BEEP! BEEP! IT'S ME.

"Begin at the beginning,and go on till you come to the end: then stop." (Lewis Carroll, 1832-1896)

Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked."Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat."I don't know," Alice answered."Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."

"So long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation. "Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."

"All right," said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone. "Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin," thought Alice; "but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!"

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I am diagonally parked in a parallel universe. Like Arthur Dent from "Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy", if you do not have a Babel Fish in your ear this blog will be completely unintelligible to you and will read something like this: "boggle, google, snoggle, slurp, slurp, dingleberry to the power of 10". Fortunately, those who have had the Babel Fish inserted in their ear, will understood this blog perfectly. If you are familiar with this technology, you will know that the Babel Fish lives on brainwave radiation. It excretes energy in the form of exactly the correct brainwaves needed by its host to understand what was just said; or in this case, what was read. The Babel Fish, thanks to scientific research, reverses the problem defined by its namesake in the Tower of Babel, where a deity was supposedly inspired to confuse the human race by making them unable to understand each other.

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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

"This Is Australia" or "Now For Something Completely Different."

"This Is Australia"


I was wandering through some of the photographs stored on my PC the other day and decided that I would make a video snap shot of some of the places in Australia that I have visited. It also made me think about how our environments effect and reflect our cultural beliefs. I have been fortunate to have had ancestors who decided that they would make Australia their home. I also acknowledge at this stage that their decision and the decision of many other settlers to move here has not been so fortunate for the indigenous people who lived here first.

This video is just a snap shot of some of the places along the east coast of Australia, yet there is a focus upon one particular little farming community which was also my home town for many years. The music which accompanies the video was specifically written by an Australian group about that little cane farming community. The photographs were taken in a ten year period and also reflect the technology I used at the time, which was an old Canon SLR, so don't expect high quality digital resolution. In fact, I still mostly use the old SLR even though it weighs a ton and the quality of the image certainly isn't as crisp as a modern digital camera. Using the SLR is, however, much more fun.

Anyway, sit back and have a peek at the east coast of Australia through the lens of one who lives here.


PS: - I am heading off for a few days rest and recreation. Hopefully, I will take a few snaps of my holiday and if I get any which are fit for publication, I will make a short video and post it when I get back.

(The ones of me where I discuss with Beelzebub how to genetically mutate cute little puppies into ravenous hounds from hell will not be published at this time.)

So, to the readers of this blog, I hope to see you soon. Have fun and may Darwin confer upon you and your descendants many beneficial mutations. Toodle oooo.

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13 Comments:

Blogger Plonka said...

Bloody ripper Beep! There were some bonza shots in there. I reckon you do the ol' SLR justice mate...:)

(you know I had to...:))

8/5/07 3:11 pm  
Blogger Blueberry said...

This is the second blog I've visited today and both had beach visuals. I'm getting jealous. We have beaches if you drive for a few hours, and they aren't as pretty as your beaches. You have jellyfish there? Stinging stuff in the water? I think we do too.

I have a friend from Coffs Harbour. Is that close?

What (software) do you use to make videos?

8/5/07 9:37 pm  
Blogger Plonka said...

blueberry: You have jellyfish there? Stinging stuff in the water?

Oh yes indeedy and they take many a form, not just the jelly fish either. I was once a surf lifesaver here in sunny Aus. and speak from vast experience, mores the pity...:(

9/5/07 1:06 am  
Blogger Chris Bradley said...

When Adrienne gets a permanent position, I have a few places where I'd really, just really like to live -- the combination of culture, weather and universities that we'd need to do well. And eastern Australia is on the list along with southern France, Hawaii and, well, actually, Central California. ;)

9/5/07 6:16 am  
Blogger Dikkii said...

Ah Gang Gajang. It's a close fight between them, the Triffids and the Go-Betweens for the title of Aussiest-sounding band ever.

9/5/07 9:47 am  
Blogger L>T said...

nice pictures. I loved the song too.

9/5/07 10:25 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Thanks all for your kind words. I am off for a few days for a short holiday. See you all when I get back.

9/5/07 6:53 pm  
Anonymous Simon said...

Nice video Beep! And verrrry instructive. Now I finally understand why you are so confident about refuting the idea of Paradise...you're living in one!! But seriously what awesome pictures....what an amazing landscape. I'd love to see more... even though as the inhabitant of a drab concrete jungle in a frigid place like Canada they can be somewhat traumatizing. Still I'm glad your ancestors led you to such a beautiful place. Even if they were in chains. I think my Scottish ancestors were heading there too...but unfortunately they ran out of booze off the Canary Islands so they headed for North America instead.Alas....
Have a great holiday!!

10/5/07 10:44 am  
Blogger toomanytribbles said...

i know you won't continue this.. but i thought you'd like to have a peek: http://tinyurl.com/2g6qxa

13/5/07 2:04 am  
Blogger MichaelBains said...

Thanks for the kickin' tour!

Love the way the last shot had shadows of folks in it. Nice touch.

13/5/07 11:04 pm  
Blogger Keebo said...

Beep,
.
Your home is lovely!!
.
I want to visit Australia so badly!!
.
And, I hope you are "havin' a time" on your holiday, although I've missed your presence on JA.
.
I shouldn't say:
.
"Come back soon", 'cuz you are having fun.
.
Stay away! Stay away! Stay away!
Enjoy your trip! Come back, never!
.
(or, soon)
.
---
:-)
---
.
Keebo
PS I want to see those puppy pictures, Bub!
My own little hell-hound is ravenous, gotta go!!

16/5/07 5:35 pm  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

tribbles

I couldn't get the tinyurl to work.

michael

Yeah, that was the supposed artistic touch at the end. ;)

simon

Australia is a pretty nice place, no doubt about it.

keebo

Ok, I am back. Now back to what I do best. (Being skeptical) :)

19/5/07 9:11 pm  
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