Travel Theme-Centre




Travel Theme.


This week I decided to play with one photo.

 Based on the rule of thirds one of these photos should be

visually more appealing than the others.


The question is: Is it one, two or three?

C_5901Rules are made to be broken so I have read,

however, on this occasion, in my mind

there is a clear winner.

What do you think?


Where’s My Backpack?: Travel Theme: Centre





Weekly Photo Challenge-Early-Bird


My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Early Bird


We were still at Savuti Camp Gate, in Botswana…


when our welcoming committed showed up…

yellow-hornbill_0170to tell us all about the camp and…

yellow-hornbill_0180inspect the interior of our vehicle and

checking out this new mob of tourists.

yellow-hornbill_0182Satisfied there were no shifty types on board

although they did mark my back pack

for further inspection…

yellow-hornbill_0183they left congratulating themselves,

and any one who would listen,

on their successful mission.

I was reminded today that I had not identified these birds.

They are Yellow Billed Hornbills.

There two or three other Hoenbills

of which I have photographs and

they all seem to have character.



Floral Friday-15-1704


Floral Friday Challenge.


From Geelong Botanic Gardens, last Saturday.



dahlia_6052several dahlia photos.

dahlia_6052I think the colours on this flower are beautiful.


Floral Friday

Floral Friday





Cee’s Black and White Challenge:



I will admit to cheating a little bit this week…

numbers_1704as I used these on previously, in colour.

For anyone interested, petrol (fuel or USA – gas)

was $1.21 point 9 probably, today – Thursday.

A further 3-4 cents per litre discount is applied

if $30 has been spent at the associated supermarket.

1 Imperial (Australian/UK) gallon is equal to 4.5461 liters, or $5.541659 per gallon

1 USA gallon is equal to 3.7854 Litres, or $4.6144026 per gallon.

We grumble about the price of petrol and yet I paid $5 for half a litre of bottled water in Melbourne a couple of weeks back!


Cee’s Black & White: Numbers






Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Close-Ups


My contribution for this week’s

Fun Foto Challenge


Close Ups.


I nearly posted clouds this week.

bird_2880Instead I found this little bloke.

seagull_2863And not hard to find these.

dahlia_6052I think this is a Dahlia…but my botany is not top-notch.

I can say that it is a stunning flower and

I was surprised to see it in flower this time of the year.


Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Close Ups




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A typical, not so rural, Victorian scene…

five minutes drive from Geelong

abandoned_5883This track and gateway was probably used

by many little feet as they walked

their way to catch a school bus.

abandoned_5881Now, like many properties there is no longer any house

and livestock shelter under trees which

would have once sheltered children at play.


Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday (

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Craftyspices.com_Wordless Wednesday

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Black and White Tuesday15-1404


Black and White Tuesday

 April 14, 2015


Played around with a few photos this week


abandoned-blur_1858These abandoned sheds became my target.

abandoned_BW-V-_1858A vignette helps eradicate the sky…

abandoned_crop-BW-blur_1858however, I think cropping the building is my favourite.

church_BW_0031-001I think I have posted this one…or a version of it, and…
church_0031this was the original, out of the camera version.

No work this year so I decided to learn how to use Photoshop.

I am still learning but love being able to remove power lines etc.

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Hope you enjoyed.