Weekly Photo Challenge-Admiration

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Admiration

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In February

The Spirit of ANZAC

exhibition was in Melbourne.

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As I have regularly mentioned my Grandfather was

a Gunner on The Western Front after being deployed to Europe.

Was this the type of gun he was using?

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Whichever side of the ‘fence’ soldiers were on…

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they are people I admire.

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For their courage….

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in such appalling conditions.

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For their ability to help a mate…

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and for their ability to continue marching on.

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However, these statistics we must never forget…
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because these number only represent

about half the casualties of World War 1.

LEST WE FORGET

I was granted permission to photograph the exhibition

by a representative of the organiser.

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This morning I had chat to that

yellow mongrel
Candi-Taji_9904at 0515, because she has the squeakiest,

intermittent bark I have ever heard from a dog.

Candi-Taji_9908By 0730 the were asleep again and

I was trying to stay awake!

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday (create-with-joy.com)

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My contribution for this week’s

Colours: Yellow and Red

challenge.

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Random reds and yellows…red_7581

Christmas decorations…

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 Rubbish bins…hope they’re red, not pink.

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 Red Rump Parrot.

Must confess you do need to

look hard to see the red.

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 A red band on the soldier’s hat.

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 My favourite yellow…

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 and again.

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Black and White Tuesday16-2604

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Black and White Tuesday

 April 26, 2016

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A break from my usual Black and White today,

in favour of an ANZAC Day post.

Please forgive the quality of photos.

My phone does not take the best photos

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Over twenty years ago Collingwood and Essendon

began a tradition of playing on ANZAC Day.

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This tradition has developed to the extent

they even have a joint banner for the players

to run through before the game.

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When both teams and umpires were the ground,

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the pre-match solemnities began.

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 As one, just over 85,000 fans rose to participate…

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and join the players remembering all who…

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have fought in two world Wars

and other conflicts…

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and observe a minute of silence.

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The New Zealand flag was raised and…
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the NZ National Anthem performed by

a member of the NZ armed forces.

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The followed the Australian National Anthem

and flag raising ceremony.

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Then it was on with the game.

Collingwood won so I came home happy.

Happier still with the game played by

Texan debutant Mason Cox who kicked a goal

with his first kick in an AFL game and

went on to assist in several others.

More can be read about Mason’s transition from

basketball to Australian Rules Football here.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-16Wk-17

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Odd Ball

Week 17, 2016

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Last Friday I visited Balyang Sanctuary

for the first time this year.
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I became quite excited when I spied this duckling

through my camera lens.

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As I took my camera away from my eye I noticed two more.

However, they changed direction before I could snap them.

I thought they looked a bit odd.

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Then I zoomed in for a close up.

It was April 22nd and not April 1st.

Better luck in the spring maybe.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-17

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ANZAC DAY 2016

ANZAC DAY, 2016

Lest We Forget

A few weeks ago I happened to pass through

Corindhap township.

Corindhap Avenue of Honour

Corindhap Avenue of Honour

The Avenue of Honour caught my eye

and I have included it as my

2016 ANZAC Day tribute.

Corindhap Avenue of Honour

Corindhap Avenue of Honour

Opened in 1917, the young cypress trees planted to

mark, line and  commemorate World War 1,

have now been removed.

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Corindhap Avenue of Honour

However, not they are not totally gone.

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Corindhap Avenue of Honour

Several have been turned into sculptures,

recognising various aspects of war.

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Corindhap Avenue of Honour

Light Horse.

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Corindhap Avenue of Honour

Infantry.

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Corindhap Avenue of Honour

Infantry.

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Corindhap Avenue of Honour

Infantry.

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Corindhap Avenue of Honour

Airforce

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Corindhap Avenue of Honour

Airforce

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Corindhap Avenue of Honour

Airforce

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Corindhap Avenue of Honour

And those left behind…

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Corindhap Avenue of Honour

to tend home and family and receive the bad news.

Corindhap Avenue of Honour

Corindhap Avenue of Honour

Corindhap now has a population of

around 100 people (Wikipedia)

a far cry from its peak of 5,000 in the

mid 1800s when gold was discovered nearby.

Corindhap Avenue of Honour

Corindhap Avenue of Honour

LEST WE FORGET

ANZAC DAY 2016

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Travel Theme-Dazzling

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My

Dazzling

Travel Theme.

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After spending more than thirty year woolclassing,

where one’s motto was,

‘if you can’t dazzle ’em with brilliance, baffle them with bull’,

glasses_1853  the first photo I thought of was this partial selfie. 😀

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This was taken last Friday on Corio Bay (where else?)

a better shot or closer to the sparkling water

and I am sure it would have been dazzling.

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Another favourite from a few years ago.

Mid-morning on Corio Bay.

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nature tends to put on

a dazzling display…at times.

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Where’s My Backpack: Dazzling

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Abstract

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Abstract

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One not so abstract and three

letting my “creative” side loose.

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I included this shot as it has been described as

abstract, even though you know what it is 

and a similar shot of mine is hanging on

that person living room wall.

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Now for a few of the what is it type of photos.

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 I tried various colour schemes and this was the one

which appealed to me most.

Yes.  I did put the ‘creative’ in italics.

This shot was taken Friday morning.

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 And Friday afternoon produced this shot.

Almost looks like a water-colour to me.

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In case you are wondering:

  1. Zebra
  2. Stubble burn paddock
  3. Moon setting
  4. Corio Bay

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