Doesn’t seem that long ago that we did not

have a microwave in our kitchen.

It was our first wedding anniversary

when we purchased our first one.


Always a good supply of glasses.

Definitely need a kettle.

And there is always handles/knobs

on cupboards and drawers.

And no kitchen is complete unless there are

some tea caddies…although they actually

store coffee and sugar as well as tea.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Found-in-a-Kitchen




Weekly Photo Challenge-Experimental



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



Recently we had a short, sharp downpour of ‘big’ rain.

It lasted long enough to find a camera

and take a few shots with different shutter speeds.

This is the ‘Out Of The Camera Shot’.

No editing.

This is the result after straightening, sharpening,

cropping, inverting colours and darkening a tad

Both the above are the same shot…

with a 1/80 shutter speed.

A few frames later at a 1/40 shutter speed,

with Picasa’s preset heat map applied,

sharpened to within an inch of its life

in Irfanview (I think) and this is the result.

The large red colouring in the centre

can only be put down to some large drops

falling  close to the camera.

Although MGW does not like the last image, I do.

Although I may try to it again

with different colours






I think lightning looks good in either

colour or black and white.

A very recent foggy morning.

 Lastly my favourite recent photo.

A short sharp downpour provided me

with enough time to grab a camera and

photograph this rain.

This is a photo that looks better after editing

and also looks good in BW.

At least that’s my opinion.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Weather





Crossed lines…my interpretation.

 The Burj Khalifa in Dubai.


More crossed lines at Geelong’s Yacht Club Marina

than any otter photo, except…

maybe this one from Williamstown Marina

through to the Melbourne skyline.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Crossed-Lines


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The coloured version of my

Black and White Tuesday


Summer crop.


 Harvest time.

 You Yangs.


 Not a big race winner, but loved just the same.


Hope you enjoyed.


Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday (create-with-joy.com)

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I’m sure there was a Thanks Dad around

the time this little habit was taking place.

However, it’s more like Thanks Son that

we do not do this anymore.

While  I have gained around 15% in weight

since those days (age and change of lifestyle)

Number 2 son has gained around 1000%.

Amazing what twenty plus years of growth

does for the human body.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Thanks, Dad