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Archive for July, 2009

Balloons Rising

Posted by mervfrench on July 27, 2009

I haven’t had a chance to capture much lately, so I had to go back a couple of months and find something to post. Thought I’d show you the early morning balloon show  that happens most mornings in the Avon Valley when the weather permits from April till October. It all starts around 5.30 am when they start setting up for inflation  in an area that depends on the prevailing breeze on the day.  It takes around 45 min to lay out the balloons and inflate them ready to fly and a flight can last  around 2 hrs on a good day. Its all pretty interesting to watch if you haven’t seen it but they don’t like spectators getting to close, its best to stay on the road close to where they are taking off from.

I know the operators of both companies and I’ve been up a few times. It’s a great way to have a look around.


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Sun Surf Sand ( Arty Stuff )

Posted by mervfrench on July 4, 2009


I  took this shot a few weeks ago at Cottesloe  on the night of the lightning shot and I also  lost my car keys ( see post below ). 

I’ve copied the idea from Jamie Patterson , sorry Jamie its not quite up to your standard, anyway I was just playing around and came up with a few of these. Now this is nothing special in fact it’s not much at all but I think the idea has some merit and it’s something I’ll try again one day.

I’m sure if this was done by an artist with a name it would get rave reviews and sell for $25000. I don’t have a famous name or reputation yet so get in on the ground floor and buy this one off print for $10000 and then sit back and watch your investment grow as my name gets more well known.

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