Black and White Tuesday17-0222_Ferris-Wheel

~~~~~

Black and White Tuesday

 February 21, 2017

~~~~~

After our coldest February day in twelve years

on Sunday…

ferris-wheel_geelong_0225

it was a good excuse to run some

early morning errands, with camera in hand.

ferris-wheel_geelong_0227

After a gloomy Sunday, Monday’s sunrise

was a non-event due to cloud cover.

cunningham-pier_geelong_0201

However when the sun did break through it lit up some…

DC Photography

of the whites around the foreshore against a still gloomy sky.

 

~~~~~

brandy-pup_1-1

Hope you enjoyed.

~~~~~

 

Cee-BW-Challenge-Perspective

~~~~~

Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Perspective

~~~~~

When we first moved to Geelong, or maybe before,

we noticed this art work at the bay end of Moorabool Street.

sailing_0195

No-one we asked seemed to know if it had a name

or when it was put there,

so we coined the name

The Sharks Teeth‘.


sailing_0214

It was not until last year that a camera club member asked

what I was talking about.

Upon explaining he burst out laughing with

I’ve heard it called a lot of things, but never sharks teeth

sailing_0196

 Apparently they represent sails or sail boats.

This all makes sense as quite often there is a small flotilla

of sailing boats on the bay all crewed by children,

and therefore, I have not taken any photos of said boats

as they are usually close enough to shore

for the crew to be identified.

~~~~~

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Perspective

Black_White

~~~~~

~~~~~

Weekly Photo Challenge-Against-The-Odds

 

~~~~~

My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Against The Odds

~~~~~

On Valentines Day were asked to “double date’

(as MGW told her teenage girls at work) with

No. 1 Son and his Girlfriend.

sparrow_eastern-beach_geelong_4865

Girlfriend said she had not had fish and chips

since arriving in Australia.

The venue was to be our place until Girlfriend decided

that fish and chips had to be eaten outdoors.

Girlfriend loves Geelong’s foreshore and that was the venue.

sparrow_4867

I thought we may have had a few seagulls for company, but…

sparrow_4878

when this sparrow alighted on our table and tried desperately

to pull a whole chip out of my hand, I knew

there was an unexpected photo opportunity

if I had my camera at the ready.

sparrow_4872

Not content with a chip, sparrow returned several times

to sample Girlfriend’s banana cake.

Sparrow and I both agreed that Girlfriend needs

more practise baking cakes and that we will be her taste testers 😀

Even though it was a bit chilly…

we have had a cool summer so far…

we all had an enjoyable evening out.

~~~~~

~~~~~

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Look-like-Faces

~~~

My contribution for this week’s

Things that Look like Faces

Challenge.

 

At the time of writing I have not visited any other blogs

to see what others may have posted.

I nearly gave the topic a miss until today.

faces_0218

As I drove past an oil refinery near Geelong I noticed

that some of the outer covering on a large container

had fallen off leaving what I thought

were several face like, profiles…

if you use your imagination.faces_0217

This looked better from one hundred metres

than it does here.

fire_faces_0223a

Nearby was one of those chimney fires burning waste product.

I’m sure there are two arms and

an angry head popping up and waving me away.

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Things that Look like Faces

~~~~~

image

~~~~~

 

 

~~~~~

 

Black and White Tuesday17-0214_Bells_Beach_Torquay

~~~~~

Black and White Tuesday

 February 14, 2017

~~~~~

Although not much surf around last Friday…

bells_beach_torquay_0186

there were more surfers than usual.

At least when I have visited.

bells_beach_torquay_0212

Most surfers were getting a…

bells_beach_torquay_0213

decent ride when they caught a wave, small as they were.

bells_beach_torquay_0205

Even found some decent subject matter closer

to me and not moving  as much…

bells_beach_torquay_0206

which does, I think look better in colour.

Oh! Well!

~~~~~

brandy-pup_1-1

Hope you enjoyed.

~~~~~

 

Weekly Photo Challenge-Shadow

 

~~~~~

My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Shadow

~~~~~

Shadows from near and far.

shadow_0411

Take off at Maun airport. Botswana.

church-shadow_1857

I love the picture ‘painted’ on the roof of this Geelong church.

Even more so now that the tree has been removed.

fisherman_4380And while technically a silhouette, the near side of

this fisherman was indeed in shaded by the morning sun.

~~~~~

~~~~~

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Flying

~~~

My contribution for this week’s

Flying

 

All photos related to flying this week.shadow_0411

We are definitely airborne as our shadow shows

at Maun Airport, in Botswana.

We spent the next hour flying over the Okavango Delta.

Would love to return.

victoria-falls_0136

At Victoria Falls it was an optional extra to

climb aboard the helicopter to get this shot.

flying_0016

Not a very good shot of a helicopter over Corio Bay.

plane_1866

No need to ring 000 or 911, this is garden art near Geelong.

Have often suggested that we have one in our front yard,

but hardly get the words out before

a resounding ‘No!‘ is heard. 😀

flying_0214

Finally, this ‘shot from the hip, which turned out

much better than it should  have.

This helicopter was relaying the Cadel Evans Bike Race

back to a television studio which then

broadcast the images to a world-wide audience, so I was told.

Google tells me it was broadcast to these countries.

Britain, Eurosport Player (online), Africa (Live),

Belgium (L), Portugal (L), Japan, France,

Turkey and Eurosport Asia.


Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Crawling-or-Flying

~~~~~

image

~~~~~

 

 

~~~~~