Week 4  This week the colouring is more to my liking.

I did have another blue version, similar to last week’s red image

but preferred this blue

I have included a POLL, as suggested by Robyn, and

the FULL Size original image way down at the bottom

Week 4

Week 4

  These blue tones are as appealing to me as the Week 1 version.

Unfortunately I don’t remember which filter I applied

to create any of these images except for week 2 which was a pencil sketch.



 All my entries for November 1-4 Challenge AND a BONUS… the original


Below is the full size original.

It was taken while walking along the board walk

looking into relatively shallow water.

It did not turn out the way I wanted but has

given me some mileage as an abstract image.

water-orig_1452 - Original


The photo was probably taken around here

in between a couple of moored boats.

The water was shallow and I thought it look interesting.

The result was not exactly that which I was expecting.


Technical stuff

  • Camera: Nikon D7100
  • Lens: AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-105
  • Focal Length: 40 mm
  • Exposure time: 1/1600
  • F Stop: 4.5
  • ISO: 125




 Hope you enjoy!



Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Door-Knobs-Handles


My contribution for this week’s


Fun Foto Challenge


Some random knobs and handles this week.








Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Door Knobs & Handles




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Floating Christmas Tree Geelong 2015

On Friday night Geelong’s Floating Christmas Tree was launched…literally.

 Floating Christmas TreeGeelong’s Mayor, Darren Lyons, was the driving force

behind the idea of a Floating Christmas Tree for Geelong

 after seeing a similar tree off the coast of Rio De Janeiro.


Yesterday, Saturday, we decided to have a look at our floating Christmas tree.

It looked interesting in daylight…guarded by the Bollards…

Christmas Tree Geelong 2015

and breath-taking by night.

Thousands of visitors crammed the foreshore

enjoying the attraction.

We were lucky to find a park close by to capture this shot.

Geelong Christmas Tree 2015

Although its 25 metre height cannot be compared with Rio’s 82 metre tree,

I believe this may be the first Floating Christmas Tree in Australia.

Mayor, Darren Lyons and ‪#‎EventsGeelong‬ are to be congratulated for being

first to erect such a tourist attraction in Australia.

Money well spent, I say.

We waited for twenty to thirty minutes to see

all the colours and lighting effects

Floating Christmas Tree GeelongThese two last shots were taken 300-400 metres from the tree

with a hand held Nikon D90 loaded with a

Nikkor 70-300mm zoom lens at full stretch.

I cropped the ‘red’ shot to create an illusion of being closer.



Weekly Photo Challenge-Angular


My contribution for this week’s challenge…



 Geelong provided the source of inspiration again this week…

geelong_1859From buildings which house institutions which

are over one hundred years old…
geelong_1840to more contemporary architecture…

geelong_1863including the recently constructed Waurn Ponds library…

geelong_1862the design of which has caused much discussion.

geelong_1860Waurn Ponds is a suburban shopping centre in Greater Geelong.

geelong_1846Meanwhile the new Geelong City Library is taking shape on its old site…

geelong_1841just down the road from the Upside Down building, which…

geelong_1849houses government offices and, temporarily, the city library.




Travel Theme-Colourful




Travel Theme.


I turned ‘Lets go shopping this morning dear‘ into….

colourful_0610You shop and I’ll bring my camera‘.
colourful_0612Not wanting to be tapped on the shoulder

and hauled away unceremoniously,

I sought and received permission to photograph

the colourful displays in the Target Store we visited.

colourful_0605I commenced looking for colour…

colourful_0608and colour I found.
colourful_0618The ‘BAH, HUMBUG!’ season…
colourful_0587 also added its splash of colour to the displays…


in Target.

colourful_0592While I was waiting patiently,

not far from Santa’s seat

and having a chat with my friend ‘Total Stranger’,

guess who had finished shopping

and was waiting for me in the car?


Although no meeting place, or time, had been set,

I was deemed late!  Hmm????

However, I did stop long enough to snap a quick selfie as I left!

Maybe that was what delayed me!?


Where’s My Backpack?: Travel Theme: Colourful





Cee-Black-White Challenge-Glass


Cee’s Black and White Challenge:




Years ago we had an iron curtain…


today it is a glass curtain.

The colour version for comparison



Cee’s Black & White: Glass