Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Social Responsibility...

I was taking some shots at South Bank the other day and saw a Cormorant (aka Shag) sitting on this pile. With the light on the water and the way the bird was sitting drew me to the shot.

It looked fabulous until I zoomed into the image and saw that this poor bird had ingested some fishing tackle and was probably suffering terrible pain. Luckily some caring souls had already contact animal rescue about it and I thought twice about posting such a disturbing image on the blog.

However, one of the responsibilities of a photographer is to document real-life events, and whilst this wasn't what I had in mind at the time of shooting it, the image is a powerful indictment of recreational fishing in Brisbane. The damage that discarded lines, floats, hooks and so on can cause to wildlife and birds is simply catastrophic, so please be careful when you cut gear loose.

This and that, here and there...

 The beach patrol - at just about every beach, the whole world over, gulls, of one form or another, keep a watch over proceedings - not to to monitor our safety, just watching in case we drop a chip or two!!
 This just struck me - the Australian flag flying over a restless ocean - a reminder that we have all come from over the sea to be here!
 A surprised sky! The sun peaking through the clouds and the placement of this decorative ironwork made me think of a surprised face!
 Straight lines of the Kurilpa Bridge.
 
A little bit of a different angle on this Brisbane icon.
 I know it's litter, but it's classy litter! Those Parisians really know how to party!
 A lane in the forest in the infrared spectrum...
 The complicated knitting of overhead lines at Roma St Station picked out by the setting sun.
 Wish the traffic was this quiet all the time...
I wonder where we are? Any guesses?