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As sand through an hour glass...
  • Listening to:
  • Reading: Books on health.
  • Watching: The moon rise.
  • Playing: Slash's Guitar
  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: Water.
... or so they say. Still has busy as a rooster in a hen house. I thought I would have had some time in September to go over the soooooo many photos I still have to look at properly. Alas, something came up as it always does.

I was not even planning on doing a calendar this year, but friends and family have been asking about it, so I found 4 hours today to get it all done.

Christmas is just around the corner. It is quite chilly here in Tokyo, but the temperature is going up and down like a yo-yo. someday I can wear just a t-shirt outside in the sun.  Yeah to global warming... if only!  

When I get the time to look at random work here on DA, I am ALWAYS surprised. There are just SOOOOOO many great artists out there. I wish had the time to look at all the great stuff here. The power of the internet and software like Photoshop, Illustrator etc seems to have unleashed a wave of creatively across the globe, and let people share it too. I am sure 20 years ago there were very many talented oil painting artists etc, who never had the chance to get there work out there. Digital is taking artwork to the masses, this has to be a good thing. I get inspired by others work, and so it goes...

Well enough of my rant.

Regardless of your beliefs, this is the season to be happy, be kind to your fellow man, and make the world a better place.

The world truly is amazing, and I hope it stays that way.
  • Listening to: I DO like Axl Rose Solo Album : Chinese Democracy
  • Reading: Books on health.
  • Watching: The moon rise.
  • Playing: Slash's Guitar
  • Eating: Had a nice Italian dinner I made tonight. Yummy
  • Drinking: Water. I stopped the booze 2 months ago.
Time sure does go quickly the older you get. I have so many photos going back to the beginning of time... well at least this year that I would love to put up, but can't seem to find the time.

I would like to spend more time looking at other people's work on here, but still can't find the time. There certainly are a lot of talented people on here, and many of them have very few page views or comments.

Well the weather in Tokyo has been really whacky this summer, oh the joys of Global Warming.

Well, that's all folks.
  • Listening to: Alice Cooper
  • Reading: A book... I need more books!
  • Watching: All the episodes of Futurama
  • Playing: Slash's Guitar
  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: Beer, it is summer.
I was in Australia for about 3 weeks, half of which I was on tour with KISS. Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

I took a lot of photos, hope to get them on line soon... but I have so many photos going back many months I need to go through as well.

Underbelly TV drama in Australia is pretty good. If it comes on DVD, I recommend you get it, if it does not screen in your country.

Stay tuned.
  • Listening to: Angel Down
  • Reading: A book
  • Watching: Underbelly
  • Playing: My Guitar
  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: Red Wine
Dudes and Dudettes, so yourself a favor and get Angel Down by Sebastian Bach. Releades Nov 20th in the US, and other countries soon after.

IT ROCKS!!!  :headbang:

And Sebastian even used some of my photos in the artwork, what a nice guy :)
  • Listening to: Angel Down
  • Reading: Slash
  • Watching: CSI Miami
  • Playing: My Guitar
  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: ... had to give up. :(
It has been about 4 months or more since I could do much here.

Finally I am adding some of the photos I have taken since March. Many more to come, including Australia, Paul Stanley Solo Tour, up in the mountains of Japan, Samurai parade, Gun N' F'n Roses in Tokyo... and more...  and more...
  • Listening to: Painmuseum
  • Reading: Lunar Men
  • Watching: Simpsons The Movie
  • Playing: My Guitar
  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: Crown LAger
I was in Rome for nearly 2 weeks over Xmas and New Years. I walked across the city many times, saw undress of old building and of course all the famous ones too.

I took over 2000 photos, so I am going through them slowly. I took so many that I will have to hand stitch together to make panoramas. I have done about 20 of them so far... I wonder how many more...  at least it will give me something to do in the evenings.

I hope you enjoy the photos from Rome.

I took just one lens with me, the Tamrom 2.8 28 - 70mm DX Fi... something or other. Great lens. All the night shots were hand held of sitting on something handy. No tripod. No filters either. The blue skies in Rome were AMAZING for photos.
  • Listening to: Gladiator
  • Reading: My Will.
  • Watching: Battelstar Galactica Season 3
  • Playing: My Guitar
  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: Green Tea
Seems like DA is stuffing up YET AGAIN. New stuff not showing up in the gallery.  What is the $$$ spent on?

I had a few free moments so I thought I would finally put up some photos from the last 6 months.
  • Listening to: Megadeth
  • Reading: My rights.
  • Watching: Battelstar Galactica Season 3
  • Playing: My Guitar
We are having a crazy summer here in Japan.

It started 2 weeks late. There has not been much sunshine. Temperature varies a lot... the joys of global warming. It is so humid now... I long for the nice waters of Saipan and I would love to take some more fish photos there too.

I managed to get my photos from my summer in the mountains up really quickly... but I still did not put nay up from my trip in May, and that included some cool wild monkey shots.

Guess I will get around to them sometime.
  • Listening to: American V by Johnny Cash
  • Reading: Angels and Demons
I finally got the time, 8 weeks later, to put up some of my photos from Australia in April.
  • Listening to: H R Puff 'n' Stuff
  • Reading: Newspaper
I will be off to Australia in a few hours.

3 weeks of visiting the relatives etc.

I bought a new strobe flash for my dive camera, so I am hoping to get some good phots, but the visibility might not be too good at the moment where I am going.

Oh well, should be fun anyway.

  • Listening to: John Corabi - Uncovered
  • Reading: Newspaper
ESP, the Eric Singer Project were live in Tokyo.

ESP is;

Eric Singer - Alice Copper, KISS, Black Sabbath
Bruce Kulick - KISS, Grandfunk Railroad, Union
John Corabi - Union, Motley Crue, The Sceam
Chuck Garric - Alice Cooper

And special guest grammy award winning Bob Kulick.

Ritchie Scarlet band were opening.

The 2 nights rocked! Both bands were great!!  Can't wait for next time!
  • Listening to: John Corabi - Uncovered
  • Reading: Photography magazines I bought in England.
Howdy all,

I spent almost 3 weeks in the UK.

I took a few thousand photos. Most of them were old buildings and such, things I don't normally take photos off.  I don't think too many of them will be the kind of "wow" photos that one can take of animals etc.  But I hope you like them anyway.

There will be castles and old churhces etc. I really enjoyed seeing so many old places I have only read about for the last 35 years.

  • Listening to: Good Times - Tommy Lee
  • Reading: Photography magazines I bought in England.

He Will Be Missed

Wed Nov 16, 2005, 5:27 AM
He Will Be Missed.

Eddie Guerrero.

You will be missed so very, very much.

Thank you for all the great memories.

  • Listening to: How did I get so lonely - Jizzy Pearl
  • Reading: Brawn

Saipan, Bali and Singapore

Tue Sep 27, 2005, 7:03 AM
Two weeks of fun.

Well I just got back from 2 weeks of fun in Saipan (a small Island in the Pacific), Bali (Indonesia) and Singapore.

I had a great time snorkelling and such in Saipan. (My 7th time there)

I loved walking out in the rice feilds of Bali and the food was (mostly) good too.

And Singapore was over all great too. A very clean and modern city. Everyone was pretty friendly everywhere I went.

So I will be adding quite a few photos from these place. Should make up for the lack of photos I have subemitted recently.

Stay tuned...

  • Listening to: How did I get so lonely - Jizzy Pearl
  • Reading: In the company of Soldiers.
  • Watching: With one eye, I am not watching any movie now!

Eye ball from hell

Thu Aug 25, 2005, 4:33 AM
My summer was shot down in flames

I have the eyeball from hell.

I got a really bad eye disease in my left  :eye:

started 4 days after my summer break started. So I had no summer!!  :fork:

All my plans were shot to hell!! :chainsaw:

damn you left :eye:, damn you to hell! I have to walk around looking like a pirate :ahoy:

At least I get some sympathy and the nurses at the hospital are nice.

At least now it is getting better after nearly  3 weeks, 4 injections in the :eye:, yes that is right, I have a needle jabbed into my eyball 4 times!!! :stab:

At least I am going on vacation in September. Hopefully my :eye: will be much better by then.

  • Watching: With one eye, I am not watching any movie now!

Summer is hot hot hot!

Mon Aug 8, 2005, 7:17 PM
Hot Hot Hot

Well it is a very hot summer this year in Tokyo. For the last week it has been over 30C everyday and looks to be so for at least antoher week.

But I am off to the mountains for 5 days to enjoy a cooler atmosphere and some fresh air.

So stay tuned for some more photos.

Missing submissions

Sun May 15, 2005, 4:00 AM
Missing submissions

Well once again there are some photos I have submitted that are not shoing up in the gallery.

Kamakura Sunset 01…

Kamkura Sunset 02…

Bird of Prey 02…

BIrd of Prey 01…

So if you have the time, check them out.

Thank you.

Australia in March

Thu Mar 17, 2005, 12:33 AM
In Australia again.

Howdy peoples,

Well I am back in Australia again after a whirl wind trip to the USA, 48 hours back in Japan and then off to the land downunder was I.

As you would see in my gallery, after a 4 week drought of no new photos, I am now submitting quite a few.

It is great to be out of the big city of Tokyo and back with nature.

Stay tuned, more great photos to come. I am goign diving for 2 days, visa bilty is suppose to 20 meters, calm conditions!!


A beautiful Day...

Fri Dec 31, 2004, 5:40 PM
Welcome to the New Year!

Well it is 2005, here in Japan at least. So how was 2004?

It was up and down, and busy busy busy! Hopefully some things are left to be, but with fate not in our hands, they may come back.

My heart goes out to all the Tsunami victims, and I am still hopeing to hear from my freind who was holidaying in the region.  

But despite thatk the weather today is sunny, and blue skies, not a common sight here in Tokyo most of the year, so to welcome 2005 I get to have...

...a beautiful day!

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:headbang: KISS :headbang:

For those of you who have come to see my photos of KISS live at the Budokan, you will need to go to the gallery and then selct next 24 until you scroll back and find them. There 12 in total.

:headbang: KISS :headbang:

........................................ ........................................ ......... RAAF

Photographs my father took while serving as a member of the RAAF (Royal Australian Airforce) between 1960 and 1997.

He mainly served in the C-130 Hercules transport Squadrons of the RAAF. During his years with the RAAF he visited such places as, Thailand, Malaysia, Antartica, Egypt, Cyprus, the USA and all around the pacific.

Cost the images here will be photos originally taken as slide film and scanned over the past year or two. The quality may not be the greatest on some (all thoguht I will do my best to improve them) but I think they will hold a high curiosity value for some of you out there.

I hope you enjoy them!