Weekly Photo Challenge-Door

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Door

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Doors from Geelong and Melbourne this week.

door_1943A Catholic Church door.
door_1855A Uniting Church door,

both found in Geelong.

door_0478A bright splash of red stood out against

the drab colours of old Melbourne

during last weekend’s Laneways walk.

I would have taken a full length shot except

for a bright red car parked in front.
door_0494Eye catching for other reasons is this

wrought iron and solid wood door.

Flinders-St-Stn_0064It could be argued that Flinders Street Station (above)

and Southern Cross Stations are

the railway doorways to Melbourne.

Eastern Victorian Rural trains carrying passengers

to Melbourne terminate at Flinders Street,

while Southern Cross Station caters for

passengers arriving from the west of the state.

Flinders-St-Stn-clocks_0064My parents often talked about

meeting under the clocks at Flinders Street,

in mid last century.

However, today meeting under Flinders Street clocks

is still common.

Those who know better, several decades ago,

decided to upgrade the clocks to digital format.

I think this may have cost a clock winder his job.

I am fairly certain that public pressure brought about

a return of a digitally operated the clock face.

Flinders Street Station’s other claim to fame is that

 was the first railway station in an Australia City

(Thank you Wikipedia)

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Floral Friday-15-07-03

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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During winter our garden is always colourful.
Snow_Flake_1961aMost of the colour is provided by daisy type flowers, however,

we do have some snowflakes, which came with us when we moved.

alyssum_0432aTiny alssyum flowers be found at the foot of our

Manchurian Pear and in many other spots in the garden.

wattle_0129Not in our garden and photographed a few weeks ago

on a foggy morning is this Cootamundra Wattle

(a member of the Acacia family).

The thing I need to replicate with this shot is the background.

I have heard of using a flash in daylight the darken backgrounds,

but never attempted it.  This shot, however,

is simply the result of poking a lens out a car window.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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