February 4, 2010 : 12:12 AM
Point and Shoot Camera
My wife's small point and shoot camera is always around and I'm more inclined to take photos of random things with it than my big DSLR. I also carry my Nikon around with me less. Tonight I raised the memory stick of her camera and found some really old shots I took and forgot about and I present them here for all the laughs.
What Not to Name Your Bluetooth Virus
Why You Should Put Sunscreen on Your Ankles
Fatty Hands or What my hands look like after walking non stop for 14kms or It hurts to make a Fist
I also realised after doing a backup I have travel photos from 2006 that I havent processed and have fallen behind on 2009 photos too.
Free Internet & Rice!
Masturbate to the Moon
Serious About Junk Mail
At Soap I always encourage the guys to take photos at every event but the main complaints are
So we recently bought the Olympus Tough camera to try and solve that problem. I'm looking fwd to taking that out on a Jetski and getting some videos. I know it's selfish or weird but a work event without photos to document it is a wasted event. Capturing the culture is really important and sharing the culture not only a great talking point at work but a great recruitment tool also. Taht's why we have so many photos on our agency Flickr.
Posted at February 4, 2010 : 12:12 AM
July 21, 2009 : 11:52 PM
Top 5 Flickr Photos (by views)
From the 8,942 photos I have uploaded to Flickr these are the top 5.
The Ciggies photo is because there is lots of search traffic and my photo is #1. It's also been stolen on lots of sites selling them illegally.
Interesting is it's #6 and #7 that jumped out of no where
The blood photo got lots of interest which was surprising.
My most interesting set is generated automatically based on views + comments + favs
This has a better selection of my photos than ones based purely on views. The Earthwallpapers site I made and hosted the images on my Flickr account heavily skewed my views towards them.
Posted at July 21, 2009 : 11:52 PM
December 14, 2007 : 11:41 PM
Flickr have launched a stats section for their Pro accounts. As a stat junkie it's just another way to waste time looking at stats.
Here's a snapshot of my Flickr stream.
Earthwallpapers + Mr Potatomash photos help boost my stream views considerably. As do my Mardi Gras boob photos.
You can drill down to stats on individual photos. Which is handy if a photo suddenly shoots up and you have no idea where that traffic is coming from. It's a big value ad to the site.
The only problem is the daily stats, referrals only go back to 26th November. For me my Flicrk account went through it's popularity a year ago.
Posted at December 14, 2007 : 11:41 PM
April 27, 2007 : 4:36 PM
New York: City of Missed Photo Ops
Sadly even though I spent a week in NY I didnt get that many photos. I had a few hours at the end of the day but didn't take them to just wander the street and shoot. I got a few good photos which I'll post up soon but nothing to get excited about. Nothing I had to race back to the hotel to process.
Then I see an amazing photoblog like Bluejake (sample photo below) and I feel I missed out.
Then I feel even worse when I see this building on Spring street is now open to the public and it's right in Manhatten.
Posted at April 27, 2007 : 4:36 PM
November 2, 2006 : 8:41 PM
Remi's New Chair
We got this new chair for Remi (brad's daughter) from a retro furniture store in Newtown.
Posted at November 2, 2006 : 8:41 PM
October 31, 2006 : 7:36 PM
The banana had no idea how to play musical chairs.
Posted at October 31, 2006 : 7:36 PM
September 24, 2006 : 7:14 PM
Long John Montage
I've always wanted to try one of these montage photos. This turned out pretty good. I need a wider angle lens or an area that doesnt constrict the movement so much.
Posted at September 24, 2006 : 7:14 PM
May 29, 2006 : 9:16 PM
While it sounds like a bad Robocop villain it's actually an amazing Portable Storage Device (PSD) that every traveling photographer should own.
Before I took my holiday in Europe I knew I had to have a way to store all my photos. I didn't want to carry around a laptop and I knew the iPod transfer was out of the question due to speed and no RAW support. So I started to research PSD's and found this quite ugly looking PD70x. I researched about 20 other models and brands but they were either way too expensive (like the Epson one) or just too slow.
I opted for an 80GB 5400 speed HD (the 5400 speed wont affect the transfer speed to much but should give extra battery life) in my PD70x and it cost me just under $400 AUD. A bargain considering its worth.
So what is a PD70x. It's basically a 2.5" HD with a card reader built in. It runs off batteries (or mains power) and lets you copy your photos from your memory card (takes about 8 types) and then you're good to go for another round of photos.
I was able to take 5800 RAW shots with just two 1GB Compact Flash cards. ALl up between me and Ervi we did 50GB of photos no worries. Transfer speeds were the best part. It could rip down 1GB (well 977MB) in just under 2 min.
The size is about the size of an Atari Lynx (or2 IPOD 40GB's). So it's not pocket sized but fits in your bag easily.
There are models out there with display screens; MP3 players but I just wanted a photo storage device. The PD70x offered the fastest transfer speed and the option for battery power. So if I'm in the jungle with no power I can still run the MOFO on 4xAA's. I did about 20-25GB on one set of batteries (they were the expensive lithium) and that was more than I expected.
I could not have traveled with out this little device and I made a few mistakes like copying the same files twice (on more than one occasion) but that was my fault for not formatting the cards after transferring.
I recommend anyone who travels with their digital camera to get a device like this. The PD70x looks shit but was the fasted I could find when comparing transfer speeds online and that‚Äôs the main thing that mattered. The iPod transfer solution I tried when in Indo last took me over 45 minutes for 1GB and drained my battery to 0, even after a full charge!
Posted at May 29, 2006 : 9:16 PM
May 22, 2006 : 8:18 PM
Even without a spine these tourists can still enjoy Sydney.
I received a Lens baby 2.0 which I was about to buy so I'm "like totally stoked man".
Posted at May 22, 2006 : 8:18 PM
May 17, 2006 : 11:19 PM
Flickr has done a major update overnight on the UI of the site and moved from being Flickr Beta to Flickr Gamma. Check the Flickr blog for more info
I'm loving the tweaed layout as it address's many of the faults I had with the site. It's now so much easier to get around and explore.
I hope it doesn't start to cost more, but in saying that I'd gladly pay 10x what I pay now for the service.
Posted at May 17, 2006 : 11:19 PM
March 26, 2006 : 1:44 PM
Mattress De Milo
Street Mattress is now has over 12,000 photos!
This photo is a classic examples of what Street mattress is all about. I love this shot from Smart Set.
You can check my Street Mattress submissions here, I should be third for Australia in a week or so!
Posted at March 26, 2006 : 1:44 PM
March 24, 2006 : 8:06 PM
I can;t get enough of APple's Photobooth app.
Posted at March 24, 2006 : 8:06 PM
March 21, 2006 : 8:33 PM
50 Cent Game Packaging
If you pre-order the game the case gets this wicked Bulletproof jacket!!! Great idea, it have velcro so you can take it on and off.
Posted at March 21, 2006 : 8:33 PM
March 17, 2006 : 8:15 PM
Ash in Apple's Photobooth
Apple's Photobooth is so much fun. I suggest everyone have a go it's hard not to stop. Check out experiments here and we'll hopefully get all our staff on Monday to have a go.
Why not join my Flickr group Photobooth Mutants, you know you want to.
Posted at March 17, 2006 : 8:15 PM
February 11, 2006 : 6:50 PM
This shot of a dropped icecream is one of my favs for this year. Hopefully summer will provide me with a few more to photograph. You can get this photo as a desktop wallpaper here, in all the major sizes. These turned out great I think.
Posted at February 11, 2006 : 6:50 PM
October 24, 2005 : 7:57 PM
Hoff at the ARIA's 2005
Part of the deal for doing the ARIA awards website was to also have our logo on the media wall. I didn't think i would be this excited to see our logo next to the Hoff or Missy Higgins.
I doubt it will lead to any work for the company as it's better served for branding of a consumer brand but hey it looks cool.
More photos from the night and behind the scenes tomorrow.
Posted at October 24, 2005 : 7:57 PM
October 16, 2005 : 4:48 PM
I think it's amazing that another site can be spawned from Flickr and I bet there are others out there but if I start searching I'll probably come across some sick shit which will turn me off eating so I'll stick with babes.
Posted at October 16, 2005 : 4:48 PM
September 12, 2005 : 8:57 PM
It's My Beatnik Burger using no less than four different condiments.
Posted at September 12, 2005 : 8:57 PM
September 3, 2005 : 8:32 PM
Back to Flickr
After losing all my photo data on my Happy Snaps blog I've decided to put everything through Flickr. This was it's easier to organise and sort the photos aswell as post them up. View my photostream here
The only problem I'm having now is setting up the blog part of Flickr cause it doesnt like my lack of a CGI-Bin. Hopefully that wil get sorted.
Posted at September 3, 2005 : 8:32 PM
September 1, 2005 : 10:20 PM
I have no idea why this site has been created (wheres the brand trying to sell me something) but it's actually quite good.
Here is a link to my photos. They didn't like half of them but I guess it's the editors choice. If I didn't hear about the site on the radio while in a cab I would not have known about it.
Here's a photo they didn't like which is one of my favs
Posted at September 1, 2005 : 10:20 PM
October 2, 2004 : 8:13 PM
Have your Party Here
Posted at October 2, 2004 : 8:13 PM
There's something about this that disturbs me.
Posted at October 2, 2004 : 8:10 PM
September 26, 2004 : 9:31 PM
Who the fruit would want to win a hand beater?!?! What better way to impress the girl you are trying to root than to win her a Belle Hand Beater. Maybe it's a subliminal message that you no longer want to hand "beat it" and have passed the reins over to her.
I wonder what other prizes have already been won on the rods that are empty? Executive nose trimmer, dolphin shaped back massager, zipper repair kit.
Posted at September 26, 2004 : 9:31 PM
The thing that puzzled me about this sculpture and the reason i took the photo of it was how out of place it was in the shop on the Gold Coast. Here's a guy who makes dolphins, sea creatures, and other tourist friendly pieces of work and then right out the front he pops a stone carving of the "got your nose" hand gesture.
Is this a long lost Greek Myth, where Hercules smites his enemies by taking their nose?
In Indonesia this is actually as rude as raising your middle finger (which is not offensive in SE Asia) I think means to have sex?
Any way you look at it it seems weird and would be better placed in the back shelve at a sex shop in Canberra.
Posted at September 26, 2004 : 9:20 PM
I took this photo at the Sushi Boat restaurant in Newtown earlier this year. I snapped this one photo before they told me to stop.
I was confused as to what made the boats go around? A current? Magnets? I tried to stop the boats but they had some force behind them.
The place had one original thing going for it, a boat not a train serves the food, and then it gets bought out by the Sushi Train people.
Do they have Sushi trains in the USA and UK? Or is it just an Australian thing?
Posted at September 26, 2004 : 8:34 PM
Something About Mary
This lady reminds me of Mary's mum from There's Something About Mary. Check out the turd of the sculpture too.
Posted at September 26, 2004 : 8:24 PM
September 7, 2004 : 12:05 AM
I spent nearly all day on Sunday taking photos of this huge mural around Sydney's World Square
Forgive my lack of effort in trying to match the exposure on the photos.
Thanks to Ervi for being patient and waiting by my side so i didn't look like a loner freak taking the photos.
Posted at September 7, 2004 : 12:05 AM
September 6, 2004 : 11:58 PM
I noticed this guy while eating lunch in the city on the weekend.
And this guy while walking home that night. He must have passed out in the Subway Sandwich Shop.
Posted at September 6, 2004 : 11:58 PM
May 28, 2004 : 5:12 PM
3D development Team
This is Soap's new 3D development Team hard at work. That's me at the helm.
Posted at May 28, 2004 : 5:12 PM
May 8, 2004 : 7:07 PM
I'm not sure if this is an Ngage ad or an Oxford St take off. Sometimes companies do gay friendly versions of their ads. No logos though?
However you'd think the gay community would know before everyone else that the Ngage is a piece of shit?
Posted at May 8, 2004 : 7:07 PM
Justice Fighter in the Dark! I wasn't able to take photos of Spaderman and The Ultimate Ninja Rangers as the lady at the stall got angry at me.
How much for this fake toy?..... $25.
Posted at May 8, 2004 : 5:51 PM
February 9, 2004 : 10:25 PM
Some great photos of Indo here at this Indo travel blog. Makes me want to go back as it's been 3 years since my trip. You can tell the photographer is a bulé (white) as they are fascinated by what most Indonesians would find normal. Most of the time you can't go 3 minutes without seeing something crazy in Indo.
I think this photo says alot
Posted at February 9, 2004 : 10:25 PM
February 4, 2004 : 8:09 PM
Happy Snaps Daily
Introducing Happy Snaps Daily
Now I can post complete BS here and post photos regularly on Happy Snaps Daily. Then ones in a while archive them to just plain old Happy Snaps.
So if you enjoy my photos then piss off to Happy Snaps Daily. If you like my incoherent, mispelt ramblings then you have ome to the right place.
Posted at February 4, 2004 : 8:09 PM
February 3, 2004 : 8:18 AM
Ervi on Swing
It's like a CD cover for some feelgood complication CD they sell at your local petrol station.
Posted at February 3, 2004 : 8:18 AM
January 31, 2004 : 3:36 PM
Council Pickup Comfort
While this chair looks like it's from the early 80's it is in amazing condition. Only used by an old lady on weekends. The brown fabric helps hide that spot of dysentery. Found in my new street in Ashfield.
Posted at January 31, 2004 : 3:36 PM
January 28, 2004 : 5:53 PM
This was an abandoned TV I saw on the way home. They must have upgraded their TV for the first time in 15 years. When did fake wood grain go out of fashion? I'd like to get a suit made from it.
Posted at January 28, 2004 : 5:53 PM
January 27, 2004 : 3:37 PM
Valiant on Fire
This car is just down the road from my work on Commonwealth St, Surry Hills. I missed taking photos of it being painted green, then red then black. But I was able to get these
Posted at January 27, 2004 : 3:37 PM
January 18, 2004 : 2:27 PM
Abandoned Shoes 2
Now I'm starting to think there is a Lepracon loose in Ashfield. These are found today, just up from the previous photos.
Posted at January 18, 2004 : 2:27 PM
January 17, 2004 : 2:39 PM
And while im in a photo posting mood here's a photo Ervi took of the cup/mug she was served hot chocolate in at Manly.
If you get served a drink like this in a hospital then you have to worry.
Posted at January 17, 2004 : 2:39 PM
If i were homeless I don't think I'd ever have to worry about footwear as there is always an abundant supply around Sydney. These shoes from the past week.
Posted at January 17, 2004 : 2:34 PM
My Hairy Toe
I just noticed that my middle toe has sprouted 3 little hairs in the second section of the toe. My toes have hit puberty.
Posted at January 17, 2004 : 2:22 PM
January 16, 2004 : 12:09 PM
My first viral photo
I got sent this photo in an email titled "Human Stupidity". It was named in German and they added the red circle.
I actually took this photo back in 2001. I was lucky enough to get the camera out and take the snap before the lady drove off. This was taken in QLD just as we were driving to play tennis. Just near Sea World.
It still cracks me up.
Update: Ben sent me the link to the Biker forum
Posted at January 16, 2004 : 12:09 PM
January 15, 2004 : 4:59 PM
Black Shirt Day
It was on this day that everyone at Soap, except me, wore a black shirt. The odd's of this happening are like 1 in 120,000,000+ I suspect :P
I wore red :(
Posted at January 15, 2004 : 4:59 PM
August 15, 2003 : 9:44 PM
The only section that seems to work anymore :)
Happy Snaps has been updated abd made all streamlined. You can easily copy and paste URL now for each photo. yay
Posted at August 15, 2003 : 9:44 PM
April 20, 2003 : 5:30 PM
Happy Snaps April 03
I still have to go through my 600 odd Melbourne photos but here are some photos from recent weeks April 2003
Again you need the flash 6 player. Why? Cause I im too lazy to make HTML pages for each photo
Posted at April 20, 2003 : 5:30 PM
March 24, 2003 : 8:29 AM
Walk from Benalla to Pitt
i took 500+ photos from my house to pitt st mall
i made a movie from it
it's 5MB but it seems to stream ok on a ASDL
yes people did stare
Posted at March 24, 2003 : 8:29 AM
February 17, 2003 : 5:04 PM
101 Happy Snaps
I have done 101 New Happy Snaps for 2003. It's been too long since and update and i have a whole stockpile of photos.
I have done this version in flash to save myself the hassle of HTML and JS nightmares. Only drawback is you need flash 6. Enhancements is that it fades between photos. WOW, thats worth a plug-in download alone.
Want to get a nice quality print of any of the photos (right for framing) & donate some money to charity? The email me about getting some made up. As I am still collectiong for the Oxfam Challenge
Posted at February 17, 2003 : 5:04 PM
January 8, 2003 : 11:29 PM
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December 18, 2002 : 1:58 AM
Bride of Sebago
Posted at December 18, 2002 : 1:58 AM
December 15, 2002 : 2:16 PM
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Posted at December 15, 2002 : 1:13 AM