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About Hellbelly

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  • Birthday 10/23/1971

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    Adelaide. South Australia.
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    4x4 and fishing
  1. Wow, a year already. Missed my so many. RIP Mr Wiggley.
  2. Cheers guys. Yea, I always have a good time away fishing. Only problem I have is I dont get to do enough of it. Next trip is planned fro Jan 2. 10 days away on the remote West Coast. Mick.
  3. Here's a brief trip report from my last adventure about a week ago. Each winter I go over to Elliston. A small seaside town on our remote Eyre Peninsular. Its about a 7.5 hour drive so we tend to spend a few days fishing there. Our target fish is the Australian Salmon. They grow up to 6kg (rare) but they're mostly found at around 2 - 4kg. Pound for pound they'd be one of the best fighting fish around. And if you're casting lures (I use a 100g blue coloured Laser lure) they fight even better. Mostly we use a heavy sinker with wire botton, a grappling or grapnel sinker as the tide and rip can be very strong. Then its a whole or half pilchard on ganged hooks. I'm been adding a "Surf Popper" the last few years and they seem to out fish bait most of the time, so when Snatcher, on his recent visit to Oz, gave me some of his hand made flies and poppers, I was keen to try them out. Well, they worked a treat. I'm bummed that I didnt get more photo's of them but its always a little dodgy having the camera on the beach PLUS my spare batteries were flat so I only have a few pics to share. Anyway, here's my trip in Photo's. Here's the beach we fished most of the time. Sharinga Beach. Here are a couple of fish caught. My mate Neil with a few (we got about 30 or more but only kept 2 each). And me with a couple. The one on the left went 3.1kg and won me $200 for that weeks "Mystery Weight" in the comp. Leading fish is 5.2kg though. I bet that one take it out. Oh, comp is for all of winter. June, July and August. Each week there's a mystery weight and biggest fish at end of winter wins $3000 (i think). After an early start (about 5am) we're keen for something to eat. So its bacon and egg's and beer for breakfast just behind the dunes. I'm the guy sitting ;-). Here's a shot of one of the other beaches we fished. Looks great and there's some awesome deep gutters to fish but the fish were elsewhere. One of the locals. And a Salmon with one of Snatchers flies. Funny thing happened here. Neil was ready to leave the beach so I said as I cast. "I just want to get one more on a fly so I can get a pic for Snatcher. The bait hit the water and in about 5 seconds I was pulling in this guy. Many thanks Snatcher. I'll be giving to a yell when I've run out of these mate. They work a treat mate. Mick.
  4. Been using the flash's again. Two 430 EXII's. Both shot thru brollies. One up high to subjects right and a little behind. The other at shoulder level to subjects left and slightly in front.
  5. Oooh she's got her eye one you!!
  6. Bugga, that angle and pose would be awesome if it was a sharp shot Pa!! Keep at it though. One of em will come thru for ya. Mick.
  7. Cheers Janet. I just updated it to my other RB site. Looks even better now. ;-)
  8. Shot last weekend. I'm really not happy with how they turned out. I couldnt believe how difficult it was to shoot a near black car. I opted to shoot on dark thinking this would be good as i would get less reflections but wow, hard to light. I've managed to save one or two but they're not what I was hoping for.
  9. Awesome Dragon's Ayjay. Great detail and colour. Here's a couple with me and the mutts.
  10. Well done Den. A beautiful and topical shot. A real cracker and a deserved winner. And well done to all the other entrants. Some great work there. Mick.
  11. Thanks for having a look folks. Yea, I think the first is the better one too. I've got one or two more to process but I think these would be the best. I'll probably post em later in the week. Mick.
  12. Cheers Snatcher. No mate, I doubt he'll let anyone drive her. And at 315KW or 422HP I bet she goes like the clappers. And its only a 6 cylinder. Beats the V8's hands down. Mick.
  13. Shot a mate FPV F6 yesterday. A little harder than I'd expected but fun and a good start I think.
  14. OK, had my coffee now and I'm feeling much better. AND, have worked out how to resize, keep EXIF and not make pic blocky. Mick.
  15. Well I can tell you now, I shoot in RAW and I'm sure as hell not going to go out and change my settings EVERY TIME I see a shot that I think might go in the AN photo comp. You must be joking. RAW is the very basic's of editing, it's not removing lamp posts, or adding extra flowers to a shot, it's just colour correcting, exposure adjusting basic editing. As for EXIF, I've got nothing to hide but I cant get the EXIF up there. I convert from RAW but then when I resize, I use the "Save for web or device" coz if I dont the pic comes out very very blocky. I think this is where my EXIF goes AWOL. i'm working on it. OK, I wont post anymore comp entries until I sort it. You've given me the shits SW, you may have the rules on your side but I still got the shits
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