fight back see pride win by one point

Northern Pride came back from 18-point down at half time to win25-24 at Pizzey Park

Burleigh started the game with two quick tries,from Jamal Fogarty and Kurtis Rowe.

The Pride scored in the 22nd minute, when Luke George, sprinted down the wing and put a grubber kick inside, Hudson caught the ball to score the prides first try.

Burleigh scored again in the 28th minute when Fogarty scored Burleigh’s third of the day.


After the break  Josh Ailaomai dived over to score Burleigh’snext try .

The Pride started to claw their way back,

A try to Coen Hess got them  to 24-12,and a try to Colin Wilkie got them within 6 points.

pride scored again in the 68th minute and conversion levelled the score.

Jordan Bioni-odo delivered a final punch with a dramatic field goal.

NORTHERN PRIDE 25 (Shaun Hudson, Coen Hess, Colin Wilkie, Luke George tries; Khan Ahwang 4 goals; Jordan Biondi-Odo field goal) def BURLEIGH BEARS 24 (Hayden Schwass, Kurtis Rowe, Jamal Fogarty, Jeff Lynch, Josh Ailaomai tries; Jamal Fogarty 2 goals) at Pizzey Park.

Valentines shoots





With Valentines approaching try something diferent a Boudoir shoot from Stu Allen Photography can be done in your Home or in our Studio.


Cairns to Cooktown Cardiac Challenge 2011

Saturday morning started early for the 300 strong cyclist.

They got the legs going from Cazalys’ car park. They headed to sheridan street then up to Smithfield where the die hard cyclists hit the Karanda range


Nearly at the top(I wish)



who`s stupid idea was this

while the others loaded there bikes onto Army trucks and jumped aboard the Sunbus Special to Speewah,for Morning tea.After tea headed to Mareeba to group up for the rest of the three day ride to Cooktown.

long road ahead

History of the ride

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Tas 7`s Rugby tournament.

The second annual TAS Northern Sevens Rugby Tournament was held on Friday 15 April at Barlow Park.  Sixteen teams competed from seven schools, including two teams from Nhulunbuy High School in the Northern Territory, two teams from Townsville and another from Port Douglas.

In the finals, Port Douglas defeated TAS for the Mark Peters Lawyers U12 Shield.   St Augustine’s narrowly beat William Ross SHS for the Forty Winks Cairns U14 Shield.  In the U16 division, St Augustine’s defeated Nhulunbuy High School for the U16 Cairns Old Crocs Shield.  In the U18 round games TAS had lost only one game, having beaten both St Augustine’s College and Woree SHS.  TAS went on to beat St Augustine’s in a spectacular semi-final clash, only to be beaten in the grand final by a very polished team from Nhulunbuy High School, East Arnhem Land.





Making of a 500 f4 lens

The making of a 500 F4.

Here’s an interesting three-part series that shows the creation of a Canon 500mm f/4.0L IS lens. It’s a neat look at the guts of glass, and an opportunity to see how exactly the various components of a lens are created and put together.

You get to see the entire process, starting with raw materials and ending with the finished, $8,000-$9000 lens.

Seeing how fine-tuned many of the steps in the process have to be, it’s no wonder these lenses can end up costing as much as a car.

World Greatest Shave 2011

Last Weekend was The start of the Leukaemia Foundation Worlds Greatest Shave Stu Allen photography is a proud supporter of  Leukaemia Foundation in Cairns.

World’s Greatest Shave is a fantastic event that has been running since 1999.

It is something fun to be involved in, but it is a great cause  to help the 2,000 Queenslanders diagnosed annually with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood disorder.

There were heart warming stories and some great people who had put t there heart and soul in fundraising for Leukaemia Foundation in Cairns.

Katy Hoffmeister 13 from St Andrews Catholic Collage in Redlynch raised as of Saturday morning $2800.00

Stefan Salons flew her brother up from Brisbane to shave her to make it a family affair, and Dad shaved his head and his mow off.






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Queensland Floods

What a devastating time in south east queensland with the aim of raising some much needed cash for the queensland fund.

Stu Allen photography is offering Shoots limited numbers available all net profit will go to the fund.

Stay safe in SE QLD and NSW borders our hearts and preyers go out to all affected.

You tube video courtesy of Courier Mail

Underwater Wedding

We had an inquiry reference to a Cairns underwater wedding,stuallenphotography is happy to oblige,
Getting married underwater is a romantic and unique way to start your life together. Under the tranquility,the magic of the marine world becomes a witness to your commitment.
A few questions I was asked before they committed to there underwater wedding with stu allen photography off cairns.

Are underwater weddings legal? Yes,underwater weddings have same legal rights as a “topside”(land) weddings.The couple will sign the register once back on land.
Can we have part underwater and some topside. Yes all weddings with Stu allen photography can be adapted to your requirements.

Should be a fun day!!!

some of the guests