Dec 28, 2008


Among my swag of Christmas goodies was a sweeeet Nikon D80 digital SLR camera. Oooooh, but it's lovely. Now if only I could work out how to use it properly, I'd be laughing.

Thankfully, it has the almost-failsafe idiot's remedy of an "Auto" function, and I used that today on the Gold Coast during a spot of lunch with the Clumsy progenitors, plus my aunt, uncle and two rapscallion young cousins. These are my favourite shots:

This is very meta, as Tiffany and Amber were mucking about with a camera plugged into the TV set on "live view" mode. Tiffany - closing in on 13 and about to start high school - is doing her best mugging. She's actually a stunning young lady, a fact not lost on her Dad, who's quite confident he'll be able to keep her house-bound until she's 35.


This is Amber - just turned 10 and all scrawny energy. She just doesn't eat.

I wish I could be like that.

Yes indeed - 2009 will probably be the year I bug the hell out of blog readers with my attempts at proper photography.


  1. I got a great camera for my 21st, and have been spamming Facebook with albums ever since!

  2. I look forward to your 11-part series "Things I found in my neighbour's garbage bin".

  3. I have seen your current obsession with Facebook photo spam, Pete(r).

    You shall soon tire of this.

    Then again, you are the dude who methodically tagged 75 people in a batch of photos I put up, so what the hell do I know?

    As for your idea DiscoStu - I'll split my share of the Turner Prize with you when "Wasted" hits the international galleries.

  4. Girl Clumsy

    Looking forward to all the pictures up here in future...the shots here look fantastic!!

  5. Please do share your pictures. You'll inspire me to work towards the goal of getting that sexy camera myself (no-one to buy it for me for Christmas, bummin') and getting serious about my photography too.