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Lake Burley Griffin, Commonwealth Place, Capital Hill, Parliament House, Old Parliament House, Canberra, ACT, Australia, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, thirty-six

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

9 September 2012.

In Canberra, I’m visiting a family whom I got to know when we lived and worked in La Serena, Chile. They’ve moved to Canberra, and I’m visiting them two-thirds of the way into my “year-around.”

It’s a calm beautiful late-winter afternoon, and we’re all on an hour-long boat trip around Lake Burley Griffin. In this image, we’re facing southwest to Commonwealth Place with over 100 flags representing nations with diplomatic presence in the Australian national capital. Behind Commonwealth Place are the Old Parliament House and the flagpole on top of the current Parliament House on Capital Hill.

I made the image on 9 Sep 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/640-sec, f/8, ISO200, 50mm focal length (80mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-msb.

Melbourne Cricket Ground, MCG, The G, Australian Football League, AFL, footy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, thirty-five

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

30 August 2012.

One of the greatest cathedrals in sport resides deep in the southern hemisphere.

Known throughout Australia and with much of the international sporting community, the Melbourne Cricket Ground is also known as the MCG, or more simply as “The G.” I’m on a guided tour of this massive sporting theatre whose capacity is 100-thousand people. Constructed in 1853, the G today is the largest stadium in the Southern Hemisphere and the 10th largest in the world.

I’m learning about the storied history of cricket at this venue. There’s no cricket in winter, and today there are four goal posts set up at each end of the oval field, as on-field preparations continue for tomorrow’s “footy” match between Hawthorn Hawks and West Coast Eagles in the 23rd and final round of the 2012 Australian Football League (AFL) Premiership season. At field-level, it’s easy to get lost within the expanse of the field and following the steady rise of the stands. A very fond wish is to come back inside the G and sit in the stands during the first week of summer, and witness live at least one day of the annual Boxing Day Test.

With the sudden passing of legendary Australia cricketer Shane Warne in March 2022, the Great Southern Stand at the MCG will be renamed the S.K. Warne Stand.

I made the image on 30 Aug 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/250-sec, f/8, ISO200, and 50mm focal length (80mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-moy.

Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, thirty-four

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

25 August 2012.

The Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary lies in the southwest corner of Kangaroo Island in the Australian state of South Australia (SA). The sanctuary is home to a lot of mammalian marsupials, including kangaroos and koalas. With a long lens, the image above shows a koala mum in the trees. Her “joey” is just visible and tucked underneath at the 9-o’clock position (relative to the viewer). Emanating from the mammalian bipeds below are excited whispers of “look there!” and “awwwwwww!”

I made the image on 25 Aug 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/500-sec, f/5.6, ISO200, and 250mm focal length (400mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-moz.

New Zealand fur seal, seal pup, Admirals Arch, Cape du Couedic, Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, thirty-three

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

25 August 2012.

We’ve hopped on a ferry from mainland South Australia to Kangaroo Island. In the island’s southwest corner is an arch-shaped formation called Admiral’s Arch; from here, it’s over 3000 kilometres of open water to the Antarctic coast. Although rocks here are pounded by wave-action from the waters of the South Pacific, New Zealand fur seals and their pups are present in an out-of-bounds area set aside as a safe breeding area. This is where long-glass (zoom-lens) is handy, but from a very safe distance.

I made the image on 25 Aug 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/160-sec, f/5.6, ISO100, and 300mm focal length (480mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-mkR.

Central Market, Adelaide, SA, Australia, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, thirty-two

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

16 August 2012.

I’m visiting friends in Adelaide in South Australia, and one of our first stops is the city’s Central Market. Since 1869, the market’s vendors have provided fruit, vegetables, meats, cheese, and dairy products from South Australia, around the nation, and beyond. The sight of tiny little sausages pulls me towards Con’s Fine Food who’ve been present at the market since the 1960s. And I can’t forget there’s still rashers of bacon and slices of cheese.

I made the image on 16 Aug 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/100-sec, f/2.8, ISO400, and 50mm focal length (80mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-mk7.

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