Day 21

When life gives you lemons…

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Make really delicious and meaty hamburgers!

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Or something like that.

January 25, 2009. Tags: . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Day 16

This is what happens when you don’t make an effort.

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Yeah, uber thick minestrone is not the sexiest subject.  Especially when it’s shot late in the evening with no natural light.

January 17, 2009. Tags: , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Day 13

Pat and I took a trip to Uki so he could write a review on the Ecoasis for his paper.  Having driven through Uki and northern NSW before, I was not thrilled at the prospect.

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As I expected there was a lot of sugar cane.

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No, really, lots of sugar cane.  So much of it that I became excited when something slightly different, like railroad tracks became visible (that’s what the black object is).

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I occupied myself by testing the limits of my shutter speed, taking unfocussed and rather boring shots of the sugar cane as we shot down the highway at 110km/h.  Cows, excitement!  Perhaps I should have titled this, “Sugar Cane: A Study.”

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Just as dusk fell, we arrived at the Ecoasis.  We were staying in the Morning Mist Chalet.

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The resort is located in lush rainforest surrounds, with stunning views of Mt. Warning.

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Our two-storey chalet was simply stunning.

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Yes, we had this all to ourselves!

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The world’s comfiest couch.

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The kitchen!

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The kitchen was seriously well-stocked.

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Check out the brekky hamper:

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We headed downstairs and found the most amazing bathroom ever.

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In addition to boasting Dorf fixtures and an epic bath tub, it was stocked with MOR bath and body products (making for the bubbliest bubble bath I’ve ever had) and Aveda haircare.

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The bedroom reminded me of a castle.  The bed itself was so comfy and I had a really good sleep (exciting, I know).

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Instead of a mint on the pillow, we got a cute little watermelon soap.

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Perhaps the piece de resistance for me was the coccoon swing chair – I don’t know why but I’ve always been obsessed with them?

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It was a great way to enjoy the views of Mt. Warning.

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Fun with lens flare!

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I really wish we’d gotten to stay longer than a night.  The resort has a pool and nature walks and yeah… Much fun to be had.  Although I did feel amazingly refreshed after the short stay, it was as though I’d had a complete holiday.  It was great.

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January 16, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Day 6

Today I tried to photograph my dinner, but I don’t really understand how this light business works so the result was better than the lentil soup but still off.   Doesn’t help that cous cous is not photogenic!

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So then I tried to photograph Indy, who was all “hellz to tha no” about that suggestion:

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But he came around eventually!

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“Hugs plz!”

Still wish I had better light (and had a better idea of how to use it) but it’s something.

January 7, 2009. Tags: , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Day 3

I didn’t go anywhere exciting today or photograph attractive scenery.  I did however make spicy lentil soup and test out my macro setting.

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Then I ate some with naan.

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Exciting stuff.  Note that the paw paw salve is for my lips and not some kind of a topping for my soup.

January 4, 2009. Tags: . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.