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Black and White Tuesday

 April 14, 2015

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Played around with a few photos this week

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abandoned-blur_1858These abandoned sheds became my target.

abandoned_BW-V-_1858A vignette helps eradicate the sky…

abandoned_crop-BW-blur_1858however, I think cropping the building is my favourite.

church_BW_0031-001I think I have posted this one…or a version of it, and…
church_0031this was the original, out of the camera version.

No work this year so I decided to learn how to use Photoshop.

I am still learning but love being able to remove power lines etc.

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or my web site:

dfcphotography.net

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Black and White Tuesday

 April 06, 2015

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Some Black and White landscapes this week.

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landscape_5741All of these taken last week during my foggy morning drive.

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Black and White Tuesday,

 March 31, 2015

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I left home this morning in warm sunshine….

fog_001and only a few kilometres down the road

sunshine had turned to fog…

fog_008which was doing its level best to stop the sun breaking through.

fog-house_0027On my way home I noticed that sun was breaking through

and had found a target in this old house.

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Black and White Tuesday,

 March 23, 2015

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Today I received notification that a blogger has taken one of my images

and turned it into a drawing on his blog.

Not sure whether to be flattered on annoyed.

I thought blogging etiquette was to ask permission to use another bloggers work.

Thoughts welcome?

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On Monday morning a ventured over to Melbourne Zoo again

as I wanted to see our newborn member of

the gorilla family, which are, by the way,

my favourite primate

gorilla-dad_5720First up I checked out how dad was faring.

Like all dads he appears to be working out

how much this new addition is going to cost him.

Just hope he had enough fingers and toes.

gorilla-bub_5693And mum and bub…well they appeared to be

doing what all mums and bubs do….

in between

feeding and cleaning,

cleaning and feeding,

feeding and cleaning.

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Black and White Tuesday,

 March 17, 2015

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I thought a tribute to St Patrick suitable for today.

Rain_1771Years ago while on the farm and I was much younger,

I often heard my elders talking about Saint Patrick’s Day.

Dad always said we needed an Autumn break

(rain to end summer by today), however,

there was a saying…

Rain_1771bthat went along the lines of….

“If it rains before Saint Patrick’s Day

it is too early.  

If it rains after Saint Patrick’s Day

it is too late and…

if it rains on Saint Patrick’s Day

it will spoil the (horse) races.”  

Hard to please the Irish sometimes…and before anyone sends hate mail,
my ancestors were Irish and I’m damn proud of the fact! 🙂

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And due to public pressure 😉 I have inluded some green for Saint Pat!

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Black and White Tuesday,

 March 10, 2015

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Some more from the Leigh River at Shelford.

river_44678From twisted and bent trees on the river’s bank to…

river_44683reflections in the shallow water…

river_44685and the blue stone foundations of the original bridge.

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Black and White Tuesday,

 March 02, 2015

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This afternoon I ventured out to Shelford’s, Leigh River again.

Leigh-River_4680I have some family portraits take at the weekend

and wanted to have a quiet look around, beforehand.

Leigh-River_4682I love old eucalyptus trees like these and think

they make great Black and White subjects.

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This is my favourite tree,

with its highlights, lowlights, twists, turns,

 and reflections in the background.

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Black and White Tuesday,

 February 24, 2015

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About twelve months ago, I posted a photo similar to this.

duck_0002Last weekend I decided to go have a look for myself.

duck-leigh-river_0006This section of the beautiful, but almost dry, Leigh River

was the setting of the Shelford Duck race.

duck_0027A few minutes later, the lead group of

seven hundred and fifty ducks came into view…

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Black and White Tuesday,

 February 17, 2015

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I forgot it was Tuesday today hence I am late with my post.corio-bay_4488

About mid morning, yesterday, I was driving along Corio Bay…
corio-bay_44881as the sun was breaking through the clouds,

which I thought created a beautiful sight.

lagoon_44253Totally unrelated but I like this one as well.

Reeds in a waterhole.

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Black and White Tuesday,

 February 10, 2015

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My earliest photography experiences were during

my time at boarding school where I

captured images of boarding school life.

The late 70s saw the beginning of ten years

of photographing weddings

for friends, relatives and colleagues.

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Now, at the other end of my working life

I think it is now time to again

focus on my favourite past-time…

photography.

Click on the image or click here

to visit my new Facebook page

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