WitsEnd-Weekly-PC-Found-Art

 

Geelong Street art.

Ceiling art in Florence.

Butchart Gardens…

Vancouver Island

Canada.

Bourke Street

Melbourne, Victoria.

Somewhere in the French Countryside.

This may say something about my taste in art,

but it is  one of my favourite images.

A one off, never, to be captured again image

of a spider web in a canola crop a few years ago.

MGW doe not share my enthusiasm.

It can even be turned into bright, stronger colours

if that is your taste.

This was my first piece of photography art.

The now defunct Weekly Photo Challenge

wanted a CD cover design.

It interested it is simply a shot of water in Corio Bay.

And I love the mood in these two images…

…of Melbourne, last week.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Found-Art

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There seems to be an element of risk

in everyday living these days.

However, it is not every day that one gets…

to pat a cheetah…

…although she sowed some sign

of not being happy with one traveller.

Standing under a 6 ton 30-year-old elephant

has some risk involved.

The Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains

Peak2Peak Gondola Ride

has travellers sailing at a minimum

of 1,400 feet above ground

with only a piece of wire holding things together.

Admittedly a rather larger piece of wire.

 

The riskiest part of any flight

is take off and landing.

 

 

And flying over Alaska’s wilds

one always hopes the risk of

engine failure is minimal.

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Don’t know what happened last week. 

Honestly thought Murals was this week.

As we left Vancouver Island…

we stopped at the town of Chemainus…

to view its famous Murals.

….before catching a ferry to

the Canadian mainland.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Murals

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From all over this week.

Not sure if this is a ‘tender moment’ or

a power play in the

Chobe National Park,

Botswana.

I choose to believe it is the former.

Mother gently reminding the family to keep up

in Geelong Wetland..

Horse and handler in Victoria,

British Columbia,

Canada.

My final tender moment at

the Port of Vancouver.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Tender-Moments

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I had intended to rush out and

take some fresh shots this morning.

But wind and showers dictated otherwise.

So, my landscape shot is the

Million Dollar View in Banff, Canada. 

Foreground to background is reasonably sharp

but by no means perfect. 

A higher f/stop would have produced a better result.

Camera settings:

Focal length: 18mm/27 (equivalent in 35 mm film)

f/stop: 6

Exposure 1/320

ISO: 400

This shot was aimed at getting a large DoF….

from the fence a far back as possible.

The fence and first two trees are okay, however,

there is some softness creeping in with the third tree

and the stump behind it.

Compare distance between each of these objects

with distances in the following photos.

Camera settings:

Focal length: 50mm/75 (equivalent in 35 mm film)

f/stop: 22

Exposure 1/640

ISO: 1600

 

 

Last weekend I did capture our

Queen Mum Agapanthus…

…some shallow Depth of Field.

I like this shot as the bee and the petal/stamen

it is standing on are in focus

while everything else is soft

in varying degrees.

Camera settings:

Focal length: 75mm/112 (equivalent in 35 mm film)

f/stop: 8

Exposure 1/640

ISO 160

 

This cropped version supports my above comments.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Depth-Of-Field

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WitsEnd-Weekly-PC-Comfortable-And-Cozy

 

Log cabin style accommodation

greeted us at…

…the Mike Wiegele Blue River Resort

in British Columbia.

Comfy and cozy is an apt description for this accommodation

which came equipped with a huge fireplace if required.

And note the view out the window.

it is real and not a painting.

Just stunning, gorgeous…or

a superlative of your choice..

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Comfortable-And-Cozy