Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Best of 2018 Picture Challenge

Fellow blogger Sonja has issued a blog challenge to all bloggers out there to post up there favourite photos from 2018 in certain themes.  For some reason this took me a lot longer than I thought it would and I really struggled with some of these.

Other links in the challenge

So here we go.....

In the City - Sydney Harbour Bridge from Observatory Hill showing some of the older buildings below in the Rocks area.

In the Countryside - From the city above to my hometown where I grew up Forbes in central western NSW, it doesn't get any more country than this.

By the Water - The mirror smooth waters of the Derwent River, Tasmania.

Something Red - I really struggled with this one.....

People - A good bunch of mates at Phillip Island WSBK 2018. Good times and many laughs.

Animals - I thought I was done with this one until I remembered we took the kids to the Zoo in the Hunter Valley mid year where I snapped this little Kookaburra.

Plants - Again another one where I thought I was going to fail this challenge but realised whilst in the Hunter we went to Hunter Valley Gardens. There were plenty of plants there....

Something Unusual - Not being a huge outdoors person this was a little unusual for us. During december we visited the NSW snowy mountains region for a week where the whole family climbed Australia's highest mountain, Mt Kosciusko at 2228m. It's more of a hill than a mountain if you compare it with any other major peak from any other continent. Still, with a 13km round trip walking with 2 small whinging children to contend with it was a moment I'll never forget.

Something Funny - When Geoff's zipper broke on his jacket on the way back from tasmania he came up with this as the fix. No Geoff, just No.

Best Photo of the Year - 2018 MotoGP. I took so many good pics to choose from, but something about this pic and this guy still going at 40 and competitive with guys in their 20's. Love him or loath him he does photograph well.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Simply amazing footage

This isn't my footage but I found it on youtube. A simply amazing piece of footage from a track day at Phillip Island MotoGP circuit.

Look at the speedo on that R1 when the incident actually happens. Fooking scarey stuff.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

My Favourite photo's from 2018

After seeing Andrews review of 2018 I thought I'd put up my favourite photos from each month of 2018. I didn't post in February but I was on a ride to tassie during the month but no posts.

January - Back roads to the West

March - World Superbikes and Tassie Trip

Reefton Spur - Victoria
Stu - Hellyer Gorge Tassie
Me & my partner in crime Geoff

Band of Brothers - The Pinnacle Mt Wellington Tassie
Gordon Dam - Tassie
Stanley - Tassie
April - IFOS

Good mates and fun times - Racing
May - Camera Practise

June - Vivid Festival

July - Waterfall Way Ride

August - Tuono Wandering

September - Wombat Rally

FIRE - By Doug
October - Luddenham Raceway

Shawn Giles - On it
November - Motogp

You know who
Pure awesomeness

November - Vic High Country

December - Mt Panorama

See you on the road soon and to Geoff get well soon mate. We will miss you out on the road.