Springtime

Springtime – Gone Troppo
Hand lettering for the Gone Troppo song Springtime. Below, my locally shot video clip.

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Petrel Cove, Encounter Bay

Petrel Cove, Encounter Bay, South Australia
Petrel Cove is a small beach situated at Encounter Bay on the coast of South Australia. Pictured here is the steep bluff of Rosetta Head, together with some of the steeply dipping metasedimentary rocks, which form prominent jagged rock platforms. There is just a 50m pocket of open sand and a bar, which is also the location of a permanent rip. Petrel Cove is a notorious spot on the south coast, causing trouble for swimmers and surfers with its dangerous currents, large waves and rocks, or for those exploring the slippery and hazardous rock pools.

Gone Troppo: Last Wave at Waitpinga

Last Wave at Waitpinga
Hand lettering, photographic manipulation and graphic design for Gone Troppo track Last Wave at Waitpinga – a great surf-rock instrumental.

I’ve created a 16-page pdf booklet as a bonus download on bandcamp, which features a selection of the photos taken by me during filming, together with a few video stills of the pro surfers shown in action during the video clip. All of the images have been given an appropriate ‘grunge’ surfing look, adding texture and colour enhancements to accurately capture the coastal feel. Here’s four images from the booklet:

Last Wave at Waitpinga Last Wave at Waitpinga

The song is available as a double single with another instrumental titled Looking Down the Barrel on CD Baby and bandcamp for only $1. Also available as a single track release on iTunes.

The previously posted music video can also be found here.

Last Wave at Waitpinga music video

Last Wave at Waitpinga
Music video for Gone Troppo‘s surf-rock instrumental Last Wave at Waitpinga. The video was a simple production shot quickly with a basic camera and then edited within iMovie, showing the story of local beach culture and the surfing journey from novice to professional on the fabulous beaches along the southern coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. We visited beaches at Middleton, Port Elliot and Waitpinga, recording footage from late morning through to the evening, capturing the people, the landscape and all of the superb ocean views available.

 

Rain, rain, go away

Stangate House, AldgateUnfortunately, our community event at Stangate House had to be cancelled due to constant rain during the period required to complete the set up for our outdoor activities. It’s always disappointing when a lot of work goes into coordinating an event, and you don’t get the opportunity to see it all come to fruition – but that’s the nature of an outdoor event. As they say, one element you can’t control is the weather.

Even though we didn’t appreciate the falling rain, the gardens certainly did!

From the Sea

From the Sea2B pencil drawings of seashell fragments collected from Victor Harbor and Port Elliot on the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. These were initially sketched on heavyweight watercolour paper and then digitally coloured in Photoshop with a custom watercolour brush.

Prints are available to purchase online from søciety6.

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1991 Australian Formula One Grand Prix

1991 Williams-Renault FW14, Nigel Mansell

1991 Williams-Renault FW14, Nigel Mansell

 

Equipe Ligier Gitanes and Leyton House Racing teams, pit lane, 1991 Australian Formula One Grand Prix

Equipe Ligier Gitanes and Leyton House Racing teams in pit lane

 

Mark Blundell in his Brabham-Yamaha

Mark Blundell in his Brabham-Yamaha BT60Y

 

Inside the Fondmetal-Ford garage

Inside the Fondmetal-Ford garage

 

A casual Nigel Mansell

A casual Nigel Mansell

 

As I’m currently in the process of moving house again, I’ve just come across a collection of photographs I took at the 1991 Australian Formula One Grand Prix, held on the parklands circuit in Adelaide, South Australia. This was the famous race held in torrential rain which was won by Ayrton Senna, who only completed 14 official laps before the race was stopped. As you can see above, the weather was fine when I was there on the first practice day, but not so on the Sunday!