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Couple of evenings in Adelaide

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by RetroBoy, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. RetroBoy

    RetroBoy Mu-43 Regular

    Had a friend come down from Darwin, Northern Territory for a few days.

    We stood on his balcony overlooking Glenelg Beach, having a few beers on a perfect balmy summer evening.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/retroboy07/6829616448/" title="Glenelg Feb 2012 06 by Retro.Boy.07, on Flickr"> 6829616448_99c321b337_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Glenelg Feb 2012 06"></a>

    He said he was talking to a guy interstate who commented how we Adelaidians never spread our wings and travel..."They're so insular"...

    My reply was " Yeh we could go to Sydney or Melbourne, Queensland or Bali...But it's not as good as here!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/retroboy07/6975741277/" title="Glenelg Feb 2012 05 by Retro.Boy.07, on Flickr"> 6975741277_5ea0547d50_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Glenelg Feb 2012 05"></a>

    We went into town to catch a comedy show at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, which is on for a few weeks at this time every year. It brings together an eclectic bunch of music and performing arts, comedy, cabaret, street performers etc. from all over the world.

    It was getting pretty late on a Tuesday Night by the time I took these, so things were winding down.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/retroboy07/6829609702/" title="Fringe5 by Retro.Boy.07, on Flickr"> 6829609702_2b33b21163_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Fringe5"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/retroboy07/6829609408/" title="Fringe3 by Retro.Boy.07, on Flickr"> 6829609408_85af3193ef_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Fringe3"></a>

    I'm a signwriter myself, so I particularly like these hand painted canvas banners

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/retroboy07/6829609114/" title="Fringe1 by Retro.Boy.07, on Flickr"> 6829609114_69e1184c77_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Fringe1"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/retroboy07/6975733991/" title="Fringe2 by Retro.Boy.07, on Flickr"> 6975733991_39b52a938a_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Fringe2"></a>

    Finally we had the last ride for the night on the "Kamikaze!"

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/retroboy07/6975734645/" title="Fringe6 by Retro.Boy.07, on Flickr"> 6975734645_684ac3fc5b_b. "768" height="1024" alt="Fringe6"></a>

    Used the EPL2 with Panny 20 at the Fringe, with some help from Topaz Adjust.
    Kit lenses at the beach
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  2. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nice colourful set here mate. I haven't been to Adelaide yet, looks like a nice place to visit. The 2nd picture is a stunner.


    PS. You do need to visit QLD. Just sayin:smile:
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  3. Great set. I love the look of the night shots
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  4. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    WOw ..wonderful and tempting me to drive to Adelaide from Melbourne ..
  5. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Nice, makes me want to drive to Adelaide from Los Angeles.
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  6. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
  7. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Very nice pics, making me want to travel !
    But, Brussels - Adelaide ??? How many kilometers ???

    C U,
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  8. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Very nice! Great photos and beautiful place!
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  9. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    You can make it, from where you are it's all downhill.

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  10. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member


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  11. RetroBoy

    RetroBoy Mu-43 Regular

    Thanks for all the nice replies guys.
    I appreciate you taking the time to look and comment.

    I'm grateful to be able to have such interesting subject matter to show you.
    All I did was capture it at the right time!

    Of course, the processing certainly helped the night shots in the showgrounds.
    I used Topaz Adjust to boost the details & contrast & colours.
    Once I'd set it to how I liked it for one pic, I just used the same setting for the rest. Pretty good plugin for the price.

    Here's a before & after showing sooc E-PL2 with Panny 20mm at f/1.7 iso 640

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/retroboy07/6832708678/" title="Fringe7ooc by Retro.Boy.07, on Flickr"> 6832708678_b1d0a30e01_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Fringe7ooc"></a>

    And after Topaz Adjust filter:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/retroboy07/6832708866/" title="Fringe7 by Retro.Boy.07, on Flickr"> 6832708866_588e800db4_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Fringe7"></a>

    Demo available here if you're interested: Topaz Adjust - Create Stunning, Single-Image HDR Photos That POP With Dynamic Color, Detail and Exposure.
  12. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I am intrigued by your images and your city. What are the seasons like? You guys are in summer now and it seems very mild. How nice is your nice city?

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