After using some Geelong Foreshore images in the Background Photo Challenge last week, I decided to post another offering from the same area.
Small boats, at their moorings, dot the bay with North Shore and its Shell oil refinery in the middle left distance. Close inspection of this photo will reveal the Shell chimney. An area landmark both day and night when the flame created by burning waste by-products can be seen for miles.
Approximately ninety degrees to the east and Cunningham Pier nearly manages to hide Point Henry and the Alcoa plant on the horizon.
Visitors, tourist and locals abound along the Geelong Foreshore when the sun shines on Corio Bay. Even a cool May afternoon finds the Eastern Beach promenade home to a few souls out to stretch their legs in the fresh air.
The Geelong Waterfront Information Booth is only a short stroll up the hill followed by another ten to fifteen minute walk to the heart of Geelong’s Central Business District.
Back in the ‘good old days’ my wife’s grandfather was head groundsman for this whole area. His job was to ensure that the area was kept in the immaculate condition represented here. I probably benefitted from Pop’s work, years before I met his grand daughter, as our family spent some time at Eastern Beach with my relatives.
There have been many times during the past few years I have driven past these scenes and thought that I should bring a camera “one day”. Since commencing Blogging, in early April, photography has come to the forefront of my past times.
As a result my Nikon and I are beginning to understand each other a little better.
The view across Corio Bay to Cunningham Pier and beyond, from The Esplanade, is ever-changing.
On public holidays the foreground is a hive of activity with families having a barbecue beneath the palm trees, to celebrate the holiday. While others congregate around activities at Cunningham Pier in the background.
If all is quiet on the pier there is, in all likelihood, going to be some activity over at the yacht club.
As yet I still have not been to the restaurant at the far end of Cunningham Pier, nor can I am I old enough to remember when trams used to ply the length of the pier and continue on to and beyond the Central Business District.
Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge ~ In the Background
Word of the Week Photo Challenge again appeared a challenge until I opened my eyes a little and looked around. Even when my eyes were ‘open’ there were times when I did not recognise a ‘face’.
My first contribution was taken when taking photographs for the Weekly Photo Challenge. It is difficult to tell if that is a contented expression or a tough “come and try to take your bed back” message for his canine opponents.
My second photo is of a face which quietly follows my every move each and every time I enter our bedroom. Known as Honey Bear, I think that if we are reincarnated, I want to come back as Honey Bear.
Finally, to fill in time, before an appointment, this morning I decided to play with my camera along Geelong’s foreshore. In among Geelong’s foreshore palms was a single bollard.
A good idea to take a photograph.
Test the lens. Play with the settings.
Upload to computer. Cropping. Colouring.
Whoa! What do I see? Another face looking back at me!
And this time it was not mine.
Although very late in the week I have to repost this image of Sita.
Sita was our “Tiger Walk” tiger at Dreamworld.
- “A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE – FACE” (suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com