Saturday, July 30, 2011

Opals v China Women's International Basketball, Logan City, Qld, Australia; July 2011

Hi all

Last weekend I was fortunate to see the Australian Women's Basketball Team, "The Opals" play against the Chinese Women's National Team at the Logan Metro Indoor Sports Centre, Queensland, Australia. July to September is traditionally international basketball season, and south east Queensland doesn't get too many opportunities to see a national team, so I'm glad to went to see the game. Here are some pics:

National Anthems
Anthems - Opals v China International Women's Basketball, Logan Metro Sports Centre, Crestmead, Queensland, Australia; 24 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com.

Chinese star Lijie Miao
Opals v China International Women's Basketball, Logan Metro Sports Centre, Crestmead, Queensland, Australia; 24 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com.

Eyes only for the ball (Tess Madgen, Marianna Tolo, Yuan Ding, Song Gao, Lijie Miao)
Tess Madgen - Opals v China International Women's Basketball, Logan Metro Sports Centre, Crestmead, Queensland, Australia; 24 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com.

Kristen Veal, Yuan Ding
Kristen Veal v Yuan Ding - Opals v China International Women's Basketball, Logan Metro Sports Centre, Crestmead, Queensland, Australia; 24 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com.

Hanna Zavecz
Hanna Zavecz - Opals v China International Women's Basketball, Logan Metro Sports Centre, Crestmead, Queensland, Australia; 24 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com.

Cayla Francis, Fan Zhang
Cayla Francis - Opals v China International Women's Basketball, Logan Metro Sports Centre, Crestmead, Queensland, Australia; 24 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com.

Tess Madgen v Shuang Zhao
Tess Madgen v Shuang Zhao - Opals v China International Women's Basketball, Logan Metro Sports Centre, Crestmead, Queensland, Australia; 24 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com.

Shuang Zhao, Jessica Bibby
Shuang Zhao, Jessica Bibby - Opals v China International Women's Basketball, Logan Metro Sports Centre, Crestmead, Queensland, Australia; 24 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com.

Patriotic Chinese Supporters with the Chinese Flag
Chinese Flag - Opals v China International Women's Basketball, Logan Metro Sports Centre, Crestmead, Queensland, Australia; 24 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com.

Hanna Zavecz with the very nice "runner"
Hanna Zavecz - Opals v China International Women's Basketball, Logan Metro Sports Centre, Crestmead, Queensland, Australia; 24 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com.

Kristen Veal, Yuan Ding
Kristen Veal, Yuan Ding - Opals v China International Women's Basketball, Logan Metro Sports Centre, Crestmead, Queensland, Australia; 24 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com.

Suzy Batkovic v Nan Chen in the low post
Suzy Batkovic - Opals v China International Women's Basketball, Logan Metro Sports Centre, Crestmead, Queensland, Australia; 24 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com.

Winners are Grinners - Jessica Bibby, Cayla Francis, Rachael Flanagan, Suzy Batkovic, Tess Madgen, Marianna Tolo, Carly Wilson
Team members include Jessica Bibby, Cayla Francis, Rachael Flanagan, Suzy Batkovic, Tess Madgen, Marianna Tolo, Carly Wilson and Hanna Zavecz (not seen) - Opals v China International Women's Basketball, Logan Metro Sports Centre, Crestmead, Queensland, Australia; 24 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com.

Here's the link to my Smugmug photo gallery for this enjoyable event.

Here's my Photoshelter gallery, for Brisbane-sourced prints.


Australian Opals v China International Women's Basketball, Logan City, Queensland, Aust; July 2011 - Images by Des Thureson

Thanks for looking!

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Basketball
Brisbane Sports Photographer

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Winter Beauty - Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia; June 2010

Hi all

Last Winter I was lucky enough to spend a couple of days at Hervey Bay, north-east of Maryborough, about 3 hour's drive north of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Here are some pics:

Idyllic view to the east of the Urangan Pier
View from Urangan Pier - Hervey Bay, Queensland, June 2010.

Just before sunset, looking north east at Pialba Beach
Pialba Beach, Hervey Bay, Queensland; June 2010.

Beautiful cloud formations
Pialba Beach, Hervey Bay, Queensland; June 2010.

Aquarium fish at Pier Restaurant, Urangan, Hervey Bay
Aquarium fish at Pier Restaurant, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland, June 2010.

Here's some pleasant irony: the next / remaining pics were taken with my pocket / point & shoot camera, but I was very happy with a few of them!

Some pleasant light rain fell at Sunrise on Pialba Beach
Point & Shoot / Pocket Camera photos taken in the early morning at Pialba Beach; Hervey Bay, Queensland; June 2010.

Sunrise over a jetty at Pialba Beach, Hervey Bay (yep, happy :) )
Point & Shoot / Pocket Camera photos -

Alternate Processing - "Start Raging Black".
Alternate Processing -

The sprinkles of rain cleared to a lovely morning
Point & Shoot / Pocket Camera photos taken in the early morning at Pialba Beach; Hervey Bay, Queensland; June 2010.

Here's the link to my Smugmug photo gallery.

Here's the link to my Photoshelter gallery (for Brisbane sourced prints).

Thanks for looking.

Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Travel


Winter Beauty - 2 Days at Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia; June 2010. Photos by Des Thureson. - Images by Des Thureson