I realised I had a bunch of photos on my flickr that I never ended up sharing here. These photos are from earlier on in the year. A rainy day spent antiquing (although I didn’t buy anything so I guess it just counts as window shopping) and hanging out in a part of town that I don’t usually hang out in. I love me some Where The Wild Things Are so I definitely had to snap a pic of the Max street art. It’s on the wall of a cafe, apparently. But it was closed when I was there and I didn’t catch the name of it. The purple thing is actually an exhaust for a major tunnel. They are quite polarising and opinion-dividing. Some people like them while others think they are ugly. I like the purple one but don’t like the matching red one. I guess that puts me in neutral territory.
Last night I saw Mystery Jets at The Hi-Fi in Brisbane. I’d been looking forward to this gig for a long time and it’s safe to say that the boys from Eel Pie Island met (and exceeded) my every expectation. The only thing I found disappointing was the lack of a crowd. The Hi-Fi was half full at best and, in my opinion, these boys deserved a much bigger audience. The smaller audience did have its upsides though – unobstructed views and plenty of dancing room! I’m quite horrible at giving ‘reviews’ because most times I just like something or I don’t, and can’t be bothered explaining why. If I were to try and choose highlights for the night, off the top of my head, I’d say that they would include Two Doors Down, After Dark and Behind The Bunhouse. Although, as more songs come to mind, this list would most certainly grow until it featured every song on the setlist. I took my Canon Sureshot along for the ride and had my fingers crossed that it would take some decent photos in such low light settings. I think it did the job quite well, considering. You can see more photos from the night on my flickr.
A few snippets from my New Year’s Eve celebrations. Fireworks were watched, champagne was guzzled, and a lot of merriment ensued. I ended up taking two cameras for the night – my Diana Mini and Canon Sureshot. I only took a few shots on my Diana as it was nearing the end of the roll – those photos are mostly of friends so I won’t put them up here. These are from the second half of the night, which was spent at a party in the city (the first half of the night was spent at a house party in the ‘burbs). The venue in the city was quite close to where the fireworks were happening so we were able to pop out just before midnight to watch them. We had a fairly obstructed view, but it was still worthwhile viewing. I think that there’s something quite cathartic about ringing in the new year with fireworks. Anyway, you can find more photos after the jump. They don’t really make sense but hey, the best nights hardly ever do.
Too much revelry + permanent markers = some interesting body art.
I’d also like to shout out the lovely people who found my phone in the taxi and then returned it to me the next day. I’m sure the last thing you’d want to do on New Years Day is chase up a complete stranger. But they did and I’m all the more grateful for it. I hope you all rang in 2011 just the way you wanted to – be it out watching fireworks or snug up at home. Without getting too sappy, I’d just like to thank everyone who reads/follows/comments on this blog. I really do appreciate all of your support. Here’s to a stellar 2011!
Some end-of-roll photos. You know, those ones where you go around snapping miscellaneous objects just to finish off the film? I’ve grown up with my dad calling them end-of-film-dog-photos. Mine are always a case of end-of-film-feet-photos. I took these one afternoon after an epic bout of torrential rain. I think they’ve got a certain moodiness about them, but I don’t know, maybe that’s just what I want to see. I’m always admiring those who can capture and and evoke certain moods with their photographs. You know, those ones where you take one look and you just get overcome with feeling. You don’t exactly have to know what feeling it is, but it’s there. Does anyone else know what I’m on about? Maybe all this babbling is the result of my morning caffeine hit. I think so.