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

 

The last two years.

Right. I have 63 photos to show you that haven’t made it onto this webpage yet. They are either forgotten images, they didn’t make the cut at the time or they have been put up elsewhere and never made it here. I will be dumping 10 or so images at a time untill i have the full 63 uploaded. This will give you a good flow of pictures for the week or whatever. I’ll try to give a title or description on each photo so you have an idea about it, or some backstory to ‘paint’ a better picture in your head. They are all from my time in North Western Australia over the Last two years. Mostly the Pilbara and a couple from Exmouth. Enjoy…

 Ktown Dirt jumps after a few days rain. First and only time it rained enough to flood like this.DCIM100GOPRO 

Abandoned town residents buried in Cossack, Seperate Japanese and European sections.DCIM100GOPRO

I did some work offshore removing pipe from a damaged barge with the help of a ships crane.DCIM101GOPRO

The Troopcarrier and another Landcruiser on the Burrup Peninsula.DCIM100GOPRO

From the top of East Intercourse Island where i worked for a while. It is a stock pile area and ship loading facility for Rio Tinto Iron Ore.DCIM100GOPRO

The crew boat used during some offshore work on a barge.DCIM100GOPRO

A colourful punter at the 2011 Roebourne Cup.   roubourne_cup_horserace_punter_dressup

The Troopy on a mission in the hills of the Pilbara.toyota_troopy_4x4_pilbara

A Mr Bean stencil in the trees around Ktown Dirt.MrBean_stencil_tree_sky

Nickol skate park, Brad Mas, 360 barspin.Brad_bmx_nicol_barspin1

Jake and Brad, Ktown Dirt.

Here is another image dump from the Ktown trails. This time Jake came along to ride with Brad and again i saw some talent go down. A couple of firsts at these trails that arvo, a backflip from Brad and Jake got the 360 tailwhip happening.

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Roebourne Regional Prison Footy Team

A couple of months ago i spent a weekend taking photos of a Aussie Rules footy competition in Roebourne for the local paper. It was part of the NAIDOC festival, organised by the Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation. The teams were all local or from close towns. I shot all saturday and Sunday, but it wasn’t until part way through Sunday that i was informed that the guys in yellow with RRP written on their backs are from the prison. I was advised by one of the guards. He approached me and said that i shouldn’t take their photo for privacy reasons. By this time i had a few hundred shots. So stopped with them, and focused on other teams. It wasn’t a problem. I moved on.

I’ve wondered about uploading these images for a while, and can’t see a issue. But for their privacy, which i respect, i have blurred out any of their faces in these shots. What do you think? Did i need too? The paper ended up printing a spread of my images from the weekend but i didn’t submit the ones below as i feel they have a different story to what the paper needed.

They can’t sit in storage without being seen. This is the place for them. So, here you go.

Dollars vs Decisions.

 

 

A problem i’ve thought about every time i come home with a card or two filled with images. What to do with the overflow of images i cannot use right away, or are unusable all together. They fill up hard drives, both internal and external. If not needed now, will they be needed tomorrow (or next year). If totally useless, do i put them to death forever. Instant, brief existence, then death. At the time of writing this i keep everything. Empting all contents of cards onto hard drives, and backing up on a mirror drive. Always two copies of everything. But as the cameras i own get sizable and the megapixels and shutter speeds are growing, i am thinking of other ways to deal with it all. It all comes down to dollars vs decisions. Spend the dollars on backup systems, or make decisions on what to keep and what to cull. I read this artical on the Assignment-Chicago page, and it kind of made sense. I have to change the ways i’ve gone so far. I have to learn to like deleting. It has to be done. I might start tomorrow.

Here is the link: http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/assignment-chicago/2012/10/delete-some-of-those-imagescarefully.html