Have opted for Golden Hour photos

at either end of the day.

Only a matter of weeks ago and probably

through our living room window.

 An African setting sun.

However we did not stop to take a sunset photo.

We were photographing the leopard lying on the limb

in the top right hand corner.

Below is a cropped and over brightened

version of that image.This was only taken to give some context to the sighting.

All other photos the leopard is quite visible.

I have often said that I would have gone home happy,

on this, the third day of our Safari.

Then things only got better.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Golden-hour




A favourite topic of mine…

Almost shooting from the hip I managed to capture

what I think is a reasonable photo of

this helicopter as it covers the Cadel Evans bike race

around the Geelong area earlier this year.

Touchdown after our flight over

the Okavango  Delta in 2014.


 Although this is Johannesburg Airport,

I am mentally and physically preparing

for my flight to Heathrow in about three weeks.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Flying




A few weeks ago I visited nearby

Point Lonsdale

for a sunrise shoot.

Unfortunately there was no real sunrise until

about 1000 when the sun topped the clouds.

However, there was enough light to capture

a few half decent photos of the light house.

Just below and to the left of the middle building

is the WW I gun emplacement where

Number 2 Son proposed to his girlfriend.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Black-and-White




Some images from the

Palace of Versailles.

Whether this is…

solid gold…

gold plate or covered with gold paint…

the look and feel of this  palace and many other places

we visited, screamed extravagance.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Extravagance




Two Materials


In 1988 I used very few materials to construct…
a kennel for Brandy who features at the bottom

of my Black and White Tuesday page.

Twelve months ago, with two new pups on the way

it was decreed a new kennel, or two, was required.


Off to the hardware store to purchase

some treated pine planks or palings.

The frame is made from salvaged pine 4 by 2s

which were being thrown away during

the construction of our house.

At the time I told MGW  ‘…they will be handy, one day…’

Really it’s a wonder her eyes did not roll

out of her head on the spot.

However, guess who had last laugh…and

it only took eleven years for that wood to ‘come in handy.’

The floor is also dressed pine.

So we have….treated pine, building pine,

some nails and did you notice

that fine piece of ridging in photo number 3?

Also end views in numbers 2 and 5.

Another of my salvages from 2005!

Enough said, me thinks.  🙂

Even dear old Maggie gave my handiwork the paws up!


A Photo a Week Challenge: Two Materials