KXF 250 Problems

Weeeeelll, I have not posted for a while as I have been busy with my photography. Over Easter weekend I rebuilt a KXF 250 and had a problem that puzzled me. Check this out, I posted the story on this forum

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/1131675-kxf-250-2011-loud-knocking-slapping-after-new-crank-and-piston/

 

Yee Haa fixed!

Yee Haa fixed!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy

O.K. I took a whole series of photos whilst being driven somewhere in Darwin City. I basically hung my camera out of the window on long exposure and waved it crazily around. The result, as can be seen here, is a dreamy cacophony of neon and street light colour.

I think the images are quite dreamlike, I am not sure if you have similar dreams or maybe I am mad, but sometimes I find myself in such dream world mind-scapes. Sometimes I float around, happily travelling from some memorable place to another, other-times it can seem nightmarish or threatening, something to flee from in desperation. I hope these art works evoke some imaginative thoughts, maybe tonight these moods may swoon you into a sleep mode rapid eye experience that will awaken you breathless. 

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/dreamy/3Y9A3164 web 3Y9A3173 web 3Y9A3174 web 3Y9A3183 web 3Y9A3184 web 3Y9A3186 web 3Y9A3204 web 3Y9A3208 web 3Y9A3212 web 3Y9A3215 web 3Y9A3216 web

Motocross berm action shot

Here is my favourite photo from last weekend. I wish it was a bit sharper but that is the pay off to capturing the motion. I love the roost trailing back around to the start of the berm railing action and the wave flowing over to the right.  Worth standing out in the tropical hot sun for.

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Weekly Writing Challenge:Foreshadow

The news was rife with warning, plan your shelter, stock supplies, be prepared to live without the power we have learnt to rely on. The huge cyclone/typhoon, whatever you like to call it, is on a path wreaking havoc in our direction. The tension builds, what will become of us, our home , our land? The warnings are escalated, and some mild panic ensues as supermarket shelves are denuded of basics like canned food, batteries and packets of crisps, even the Scots-man’s burger outlet is fast selling out food! The eerie wind builds slowly but steadily, the low grey blanket of swift moving cloud sprinkles a spatter of rain. Streets empty, workers head for shelter, a certain air of doom foreshadows the event. The wind relentlessly increases intensity, the power goes out, and as darkness arrives the fear grows in time with the rushing sounds. Those rushing sounds are all there is to concentrate on, no TV, no Facebook! The horrors of this event are spasmodically scattered throughout the community, stories are told of incredible luck, of incredible heartache and loss, The news tellers prosper, infrastructure is harmed, some folk……..(Pause)….carry on!

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This storm disaster foreshadows a cleansing that brings newness, the folk who came to live here of late, those who know not the suffering, who know not the excitement of the opposites that can flourish from this calamity have mostly left. They will not witness the cleansing, the fixing spirit, the bloom that the floods create. From this tangled mess a desire to stand up and be counted, a desire to, “live it for real”, is strengthened in those that stay, those that endured the hardships, the anguish and the perils that foreshadow such a great resolve and a strong pioneering spirit. A spirit which becomes a vibrant trait of the true locals, the knowing, who will see ordinary once again creep into the fabric of this place, the cycle of junk and falsity regrown, only to be cleansed again, some time when?. Our world grows ever smaller and these isolated events will one day be true of this entire planet, our turmoil foreshadows a great time to come and will reward the hangers on and the lucky few.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_writing_challenge/

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nightime

Here Is my weekly photo challenge entry. This is the Northern Territory Government House illuminated at night. The coat of arms above the main doorway is a Stainless Steel Sculpture which I worked on the fabrication of and installed in the doorway. The commissioned artist was Geoff Todd. 

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/nighttime/_Y9A6756_Parliament Night Shot 3

TEMCC Club Championships Round 2 Part 3

Ha ha I didn’t realise I took so many, one of this batch is a fantastic shot which I will post full resolution later. All these shots were captured with a Canon 5DMkIII with a Tamaron 70-200 2.8 Lens. Usually I shoot Moto Cross with the camera set on shutter priority using 125th to 200th of a second shutter speed, that way I get some motion blur of wheels spinning. Although some blur of the rider is often visible, I like this slight blurring compared to a sharp motionless image that a faster shutter speed will produce. I like to also use a circular polarising filter. which cuts the goggle reflection down to make the eyes visible.

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