Saturday, 20 June 2009

More Vivid

Briano Eno Audio-light installation on Sydney Opera House sails part of Vivid light festival in Sydney.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009


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Briano Eno Audio-light installation on Sydney Opera House sails part of Luminous light festival in Sydney. From 27 May - 14 June, the sails will be lit from 6pm.
A live video stream is available here:

Sydney Opera House presents LUMINOUS – a festival of music, ideas, light and performance. Curated by Brian Eno, this inaugural year features a plethora of music acts, alongside public talks and spectacular light and art installations. LUMINOUS is presented in partnership with Sony as part of Vivid Sydney.

Almost everyone has encountered the work of Brian Eno: as inventor of 'ambient' music; as record producer for U2, Coldplay and Talking Heads; and as an acclaimed visual artist. He is an innovator, an architect of new ideas, a father to new ways of thinking.

“I feel very honoured to have been invited to curate this festival. The brief I was given by Sydney Opera House can loosely be read as ‘you suggest it, and we’ll organize it’, which is about as generous and as trusting as one could ever dream of.” Brian Eno

Monday, 25 May 2009

MINI AUnited 50th birthday Sydney

From Harold Park Raceway in Glebe, via ANZAC bridge, across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and off to see "The Italian Job" at the drive-in cinema in Western Sydney, Sydney-sider MINI enthusiasts & owners of new and vintage MINIs celebrated.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Different states ...

Lightning striking inner Western suburbs of Sydney. Blue's Point Tower in the foreground.

An impressionist foggy dawn in pale pastels, after the style of Monet.

Sunday, 12 April 2009

New MINI Cooper

After what seemed an interminable wait, my little custom-assembled MINI Cooper arrived at Sydney Mini Garage, ready for collection on Thursday. Very quiet and sporty ;-)


Sydney Harbour outlooks. Here are some photos catching the different times of day, weather and conditions as I am fascinated by the collage of nautical life that passes by.

In order: 4 am still, glassy, calm, long refractions of city lights; fireworks at Sydney opera House; dawn; day; tanker out; cargo ship in; sunset; storm.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy New Year 2009!

Last night my friends Jenny, David and Judith came around for dinner, drinks and fireworks, needing their invitations to pass through the security baracades cordoning off our area on the North of the Harbour! we enjoyed a feast of cheeses and fruit until the 9pm (family) fireworks, then toshikoshi soba, moochi, prawns, teriyaki and vegetables with beetroot, honey and pine nut dressing followed by fruit dipped in chocolate sauce until the midnight NYE fireworks. 2009 is the year of Creation (creativity?) and 2008-9 NYE fireworks featured for the first time a continuously metamorphosing icon in the centre of the bridge that continued to spin and form different patterns between the firework shows. We were so close that the thunderous explosions should the earth.

Flickr NYE photoset

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Photographic wanderings

On Boxing Day I took the M8 for a photographic wander along the cliff-tops of Killcare Beach on the track to Bullima in the Bouddi National Park on the Central Coast north of Sydney.

Tomorrow night is NYE 2008. I am preparing Toshikoshi soba, moochi, teriyaki beef and pork belly, vegetable salad and prawns. Long noodles slurped in their entirety without breaking symbolise long life, a traditional Japanese New Year's (Oshogatsu) feast and prawns, said to resemble old people in shape, are also supposed to bring longevity.

A few days earlier I tested the 75mm prime on Blues Point Reserve North Sydney on the inner harbour. I am experimenting with the different RAW treatments in Apple iPhoto (+Aperture), Adobe Lightroom and PhaseOne CaptureOne.