Merry Christmas

one and all



All images captured during

December 2022.

Morning on Corio Bay


Thundery rain on Thursday December 22.


Granddaughter receiving her participation

awards from her soccer coaches


Rock Rose and visitor

Friday December 23, 2022.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Last-Chance

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Anne:…Last-Chance

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Last-Chance

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:…Last-Chance

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Anne:…Last-Chance

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Sofia:…Last-Chance

Lens-Artist Photo-Challenge John:…Last-Chance







the natural agent that stimulates sight
and makes things visible.

Geelong Marina boat lights


London lights near the

London Eye.

Moonlight in Alaska.


Melbourne’s Langham Hotel lights


Christmas lights


Almost the first light reflected off the ocean.


A lightning storm lights up the night sky.


One Word Sunday Challenge:...Light









A London Bridge goodbye,


Port of Vancouver,


Stanley Park



Lake Lucerne…





Corio Bay




light and shadow

Light can be reflected from a shiny object or
light can be absorbed if the object is opaque.
Shadows are produced when light hits an opaque object
which prevents the light beams from passing through.
When an object blocks the light’s path,
then darkness appears on the other side.
This darkness is called a shadow.

Light reflected off the water.


Christmas decoration shadows.


Light and…











fleeting moments

something which lasts only for a very short time.

On our second last morning in Botswana,

I came across this Red Breasted Weaver

in the middle of its morning callisthenics.

For no known reason, it simply let go of

the branch and free fell out of shot. 

I was so lucky to capture one frame of its fall

The whole encounter probably only lasted

around 15 seconds, at best.



Another few seconds and the sun had risen out of the sea’s grasp.  


The seagull thought it was by-passing me.

What it did not realise was that it gave me

the opportunity to capture one of,

if not my best, in-flight shot, ever.


This Black Shouldered Kite was too busy

searching for lunch to notice yours truly.


Bar one camera, my gear was packed

as I began the walk back to my car. 

Suddenly the rainbow appeared.   

It was all I could do to shoot off a couple of

frames before it disappeared again. 

A truly fleeting moment.