Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Alternate Processing – 2011 Breaka Burleigh Pro Surfing

Hi all


Main Link: My new second gallery of pics from the 2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro, including 10 pics with “alternate processing”


When processing / editing photos I sometimes like to give some pics a ‘zany’ or alternative look. Nowadays there are plenty of ‘presets’ to use with programs like Adobe Lightroom. Here are some samples from the 2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro:


"Kelco Polar Cream"
Alternate Processing - Kelco Polar Cream - Aerial - 2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.


"Matt's Wedding Fantasy" (by Matt Kloskowski). Surfer: Bede Durbidge
Alt Processing: Matt's Wedding Fantasy - Bede Durbidge - 2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.


"Stark Raging Black Curve". Surfer: Grand Finalist Jayke Sharpe
Alt Processing: Stark Raging Black Curve - Jayke Sharpe - 2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.


"Matt's 300 Look - Strong"
Alt Processing: Matt's 300 Look - Strong - 2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Click here for the second (new) gallery with 10 samples of "Alternate Processing". 


Thanks for looking.


Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Surfing



Monday, February 21, 2011

2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, 19 February 2011

Hi all

Main Link: My Smugmug Photo Gallery of my top pics from the 2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro

EDIT: New second gallery, including "Alternate Processing" pics

Saturday (19 February) saw the final heats & quarter finals of the Breaka Burleigh Pro Surfing Competition at Burleigh Heads on Australia's Gold Coast. Although the surf was very small (on the grand final day as well), I enjoyed the day and the professional surfers were brilliant at making 'plenty' from very small waves. The winner for the second year in succession was Taj Burrow. Here are some pics (if you like, you can click on any photo to be taken to that pic within the gallery):

2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.


Taj Burrow
2010 & 2011 Winner, Taj Burrow - 2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

2010 and also 2011 winner Taj Burrow
2010 & 2011 Winner, Taj Burrow - 2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Jayke Sharpe, with a backdrop of "Little Burleigh"
2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Grand Finalist Bede Durbidge
Grand Finalist Bede Durbidge - 2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

In second place in the Grand Final (and also holder of the highest single score in the Grand Final), Joel Parkinson
2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

My Smugmug Photo Gallery: Top Pics - 2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast

EDIT:  Second gallery here.

Thanks for looking.

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Surfing
PS: Here's a nice short video about Surfworld Museum on the Gold Coast, from the ABC Television program "Collectors" (http://www.abc.net.au/tv/collectors/) and featuring iconic surf photographer Peter "Joli" Wilson:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Afternoon Surfing at Sunrise Beach, south of Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland - Photos

Main Link: My Smugmug Photo Gallery - Afternoon Afternoon Surfing at Sunrise Beach, Sunshine Coast, Queensland - Photos

Hi all

Here are some surfing pics taken in the 2 days immediately after the 2010 Noosa Triathlon, taken at Sunrise Beach, just south of Noosa Heads. Ironically, on the first (overcast) day, I had headed out to photograph birds, but when I couldn't find any, I headed straight for the beach, where some nice waves were breaking at high tide :). Now for some pics:
 




I was using an older camera and was happy with its focus on this one:


"Crispy Water"


Welcome to "The Green Room"


24 Hours later - Day 2:
Afternoon Surf Photos - Sunrise Beach, near Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 2 November 2010

Afternoon Surf Photos - Sunrise Beach, near Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 2 November 2010

"Over!"
Afternoon Surf Photos - Sunrise Beach, near Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 2 November 2010

Click here for the photo gallery.

Thanks for looking.

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"Two Bridges in One Walk" - walking Brisbane's Kurilpa & "Go Between" bridges on a beautiful winter's day

Main Link: My Smugmug Photo Gallery on walking across Brisbane's Kurilpa Bridge and Go Between Bridge on a beautiful winter's day.

Hi all

Catching up on a very nice walk last July when I walked acorss Brisbane's two newest bridges: the Kurilpa Bridge and the "Go Between" Bridge. The strange thing is that I don't even like the Kurilpa Bridge: too many 'spikes and cables' for my taste, but I still found it 'compelling' to photograph. Onto some pics:

Kurilpa Bridge, with a City Cat Ferry below


Kurila Bridge - "Spikes & Cables"


"GOMA" - Gallery of Modern Art - as seen from the Kurilpa Bridge:
GOMA - Gallery of Modern Art -

Kurilpa Bridge, with Brisbane's CBD in the background, as seen from 'the south side'


A few minutes' walk away - the "Go Between Bridge"
Go Between Bridge -

Go Between Bridge
Go Between Bridge -

Go Between Bridge, with another City Cat Ferry emerging
Go Between Bridge -

The Photo Gallery on the Kurilpa Bridge & Go Between Bridge

Thanks for looking!

Des

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

NBL Basketball Photos - Gold Coast Blaze v Adelaide 36ers, GCCEC, 13 February 2011

Main Link: My Smugmug Photo Gallery: Gold Coast Blaze v Adelaide 36ers NBL Basketball, 13-2-2011.

The Gold Coast Blaze basketball team is starting to really put things together. After a horror run with injuries, and 2 very recent aquisitions of great players, the Blaze are now looking very good. Some pics from the win over the Adelaide 36ers:

Darryl Hudson drives hard around Rhys Carter:

Darryl Hudson v Rhys Carter - Gold Coast Blaze v Adelaide 36ers NBL Basketball; Queensland, Australia; Sunday 13 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com


Ron Howard:
Ron Howard - Gold Coast Blaze v Adelaide 36ers NBL Basketball; Queensland, Australia; Sunday 13 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Rhys Carter defends Jason Cadee
The 36ers' Ryhs Carter defends closely the Blaze' Jason Cadee - Gold Coast Blaze v Adelaide 36ers NBL Basketball; Queensland, Australia; Sunday 13 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Jason Cadee gets inside
Jason Cadee - Gold Coast Blaze v Adelaide 36ers NBL Basketball; Queensland, Australia; Sunday 13 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

One of my favourites - Chris Goulding with the facial expression as he is fouled by Ron Howard:
Chris Goulding is fouled by Ron Howard on the way to the hoop. - Gold Coast Blaze v Adelaide 36ers NBL Basketball; Queensland, Australia; Sunday 13 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Gold Coast Blaze v Adelaide 36ers NBL Basketball; Queensland, Australia; Sunday 13 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Darryl Hudson with the facial expression and the vertical leap:

Darryl Hudson again impresses with great facial expressions and a very nice vertical leap - Gold Coast Blaze v Adelaide 36ers NBL Basketball; Queensland, Australia; Sunday 13 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

'Looks like both Jason Cadee and Brad Hill have been to "Facial Expression School":
Jason Cadee v Brad Hill - Gold Coast Blaze v Adelaide 36ers NBL Basketball; Queensland, Australia; Sunday 13 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Darryl Hudson again looking 'dramatic':
Darryl Hudson again impresses with great facial expressions and a very nice vertical leap - Gold Coast Blaze v Adelaide 36ers NBL Basketball; Queensland, Australia; Sunday 13 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Blaze Head coach Joey Wright unhappy that a possession turned into a 'loss-of-possession' because of a Ref's decision (and a possession arrow).....
Blaze Head Coach Joey Wright doesn't like the Jump Ball Call, a possession 'lost' due to the possession arrow - Gold Coast Blaze v Adelaide 36ers NBL Basketball; Queensland, Australia; Sunday 13 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Winners wear slight grins :)
95-79 Blaze winners - Gold Coast Blaze v Adelaide 36ers NBL Basketball; Queensland, Australia; Sunday 13 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Click here to go to the Photo Gallery

Thanks for looking.

Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Caloundra Triathlon Enduro - Golden Beach, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Australia; 6-2-2011

Main Link: My Photo Gallery: Caloundra Triathlon Enduro; Golden Beach, Qld, Australia; 6-2-2011

Women's Gallery - Caloundra Triathlon 2011 - Enduro

Hi all

Sunday saw a quick public-transport trip to the Caloundra Triathlon - Enduro format. The format meant that the elite professionals had to complete a swim-bike-run triathlon, and then do another swim-bike-run circuit afterwards (without stopping) :). Some pics (click for bigger):

Women's Winner (and excellent runner) Barbara Riveros Diaz:
Winner Barbara Riveros Diaz - 2011 Caloundra Women's Enduro Triathlon for professional triathletes; Woorim Park, Golden Beach, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 6 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Women's second place, Liz Blatchford:
2nd place-getter Liz Blatchford - 2011 Caloundra Women's Enduro Triathlon for professional triathletes; Woorim Park, Golden Beach, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 6 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Men's winner, Jesse Featonby (L) and third place-getter Bryce McMaster (R):
Bryce McMaster (who finished in third place) and winner Jesse Featonby - 2011 Caloundra Enduro Triathlon for professional triathletes (men's event); Woorim Park, Golden Beach, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 6 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Second place: Clayton Fettell:
Second-place-getter Clayton Fettell - 2011 Caloundra Enduro Triathlon for professional triathletes (men's event); Woorim Park, Golden Beach, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 6 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

4th and 5th: Scott Llewellyn (L) and Ben Shaw (R):
4th placegetter Scott Llewellyn leads 5th placegetter Ben Shaw - 2011 Caloundra Enduro Triathlon for professional triathletes (men's event); Woorim Park, Golden Beach, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 6 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Winners anre Grinners: Jesse Featonby is interviewed by the Media:
Race Winner Jesse Featonby is interviewed by the media- 2011 Caloundra Enduro Triathlon for professional triathletes (men's event); Woorim Park, Golden Beach, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 6 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Men's Photo Gallery - 2011 Caloundra Triathlon
Women's Gallery: 2011 Caloundra Triathlon

Thanks for looking

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Blast from the Past - 2005 Giro de Brisbane Cycling Criterium - Sport Photography

Main Link: Photo Gallery: 2005 Giro de Brisbane Cycling Criterium

Hi all

Here are some cycling pics from more than 5 years ago. I'll include pics where I have been told the names of some cyclists (thanks Ben Manson), for "Google purposes":
UQ Riders: Will Evans, Mark Frendo, Peter Herzig:
UQ Riders: Will Evans, Mark Frendo, Peter Herzig - 2005 Giro de Brisbane Cycling Criterium, Carina, Brisbane, Australia; linked to the Abruzzo Club. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

UQ Rider Peter Garrone:
UQ Rider Peter Garrone - 2005 Giro de Brisbane Cycling Criterium, Carina, Brisbane, Australia; linked to the Abruzzo Club. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Steve Polumba (middle):
10x8 - Steve Polumba (middle) - 2005 Giro de Brisbane Cycling Criterium, Carina, Brisbane, Australia; linked to the Abruzzo Club. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

UQ Rider Peter Garrone
UQ Rider Peter Garrone - 2005 Giro de Brisbane Cycling Criterium, Carina, Brisbane, Australia; linked to the Abruzzo Club. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Steve Polumba
Steve Polumba - 2005 Giro de Brisbane Cycling Criterium, Carina, Brisbane, Australia; linked to the Abruzzo Club. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

The most talented cyclist not riding - Ben Manson:
Ben Manson (Petal) looks on - 2005 Giro de Brisbane Cycling Criterium, Carina, Brisbane, Australia; linked to the Abruzzo Club. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

UQ rider on right: Mark Frendo
UQ rider on right: Mark Frendo - 2005 Giro de Brisbane Cycling Criterium, Carina, Brisbane, Australia; linked to the Abruzzo Club. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Jarron Poad, Tony Mann
Jarron Poad, Tony Mann - 2005 Giro de Brisbane Cycling Criterium, Carina, Brisbane, Australia; linked to the Abruzzo Club. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

UQ Riders Peter Herzig (L) & Craig Mackey (R) (Alt Processing: "Stark Raging Black Curve"):
UQ Riders Peter Herzig (L) & Craig Mackey (R) - 2005 Giro de Brisbane Cycling Criterium, Carina, Brisbane, Australia; linked to the Abruzzo Club. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com. Stark Raging Black Curve.

Matt Woods
Matt Woods - 2005 Giro de Brisbane Cycling Criterium, Carina, Brisbane, Australia; linked to the Abruzzo Club. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

My Smugmug Photo Gallery - 2005 Giro de Brisbane Cycling Criterium

Thanks for looking!

Des