A very brief post.

Recently I was asked to pay an up front gratuities payment.

Tipping is not as big in Australia as in other parts of the world, I believe.

However, this is the first time I have ever been

asked to pay up front.

Is this a common practice in other countries?

Your thoughts or comments would be appreciated.

Thank you

Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-Wk-48


Odd Ball

Week 48


Last week as I headed for bed, I noticed

that the moon was not far off setting…and full.

moon6.3_0004All photos taken on the same setting except for the aperture.

This one is at f/6.3

moon22_0018This one at f/22.

But I do confess to lightening a bit.

moon6.3_0004aI decided to add this version, number 1 cropped,

as the crater, on the horizon, at 10 o’clock fascinates me.

Who would ever have thought the we could take such

detailed photographs of the moon

with consumer equipment.

Technical Stuff.

Camera: Nikon D90

Lens: Sigma 50-500mm

Focal length: 500mm

Shutter Speed: 1/500

Aperture: f/6.3 & f/22

ISO: 400

And the camera was hand held…probably with the aid

of a door or verandah post.


Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-48











Black and White Challenge:

Anything that Flies from birds to airplanes.


I took Cee at her word this week…birds to airplanes.

plane_1440Johannesburg airport.

crested-barbet_0368aThis Crested Barbet…I think…fairly certain…

was captured in South Africa.

plane_0546And finally, I believe this plane was leaving

O.R.Tambo airport, Johannesburg.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Anything that Flies from birds to airplanes