A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Water

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My first water scene is…

…nearby Lal Lal Falls.

In 2014 we visited Victoria Falls

in Zimbabwe .

Four years later, it was Alberta’s,

Athabasca Falls In Canada.

For 55 years lived less than an hour

from Warrnambool’s, Hopkins Falls.

The only time I remember visiting these falls was

when number one Son wanted some photos

for a geography assignment I set his class, in 2003.

As it was a February/March assignment,

there was little or no water flow.

  I had to wait another fifteen years and drive two hours

from Geelong to capture this photo.

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A Photo a Week Challenge:  Water

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Raining

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Summer rain…

…before and…

 

…after editing.

We have recorded 365 points of rain for April

and 10 inches for the year so far.

We only recorded around 20 inches of rain

for all of 2019.

Hopkins Falls after winter rains.

Hopkins Falls is near Warrnambool,

in Victoria’s South-West,

and was our shopping centre

while living on the farm.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Nature

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nature

the phenomena of the physical world collectively,
including plants, animals, the landscape,
and other features and products of the earth,
as opposed to humans or human creations.
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Nature…

…on a foggy morning.

 

…with angry seas.

 

…showing us some of the smoke haze

from this season’s forest cleanup.

…setting sun on a smoky day.

The sun is original.

All other parts of the image

have been lightened a tad.

 

…nature’s jewels.

Colourful nature.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Nature

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Moving-Water

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Fishing on Victoria Falls,

Zimbabwe.

 

 

Huka Falls,

near Taupo,

New Zealand

 

 

 

Hopkins Falls near Warrnambool,

South West Victoria.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Moving-Water

Black_White

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Tuesday-PC-Wk176-Fall

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Considering we are at the opposite end

of the seasonal roundabout,

most of my photos, this week,

are of waterfalls

Because Victoria Falls was mentioned in the challenge,

my first image is of Victoria Falls.

I believe the stream of water in the foreground

is known as Devil’s Kitchen (not certain) and this

is erosion taking place to prepare a new site

for Victoria Falls.

As is visible in this photo there at least

five other sites of the Victoria Falls.

 

Hopkins Falls.

At 90 metres wide it is one of Victoria’s widest falls.

Athabasca Falls

near Jasper, Alberta,

Canada.

 

Maligne Gorge Falls

also found in

Jasper National Park,

Canada.

 

 

Rhine Falls in Switzerland.

 

Huka Falls,

near Taupo,

New Zealand

 

 

 

So, while the northern hemisphere is taking Autumn/Fall images,

these were taken in our garden just before

sunset on Tuesday September 3, 2019.

Leucadendron…a member

of Protea family.

Not only are these Snow Drops,

but today Google says they are

Giant Snow Drops.

A memory from the farm.

 

Not sure if these a ex-farm flowers or

purchases made since moving.

However, I first saw the Winter Rose

after I said ‘I do!’

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Lens-Artist-PC-Splash

 

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At Warrnambool’s Logans Beach…

I was fortunate enough to capture some

Southern Right Whales

splashing around in the nursery.

 


The right conditions and there are

plenty of splashes at Torquay’s Beaches.

Warrnambool’s

Hopkins Falls

August 2017

Bound to be a splash when this kite surfer touched down.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Splash

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Splash

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Splash

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Splash

 

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-October-Words-Yr3

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Words from all over.  

And a bit late for October 

I have never seen so much water flowing, or gushing,

over Hopkins Falls as there was in August 2017.


This is what I think of when I see the word aperture.

That little hole in the centre of a lens.

  

Frontier…a line or border separating two countries.

At Hill 60 in Belgium, the white line in the foreground

indicates the British front line.

Most of our group are in No Man’s Land,

however our tour guide is standing on Germany’s Front line.

 

 

Perhaps not triplets in the truest sense of the word,

however, it was the best I could do.

A ‘normal’ tapered building,

Burj Khalifa, in Dubai.

 

Normally I think of some that is tapered as being thinner

at the far end, usually the top. 

Lochnagar Crater, on the Somme Battlefields,

is still thinner at the far end

it just happens to be the bottom

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Thursday’s Special: October Words-Yr3

Weekly-Weather-Winter

 

A sure sign that winter has arrived,

or is just around the corner, is….

when our helleborus (winter roses)

are in bloom.

Another thing we hope we get plenty of

during winter is rain.

All the rivers run and Hopkins Falls,

on the Hopkins river, near Warrnambool

looks like it did in August 2016.

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Weekly Weather: Winter


Weekly Weather