Well, surf wise it is all happening on the Tweed (NSW) and Gold (Qld) Coasts in February / March. We have just seent he finish of the Roxy & Quiksilver Pros from 2-15March, with Tyler Wright and Kelly Slater the respective winners. Next week the Australian Surfing Longboard Open is held at Kingscliff beach from 20-24 March.
The finals of the Quiksilver Pro were held at Kirra on 13 March under brilliant conditions. A big and enthuiastic crowd watched Kelly Slater edge out local stars Mick Fanning, in the semi-finals, and current World champ Joel Parkinson in a thrill packed Final.
Joel Parkinson in the tube suring the Final. His two top scoring waves of 8.67 and 7.83 were just not enough to beat Kelly Slater’s two top scores of 9.83 and 8.73.
See a video here of this ride – last video on the page
I have set myself a project of taking a photo every day (orthe best I can do) for the month of September including a yellow object. So I had to find one.
So please meet Percy the honking piggy. You squeeze him and he makes this weird noise. Master Yoda the small and usually brave Cornie cat is terrified of him and turns tail, but Honey my Siamese is just curious. Sorry I didn’t get a better first image, we had to go out last night and this is Percy in the pot plant after we got home and I was just about to head to nod land. Then I remembered. I’ll do better today.
Please vote for my image at Fine Art America. If I get 250 votes by the end of May I go in the final judging to be part of their next USA wide TV advertisement! You can vote via this link – go down to the bottom and the 3rd button along says vote. Just press that and follow the prompts.
Very pleased to report my image Old Jetty Remains, Kinloch, NZ, receive 77 points and a Bronze Award in the Better Digital Camera Magazine’s competition “Your Best Digital Pics 2012“. This was my only entry this year.
I have entered my image Old Jetty Remains, Kinloch, which is my all time most popular image on RedBubble and several other groups where I have it up, in the 2012 World in Focus Travel Photography Contest.
If any of my readers would care to vote for it I’d be stoked. The link is here.
I entered these four images in the 5th annual Better Photography Magazine Photo of the Year Competition – all I had entry fees for at the time. I was pleased to be awarded four bronze awards but wish that one at 79 had gained just one more point and it would have rated silver! Still, it is better than last year ( 4 bronze awards from 5 entries but lower scores, at the bottom end of the range).
Next year I plan to hoard my pennies and enter up to the limit of 20 entries
My thoughts on my photography and what I'm doing, photographically.