The #SuitcaseDiaries adventures have drawn to a close…

Old suitcases Canon 60D

Old suitcases Canon 60D

 

……   for now. 

Posted by on Mar 13th, 2014 in Photo Diary, Uncategorized | 0 comments.

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Bread In Common: Fremantle, Western Australia

Bread In Common: Fremantle, Western Australia

After we drove down to Freo to escape the oppressive Perth heat, we decided to have dinner at the newly opened wood fired bakery/restaurant on Pakenham street. Bread In Common is housed in a old warehouse space with high ceilings and exposed original brickwork- it has a warm, cosy ambiance which makes it a very enjoyable place to spend an evening.

Fun fact: Bread In Common have two ovens built from volcanic rock sitting side by side- a “brother/sister duo, fondly named Hansel & Gretel”. 

  Bread In Common: Fremantle, Western Australia

Chilli, basil, capsicum and cherry tomato mussels

Bread In Common: Fremantle, Western Australia

 Slow cooked lamb ribs were out of this world amazing. 

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Posted by on Jan 23rd, 2014 in Food and Drink | 0 comments.

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Photo diary: Stormy afternoon at Lake Burley-Griffen, Canberra

During my 5 week stay in Canberra, my main jogging route was around Lake Burley Griffen near the city. I was lucky to be staying 10 minutes walk from the lake, so about 3 times a week I would put on my runners, strap my knees, turn on a podcast, and start my run.

It’s a really a beautiful view on a sunny day- with families of black swans, pelicans about, major art institutions around the lake, and 360 degree mountain views in the distance. One day I decided to take my camera out on a walk around the lake.

Of course I was caught in a storm and had to take refuge in a tin shed a few kilometers from the lake. After the rain stopped I decided to persist with my walk. All the swans and pelicans were nowhere to be seen, and the view was dreary- but I did like the dramatic sky so I kept the photos.

Photo diary: Stormy afternoon at Lake Burley-Griffen, Canberra

 

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Posted by on Dec 29th, 2013 in Miscellaneous, Photo Diary | 2comments

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Obligatory Cat Lady Shots: My New Toy the Canon 50mm 1.8

Since investing in a DSLR for the first time about a month ago (I have the Canon 60D) , I’ve really fallen in love with the having complete manual control over what I want to convey in my photos. It has been so much fun, I can’t believe I haven’t switched over earlier.

After a couple of weeks with my camera, I decided that I needed a prime lens with a larger aperture to the ‘kit lens’ that I got as a bundle with my Canon 60D (the Canon 18-55  3.5-5.6) because I’m a bit obsessed with images that feature shallow depth of field.

So I picked up the Canon 50mm 1.8, AKA the ‘Plastic Fantastic’ recommended to me by the lovely Maria of Crashing Red blog. Probably the best value for money prime lens out there, and in the grand scheme of things, it’s cheap as chips. LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

I haven’t really taken any blog images with this lens yet, but I must have taken a million cat photos lol. Here are a few.

 

Model Diz

 

‘Evil Diz’

 

Obligatory Cat Lady Shots: My New Toy the Canon 50mm 1.8

 

Cutest kitty paws in the world

 

 

Obligatory Cat Lady Shots: My New Toy the Canon 50mm 1.8

Dizzy for Sorbent, Spring Summer 2013

Obligatory Cat Lady Shots: My New Toy the Canon 50mm 1.8

 

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