Nathan Parker’s dirt-jump-jam.

Lots of work has gone into this backyard dirt-jump setup near Adelaide in South Australia. Nathan did an awesome job getting these things smooth and ready to go for a bunch of people who turned up on a Sunday afternoon. Even with enough lights to ride well into the night. I’m sure to see more from this place in the future with another return line planned and Nathan keen to make things bigger and better. Well done mate, it was a great night with some guys who love what you got going on here.

The Second, Fifth and last images are Nathan on the bike.nathan_parkers_house_adelaide_OCT13_NPjumps_webres nathan_parkers_house_adelaide_OCT13_NPturndown_webres nathan_parkers_house_adelaide_OCT13_table_webres nathan_parkers_house_adelaide_OCT13_seatgrab_webres nathan_parkers_house_adelaide_OCT13_NP_webres nathan_parkers_house_adelaide_OCT13_bradmas_superman_webres nathan_parkers_house_adelaide_OCT13_webres

Adelaide City Dirt Octoberfest 2013

 Octoberfest Jam at Adelaide CIty Dirt was on yesterday. Here are my photos from the day. The first image is from early on in the morning before the crowds came down. Being Australia’s only public jumps park in a city is a very cool thing, and the builders have done an amazing job. citydirt_empty_october_2013Adelaide_citydirt_OCT13_bnw_3table_webresAdelaide_citydirt_OCT13_cornerhip_webres Adelaide_citydirt_OCT13_backflip_over_rider_webres Adelaide_citydirt_OCT13_360look_webres Adelaide_citydirt_OCT13_bradmas_superman_webres Adelaide_citydirt_OCT13_3dip_webres Adelaide_citydirt_OCT13_3click_webres Adelaide_citydirt_OCT13_bnw_tbog_webres Adelaide_citydirt_OCT13_onefoot_onehand_webres Adelaide_citydirt_OCT13_onefoot_webres Adelaide_citydirt_OCT13_hip_train_webres Adelaide_citydirt_OCT13_snm_webres Adelaide_citydirt_OCT13_nohands_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

 

The last two years, part 4/6

Here are more photos of Northwest Australia in part four.

Parked up and taking photos of a storm.toyota_troopy_storm_clouds_rain_weather_webres

A scrub fire ripped though here but left the path alone.fire_burned_bushfire_scrub_pilbara_karratha_webres

Parked up again, looking for storm photos.toyota_troopy_4x4_pilbara_milstream_webres

The early days of Ktown Dirt. Before the jumps.ktown_dirt_bmx_digging_beginning_jarrod_pilbara_webres

On a road trip, the roadside had been burned at some stage.road_toyota_burned_pilbara_bushfire_webres

Making a bet on horses at the 2011 Roebourne Cup.george_roebourne_cup_pilbara_betting_punter_horses_webres

Ktown Dirt, a while ago.ktown_dirt_bmx_jake_whip_trees_pilbara_webres

Travelling in style, in Roebourne.Van_couch_john_travel_roebourne_webres

On the road.driving_george_mirror_rear_van_vehicle_webres

The Roebourne Cup race. Plenty of red dirt.roebourne_cup_2011_horses_racing_crowd

The last two years, part 2/6

The second part of a photo dump from Australia’s Northwest.

Here we go.

Three Friends enjoy a walk at Hearson’s Cove during sunset.hearsonscove_burrup_pilbara_sunset_walking_webres

A Kangaroo, also near Hearson’s. kangaroo_burrup_pilbara_grass_habitat_webres

Turtle.turtle_sealife_dampier_webres

Sunset in the hills behind Karratha.sunset_pilbara_powerlines_haze_webres

Driving in the outback.holden_ford_ute_driving_pilbara_summer_webres

Pilbara golf, where it’s too hot for grass greens. golf_karratha_sand_green_webres

This was the first photo i took in the Northwest, from the plane on the way in.flight_aerial_ocean_indian_webres

The Troopy going over the ‘jumpup’. Burrup Peninsula.troopy_4wd_jumpup_rocks_burrup_pilbara_4x4_webres

Stabilization. troopy_4wd_burrup_pilbara_4x4_webres

Roo hunting at sunset.troopy_hearsonscove_pilbara_sunset_4x4_webres

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

Film love

Well, a time has come for me to get ‘back’ into film. I say ‘back’ like that because i never really was seriously into photography before digital. I always had a small camera of some kind, but it was for fun and nothing of any thought. The last 4 years or so i have had a DSLR and have been learning from others and teaching myself on all kinds of YouTube tutorials and camera forum threads. Endless forums…  Lately i have felt the need to slow down my photography. To know what each shot feels like when i click that shutter. To take my time and take in the world and my surroundings. So, film rangefinders it is. I like the rangefinder because it almost is like an extension of my eye. I can look through the rangefinder and see pretty much what i see without it there. The 0.85 finder and 35mm lens is a great combination. Real life. Now, i have a few film cameras. All of which i like.

Except this one.

It is a Leica M6.

And i love it!

Leica M6 ttl with a 0.85 finder to be exact. Plus a Voigtlander 35mm ƒ/2.5 lens on it.

Don’t get me wrong, i will still love my DSLR and use it for most things, but this little beauty will be with me everywhere and be documenting my life around me more than ever. It is built so well and even though it’s over 10 years old, it’s in mint condition. It feels like something that’ll out last me and keep on going. Many thanks to Bellamy at Japancamerahunter.com for finding this for me. He’s a legend.

Now to just find some bulk film and setup a home developing studio.

Here are a handful of images i took with my 100mm macro and the 5dmkIII to show you some details of this fine camera. The last one is a shot of my bag setup when shooting film only. Ready for anything.

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