Archive for April, 2014

Wicked Wednesdays: FREE Macro Bee Stock Photos


30 Apr

Well, it’s been a while since we last had a Wicked Wednesday! OK, so some of our Wednesdays can get pretty wicked, but they just haven’t been including free high-resolution textures and stock photos like they used to!

Today is different, though. Today, we’ve got a selection of six FREE macro images of bees for you – all shot in our garden here in Sydney. Given it’s apparent attractiveness to the bees, all but one of the photos have the bees collecting nectar from our perennial Basil plant. The last of the images is of one poor dead bee, looking surprisingly intact and restful at the base of a Lavender flower.

Simply CLICK HERE to view the gallery of six images or right-click on the thumbnails below to download the images direct. As always, these are FREE for commercial and personal creative use, however you may not resell or redistribute or claim them as your own. Enjoy!

Macro Bee Stock Photos     Macro Bee Stock Photos     Macro Bee Stock Photos

Macro Bee Stock Photos     Macro Bee Stock Photos     Macro Bee Stock Photos

Feature Car: Lawrence De Sylva’s VZ Holden Calais


28 Apr

The latest issue of Street Commodores (223) is out now and includes four feature stories by Hosking Industries. Also inside this issue is our photo shoot on Lawrence De Sylva’s VZ Holden Calais. Wrapped in a combination of satin black and faux brushed metal vinyl, it looks hot riding on MC Racing wheels and is powered by a stout 376ci LS3. Be sure to read all about the car in the mag, out now!

As always, we’ve got a series of FREE desktop wallpaper images for you to enjoy. Simply CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to visit our Flickr page where all the goodies lay in wait for your visit.

Lawrence De Sylva's VZ Holden Calais

Lawrence De Sylva's VZ Holden Calais     Lawrence De Sylva's VZ Holden Calais

Live Gallery: Killswitch Engage + Kill Devil Hill @ UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney – April 12, 2014


24 Apr

Killswitch Engage + Kill Devil Hill @ UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney - April 12, 2104     Killswitch Engage + Kill Devil Hill @ UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney - April 12, 2104

Killswitch Engage + Kill Devil Hill @ UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney - April 12, 2104     Killswitch Engage + Kill Devil Hill @ UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney - April 12, 2104

Lifemusicmedia.com got us into Killswitch Engage‘s headlining show at Sydney’s UNSW Roundhouse on Aparil 21, supported by Kill Devil Hill. We can now bring you our gallery of 24 images from the gig, as well as our review of the performance. CLICK HERE or on the images above to jump to the gallery:

Last time this reviewer was lucky enough to see Killswitch Engage was at what was then called the Forum at Moore Park (now the HiFi). It was a sideshow to another festival and the bill included Divine Heresy and Shadows Fall. It was a remarkable show housed within a diminutive venue when the band was fronted by the mighty Howard Jones – who, at one point in the show climbed the speaker stack and proceeded to fall into the crowd below. The anticipation level was high for tonight’s show.

Opening things up was Kill Devil Hill. The not-really-supergroup (featuring Rex Brown from Pantera and Down on bass, Johnny Kelly from Type o Negative on drums and ex-Pissing Razors singer Dewey Bragg) have some fine pedigree behind them, but veer away from their collective reference points with a driving rock and roll style dissimilar to anything from any of those three bands.

Sadly – and despite some excellent stage craft – the songs largely lack the magnetism and dynamic movement found in their former brands’ song writing. Bragg’s repeated reference to Pantera seemed a little unnecessary as well, with the band going so far as to covering ‘Mouth for War’ to close out what was an entertaining set, but one that left us wanting.

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Feature Car: Rod Gurney’s XT Ford Falcon Race Car


23 Apr

Rod Gurney's 1968 XT Ford Falcon

Rod Gurney's 1968 XT Ford Falcon   Rod Gurney's 1968 XT Ford Falcon

Issue 121 of Street Fords magazine is out now and includes our photo shoot on Rod Gurney’s championship-winning 1968 XT Falcon GT sedan. Rob races the car in the Muscle division of the iRace series and has won the championship twice with this 347ci Windsor-powered Falcon. The graphics pay homage to Australian racing identity Ian ‘Pete’ Geoghegan.

As always, we’ve got a series of FREE desktop wallpaper images for you to enjoy. Simply CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to visit our Flickr page where all the goodies lay in wait for your visit.

 

Monster Magnet + King of the North @ HiFi Sydney – April 4, 2014


14 Apr

Monster Magnet @ Sydney HiFi - April 4, 2014     Monster Magnet @ Sydney HiFi - April 4, 2014

Monster Magnet @ Sydney HiFi - April 4, 2014     Monster Magnet @ Sydney HiFi - April 4, 2014

Lifemusicmedia.com published our image gallery and review of Monster Magnet‘s headlining gig at Sydney’s HiFi Bar on Friday April 4, 2014 – supported by King of the North and Arrowhead.

CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails to see the entire gallery and read our review below:

To say that we were a little concerned about Monster Magnet’s set upon reaching the HiFi Bar just as the doors were opening would be an understatement. Simply put, there was very little sign of life. Granted, it was a dismal evening with some drizzle and cold Autumn winds blowing through, but there was hot night of raucous rock and roll to be enjoyed inside.

Regardless, Sydney band Arrowhead opened the night’s festivities to an almost empty room, rocking out with an energetic mix of mid-paced stoner/desert/Sabbath vibes. The three-piece made a beautiful racket and the small crowd clearly appreciated their driving, grooving slabs of riffage.

In terms of small outfits making a grand noise, King of the North won’t find many contemporaries coming close to their sonic footprint. The Aussie two-piece (made up of singer/guitarist Andrew Higgs and drummer Danny Leo) utilises a clever guitar rig that channels low frequencies to a bass amp via an octave pedal, creating a thick grind that’s fish-arse tight. It’s a technique put to great use by earlier two-piece groups like Local H, but don’t think for a moment that King of the North are simple clones.

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Sneak Peek: Leo’s HDT VL SS Sedan


02 Apr

Here’s a quick peek at a shoot we did last night for Aussie Muscle Enthusiast magazine on Muscle Car Restoration’s VL HDT SS.

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Photo of the Month: Evolution Custom Ind Porsche on Chasingasphalt.com


01 Apr

Our photo of the Evolution Custom Ind Porsche 944 WTAC racer was selected as the Photo of the Month for April on Chasingasphalt.com! The website will also be uploading a ‘Spotlight’ on me and my automotive photography soon. Nice!

Photo of the Month on chasingasphalt.com.