Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Aussie Day!

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oy, oy, oy!!! Today is "Australia's official national day and is celebrated on the 26th of January. It commemorates the landing of the First Fleet in Sydney Cove on that day in 1788."  You can read more about Aussie Day here.

As usual, I'm a little late to the party. A year and a day late. You see, I took the photo below on Aussie Day last year in Whistler, BC, CA. And, since Aussie Day is over by now in Australia, I'm a year and a day late. Oh well, better late than never. Anyway, on Aussie Day last year at Whistler, these guys were lined up outside of some club ready to have a nice quiet evening as you can imagine. Lots of Australian college students come to Whistler for work about half of the year, so half of the people working there have that great Aussie accent. It's pretty cool! They are a very subdued lot. Well, maybe subdued is not the word, but they do love to have fun!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for stopping by.

Mouse over the shot to see what it looked like straight from the camera. Click here for a larger version.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Been a long time...

I know it's been quite a while since I have posted anything.  I've had lots of things going on lately, most of which has to do with studying for a certification for work that I have gotten.  I still have to study for one more test so I won't be able to dedicate as much time to this blog as I'd like.

That being said, I thought I would pass along a shot I took on a recent ski trip that Eileen and I took to Durango, CO.  It was a nice trip but too short as most trips always are.  This one especially because we really only had two full days there.  But it was worth it.  There was no snow when we arrived, but the next morning the snow gods dumped about 4-5 inches in town and about a foot in the mountains so skiing was excellent!  No complaints! Plus, since the snow wasn't great prior to when we got there, hardly anyone was on the mountain. Very small lift lines make for maximum fun!

So, the picture below is a view of the mountains across from Purgatory/Durango Mountain Resort ski area.  I took this one with my Sony DSC-HX9V since I wasn't up to lugging the Nikon monster with me this time around.  I took liberties with it as well because I think mountain shots sometimes look better in black and white.  I hope you agree. You can mouse over it to see the original.  Click here for a larger version...

Enjoy the shot and thanks for dropping by.

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