Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Australian Boomers v New Zealand Tall Blacks FIBA Oceania Championship Basketball

Hi all

Recently I attended the FIBA Oceania Basketball Championship in Brisbane. The second game, featured here, was a men’s fixture (for direct Olympic qualification) between the Australian Boomers and the New Zealand Tall Blacks. I’ve already shared my favourite photos in my Myspace blog here, so here are some extra pics:

Young point guard Matthew Dellavedova brings a smile to the Boomers' faces
Australian Boomers v New Zealand Tall Blacks FIBA Oceania Championship International Men's Basketball, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 9 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

National Anthem
Australian Boomers v New Zealand Tall Blacks FIBA Oceania Championship International Men's Basketball, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 9 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

The New Zealand Tall Blacks with their famous Haka
Australian Boomers v New Zealand Tall Blacks FIBA Oceania Championship International Men's Basketball, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 9 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

The Boomers respecting the Kiwi Haka
Australian Boomers v New Zealand Tall Blacks FIBA Oceania Championship International Men's Basketball, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 9 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Mika Vukona shoots over Mattie Nielsen
Australian Boomers v New Zealand Tall Blacks FIBA Oceania Championship International Men's Basketball, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 9 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Brad Newley, Casey Frank
Australian Boomers v New Zealand Tall Blacks FIBA Oceania Championship International Men's Basketball, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 9 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Casey Frank, BJ Anthony, AJ Ogilvy
Australian Boomers v New Zealand Tall Blacks FIBA Oceania Championship International Men's Basketball, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 9 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Boomers Matthew Dellavedova & Mark Worthington v Tall Blacks Mark Dickel & BJ Anthony
Australian Boomers v New Zealand Tall Blacks FIBA Oceania Championship International Men's Basketball, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 9 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Patty Mills gets hooked up by Alex Pledger’s screen as he attempts to stay with Kiwi Veteran Mark Dickel
Australian Boomers v New Zealand Tall Blacks FIBA Oceania Championship International Men's Basketball, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 9 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Strong Neck? - Break Dancing
Australian Boomers v New Zealand Tall Blacks FIBA Oceania Championship International Men's Basketball, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 9 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

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Thanks for looking.

Regards

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

Friday, October 14, 2011

Swell Sculpture Festival - Outdoor/Beach Art - Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 2011

Hi all

Recently I enjoyed another visit to the annual Swell Sculpture Festival at Currumbin on Australia's Gold Coast. I find it such an enjoyable experience to be able to see and photograph a wide variety of modern art and sculpture in a beach/coastal environment. Here are some pics:

Altared Memory, by Pamela Lee Brenner
Altared Memory, Pamela Lee Brenner - Swell Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Georgina the Slayer, by Dave Machen
Georgina the Slayer, Dave Machen - Swell Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Journey Music, by Mariana Martin
Journey Music, Mariana Martin - Swell Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Kindled Spirits, by Carmel Marsden
Kindled Spirits, Carmel Marsden - Swell Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

State of Square, by Fatih Semiz
State of Square, Fatih Semiz - Swell Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Part of the "Swell Smalls Gallery"
Swell Smalls Gallery, at The Way of Design - Swell Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

The Ocean Cubed, David Ardley
The Ocean Cubed, David Ardley - Swell Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

The Rising Tide, John Cox
The Rising Tide, John Cox - Swell Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Transient Migration by Anne Leon
Transient Migration by Anne Leon - Swell Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

War Ears by Pat Hoffie and Stefan Purcell
War Ears by Pat Hoffie and Stefan Purcell - Swell Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

White Death, Glenn Sanders
White Death, Glenn Sanders - Swell Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Here's my Smugmug photo gallery.

Thanks so much for looking.

Regards

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