My contribution for this week’s challenge…
Hard to believe 2017 is almost over.
Some of my favourites photos from this year are random.
The exception being my visit to the
Western Front in France and Belgium mid-year.
I like the silhouette of the lone fisherman.
Maybe better if there had been no horizon…only water.
Reflections of a still, foggy morning.
One of my favourite photography spots.
With Autumn came a surprise as MGW
had booked us a Hot Air Balloon flight…
over Melbourne to celebrate
our 30th wedding anniversary.
An early morning sunrise shoot at
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse provided another surprise.
Two minutes of this rainbow after an
otherwise uneventful shoot.
I love this photo taken at Torquay in March.
Now the most moving photos of 2017.
These all come from France and Belgium
where my Grandfather served during World War I.
I only pray the world never sees anything like this again
Whether it was Fromelles Military Cemetery
and its cohort of Australian Soldiers
only recently discovered in mass graves,
or Tyne Cot Cemetery and its wall of 34,0000 names
of soldiers Missing in Action,
or the Menin Gate Last Post,
or the Polygon Woods Cemetery.
Many of the photos can still bring a tear to my eye
mainly due to the suffering on both sides of the conflict
and the age of those interred at these cemeteries.
My Grandfather was described, by his superior officer,
as ‘old’ in a diary extract.
He was 28 at War’s end.
The same age as our eldest.
And we think he is still baby number 1.