Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Geekin' Out

It's Tuesday morning in my part of the world, and I'm back at my desk after a fabulous 4 day weekend. 4 day weekends are wonderful, and I vote for more of them. Someone please do something about that, m'kay? Anyhoo, normal transmission now resumes. Of course, I have a ton of fantastic stuff to blog about. Because I have to start somewhere, here's an update on the Sydney Photoblogger meet I went on last Thursday night.

Last Thursday night Morgan and I went along to the 15th midweek meet for the Sydney Photobloggers group on Flickr. If you've read this blog for a while you'll have seen that I've mentioned these guys quite a few times, and posted pics from some of the meets I've been on.

Tracey Has Giant Hands
Originally uploaded by Other Andrew.

From what I can see of other groups on Flickr, the Sydney Photobloggers is one of the more social ones. Sure everyone loves posting to the group photostream, and chatting in the forums, but there is a strong emphasis on getting together for social food and drinks, and for group photo shoots. I even met my new boyfriend Morgan through the group, after we chatted a bit online and then met in person at a group outing. He has a wonderful set of photos on Flickr himself.

A Restaurant Called "Super Bowl"
Originally uploaded by Other Andrew.

Last Thursday the emphasis was on socialising, with the added bonus of a public holiday the next day! About 10 of 12 of us got together for dinner in Chinatown, a short stroll through the quarter, and then beers at a pub. There were so many cameras out, so many of us in a pack, and so much snapping going on that some of the pedestrians were looking around for who was the famous person we were all chasing. The food, the restaurant, stray pedestrians, each other, all was fair game for the lens.

Originally uploaded by Other Andrew.

This is a nice group of people. We all come from different backgrounds and points of view, but aside from having photography as a common interest everyone also seems to be fairly laid back and funny. Morgan and I are both very comfortable about being relaxed and affection with each other in public, and as a consequence there were a lot of photos of the two of us taken during the evening. As Gadgetgirl captioned this photo of us we were the "most photographed couple of the night". I really love the photo Figuromo took of us holding hands at the pub.

Originally uploaded by Other Andrew.

We left reasonably late, but a few of the more intrepid members kicked on until the pub closed, and then just moved on to a later closing one. I have it on good authority that there was at least one severe hangover the next morning.

All my photos from the meet are here, and everyone else's are here.


Lish said...

Ooh. An eyes-open kiss: how intense!

Love the pics.

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks Lisha, I'm normally an 'eyes closed kisser'... but I guess the camera doesn't lie, right?

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

c'mon, who doesn't sneak a peek every now and then? ;)