Cee-BW-Challenge-Landscapes

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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Geelong sunset.

Beachscape

A landscape or the result of landscaping?

Many South West Victorian farms have

changed their landscape from one

which grazed sheep and cattle to one

which grows trees and is far less intensive.

A little over 100 years ago this idyllic

French landscape would have appeared

anything but idyllic as Villers Bretonneux

was in the middle of some of the

heaviest fighting of World War I.

As the sun goes down…

…near Geelong.

Yearling Herefords

Spring sown canola crop on its way to maturity.

Canola in flower

 

Saint Kilda Pier

 

Moorabool Valley eucalypts.

In the distance are

The Grampians.

The southern end of

The Great Dividing Range.

Moorabool Valley

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Moorabool Valley under fog…

 

Moorabool Valley on a sunny day.

 

Corio Bay sunrise.

 

Geelong Marina

 

Reflections on the Bay.

Slow Shutter Speed:…Lens-Artist-Black-White 

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Black-White*

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Black-White

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Black-White

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Black-White

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I must confess to procrastinating this week

and decided that rather than give

other parts of the world a ‘plug’,

I would plug my own backyard

as I think it is pretty good.

Two very different Moorabool Valley images.

First, a foggy start…

…to a sunny day.

 

Corio Bay sunrise.

Blue Hour at Geelong Marina

 

Blue skies over Geelong.

 

One of many species around Geelong.

 

Eastern Beach, Geelong.

Finally, some…

…sunrise reflections.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Wonderful-World

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Wonderful-World

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Wonderful-World

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Wonderful-World

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An African Harrier Hawk…

…posing…

African Harrier Hawk

…and in flight.

A dark night illuminated by lightning.

Moorabool Valley covered in a grey fog.

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Storm clouds rolling in from the West.

It has been a few years since I have had

a prolonged thunderstorm within range.

On January 27, 2016

these clouds dumped rain on Geelong

causing floodwaters to fill low lying areas

with three feet of water.

 

With the Moorabool Valley near by

the Midland Highway often gets

shrouded with fog

 

Moorabool Valley…

…fog.

And then the sun shines over the valley…

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Knight to King three

Melbourne Zoo

Tower of London.

 

A Roman eagle.

Aardvark,

Botswana.

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From Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain  …

…owls, and…

…and an eagle.

 

A Geelong floor covering shop window

during football finals.

Kwa Nokeng Lodge,

Botswana

This image has been tagged as a

Moorabool Valley (Geelong) tags.

Personally I think it belongs with

New Zealand images

Statue of a Tusker at

Letaba Rest Camp,

home to the

Elephant Museum,

in Kruger National Park.

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The Fairmont Hotel’s

six million dollar view,

at Banff, Canada.

 

 

 

Three Moorabool  Valley views.

Up until January 2020, I loved driving these roads.

However, that all changed when

I saw similar roads being blocked

by fallen trees when last year’s

bushfires were burning.

 


Moorabool Valley

dressed in fog.

 

 

Perhaps my favourite

Moorabool Valley

landscape.

On many country roads,

two vehicles constitutes a traffic jam.

So it was with our farm.

The reason I like this landscape

is that a hundred metres into the trees

road noise is nonexistent.

You can hear birds and the occasional kangaroo

crashing its way through the trees.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTOS:...My-Favourite-Landscape

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Melbourne skyline from…

…Williamstown Marina

…a hot air balloon

…the Geelong-Melbourne Ferry Service

…Portarlington

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Moorabool Valley…

…on a foggy morning.

…when the fog has lifted

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One Word Sunday Challenge:…Skyline-City-Country