International Blues Day 2019

Canberra, Australia, 3 August 2019

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This is this year’s incarnation of the International Blues Day celebrations put on by the Canberra Blues Society. I also had two albums of A3+ prints for sale, so I was not able to photograph some of the earlier bands. I have included a selection of monochrome conversions of performers and not included overall band shots.

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Leo Joseph (Queen Juanita and the Zydeco Cowboys).

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Matt Nightingale (Queen Juanita and the Zydeco Cowboys).

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Dave Blanken (Queen Juanita and the Zydeco Cowboys).

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Mitch Preston (Queen Juanita and the Zydeco Cowboys).

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Juanita Cucinotta (Queen Juanita and the Zydeco Cowboys).

Queen Juanita and the Zydeco Cowboys (in colour:  17 images)

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Matt Roberts (Kate Lush Band).

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Tony Boyd (Kate Lush Band).

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Christian Young (Kate Lush Band).

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Wes Harder (Kate Lush Band).

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Kate Lush (Kate Lush Band).

Kate Lush Band (in colour:  18 images)

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Steve Hartnett (Blue Tone Specials).

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Dave McRae (Blue Tone Specials).

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Doug Curry (Blue Tone Specials).

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Matthew Fitzgerald (Blue Tone Specials).

Blue Tone Specials (in colour:  16 images)

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Anne Blunn, Peter Demain, Russ Lawrence and others.

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Nardia Brancatisano and Justin Yap (Rambal).

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Jordan Pereira (Rambal).

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Ollie Rolfe (Rambal).

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Ben Wicks (Rambal).

Rambal (in colour: 12 images).

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John Russell (The Bellhops).

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Steve Lovarini (The Bellhops).

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Mark Roulston (The Bellhops).

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Ian Dittman (The Bellhops).

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Joe (The Bellhops).

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Ben (The Bellhops).

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Ven Licciardello and Deborah Frederick (The Bellhops).

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Lois Padgham and Bernard (The Bellhops).

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Dancers (The Bellhops).

The Bellhops (in colour:  22 images).

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Canberra Nature, 2018

February 2018 to February 2019, Canberra, ACT

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In the changeover from one trip to another, here are some local images from the last year.

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There are two groups of images. The first is from a Nikon-sponsored event on Black Mountain Peninsular, late one afternoon.

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No prizes for identifying these birds.  They were cited in the second century AD by Roman poet Juvenal as an example of something that could not exist.  They were originally believed to be a hoax when reported back in Europe by the Dutch in 1697.

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Lake Burley Griffin in the late afternoon light.

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After a while, I mainly focused on semi-abstract details.

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There was a prize of a canvas print for best image of the afternoon.  I won that with this image.

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The remaining images are out the back of where we live, in Canberra Nature Park, or in the case of the first image, in the back yard.

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Kangaroo in the back yard, through the dining room window.

Over many months towards the end of last year there was a severe drought and there was no grass left for the kangaroos on Mount Ainslie.  The kangaroos would come down at night to eat on the roadside grass verges.  At the same time our back fence had disintegrated so we had kangaroos coming in at night as dinner guests.  This is one still there in the morning.

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Kangaroo in Fog.

Before we left on the Uzbekistan trip at the end of September, there were many kangaroos on the mountain and we would often see mobs of twenty or thirty.  One time I counted and we saw one hundred and thirty kangaroos on our half-hour morning walk.  They were under pressure at this time and we found two discarded kangaroo fetuses in our back yard.

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Close up of young kangaroo.

When we came back from the trip there were none, or so it seemed.  They had either found alternative pasture, perhaps beyond the other side of the mountain, or I suspect more likely, there had been a mass starvation event.  Numbers recovered a bit and we now usually see between three and ten kangaroos on our morning walk.

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Big male kangaroo reclining in shade.

Canberra has a controversial annual kangaroo cull.  Kangaroos have greatly increased in number due to clearing of forests with European settlement and there are around fifty million of them in Australia.  The Australian Capital Territory Government says that without a cull there will be greater kangaroo population explosions and crashes, while rare plants are threatened when the kangaroos feel pressured to eat everything in sight.  Animal rights groups are opposed to this and demonstrate against the Government.  If I correctly interpret these events, the Government may have a sensible strategy.

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Cunningham’s Skinks (and background insects).

On our walk every morning we go past a hollow log where a family of Cunningham’s Skinks live.

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If it’s warm enough they come up on top of the log in the sun, perhaps also to catch passing insects.

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This is a small one.

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They are much larger than a garden skink.  They grow to 40 centimetres (16 inches) and are viviparous (give birth to live young).

All of these Cunningham’s Skink shots are focus stacked, in other words, multiple images combined for depth of focus.

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Superb Parrots.

(No, really, that’s what they’re called).

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Superb parrots are a bird of inland New South Wales and Canberra is on the edge of their range.  They are increasing in Canberra but this is partly because they are being pushed out of their normal habitat by climate change and land clearing, and they are classified as vulnerable.

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They prefer to nest in two species of eucalypts, Scribbly Gums and Blakely’s Red Gums with a trunk diameter of 1.1 metres or more, and 95% of their natural woodland environment has been cleared.

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Eastern Bearded Dragon.

At one point in our morning walk there is a dead tree that forms an archway over the path.  I used to sometimes hit my head on it until it settled a bit lower.  One day there was a dragon stretched out on the top though pretty well camouflaged.  I went back for my camera and this image is also focus stacked.

Males grow to about 60 centimetres (24 inches) long and they are diurnal.

 

Thredbo Blues Festival 2019

Thredbo Blues Festival 2019 took place over three days and nights on a weekend at the end of January. Here is a selection of images, and links at the bottom to more….

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Anna Scionti.

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Kane Denelly.

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19-Twenty.

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John Creech.

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Cyril B Bunter Band + Mal Eastick.

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Leesa Gentz (and Julz Parker) of Hussy Hicks.

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Harry Brus.

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Calvin Welch, playing with Harry Brus.
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Davo Fester, playing with Shane Pacey.

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Cameron Fallaw.

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Fiona Boyes.

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Dancing in the Shadows.

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Mal Eastick, here playing with Hey Gringo.

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Jeff Lang and Danny McKenna.

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Mitch Cairns, playing with Russell Morris.

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Russell Morris.

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Rob Hirst, playing with the Backsliders.

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Rosscoe Clark, playing with Cyril B Bunter Band.

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Gail Page and Harry Brus.

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Claude Hay.

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Michael David, Franchesca Appolis and Evelyn Dupra, of Dancing with Shadows.

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Mark Grunden leading a second line, playing with Fiona Boyes

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Sammy Owens Band

There are many more images. On the Thredbo Blues Festival Page you will find links to images from the 2019 Festival, as well twelve previous festivals . Links for 2019 include top 100 images, selected monochromes and one for each of the 21 bands. These include other bands or performers not mentioned above including Gwyn Aston, Ivor SK, New South, Richard Perso and Nick Charles & Pete Fidler .

Alternatively, there is also a direct overall link to all Thredbo 2019 images . in JAlbum (with overview images and images by band organised by folder). There are 493 images in all.

For other images of a particular band I may have taken since 2006, see the Musicians and Bands Page ..

Return to Adelaide (IR)

Flinders Ranges, South Australia, 21 August 2016

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This is on last morning of the Flinders Ranges workshop, and then the drive back to Adelaide (to catch a plane).

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The first four images are from our last morning at the Flinders Ranges workshop.  We are wandering around not far from Merna Mora Station.  This one may look like the mountains reflected in a lake but it’s actually a ditch rather than a lake.

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This image would probably look quite different to someone who is red/ green colourblind.

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Keith Seidel walking towards us along the road past Merna Mora Station.

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I was concerned about catching the plane on time so I did not stop often in the way back to Adelaide.  Here is a series of images from the one place I did stop.

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Yellow-footed Rock Wallabies

Flinders Ranges, South Australia, 20 to 21 August 2016

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This is on the sixth day of the Flinders Ranges workshop.

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It was a grey early morning…

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… but still some dramatic clouds.

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Then the sun came up as we headed towards Brachina Gorge, hoping to see some more yellow-footed rock wallabies.

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This is now inside Brachina Gorge.

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Peaks and streaks…

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We saw a lone wallaby some distance away on the rocks.

(All the wallaby images are taken on a tripod with a 300mm f2.8 lens plus 1.4x teleconverter, then well cropped in.)

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And there were two in a different place.

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Actually, that was three and now there is four.

You may need to click on the image for a larger view if you can’t see the head of the joey poking out from its mother’s pouch.

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“… so I jumped into the car and drove it away….”

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There’s a tail poking out of the pouch now.

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Time to chase the interloper away….

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This is now late in the afternoon.  I think we might be along the Moralana Track.

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I found a nice tree with a bird’s next in it, silhouetted against the landscape.

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And then, so did a couple of other photographers…

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Windmills and late afternoon light.

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Lone tree in the sunset.

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Next morning we all left the workshop.  This is looking towards Wilpena Pound at the side of the road, on my way to Adelaide.

One more infrared post to go, then a few mono posts.

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Brachina Gorge (IR)

Flinders Ranges, South Australia, 20 August 2016

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This is on sixth day of the Flinders Ranges workshop ..

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This is in the morning, somewhere near Merna Mora Station.  You know what they say about red skies in the morning.

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Several hours later we are now at Brachina Gorge (as for all the following images except the last one).

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This section of tress has been severely affected by crown of thorns starfish.  Having polished off the Great Barrier Reef and bleached all the coral, aided by agricultural and industrial runoff, climate change and government neglect, they undertook the long crawl to South Australia.

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Something seemed different about the landscape that morning.

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Or maybe it was just the aftereffects of all that red wine the night before.

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This is the road through the enchanted landscape.

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Eucalypts in their autumn colours high up on the hills.

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A quiet corner, somehow almost like a Japanese garden.

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Bare trees pointing to the sky on the distant peaks.

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Maybe there were psychedelics in that wine.

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And finally, here we are out the back of Parachilna.

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Dead Car Zone, Merna Mora Station

Flinders Ranges, South Australia, 15th and 18th August 2016

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This is on the first day and the fifth days of the Flinders Ranges workshop ..

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On the rise above Merna Mora Station, there was a dead car and agricultural debris zone.

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The first two images were taken on the afternoon of the first day, the reat on the afternoon of the fifth.

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Some items had been there a long time.  Note the wooden wheel spokes here.

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Now where was that puncture repair kit?

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There were commanding views from this place as well.

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Fancy a quick spin?

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And we came back later to a nearby spot for the sunset.

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