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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.
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.
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.
Hope you enjoyed.
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Black and White Tuesday
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.
From someone’s garden.
Looks better in colour.
Nature providing an abstract again.
Can you see the spider web?
Best 2017 Picture
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
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
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.
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.
Happy New Year
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.
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.
My contribution for this week’s challenge…
Seeing as WordPress is taking a break I decided
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.
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
Floral Friday Challenge.
Fortunately, I was granted permission
to photograph some of their plants.
My contribution for
this week’s challenge
(Colours that start with the Letter S)
A sepia coloured Corio Bay.
This has to be sea-green.
After talking to jewellers about sapphires
for a ring for MGW, I think I can safely say
that the blues here would be found in sapphires.
Finally, hoping that this is a scarlet coloured dahlia.
Jo’s Monday Walk
brought us to another…
memorial of the Great War.
Christmas Truce of 1914.
where a significant event of World War I took place.
Union of European Football Associations…
the Small Peace…
The thing which fascinated me was the fact that
it appears travellers have left soccer balls/footballs…
as their memorial to this particular event…
and they remain….untouched.
With the advent of the memorial….
some of the trenches…
were also re-constructed.