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Mad Aussie
03-05-2009, 07:38 PM
Well if GregL can do it then so can I ;)

We went for an early morning cruise on the road bikes today so I dragged my P&S along as I often do. Only THIS time I actually pulled the thing out and used it.

The following few posts will show a few of the sights we saw on our little cruise.

As we left right on Sunrise a bunch of Corella's cheered us away ...
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/DSC00294.jpg

This a DSLR shot I took of these birds at Christmas ...
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/IMG_0830.jpg

Mad Aussie
03-05-2009, 07:39 PM
Heavy skies as we reached the beaches at Redcliffe
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/DSC00299.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/DSC00304.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/DSC00307.jpg

Mad Aussie
03-05-2009, 07:41 PM
The reason for this threads title ;)

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/DSC00303.jpg

Here's a shot I took while riding of my wife and a mate. Tough as you ride to compose.
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/DSC00309.jpg

Mad Aussie
03-05-2009, 07:43 PM
A Great Egret. This bird is always on this bridge somewhere getting fed by fishermen's scraps. I must come back with the DSLR!
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/DSC00317.jpg

Another shot while riding ... not a birds eye view ;)
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/DSC00324.jpg

And finally we are back, packed and ready to rack ... off
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/DSC00326.jpg

kiley9806
03-05-2009, 08:11 PM
awesome - looks WAAAY warmer than my neighborhood shots!
love that shot of the clouds & light through the window, i think its #4. and the one after it, the curvy beach... and seriously, those have got to be the coolest bike racks i have ever seen!

Mad Aussie
03-05-2009, 08:14 PM
Glad you enjoyed coming along for a quick spin with me Kiley ;)

Barefoot
03-05-2009, 08:53 PM
I like the next to last one shot over the bars. Those converging lines are cool. Doesn’t that van have a steering wheel? ;)

Mad Aussie
03-05-2009, 08:59 PM
Doesn’t that van have a steering wheel? ;)
No I have a new model ... I 'think' and it 'does'. Makes life interesting when there's bikini girls walking around I can tell you http://www.mtbdirt.com.au/home/smf/Smileys/classic/getdown.gif

Barefoot
03-05-2009, 09:22 PM
No I have a new model ... I 'think' and it 'does'. Makes life interesting when there's bikini girls walking around I can tell you http://www.mtbdirt.com.au/home/smf/Smileys/classic/getdown.gif

You gave me a lot to work with there, but I'll leave it alone.

Mad Aussie
03-05-2009, 09:25 PM
You gave me a lot to work with there, but I'll leave it alone.
Oh c'mon ... give it a go! It would be great to see you gain an interest women Barefoot ;)

Barefoot
03-05-2009, 09:37 PM
Oh c'mon ... give it a go! It would be great to see you gain an interest women Barefoot ;)

I most likely would have first touched on the “I think and it does” wondering how you manage to get it out of the driveway. :D

Mad Aussie
03-05-2009, 09:39 PM
I most likely would have first touched on the “I think and it does” wondering how you manage to get it out of the driveway. :D
Think it's good I do actually have a steering wheel!! ;)

I think Canadians drive right hand drive vehicles like us and the English don't they? If I remember rightly Canada was left hand drive but changed the side of the road they drove on around 1967. Chevy used to make their cars inter-changeable for that reason.

BlueX
03-05-2009, 10:46 PM
Those are the coolest and most elaborite bike racks I've seen! Nothing like what we have in the states.

I really like the shot of the framed shaft of light too. Good eye.

Mad Aussie
03-05-2009, 10:48 PM
Those are the coolest and most elaborite bike racks I've seen! Nothing like what we have in the states.

I really like the shot of the framed shaft of light too. Good eye.
Cheers BlueX

kiley9806
03-06-2009, 12:46 AM
us canadian drivers sit on the lefthand side of the car & keep to the righthand side of the road. i think that sounds right... or maybe left...

Mad Aussie
03-06-2009, 12:59 AM
us canadian drivers sit on the lefthand side of the car & keep to the righthand side of the road. i think that sounds right... or maybe left...
Ok ...so same as the Americans? Perhaps I got it back to front? Maybe you drove on the left side of the road (centre line passes your right shoulder) inthe 60's and then changed to match the Americans? Maybe it's just crap I've believed for most of my life and isn't accurate at all?? :confused:

jjeling
03-06-2009, 02:04 AM
Ok ...so same as the Americans? Perhaps I got it back to front? Maybe you drove on the left side of the road (centre line passes your right shoulder) inthe 60's and then changed to match the Americans? Maybe it's just crap I've believed for most of my life and isn't accurate at all?? :confused:

You believe in crap huh? Is there anything else you would like to share with us?:confused:

Mad Aussie
03-06-2009, 02:48 AM
You believe in crap huh? Is there anything else you would like to share with us?:confused:
I'm easily led :(

Greg_Nuspel
03-06-2009, 06:17 AM
I like the next to last one shot over the bars. Those converging lines are cool. Doesn’t that van have a steering wheel? ;)

He must have put the negative in upside down, it's on the wrong side silly bludger :D

Iguanasan
03-06-2009, 07:24 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left_hand_drive

Apparently, Canada was a mixed bag until the 1920s and Newfoundland (Canadian province) never switched over until 1947. The switch was made to better align with the US since they drove on the right-hand side. There is no really good reason though as to why particular countries picked one side or the other.

Mad Aussie
03-06-2009, 01:36 PM
Thanks IG. I remember dashboard like the 57 Chev having a symmetrical design so that a steering conversion was easy to make and I thought I'd read or had been told it was due to the Canadian market. Perhaps it was for other markets.