OGL Luncheon, Friday, 6 July, 2018.

Our Next Old Guv Luncheon will be held on Friday, 6 July, 2018 at 12 Noon at the West Adelaide Football Club.

Our Nominee and guests for the Old Guv Legend Presentation will be Mister Ian Pedler (Hand Binder) and Mrs Margaret Pedler.
Ian once was a handsome man with lots of hair and a beautiful beard (above pic with Margaret was taken in 1975). 
Sadly, that’s all gone but he does have some brilliantly funny stories from the Old Guv Bindery.
So put on those walking boots and enjoy our Luncheon for what is fast becoming a great day with some of the most wonderful stories you could imagine. At the past two functions a lot of our friends have not left until around 3 p.m. Amazing Stuff!

A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SALAD BAR WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE.
Attending: Alex Riley, Rod Parham, Judy Marks, Ian and Margaret Pedler, Rob and Wendy Powell, Jenny and Gary Easther (maybe), Ray Belt,
Apologies: Ann and Keith Heilmann, Pam Palmer, Marianne Hunn,
Contact Alex Riley on 0419 035 970 or Rod Parham on 0424 294 450 for Bookings.

Dizzying Singapore Cityscapes.

Yik Keat Lee’s favorite photographs are the ones that give him what he calls the “flashback effect.”
No matter where in the world he is, he makes pictures before they slip away. Brief recollections can last forever if he’s there to photograph them.
The artist lives in Singapore and is currently serving in the country’s military. He taught himself how to make pictures when he was just sixteen, using a phone.
Since then, he’s honed is skills but remains untamed by the “rules” of photography; at twenty years old, he hasn’t lost that spark of youth.
These days, Lee travels about three to four times each year.

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He thrives most in places that are as unpredictable as he is. He likes Bangkok and Hong Kong because they’re two of the rare places where modernity and tradition collide.
The best stories, he suggests, can be found in the contradictions brought on by metamorphosis.

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That sense of evolution and striving is at the heart of all of Lee’s work.
When asked what inspires him most, he replies simply.
An unquenchable thirst for making beautiful images is far more important than anything that can be taught, and in Lee’s mind, you’re either born with it or you aren’t.
“People who want achieve something so badly they think about it all the time” the artist says, “These are the types of people that inspire me.”
Follow Yik Keat Lee on Instagram
See more wonderful images via Dizzying Cityscapes by an Adventurous 20-Year-Old Photographer – Feature Shoot

‘Quills’ portrait of a Porcupine.

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Image Credit: Photograph by Heather Allen, National Geographic Your Shot
“The lines of the quills were perfect, forming a Fibonacci curl from the nose right to the end of the quill,” writes Your Shot member Heather Allen of this porcupine photographed on the Oregon coast.
“I just loved the light hitting the top quills, setting off its face.
The final [bit of] luck was that he lifted his head and looked right at me.”
Allen’s picture recently appeared in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen.
via Porcupine Image, Oregon Coast.

‘Pole Sitting’ in Adelaide, circa 1950s.

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When I was 12 years old my Dad would regularly take me down to the Henley Beach Square at Henley Beach (a seaside suburb of Adelaide).
There I would stand open mouthed, staring upwards at the grown up adults sitting on top of poles.
They were crazy, but why did they do it?
Evidently, pole sitting competitions were all the rage in the United States in the early 1920s.
People were desperate for money and so they sat up on the top of poles to win some lousy competition.
Like most things the craze took another 20 years or more to reach the shores of Australia.
The Square would be packed with families enjoying the summer nights as they wandered from pole to pole.
There was a lot of good natured banter between pole sitters and those gawking up at them.
Because Adelaide was a small city there were a lot of people who knew each other and to me a visit to the square was exciting.
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Aurora Borealis/Snowstorm, UK and USA.

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including Sumatran tiger cub twins, the Rio carnival and a late winter snowstorm in Washington DC.
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Northumberland, United Kingdom: The aurora borealis, or northern lights, were visible over the UK last night, pictured here at Dunstanburgh Castle.
Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA
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Washington DC, United States: People walk across the National Mall during a snowstorm expected to drop between 12cm and 20cm of snow. Temperatures dropped to -15C earlier in the day – the lowest this winter
Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA
See more Images via Photo highlights of the day | News | The Guardian.