THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-July-August-Recap

Commencing in July…

Candi at play.

A Great White Egret.

Geelong Marina.

The Beaumont-Hammel,

Newfoundland Memorial

in France.

 

Sunrise on the You Yangs, which are located

about midway between Geelong and Melbourne.

 

Memories of a fog and -3 degrees outing in early August.

 

Lochnagar Crater on The Somme Battlefields.

 

Another Pea Soup fog in Geelong.

 

Same day playing with Photoshop levels.

One of my favourite shots form Torquay.

 

A memorial to my Grandfather,

now in place at Lochnagar Crater in France,

where he served in World War I.

An August sunrise on Geelong’s Corio Bay.

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Thursday’s Special: July-August-Recap

A Word a Week Photography Challenge ~ Distant

As I drove home from Geelong yesterday I just had to stop and record these images.

All photos were taken through the windscreen of my car, using my Nikon and its 70-300 mm lens. I have been told, and also read somewhere, that the DX format of the D90 turns a 300 mm lens into a 450 mm lens. Don’t quite understand it all……so if my comments are incorrect I am quite happy to be corrected.

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Once again the You Yang Ranges are featured in these photos. Since commencing WoollyMuses blog I have been taking more notice of potential photo opportunities and keep seeing the You Yangs in a different light whatever the weather or time of day.

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The distant power lines carry electricity from its source in Gippsland (east of Melbourne) to the Alcoa aluminium plant at Portland, in the state’s far South West; near the Victorian/South Australian border.

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Apart from cropping, these images are untouched. As can be seen the fog was still around in low-lying areas at 1015 in the morning.

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As for my vantage point for these shots….

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…I found a spot wide enough to park at an on ramp to the Geelong Ring Road (a freeway bypassing Geelong), which is why the shots were taken through the windscreen.

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Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Fleeting

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Fleeting

Six-thirty on a work day morning is not the best time to see my creativity, such as it is, at its best. So it is a wonder that my camera and I were functioning together at this time of day. However, as sunrises and sunsets paint only a fleeting picture in the sky, being there at the right time is paramount.

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Our weeping cherry provides a focal point as the sun peeps over the neighbour’s roof tops and endeavours to brighten a cold, dank, foggy morning.

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The fog around here can be spectacularly thick and while this was not that bad it did provide a fleeting glimpse of a September sunrise.

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As with a few of my shots these were taken through our eastern window one foggy September morning in 2011.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting (dailypost.wordpress.com)