Holiday, Victoria 0 comments on Jamieson Store

Jamieson Store

Jamieson Store

We had a few day trips from the farm between Christmas and New Year, one of them was going around Lake Eildon from Alexandra to Mansfield the long way. A lovely scenic drive along dirt roads, much more interesting than the highway.

Jamieson is a lovely Gold Rush town [^], established in 1854 at the junction of the Goulburn and Jamieson Rivers. At one stage 3-4,000 people lived here, now it’s down to 100. It sure looks like the Jamieson Store has seen better days. Years of drought have done terrible things to tourism around Lake Eildon, but in 2012 things were coming back.

  • Aperture: ƒ/19
  • Camera: PENTAX K20D
  • Taken: 27 December, 2012
  • Focal length: 80mm
  • ISO: 400
Holiday, Landscape, Victoria 0 comments on Geelong Seaplane

Geelong Seaplane

Earlier on in the year the CannibalRabbits headed down to Geelong for a model railway show. Of course we had to see the sea before we could come home.

One bit of excitement was the seaplane giving joy flights. VH-UBI is a Cessna 206 Stationair that has been fitted with amphibious floats. Bay City Seaplanes [^] take tourists around Corio Bay and out as far as the Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road. Now that would be an amazing way to see the coast!

Geelong Seaplane

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.4
  • Camera: PENTAX Optio A20
  • Taken: 10 January, 2011
  • Focal length: 23.7mm
  • ISO: 64
Holiday, Sydney 0 comments on Vivid Circular Quay

Vivid Circular Quay

I mentioned the Vivid Festival in Sydney on BrizBunny – a festival of “light, music and ideas”. I accidently got to see all of this because Mrs CannibalRabbit went to see Mary Poppins with a friend and I tagged along. Circular Quay was abuzz with tourists and Sydneysiders coming to see and photograph the lights.

Literally all of Circular Quay was lit-up. Circular Quay station, the two AMP buildings and the Four Seasons Hotel were all illuminated by series of different coloured floodlights. All of that on top of the laser show playing on the Sydney Opera House.

Vivid Circular Quay Sydney Night

  • Aperture: ƒ/16
  • Camera: PENTAX K20D
  • Taken: 4 June, 2011
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 3200
Canberra, Holiday 0 comments on Black Mountain Tower Information Board

Black Mountain Tower Information Board

Black Mt Tower Info

The outside observation decks at 66m might sound tame. But when you consider that Black Mountain is already 256m above Lake Burley Griffin [^], then the decks come in at a respectable 322m.  That compares favourably to the 250m observation deck in the Sydney Tower, and the 192m main observation deck at the Auckland Sky Tower [^].

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.6
  • Camera: PENTAX Optio S45
  • Focal length: 5.8mm
  • ISO: 50
Canberra, Holiday 0 comments on Black Mountain Tower Up-close

Black Mountain Tower Up-close

Black Mountain Tower

Canberra’s Black Mountain Tower up-close and personal. The tower is part of Australia’s communications network providing part of the trunk link between Melbourne and Sydney. The tower also provides a base for TV, radio and mobile phone antennas serving the nation’s capital.

We had intended eating in the rotating restaurant and seeing the Canberra’s lights come on. However being a Saturday, the restaurant was hosting a wedding reception and was closed to the public – timing is everything!