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Dark Mofo

This looked way better on the small screen of the phone or ipad, but still I'm halfway happy with it.

This looked way better on the small screen of the phone or ipad, but still I’m halfway happy with it.

the entrance to the Winterfeast section - wailting lines way too long for us, and so many happy peole everywhere.

the entrance to the Winterfeast section – wailting lines way too long for us, so many happy people everywhere.

The family minus the one who was working took a trip into the city last night to check out the Dark Mofo excitement. We didn’t enter the Winterfeast section but trekked about on the waterfront. Head over here to see more pictures. Next year we need to be way more organised and do more of the activities.

Weekly Photo Challenge – lines and patterns

Despite the weather turning cold and wet again we went off to town to check out the Tall ships that are in town for the week. While not getting may decent pictures I tested out my skills and the camera to see if I could get this picture. I quite like this, some lines visible, so a vague reference to the topic.
Jen 🙂


Pictures, apps and social media….

Waste of time

All of the above.

It got me thinking as I played with another photo app to make cool cartoon pictures (damn you Metan!) which then brought this rather funny Nickelback parody to mind. Is this what we’ve been reduced to??

As you all on know, I like to take pictures. I don’t alter them, no photoshopping happens here. If I like a picture, it’s because it’s good as I took it. Any one can take a crap picture and play around and make it good. If I do feel the need to alter something – or use filters and apps – it’s for a bit of fun, to change things around a it. Not because that’s how I roll.
Back to this new app. Toon camera. Very cool.
I’ve had a play around and found a few pics that work well. I was going to show a before and after but I don’t think I will. And thanks to Hook who said he wanted more pictures, I will indulge and go nuts.
Lets start with this lot. I found that some pictures lent themselves better to being cartooned hat others. Boats I particular.







Wooden Boats and Hobart, part 2

Today is the conclusion of my photo essay of The Wooden Boat Festival including other scenes around Hobart.


And this has got to be the best little portable coffee van ever…






Looking out from Parliament Gardens….




Franklin Square and a map of Hobart’s CBD area….






And lastly, the GPO and an empty bus mall/interchange looking towards The Mall (Elizabeth St Mall) with the water a block behind us.



I hope you enjoyed this, as much as I love showing people where I live and how beautiful it is. 🙂

Wooden Boats and Hobart Buildings. Part 1

It was just the two of us. Mini date day. Ok, not the most romantic of ‘dates’ but with hubby being FIFO and having three kids busy with social and work lives, any time we get together alone is good.
Where did we go. The Wooden Boat Festival.

We spent an hour or so here yesterday (Friday, without my camera) with our eldest before doing birthday things with number 2. (Happy birthday K, for the first few years you were definitely a whole new experience, but 14 years of your gorgeous smile is worth every minute!)

Today (Saturday) I got my camera “so you can get your pictures” – hubby. Mind you, it is now Monday and I am only just getting round to posting.

The wooden boat festival is on bi-annually and is a mecca for all things boat orientated. From the smallest dinghy to surfboards to the largest sailboat. If it can used on the water they have it here. And then there are the books, and other merchandise, displays, engines. The list goes on. Oh and don’t forget the food stalls, ice creams and coffee and lots of seafood stalls. Of course.

Yesterday they had boats from the smallest to the very largest of all – a cruise ship was berthed.

After parking we walked through the city and headed towards the water, playing tourist and asking pictures along the way. Of what? Some of the heritage (?) beautiful buildings we have here in town.
This will be a two part post as I have so many pictures, they will be mixed up, so stay tuned for the next instalment.



20130211-144013.jpg map of the wharf, wooden boats from one end to the other.
Huon pine boards, and yes this is their true colour. A beautiful warm golden.


20130211-144224.jpg Divers playing naughts and crosses.


20130211-144406.jpg my dad’s engines

20130211-144455.jpgand hubby’s claim to fame.


20130211-144605.jpg kids busking, they were pretty good.



20130211-144732.jpg school groups building boats on the ice skating rink (yes, that is what I said, it’s all fake, obviously, it’s summer here. We do have a real one in the northern suburbs)


And non self portrait – hubby seems to have a fixation on my tattoo.


Have a great day and I’ll sail past tomorrow with some more pictures 🙂