Bikes in Queenstown

As part of my recent Farm Jam trip in the South Island of New Zealand i spent a couple of days in Queenstown and took these photos of guys on bikes.

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Iceburgs in Antarctica.

Monsters of the Deep.

During my time down at Casey Station in Antarctica this season, i got to go out on a ‘burg cruise’ in the IRB’s. A trip on the boats to drive around some of the giants in the southern ocean. These iceburgs are huge from a distance and massive up close. They are big on top of the water and monsters under the surface. Some are grounded and dont move for years. Others float back and forth daily. Overall it was such a amazing experience i will never forget.

Here are some photos i got from my GoPro camera half underwater trying to show the size of them. The last is from the Canon showing what it looks like on top. Remember 10% on top 90% underneath.

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Four images from Antarctica.

I have taken many photos since being here at Casey Station this summer season, but not uploaded that often. Hoping to change that now i have a collection building up.

Here are a couple of selfies and a couple of a hike around the snow and ice.

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Chief Street Halloween Jam 2014

Adelaide had a reason to be afraid yet again this Halloween. This years pre City Dirt Jam was my first time going, and it was pretty much all the hype i’d heard and more. Much more. There was a few crazy things done on the bikes and everyone got a good ride in before the rain came after dark. That didn’t stop the party as everyone there had come in a Halloween spirit.

I’ll let the photographs do the talking…

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Antarctica with a Leica M6

I have a few black and white photos taken at Casey Station, Antarctica last summer. All taken down near the wharf. All with my Leica M6, Voigtlander 35mm lens and Kodak Tri-X film. Straight off the scanner.

 

rgatfield_antarctica_leicaM6_summer1314_webres3 When you’re near the water taking photos or doing anything really, the penguins come from all over to visit you, see what your up too, hang for a while, then leave. This one came from the ocean and left, seen here on his way back for a swim.rgatfield_antarctica_leicaM6_summer1314_webres4  Some sea ice accumulated near the rocks. rgatfield_antarctica_leicaM6_summer1314_webres2 The ice/snow on the foreshore is undercut by the water movement. rgatfield_antarctica_leicaM6_summer1314_webresA small iceburg floating around the bay.

Larundel Psychiatric Hospital

I found another abandoned mental hospital to photograph. Australia sure does have a few still around. I’m not sure how much longer this one will be here, as it looks like the developers are coming in to demolish soon. I heard it has been here for 15+ years in the abandoned state it is in today. It is huge. Many buildings. Lots of rooms. A massive area all up. I was in a rush with the fading sunlight, so i’ll have to get back there soon.

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St Kilda Session with Brad Mas.

Brad Mas had his bike, i had my camera. This is the result of a little photo session down at St Kilda Skatepark on a sunny afternoon. BMX bikes and Melbourne mix well.bradm_stkilda_mar14_faceshot_webres bradm_stkilda_mar14_blackandwhite_qtrturndown2_webres bradm_stkilda_mar14_qtrturndown_webres bradm_stkilda_mar14_qtrtable_webres bradm_stkilda_mar14_qtrflair_webres bradm_stkilda_mar14_270bar_webres

The last two years, part 6/6

The final photo dump from Australia’s Northwest.

It’s been a journey, with a start, and soon an end. With loads of variety, we’ve enjoyed our time there. Here’s to a new start and a great life, continued onwards and upwards. Cheers.

 

A shot from Exmouth.ningaloo_reef_ocean_underwater_gopro_exmouth_wa_aus

Rio Tinto’s Parker Pointriotinto_ironore_dampier_mining_wa_aus

Exmouth, on the beach.ningaloo_reef_ocean_exmouth_wa_aus

Old Cossack’s cemetery.cossack_cemetery_mining_wa_aus

Ancient Aboriginal rock art, Burrup Peninsula.rock_drawings_aboriginal_wa_aus

One of the many different kinds of lizards in the area.lizard_reptile_wa_aus

An Olive Python, retreating. snake_python_grass_wa_aus

Red Dog Gorge, 4×4 trip.gorge_waterhole_4x4_wa_aus

Karratha Gas Plant.gasplant_mining_wa_aus

Emu and babys, Exmouth.emu_exmouth_wa_aus

The last two years, part 5/6

This is the second to last part of a series of images from Northwest Australia.

A gravestone from the old boys in the mining world, Whim Creek.grave_stone_damaged_whimcreek_pilbara_wa_mining_copper

The girl and i, on top of Yardie Gorge. us_me_her_holiday_exmouth_wa_yardie_gorge_river

An abandoned house out the back of Roebourne.abandoned_house_ruined_wasted_squatters_roebourne_pilbara_wa

 

Harding dam.harding_dam_water_corp_wa_pilbara

A friendly reminder.sign_killer_roo_kangaroo_sky_ad_pilbara_wa

A dead King Brown.king_brown_snake_wa_pilbara_whimcreek

Inside a dust storm, Karratha.duststorm_lia_karratha_weather_reddirt

A few quick snaps on top of a hill.lookout_pilbara_reddirt_troopy_camera_photography

Outside Karratha Airport.signs_karratha_airport_warning_getout_security

Bulgara public BMX jumps.karratha_public_dirt_jumps_bmx_jarrod