Travel Theme-Modern

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My

Modern

Travel Theme.

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Starting with a piece of…

art_3977modern art which I was given for Father’s Day a few years ago.

statue_1857aA piece of our garden art…

statue_1829and another.

geelong_1846Geelong’s new library certainly has a modern look about it.

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Where’s My Backpack?: Travel Theme: Modern

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Weekly Photo Challenge-On-The-Way

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

On the Way

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On January 4th, 2013 I drove Victoria’s

Great Ocean Road

with some Canadian friends

Great-Ocean_Road_1193We were heading west to Lochard Gorge and had

been on the road for half an hour

before we arrived here.
Loch Ard Gorge_1238aBy the time we arrived at Loch Ard Gorge…

some 6 hours later…

the temperature was around 44 degrees Celsius

and the bitumen in the car park was melting

under the weight of tourist traffic.
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Note, everyone is hugging the shadows.

I have been down in the Gorge many times…

but that day was the first time

I wished I had not done so.

The heat was stifling.

Fortunately the return trip, via an inland highway

was only about two hours.
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At the other end of the temperature gauge,

we sighted the Antarctica ice pack

while travelling to Africa last year

you-yangs_0065Yesterday, Friday, I decided to take a photographic drive

around the outskirts of Geelong.

At one stage I was one the way to the You Yangs,

but decided to leave the trip for another day.

pigeon_0095I had an appointment in Geelong and was early.

I noticed this pigeon on a vacant lot across the road…

pigeon_0100thoroughly searching the landscape

before swooping down for lunch and…

pigeon_0098becoming almost invisible among the weeds.

pelican_0067Finally, I found Percy who was almost preened

for a night out on the town.

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge:

Take a New Photo.

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On Thursday I ventured down to the coast…
beach_0070abhoping for a rough sea, lots of waves…and spray.
beach_0071aUnfortunately this was the largest wave sighted.

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Bell’s Beach, near Geelong, is the setting for the

Australian Surfing Championships

at Easter each year.

Bell’s Beach was just behind me when I took this shot

beach_0075In this shot, Anglesea can be see on the other side of the bay.

So that is my selection of photos for the challenge…

hot out of the camera.

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Cee’s Black & White: Take-a-New-Photo

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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Earlier this week I called into a small town coffee shop…

for the good and quick coffee it provides.

flower_0029Just outside, this garden bed surround an…

flower_0027hay rake which had been converted into a park bench.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Perspective

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My contribution for this week’s

Fun Foto Challenge

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Perspective.

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This week I am featuring my favourite

animal on the earth.

elephant_0160 Imagine getting a whack with this…

elephant_0187and a whole new dimension is added to…

‘Make sure you wash behind your ears’.  

Our children should never again grumble…

they don’t realise how easy they have it.

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Same, as above, applies here

elephant_0160A couple of travellers felt a warm spot….just….there.

Our Guide and Google, assure me that

that is where testicles are kept.

You would have to think twice before

trying to kick him in the ………. 🙂
elephant_0055Even this view was something

not previously experienced
Trunk_ElephantWork colleagues had no idea what this was…
elephant_0232and  it had to be explained.

DC Photography

DC Photography

Again not an everyday sight.

Elephant_0004b

On our last day we had an early rise.

Imagine sighting this no more than thirty feet away.

elephant_0385bNot so much a different angle or perspective

for the photograph,

but definitely for the tourists.

Elephant_0181bWe were on the Olifants River

and this old dear was on land

and that was the difference

between high and low blood pressure.

Hers was high.

We were definitely not welcome.

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Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Perspective

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Wordless Wednesday_15-2705

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Tuesday’s Black and White…in colour…plus one.

sunrise_0065Clouds and fog keeping sun at bay.sunrise_0074ab

It’s a toss-up whether the colour or the Black and White version depicts trees stretching for the sun better.
eagle_0005a

Eagles are just beautiful.

It is interesting that many farmers,

where I was raised would gladly shoot an eagle.

I have not heard one harsh word said against

these birds since we moved.
whistling-kite_0016Lastly a Whistling Kite as identified

by members of the

Australian Bird Photographer’s Network

Facebook Group.

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday (create-with-joy.com)

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Black and White Tuesday

 May 26, 2015

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A mixture of subjects this week.

sunrise_0065aWhile out driving on Sunday morning,

quite suddenly I was enveloped by this fog.

tree_0074abBWThese tree trunks appear to have grown

to where the sun rises first.

eagle_0005And finally, I have never seen a sight like this in all my life.

So to actually spend time taking photos was a huge bonus.  

I would love to be another hundred metres or so closer.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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