Glacier Blue


Some of out Blue gums


Surfboard blue

Sea green

Green fields…blue sky.


Blue River with a tinge of green.









a long body of water curling into an arched form
and breaking on the shore


As  you  can see by my definition

of ‘wave’ mine are all

wet ones today.

All Torquay Beach waves.

A vey rough day a while back.

Surfing Torquay


And again…

Torquay wipe out.

I’m sure this would look more like a small tsunami

if the tourists were not admiring

the surf at Torquay







Nothing like baking…

…a birthday cake.



Nothing like sunbaking those legs

to a rich shade of brown…


…after applying liberal quantities

of sunscreen.



A Photo a Week Challenge:….Something-Baked




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Winter views of three beaches within

a half hour drive of Geelong

Ocean Grove Beach


Torquay Beach

Eastern Beach


















There are many types of ‘waves’,

however, I am sticking with

my most photographed waves.

Some smallish waves near Gibson steps

which are near the Twelve Apostles. 

The rest of this week’s images were taken near…

…or at, Torquay beaches.


The waves were important in as much as…




…they gave my subjects…



…somewhere to play.







One of my favourite photos,

although I don’t think the surfer

would agree it was his best moment.


Ryan-Weekly-PC-69:   Waves





From local gardens and hopefully

fitting the Delicate Colours theme.





Finishing with Camellias…

…of various…


…and hues.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Delicate-Colours

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:    Delicate-Colours

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Delicate-Colours

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:    Delicate-Colours




I have thank Leya for inspiration for today’s post.

these effects have always fascinated me.

Googled swirls and twirls and found

an ideal YouTube video

Grabbing the last photo that Photoshop had opened,

and with a few stops, to repeat instructions,

along the way, I turned my beach scene into

an abstract arty sort of image.

As with all videos the instructor was not

using my Elements 14 Photoshop

so I missed out on some blending.

However, it was pleased with final result.

Even it is only a simple twirl.

Another pastime, growing each year,

is my reading habit.

The above screen shot from my iPad

shows some of my most recent reads.

A year or so ago I notice an advertisement

for ‘Dawn  Girl’ by Leslie Wolfe

whilst browsing Amazon.

Sixteen books later I think I have read

most of her offerings.

Jennifer Hillier, Tony J. Forder,

K. A.Tucker and John Grisham

are some of thee recent authors read.

If interested my Goodreads


Same photo as at top of post.

Just need to learn how to make images

more interesting now.



Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Pastimes

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   Pastimes

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Pastimes

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:    Pastimes