Me at the Pig & Whistle

I didn't take this photo. Johnno took it with my camera (and his lens) while we were at the Pig & Whistle on Eagle St for dinner.

I like it :)

Taken during Day #1 of the Xenedis Visit Brisbanites Flickr Meetup weekend.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 27th March 2007, This photo: 10:04pm

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  • Maki_C30D said:
    I like it too:)
    Nice to see you again!
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    Me three :-)
  • Xenedis said:
    I might be a little conceited to fave my own photo, but hey, I like it. :-)

    Shame about that guy in the background, but there wasn't much I could do short of asking him to move!

    So, when are you buying a 35/1.4L? It's a nice lens, eh?
  • David de Groot said:
    It's a damn fine photo, I'd fave it myself except I posted it ;-)

    I thought about photoshopping the guy out, but couldn't bring myself to editing such a good photo.

    I guess the 35/1.4L will have to wait until I can find a buyer for Kara... don't know anyone in the market for a moody 12yo do you ? ;-)
  • .steve.t said:
    haha! Yeah, nice one.

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    Well I've got a moody 11yo - perhaps we can bundle them as a set ;-)
  • timbobee said:
    Yeah, nice photo. It makes you look as if you have a beard!
  • David de Groot said:
    Hmmm, Might work David, either that or it'll scare off any potential buyers ;-)

    You're right Tim, I was being attacked by a face ferret (odd sensation, you should try it sometime) ;-)
  • leadegroot said:
    A 35/1.4L? Not this year, I don't think :(
  • traceyisanozzy said:
    Very nice portrait David! You could use this for a passport photo! Be a nice change to the grim criminal type usuals that are used! LOL :-D
  • beachut (John) said:
    Nice place for a pint or two
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Tracey. I don't think they let you use photos for passports where you're smiling in them. Thus my passport photo makes me look like a drug dealer.

    Indeed it is John, if a tad expensive.
  • traceyisanozzy said:
    David when I had my passport photo done, they told me not to be so serious, so I smiled with glee and now I have a passport with me looking very excited in it! :-D
  • Charm White said:
    ok. i have to ask. did you ever live in Amberley. your name is familiar to me... and even the face in a way... although it was almost 20 years ago that i'm thinking we may have been neighbours.

    nice shot btw. i'm about to start trialing new lenses... i was thinking of that (or more realistically the 28/1.4) lens as my next purchase. i love my 50/1.8 but really want something wider.
  • David de Groot said:
    Hey I did actually. You came to Amberley in what year 5 or 6 ? (stretching the old memory now). I used to live on Beaufort St. That's a looooong time ago. I went back there a few years ago, to have a look around and all the houses are gone, quite amazing really. The school is still there though.

    As for lenses, I borrowed this one over the weekend, it's an absolutely awesome lens, and really solid performer, just way above my current budget.
  • borealnz said:
    Hi David!!
    Seen in my contacts photos
  • Charm White said:
    i started year 4 in amberley, went to churchill for year 5 then moved to melbourne... from there i've been all over the place.

    my brother called me up last year in a funk because he'd been google earthing and noticed a bunch of our childhood homes (4 of them from memory) had been bulldozed! yay defence housing!

    i just went into michaels and tried out a new lens... its an ex demo 17-28mm i think... i cant remember. i'll check the exif when i upload them. whenever that might be... this moving games gotta stop! i need more reliable internet access!!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah, I was close ;-)

    We were lucky in that we didn't move around a great deal, in fact I almost made it right through primary at the one school (moved to Richmond, NSW in the second term of year 7), came back to Brissie in 1990, went to Adelaide for 4 years from 2000 then back to Qld again.

    Oh yeah, you can clearly see the empty blocks at Amberley in Google Earth. Our place in Richmond is still there though, dropped by to have a peek in person a while back.

    Moving sucks, that's for sure. I'm planning on staying put for quite some time now.
  • David de Groot said:
    Oh Hi Jill! Didn't see you there.
  • Xenedis said:
    Did you end up processing the shot, Dave? I like the light, the rich red colour, and the mug in the shot.
  • photo by Alison said:
    HI David! I like this shot too... esp the arch of light - the red is lovely... :)
  • Margot- said:
    Hey, I love your new icon buddy! (o^^o) It's really nice.
  • David de Groot said:
    Only the bare minimal amount Johnno, just a touch of white balance adjustment (pretty much mandatory for raw shots).

    Direct your praise to Johnno (Xenedis), Alison and Margot, I only posed, he took the shot :) But don't expect me to take up modeling, I much prefer to be behind the lens.
  • Margot- said:
    Applaud, applaud...well done, Johnno! ( ^.^)// (me clapping)
  • Xenedis said:

    I was really photographing the rich red wall, and Dave kinda got in the way. :-)