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Personal news and Photography

Our family fitness has taken another leap forward this last week with our joining in a virtual race across Australia. For us its more of an amble than a race and we are not in it to win it, but for the fitness.

Jadeen and Erin and Mercedes also received their first mentions for running on the web – though Jadeen was published in the news paper for her running a few weeks back.

garmin310 I bought a Garmin 310XT training computer watch gizmo and Jude and I have been using this to track our heart rate, speed and distance, and cadence for running and cycling. Here’s the list of our activities on Garmin Connect – you can see the maps, distances and all the details by opening up any of the specific activities. You can even use the player feature to overlay the different metrics and see them play out over the whole course. See the SheepStation Creek course I did on Sunday with Mick.

Photography stuff

After reading this article about 7 ways to get your photos seen, I created a book of photos at Blurb. It is coming soon. You can preview and purchase the book here if you are interested – it makes a great coffee table book.

I have published more photos in our Dreamcoat Photography family portraits section on Flickr. We are in the process of developing our new website for this and are now taking bookings for clients.

Swearing an Oath

Finally, I have sworn an oath this week after following the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd’s lead. We have both made this oath and encourage other men to do the same.

I swear:
never to commit violence against women,
never to excuse violence against women, and
never to remain silent about violence against women.
This is my oath.

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Google Wave, Photo tools and Browsers

Google Wave

I’ve been Google waving a lot this last week – talking with customers, staff and other friends. Its a pretty cool system.

If you have had an invite and cant figure the thing out these resources may help. If you are on teh wave find me by adding

Photography How To’s and other tools bookmarked to read this week:


David du Chemin has some cheap eBooks for sale including:

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The week in review

I don’t know why I seem to write massive link posts lately – maybe because i have been very busy with my three major priorities, family, work and photography. However this is a priority as well, so I need to allocate some time to write soon. In the mean time I am going to clear my browser of the tabs that are open there.

2009-11-06 BTUB 123 Here goes – and have a great weekend. Oh – and this photo was my favourite of the week. I took it in low light, no flash using the 70-200 2.8 IS L Lens.

Exposure 1/128, Aperture f2.8, focal length 170mm, ISO 2000

Photography Links

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Dreamcoat Photography - Family Portraits

Jude and I have started a new business – Dreamcoat Photography. The website is not up yet, but we will be building it in the near future.

We are taking family portraits and will be soon open for business.

In the meantime here are some of the photos we have taken so far.

IMG_8576 IMG_8556 IMG_8619 2009-10-09 Redcliffe Pier and Jacaranda Tree 121  IMG_8591 2009-10-09 Redcliffe Pier and Jacaranda Tree 244