Happy New Year

 

Happy New Year

for 2018

May everyone have a safe,

prosperous and peaceful

year in 2018.

Wordless Wednesday17_2712

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Considering other challenges were asking for

favourite photos I decided to make this week

a bit easier, for me, and post some of

my favourite abstract images.

This was my first ever attempt. 

It was for a WPChallenge (I think)

to create a CD cover…or similar.

An easy guess…particularly for gardeners.

 


Moon-set in our backyard one morning.

 

A canola crop earlier this year.

Not sure what this crop was. 

However, it was after rain as the spider web

was still covered in droplets of water.

 

I am going to guess that this shot is water.

Cannot say for certain as I think the original was/is

way out of focus…which is where my idea

of creating an abstract images

from duds (in some cases) originated.

Included here because of the blue…my favourite colour.

Also I think the colours are strong,

which is important for me as shades are hard to pick.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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Wordless Wednesday (create-with-joy.com)

Wordless Wednesday

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Black and White Tuesday17-2612

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Black and White Tuesday

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Has been difficult keeping up with posts lately.

MGW says I have not used my camera much

since hurting my shoulder and hip/thigh,

so I have cheated again this week.

Colour versions to follow shortly.First ever abstract for a challenge.

 From someone’s garden.

Looks better in  colour.

Nature providing an abstract again.

Can you see the spider web?

Love the colours in this.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Best-2017-Picture

Best 2017 Picture

I have several pictures…all for differing reasons.This was a sunrise at Point Lonsdale Lighthouse.

The sun should have been rising to my right and behind.

In other words I am facing West roughly speaking.

I had packed my tripod and long lens away

and was about to walk back to the car

and breakfast..somewhere…

when this rainbow appeared.

For only two minutes.

Had I not had a back up camera, with a shorter lens,

I  would not have been able to capture the few shots I did.

A few months later I ventured over to Melbourne’s St Kilda Pier.

A draw-card for tourists and photographers alike.

I confess to editing this a bit to capture the stormy winter sky.

But I am pleased with the outcome.

 In between those two shots was our

wedding anniversary hot air balloon flight

over Melbourne.

I will probably never take this shot again

and it is one I would like to enlarge.

However, I will always remember

our 30th Wedding Anniversary by this shot.

However, the shot I am most pleased with is not one of mine.

  Followers may remember that I visited France and Belgium

and spent three days touring

the Western Front Battlefields of World War I.

Why?

Because my Grandfather served on the Western Front

and Fired the  First Allied Shot of World War I.

 

I created four posts about a place known as

Lochnagar Crater for Jo’s Monday Walk Challenge.

While there I discovered that for a modest fee the

Friends of Lochnagar Crater would create a plaque for one’s relative

as a means of raising money to keep the site maintained.

So, when this photo arrived via email,

to say that I was pleased, proud and happy

would be an understatement.

My Auntie, my Grandfather’s only surviving child,

(Dad passed away in 2001 and his other Sister in 2016)

was also extremely pleased and proud to know her Father

had been memorialised in the country where he had

served his country during The Great War.

Click on this link to read Lochnagar Part 4. 

Links to all other Lochnagar posts can be found there as well.

Happy New Year

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Thursday’s Special: Best 2017 Picture

Cee-BW-Challenge-Water

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A random range of photos again this week.

 This is Geelong Foreshore keeping green.

We have needed to do the same already this summer.

Then today we had 6 mm of rain which

helped the  garden immensely.

Geelong sunrise reflections.

Surfing Torquay’s beaches.

I wish Taji had not learned this habit/play.

Our household waste water is treated and automatically

sprayed on a garden bed via a water treatment plant

and a system of around 50, $6 sprinklers.

when the hose was not watering plants the sewerage system was

and the little darlings managed to chew

nearly all 50 of the sprinklers.

And when I replaced the sprinklers the pups thought

I was replacing them for their enjoyment.

It took several rants, raves and generally behaving

like a madman to get the message through that NO!

these are not for your enjoyment.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Water

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Favourites

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Favourites

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Seeing as WordPress is taking a break I decided

to post some of my ‘starred’ photos from my Picasa library.

Geelong…

Botanic Gardens.

A sight to be seen in most gardens.

These blokes must be exceptionally fit as they smile and laugh

nearing the end of the Cadel Evans Classic in Geelong.

About as close as I am going to get to this truck.

It looks suspiciously like the Fordson Thames

which Dad bought years ago and on which

we carted thousands of bales of  hay and

thirty or forty wool clips.

An African Yellow Billed Hornbill.

Botswana leopard.

 

 Maybe a Botswana giraffe judging by the background.

Certainly not a zoo animal.

One of the most beautiful creatures on earth.

But with luck we/humans will shoot them to extinction.

😦 😦

Finally, dear old Ginger who passed away

a little over two years ago.

I had Ginger and her father Brandy for

an approximate total of 27 years.

Happy New Year

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