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Odd Ball

Week 01, 2017

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A scene most of us will never see except on television.

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Coach Cam mounted on one of the Royal coaches.

It was part of an audio-visual display at The Royal Mews.

My flash is clearly visible and  I wasn’t hauled off

to the Tower of London after taking the photo.

I think it  fits the Odd Ball challenge

in as much as it is an unusual shot.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-1

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Odd Ball

Week 01, 2017

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December 28, 2016 sunset.

Nearly the last of 2016
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We don’t get to say

this very often….

so….

HAPPY NEW YEAR

All the best for 2017

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Odd Ball

Week 51, 2016

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We don’t get to say this very often….so….
christmas_2016_4043And using this photo

any other time of the year

would be odd!

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-51

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Odd Ball

Week 50, 2016

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For 55 years Warrnambool was out go to city of supplies,

supermarkets, doctors, dentists etc.

A round trip of over 100 kilometres.

These days I rarely get back unless visiting an auntie.

This day was for the funeral of another auntie..both Dad’s sisters.

dsc_0171I will be first to say this is not a good photo.

Too many distractions and it is not even the main street

which is one block to the right.

However, this road does lead directly to that gorgeous

blue water on the horizon and by now

thousands of tourists will have pitched their tent

or parked their caravan,

among the Norfolk Pines,

for a few weeks holiday.

On the green sign is an arrow pointing to Port Fairy,

one of Victoria’s earliest settlements.

Again a huge tourist destination this time of the year.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-50

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Weekly Photo Challenge-New-Horizons

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

New Horizons

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I have taken a fairly literal interpretation

of ‘New Horizons’ this week

as we have seen many in 2016.

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This is the type of horizon I have spent

the greater portion of my life viewing.

Horizons which are miles and miles away

and which may, or may not, be dotted with

a ‘mountain’, which tops out at three to four hundred

metres above sea level.

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So to see boats on the horizon of Laguna Veneta

at Venice, was quite unusual…

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as was this view out of our ferry window.

I have never previously seen this view…

a cruise liner blocking the horizon.

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Then there were shorter horizons at Monaco…

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and at La Turbie’s, Cafe La Terrassa,

about half and hour from Nice.

This horizon was only a few hundred metres from

Cafe La Terrassa.

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Dubai’s horizons we beginning to resemble

that which I am used to seeing.

Although in this case I do not know of anything like

the Dubai Palm in Australia.

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And I confess to thinking that this scenery was for

Lawrence of Arabia type movies.

I have never seen such expanses of sand in Australian deserts,

although I am sure there are similar places.

I have worked on the edged of

the Big Desert, in Victoria

and while there was a sandy soil it was

also covered with foliage of sorts.

Now, having read the WP Challenge I may be a bit off target,

but these were my New Horizons for 2016.

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Weekly-Weather-Winter

I had to go back to July photos for

a winter image this week.

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This is Hopkins Falls (near Warrnambool)

on July 27 this year.

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I used to live about a half hour drive from Hopkins Falls

but never visited in mid winter.

In fact this was only my third visit

and I have never seen so much water before.

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