Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge- Alleys-Driveways-Parking-Lots-Dirt-Roads

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My contribution for this week’s

 Alleys, Driveways, Parking Lots, Dirt Roads

challenge.

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Beginning with some… ally_0479Melbourne

ally_0531and Melbourne again.

road_0014Approaching Mt Mercer Wind Farm.

road_0124A busy Geelong over pass.

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On safari in Botswana.

Sydney_0157Sydney…

 Sydney_0034roads, and…

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Black and White Tuesday

 March  29, 2016

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Mt Mercer Wind Farm.windmill_0007

I have seen the Mt Mercer Wind Farm

from this distance last year.

Last week I decided to go a bit closer.

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There are 64 turbines in the Wind Farm which is about

30 kilometres south-east of Ballarat in Victoria.

This is just under half the number of the

140 turbine Macarthur Wind Farm,

which was constructed just west of where we used to live

and is/was touted as the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.

True, or not, it caused a lot of local outcry

before its construction.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-16Wk-13

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Odd Ball

Week 13, 2016

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Searching through my Sydney photos I came upon…

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 this banner in the background of another photo.

Sydney is well-known for its Carol’s in the Domain,

however, I have never heard of Carols Under The Bridge.

And I don’t know if the Bridge is Sydney Harbour Bridge or not.

Maybe a Sydneysider can enlighten me.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-13

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Travel Theme-Sensory

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My

Sensory

Travel Theme.

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All re-posts I’m afraid but something to tempt the senses.
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My first photograph of one of Melbourne’s human statues.

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Playing with Photoshop

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A typical sight on ANZAC Day.

statue_199Melbourne Zoo.


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It is three years since we saw this and yet

it seems like only yesterday.

Elephant Whispers, Hazyview, South Africa.

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How to cross the Chobe River without a boat

and avoid Botswana-Namibia customs.

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Part of the 1,000 elephant sighting in Botswana.

A day to remember.

Even our guides, who estimated this number,

were fascinated with this sighting.

 

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A cool drink, on an island, in the middle of the Chobe River.

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Bracelets were being made of this.

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 Tembo, weighed in at six tons, had killed six rhinos

during a time of grief after his mother died, or was killed.

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Just before dusk on day three of our 2013 African Safari

we discovered this leopard.

Kruger National Park.

I would have happily gone home very happy.

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However, on our last night, Day 15,

we spent twenty minutes with these cubs.

A magical experience at

Sausage Tree Safari Camp.

Hope I have hit the mark with these and not raved too much.

Happy Easter.

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Where’s My Backpack: Sensory

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Half-Light

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Half Light

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Some sunset opportunities will fill the bill this week.
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January among the hay…before the sun went down.

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Same place…after sunset.

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I think I have posted a cropped version of this previously.

However, I will always remember this night because

I came within feet of hitting a large kangaroo

I began to return home.

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June 2015.

Returning from a cloudy sunset shoot…

I was just a the right spot when the sun did set.

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Wednesday March 23.

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This was the site out west this morning.

A Golden Robinia in autumn tones accentuated by….

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 our sunrise.

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Wordless Wednesday

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Black and White Tuesday

 March  22, 2016

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Two random photos this week.

I came upon a Flora and Fauna reserve on Monday

and decided to have a look.

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A Flora and Fauna reserve????

After a hot dry summer it looks more like a fire hazard to me.

And the sad part is that people who require firewood

are no longer able to pick all these fallen branches.

We have to wait for a bush fire to clean these reserves now.

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On a lighter note  did find this lovely spot in a small town.

This week’s Odd Ball photo was also taken at this park.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Outdoor-Seating

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My contribution for this week’s

Outdoor Seating

challenge.

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Beginning with a couple of shots from

Paronella Park in Queensland.seats_5557ParonellaFrom memory Paronella Park was built to win the heart of a girl/wife.

During the Second World War it was open to Soldiers for R&R.
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The twist to the story is that American Soldiers/Servicemen were

charged one shilling (about 10-12 cents) for a towel,

while Aussie soldiers were supplied with one for free.

seating-outdoor_0792Some fairly new outdoor settings around

Limeburners Lagoon…
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just off Corio bay.

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Monday I found some old machinery being…

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recycled and put to good use.

 

 

 

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