a free to air channel called SBS. So even living up here in the middle of nowhere I don’t have to subscribe to pay TV to watch the Ashes.

Sadly my English brethren back home do and if you were to ask me what I thought of that I would say “That is bloody ridiculous” Don’t even ask me what I think of England playing a test match in Wales!!

Yesterday evening I was very happy beer in hand watching Australia bowled out for a little over 200 runs!!

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Posted in Dogs with tags , , , , , , , on June 26, 2009 by Dean

Watching

Patience

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Dogs  – Four of 8ight

‘Anonymous’

But for arguments sake lets call him ‘Bluey’

Dogs look up to you. Cats look down on you. Give me a Pig. He just looks you in the eye and treats you like an equal.
Winston Churchill.

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Posted in Miniature with tags , , , , , on May 20, 2009 by Dean

Ramblers 0 Farmer Bell 1

Ramblers 0 Farmer Bell 1

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Miniature – Seven of 8ight

As the Ambulance reversed across the ploughed field, Farmer Bell faced with a custodial sentence had time to reflect.
He agrees that maybe he had been a little rash in his actions.
However much he dislikes ramblers and the Public Right of Way that allows them to walk right across his muddy ploughed field,through his kitchen door and out the front, he shouldn’t have behaved the way that he did.

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Posted in Miniature with tags , , , , , , , on May 17, 2009 by Dean

MOD Admits To Grave Error

MOD Admits To Grave Error

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Miniature – Four of 8ight

In an interview earlier today a spokesperson for the Military of Defence admitted to a grave error of judgment.
He explained that after a meeting between the top brass at Army HQ a new directive has been issued to respray all military Land Rovers immediately.

They admitted that painting them luminious green was a jolly poor decision as it gave the enemy an enormous advantage at night.

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Posted in It's a Land Rover thing with tags , , on September 14, 2008 by Dean
The start of something big!

The start of something big!

It’s a Land Rover thing, you either get it or you don’t get it.
But when I took this picture in around 1989 I had absolutely no idea that I would one day buy a Land Rover. Not only that! What a life changing decision it would turn out to be.

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Posted in Toy Camera with tags , , on August 21, 2008 by Dean
Happiness

Happiness

Just why you would want to turn an image using a very expensive digital SLR and lens resembling a picture taken using a cheap plastic toy film camera God only knows.

But I love the effect and the memories of trips to Matlock Bath it brings back.

So this weeks theme is ‘Toy Camera”

All images made to look like those taken with a toy plastic made in Taiwan camera.

Thanks to Dave Ward for making this action available from his Flickr page

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Posted in Down our way with tags , , , , on August 20, 2008 by Dean
A perfect day

A perfect day

Right here on our doorstep, some of the most amazing scenery and it’s far off the beaten track, the tourist track it’s not even a National Park but on a Cattle property.
Today we were privelege to be shown around our backyard by a couple of locals, in places there were no tracks, luckily I had a GPS, not that our guide needed it, he just followed his nose.

Now being a Land Rover man this is hard for me to say but those Toyota Troop carriers are amazing!

Mind you my Defender would have given them a run for their money, but in this country I’m glad that my Defender was safely at home and not taking a hammering, unlike the Troopy!

We crossed dried up river beds wider than the Trent and Thames, in the wet season to see them in full flow would be amazing.

Roll on November!