I’ve gone back to a Sony 28-70mm lens for my Sony A7RII as an experiement as it is much lighter than my good 24-70mm 2.8 A-mount lens. So far, not too good. Last night we went to Victoria Gardens in East Perth for a picnic tea. Of course, the warmer weather fled and we were a bit chilly, but decided it was a good idea anyway. We ate first, so missed the before sunset photos I was hoping for. We went for a walk around the quay afterwards. The photos are very noisy and pretty much like all of the other photos I have taken in this area when we lived there. Surprising really that so little has changed. Except for the view, of course, which now includes the new stadium, with the Darling Scarp blotted out.
These are slightly adjusted in Lightroom.
I haven’t had any calls since Saturday regarding work. I’ve started noticing how many birds we can hear in the mornings around 6.30 a.m., despite all the traffic noise. I don’t know if it is because I am more relaxed or because the weather is getting warmer and there are more birds around.
The past couple of months have been quite eventful and sometimes stressful. We went to the Nanga Folk Festival in October and the Dunsborough Songfest in November (singining with Working Voices Choir). At Nanga I found out that negotiating fairly steep and muddy gravel roads is a breeze in the Winnie, even at night. We camped at the caravan park in Dwelling up and commuted over by day, as we did two years ago. At the Songfest we discovered just how good the solar power system is for running the fridge all day. Yaxuan has had her third birthday, as yet we have no plans to visit China again, even though we imagine that we will go back.
I am feeling very negative about work, I’ve been offered 3 shifts since having a couple of weeks off around the Dunsborough Songfest, but have only worked once. I did a sleep shift in East Victoria Park, and despite having a good sleep there, was sleepy enough to go back to bed for a couple of hours after arriving home.
This week I am slowly working through a backlog of tasks that I finally have energy to tackle.
So, I have some photos from this time, taken on various cameras: