A-Photo-a-Week-Red

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Red

 

I think my first photo will…

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indicated which country…

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and city we are in this week.

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I have been wanting to use this image for a while.

Over $AUD3.00 to sit down for an hour!?

And yet there must have been 50 or more

deck chairs just waiting for a sitter.

Or maybe the empty ones belong to those Londoners

who purchased a Season Ticket for just under $AUD180.00.

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Bright red London bicycles.

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 And finally the London Eye, just on dusk.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Red

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A-Photo-a-Week-Details

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Details

 

While in Rome we visited the

Vatican City’s, Sistine Chapel

and environs.

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We were entralled by the detail in all the art work…

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 before we ventured indoors.

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Although we could not take photos

inside the Sistine Chapel

there were other areas where the ceilings

left us with an aching neck…and speechless.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Details

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A-Photo-a-Week-Texture

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Texture

 

Recently someone commented about…

the texture of eucalyptus trees

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They can be very smooth to touch…

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or rather rough,

particularly when shedding bark.

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This one has a combination of textures

in a small area.

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Something different.

House bricks all look reasonably smooth from a distance.

However, this one is anything but smooth at close quarters.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Texture

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A-Photo-a-Week-Ice-Ice-Baby

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Ice, Ice, Baby

 

In 2006, our first winter here, I noticed some

water overflowing the verandah gutters.

This should not have happened as we had

set up a system whereby all rain/roof waters

are collected into tanks.


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The second and last time it happened, I quickly grabbed a ladder

to see what the problem was, and this is what I found.

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A horizontal icicle.

Is there such a thing?

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Ice, Ice, Baby

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A-Photo-a-Week-Just-Missed

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Just Missed

 

In 2014 we spent a night at Lekhubu Island,

which is located in Botswana’s

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.


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The morning of our departure this Kalahari Scrub Robin

was moving rapidly around the camp in search of sustenance.

Note the dirt flying up as he scampers away in this shot.

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This was to be my million dollar shot.

The Robin had other ideas and all I have in focus

is where the Robin was.

I only found that I did actually capture

the little twerp…..this morning.

But our guide had a chuckle when I mumbled

that ‘I had a picture of where it was‘.

Now I am confused.

Is my near miss the fact that I missed

getting it in focus…or….that

I didn’t quite miss capturing it at all??

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Just Missed

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A-Photo-a-Week-Good-Times

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Good Times

 

After encountering our first drop of rain in two weeks in Venice, murano-venice-italy_0350

 we found seats at a side-walk cafe and made two cups of coffee stretch over about two hours…

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saved, from eviction (I think), only by another couple

also seeking the shelter before our cruise

across to Murano for a late lunch.

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We all agreed that it was a very enjoyable way

to spend a wet, not cold, afternoon.

Any recognisable faces cloned out for privacy purposes. 

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Good Times

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