Saturday, November 15, 2008

Thompson the bat.

It was Jen's Birthday drinks tonight at her and Clwedd's new digs. Great to catch up and we had a special guest join us for a few.

Meet Thompson the baby fruit bat. He was orphaned and is now looked after by one of Jen's colleagues.

I've had my rabies injection so I was lucky enough to be allowed to hold him.

He was a pretty chilled out little dude.

Until he got upside down, then he was all about drinking and screeching!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

White Industries.

A package arrived in the mail today. Part of a secret weapon in development. Stay tuned.

Goth Photo Shoot.

Last week Zak Sherwood (involved in this trip) came to town from Darwin and lined up a photo shoot for the Wednesday night. The venue was at the West End Cemetery, the most historic in town, and the client was a young lady who like to dress as a goth.

We were lucky to get good weather as it was threatening rain, but the cloud cover provided some even light and a bit of colour.

I was along to learn from an experienced photographer and to lend a hand both physically (holding reflectors/directing strobes etc.) and creatively.

It was a real eye opener for me. Mostly to do with what it is like to deal with a model, but also in the fact that I have only just picked up some strobes and now can't wait to get popping!!!!

Do yourself a favour and check out Zak's website.

Monday, November 10, 2008


Headed out for a walk with Elroy to photograph some of the classic old Queenslanders in my suburb, just before the storm.

And a tree.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Townsville Cup On Wheels.

As well as the criterium this weekend, the Townsville Cup On Wheels took place. Again it felt great to be able to watch instead of race, but at the end of the day it really made wish I was on the banked track. Here's some pics, in no specific order.

Paul Craft was up from down south to commentate again, a brilliant and entertaining job as usual. On Friday night we were lucky enough to have the pros turn up prior to their crit the next day. I was astonished at how small they all were, Robbie was even shorter than me!!!

And Sara Carrigan raced.

Track carnivals seem to be a never ending cycle of warm-ups, racing and resting.

Simon turned up looking worse for wear. A fractured C4 vertebrae, 14 stitches and numerous cuts and abrasions. The result of a cowardly hit and run on the Tuesday bunch ride. Gotta love bogans in the ville.

The only full contact form of cycling.

Some classic faces.

It was a great weekend of racing.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Nick Gates Foundation Criterium.

The Nick Gates Foundation ran a criterium up here in the 'ville to raise money for up and coming cyclists. All the stars were there but unfortunately Cadel Evans was held up on a flight so he missed the start. Imagine that, airlines fucking it up for cyclists!!

The weather was nice and sunny, but bloody humid and hot. The pros must have really been suffering as Channel 10 forced the organisers to push the race back till 12 noon. Not really a cyclists time of day.

Lee, my team mate from BNG Sports.

Nick Gates broke away to take the victory in the last few laps.

Henk Vogels and Robbie McEwan showing fine sprinting form as usual.

Although Henk looked pretty hot and bothered by the end.