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Some random beautiful and bigs…

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Big and beautiful, although

in the process of telling us to move on.

Finally, the Sydney Opera House.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Big-Can-Be-Beautiful-Too

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Big-Can-Be-Beautiful-Too

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Big-Can-Bbe-Beautiful-Too

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Big-Can-Be-Beautiful-Too

 

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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Butchart Gardens…11

This week back at Butchart Gardens.

Not sure if these a Redwoods or some other variety

Google says there are Redwoods in the Gardens.

Azaleas of rhododendrons?

 

 

Begonias…

all from

Vancouver Island,

British Columbia,

Canada.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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Bloggers and Challenge Hosts

 

 

Since late August my computer has not acknowledged my avatar

and will not ‘like’ posts….

unless I use other browsers or a device

other than my desktop PC.

Which is a problem as my PC is my ‘goto’ device for blogging

and where I store and edit my photos.

While in New Zealand recently,

I left my PC with a computer doctor

who failed to analyse the problem.

Unfortunately I can drive a computer but not fix one.

If anyone has any ideas about why this occurs

please let me know.

 

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Giants from new Zealand…although we begin in Italy.

Anyone who has visited the Vatican

may have climbed the spiral step less staircase

and been in awe at its construction.

However the entrance/exit to the Ruakuri Cave, at Waitomo,

makes the Vatican staircase look like a miniature.

We also visited the Giant Redwood Forest at Rotorua.

These trees are not as large as some

of the photographed Californian Redwoods,

however, they are still Giant Redwoods

 

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Pic and Word Challenge: Giant

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The boys gave me a copy of Photoshop Elements 14

when I discovered I had retired in 2015.

This is one of my efforts from early 2015.

Far from perfect..and even this morning I noticed another anomaly

between the original and my editing which

had previously gone unnoticed.

The entrance to Geelong Football Club Restaurant.It is now a car park 😦 

This is another early effort with PS.

And that does not mean my PS skills have improved.

There are three elements in the first picture….

 

which are missing from the final image. 

THis next image has been editing with Google’ Picasa

which is, sadly, no longer supported but

I think is a marvellous program for a quick edit.

(Colour retouch, sharpen or straighten horizon.)

Corio Bay sunrise early 2018. 

Straight out of camera.

Added some light.

 

Boosted colours. 

Sharpened and added vignette

 

Finally, straightened the horizon.


Decided to play a bit more and created this. 

Which, until I  had it printed on canvas thought looked worthwhile. 

The ‘special’ price canvas was a waste of money. 

 

At the time I even tried it in BW and I believe

one of my headers is from that morning.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTOS: Photo-Editor

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For a few hundred metres we hard been trying

 to work out what he object in the water was…

a couple of shots through the window

just had to contain a jogger.

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These shots in the

‘I never thought I would be able to use them’

file.

Often when I am just setting up my tripod

or attaching my camera walkers or joggers stop,

until I give them the nod to continue, or they go behind me.

Then there are moments like this

when the camera is loaded and clicking away….

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October 2018 Photography Inspirations: Room-with-a-View