Tuesday, April 29, 2008

An amazing watch and a more amazing video!

What an amazing bit of CGI to show off the Urwerk 202 Automatic - Twin Turbine Hammerhead watch!  Please tell me there is a HD version of this video in digital surround sound...

Monday, April 28, 2008

Excellent political cartoon!

Not sure if you are following the US Primaries but the race between Obama and Clinton to lead the Democrats into next year's election is a real battle.  Obama seems to have a lead that will be hard to beat and this cartoon from The St. Louis Post Dispatch really sums up the current race!

JT & Charlie on the announcement of Kangaroo selection

I shot this today at a press conference launching JT's new "Electrifying" memorabilia piece.  JT spoke about the memorabilia and then both he and Webb talked about their inclusion into the Kangaroos squad to take on New Zealand in the Centenary test.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Got Milk?

I spent a tough day in the studio on Sunday with 22 girls from the North Queensland Cowboys HotSquad - tough, real tough!  Anyway, I'm real happy with the results so should have something to show soon.  In the meantime I did a job for a dairy company with the lovely Renee and Emma.  The pics will be made into lifesize cutouts promoting their flavoured milk products.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Mmmm, fresh coffee...

You may be aware I've developed an appreciation for a really good cup of coffee.
I've got my Rancilio Silva at home which, with its new PID kit, is giving me a "God shot" virtually every time I turn it on.
At the other end of the scale I've had some truly awful coffees as I've travelled throughout Australia and south-east Asia.Like the time in Rockhampton a local donut shop poured instant coffee into their espresso machine portafilter, then heated the milk to sub-nuclear temperatures.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Safari and eBay - is it just me who is having a problem?

Is it just me or is Safari 3.1 and eBay not playing happily together?  All I get when I am trying to add a description is html entry only like below...  Anyone else?

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Davis Cup tie wraps up in Townsville

Well, just as I predicted a few days ago it was a 5-0 drubbing of Thailand at the hands of Lleyton Hewitt, Peter Luczak, Chris Guccione and Paul Henley.  The win guarantees Australia a spot in the September playoffs, with the strong win sparing them a showdown with Serbia, who last year bundled the Aussies out 4-1.

See all my pics from the tie at www.cameronlaird.com/daviscup

Friday, April 11, 2008

Webby set to battle Willie in the ring

Cowboys enforcer Carl Webb looks set to meet Willie Mason in the ring!  With the raw power and boxing skills he showed me yesterday while shooting him for the Daily Telegraph I can tell you one thing, I wouldn't want to be facing him in the ring!


See more of my pics of Webby by clicking this link

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Lleyton leads the Aussie charge

Lleyton Hewitt will lead Australia against Thailand in a Davis Cup tie to be played over the weekend. My prediction.... Australia in three matches - last two will be dead rubbers.

Lleyton certainly looked to be taking this tie seriously though when I shot him this morning.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Townsville's new council is sworn in


Townsville's new look council was sworn in today led by former Thuringowa chief Les Tyrell.  Only five of the twelve councillors have had council experience but they make up for this with their enthusiasm.  Go Guys!

(Seated from left) Mayor Les Tyrell, Cr Brian Hewitt, Cr Suzanne Blom, Cr Natalie Marr, Cr Deanne Bell, Cr Jenny Hill
(Standing from left) Deputy Mayor David Crisafulli, Cr Ray Gartrell, Cr Dale Last, Cr Rob McCahill, Cr Jenny Lane, Cr Vern Veitch, Cr Tony Parsons
Photo: Cameron Laird

Expensive shipping prices?

So, I'm in the process of changing from PC to Mac and thought I might do the right thing and get the Applecare extended warranty. Plenty of people on the net have purchased their Applecare on eBay, it is perfectly usable and Apple will cover it just as if it was bought in an Apple store. So, on I go to eBay and it is WAY cheaper than through Apple..... that is until I see the shipping prices to Townsville, Australia  Haha