Friday, February 27, 2009

What I love about Australia

Just saw this gallery on and it reminded me of all the cool things that are great about Australia! :-) -,23607,5037578-5007153,00.html

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Focussed on fauna

Focussed on fauna - CL, originally uploaded by iPhone Snapper.

Another 'Photo of the Day' with the Apple iPhone 3G.

Steamy day out with Anna

It was about 50 degrees inside this engineering complex yesterday when we toured with Qld premier Anna Bligh, she kept her cool though while cameramen and snappers sweated like ....
[click here for fullsize clipping]

15 of the World’s Most Fabulous and Funky Furniture Sets


Who says furniture has to be strictly utilitarian? Some furniture designers think outside the box, creating innovative, funky and sometimes strange sets that are just as eye-catching as they are functional. From tables with hidden compartments to compact dining sets that unfold like the petals of a flower, here are 15 incredibly creative sets of furniture.

(Via WebUrbanist.)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

You won't catch me running!

Spent the day today chasing the Queensland premier around. 5.30am start too which is a real drag. Anyway, the day started with a run along Townsville's Strand.... and anyone who knows me knows that running isn't my thing as you will see below. Last thing I saw were all the other media racing for Toys R Us on scooter-buying missions!

iPhone photo of the day

Flower Flora - CL, originally uploaded by iPhone Snapper.

Even I've surprised myself with this iPhone macro photo I just did. CRAP camera but in the hands of a professional you never know what can happen.... :-)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Very quiet day today

A day of reflection - CL, originally uploaded by iPhone Snapper.

Quiet today in Townsville. This is the only pic I took! And with my phone - talk about dull...

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Another fantastic set of pics from Boston Globe's "Big Picture"

At work

When the economy makes big news, many photographs of people at work come across the wires, usually to help illustrate a particular story or event. By collecting these disparate photos over the past few months, I found that a global portrait emerged of we humans producing things. People assembling, generating, and building items small and large, mundane and expensive, trivial and important. I hope you enjoy this look into some people's work lives around the world. (45 photos total)

Electric Time Co. employee Walter Rodriguez cleans the face of an 84-inch Wegman clock at the plant in Medfield, Mass. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

(Via The Big Picture.)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Pssst, wanna see an icecube melt in under 30 secs?

Shot this quick timelapse sequence yesterday to show my kids how it is done. They thought it was VERY cool (excuse the pun!)

Ice Cube's demise from Cameron Laird - Photographer on Vimeo.

A Storm is Coming

Shot this quick timelapse video while racing around the front lawn with the mower before we got even more rain.

A Storm is Coming from Cameron Laird - Photographer on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Touring the north with the GG

Spent the day yesterday with the Governer General flitting around north Queensland in a Blackhawk for Australia's NewsLtd sunday papers. Good fun but damn it was hot and humid! [click the pic to view fullsize]

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 40 Demo

I mentioned my favourite bag on a podcast I was part of last night so I thought I would give anyone who was interested (if anyone would be!) a quick look at the bag and how my standard work kit fits in it.

ThinkTankPhoto Urban Disguise 40 Demonstration from Cameron Laird - Photographer on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Aplins Weir stars again!

Ok, so maybe I'm a bit lazy but no-one has seen water like this flowing OVER the weir footbridge! Glendale Drive in Annandale got a show too! [click the pic to view fullsize]

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Aplins Weir is a star

Heavy rainfall has hit Townsville hard over the past couple of days, this image I took of Townsville's Aplins Weir was chosen by The Courier-Mail to reflect the region's weather. [click the pic to view fullsize]