make (something) appear larger than it is,
especially with a lens or microscope.

The original is quite an ordinary shot…


…until the image is magnified and cropped

which accentuates the colours and

the weed’s fragility.










fleeting moments

something which lasts only for a very short time.

On our second last morning in Botswana,

I came across this Red Breasted Weaver

in the middle of its morning callisthenics.

For no known reason, it simply let go of

the branch and free fell out of shot. 

I was so lucky to capture one frame of its fall

The whole encounter probably only lasted

around 15 seconds, at best.



Another few seconds and the sun had risen out of the sea’s grasp.  


The seagull thought it was by-passing me.

What it did not realise was that it gave me

the opportunity to capture one of,

if not my best, in-flight shot, ever.


This Black Shouldered Kite was too busy

searching for lunch to notice yours truly.


Bar one camera, my gear was packed

as I began the walk back to my car. 

Suddenly the rainbow appeared.   

It was all I could do to shoot off a couple of

frames before it disappeared again. 

A truly fleeting moment.








An inland wetland provides water smooth

enough for reflections all year round.

Smooth sea at Point Lonsdale Pier

Turning wood to make it smooth and round.







Black and White Challenge.


Point Lonsdale Lighthouse

My favourite BW image.

Point Lonsdale Pier.


Colour or BW My favourite flower image.










a large brown seaweed that typically has a long,
tough stalk with a broad frond divided into strips.

Perhaps not quite kelp, but can I call it Kelp’s baby cousin.











Rural sunset


Beautiful eyes


Enjoying the Gibson Steps Beach


Light up an evening sky.





The Million Dollar view from the

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel,




Margerie Glacier.



Early morning lightning


Point Lonsdale Lighthouse and Pier.

Unfortunately, my camera lens was

not wide enough to capture the whole,

all to brief, show.






I decided to stick to Aussie favourites for his week’s challenge.

Griffin Gully Pier with the sky colours reflected in the water.

Again reflections and colours.

The pier, above, is just to the left.



The sun is just a picture as it endeavours to remain in bed. 

Reminds me of our boys when they were teens and

I wanted half an hour’s assistance on a Saturday morning.

It always took an hour to get them out.

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse

Sundown at Point Lonsdale Lighthouse

from the end of the Pier.

The first time I ever tried smoothing the water.

The 12 Apostles on a 44 Degree Celsius day


I love the colours of the sand, foam and aqua water.

It is obviously being enjoyed by this beach goer.



   Amanda          Sarah         Sandi   





the distance from the top or surface
to the bottom of something.

Looking west from Point Nepean to Point Lonsdale Lighthouse.

During my school days, I am sure we were told that

the entrance to Port Phillip Bay, known as The Rip,

was only 6 fathoms (36 feet) deep.



Point Nepean from Point Lonsdale Lighthouse.

Google states that Port Phillip Bay’s deepest portion

is only 24 metres (79 ft) and that half of

the bay is shallower than 8 m (26 ft).







Commencing with…


…Moorabool Valley…


From Point Nepean with

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse

in the distance.

All shipping must negotiate the

narrow and shallow stretch

of water in between as they

enter and leave Port Phillip Bay.

From the Point Lonsdale side

A freighter heading for the

open water of Bass Strait


Torquay Surf

Torquay Beach