A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Lit-From-Within

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Not sure if I have the nailed the challenge this week.

Has been one of those weeks and hot. 

Thursday and Friday…40 plus degrees.

Geelong’s Eastern Beach prior to dawn.

Some of the lighting on our dinner cruise on Dubai Creek.

Initially thought these were ornaments

in a Ketchikan coffee shop.

Auckland Airport was dressed in

Chinese lanterns when we visited in February.

Probably about the time of Chinese New Year celebrations.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Lit-From-Within

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Things-with-Wings

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Staying with the obvious this week.

Wedge Tail Eagle

A Lilac Breasted Roller in

Kruger National Park,

South Africa.

And with that expression I had to include

a member of our new Holland Honey Eater family.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Things-with-Wings

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Blue

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North American blues this week.

Our verandah view at the

Mike Wiegele Resort,

Blue River, Canada

We had a wonderful visit to

3,700 feet high Grouse Mountain…

 

where blue skies and icy snow packs gave us

something unusual to photograph.

We had been told of Beaver Tails so just had  to sample.

  Yum!

Although a cardiologist may not agree.

A few weeks later were soaring into the wild blue yonder

as we departed Fairbanks, in our bright blue plane,

crossing the Arctic Circle on our way

to Wiseman, Alaska.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Blue

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-From-Above-and-Below

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The most recent above below shots I have come from…the Peak2Peak Gondola Ride

between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains

Destination Blackcomb

Below the cables at Whistler….

and above those running up Blackcomb.

Arriving here we had just completed a ride in

the longest unsupported span between two cable car towers

of 3.024 kilometres (1.88 miles),

and at a height of 436 metres (1430.45 feet)

it is the highest cable car above ground.

And that is where we came from and our return destination.

Again, below the Blackcomb cables

and above the cable running up the side of Whistler.

And should the cables all break there is

a smooth 1400 foot fall to terra firma,

which I  do not want to experience.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: From-Above-and-Below

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Through-Glass

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During our new Zealand road trip

 

MGW had my camera nearby to capture scenes

that would have been impossible for me to photograph.

 


With my camera hard up against a window

I manage to capture some of this sunset

on Friday October 5, at the

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner which was held at

Devon on the Wharf in Auckland. 

My images are a bit different to the sample shots in the challenge post. 

They are, however, all taken through glass.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Through-Glass

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Whimsical

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Because all of our travels over recent years have been so ‘organised’

we decided that the pre-wedding road trip was to be a relaxing venture. 

No more than two or three hours driving each day. 

We booked accommodation in six different towns/cities

and from there it was whichever way the wind blew! 

Auckland, Waitomo, Taupo, Rotorua, Whakatane, Matamata and back to Auckland. Consequently locals were only too happy to direct us to some

of the rarer sites of New Zealand. 

Mentioning that we were going to Whakatane

drew several comments urging us on to Ohope Beach,

near the most southern part of the Bay of Plenty.

 

And this is what we found. 

A beautiful stretch of coastline which, I am sure,

would be jam-packed with beachgoers

and tourists in the warmer months.

In early October the dog was enjoying an unimpeded walk.

No-one appeared to be concerned about White Island,

an active volcano, on the horizon.


This last shot is looking towards Opotiki. 

we also decided to visit seeing as we were nearby.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Whimsical

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