RyanPhotography-WeeklyPC-72-Vacation

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I’m not sure why…

…mankind deems it necessary to endure strenuous walks

while carrying backpacks, when on vacation.

I do know why…I think.

Where else are we going to put our cameras,

medications of all varieties,

the wet weather/cold weather gear,

sunscreens, spare glasses,

bottle of water and so on??

 

Whether a long holiday,

a long weekend

or simply a day out in the sun…

 

 

..relaxing on and around Lake Lucerne

seems an ideal way to take a break.

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Ryan-Weekly-PC-72:   Vacation

 

 

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Waterworld

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Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne provides

the setting for my first images this week.

And why wouldn’t the bloke in the boat

have a huge smile on his face.

While there were plenty of people enjoying the Lake,

both on and off the water, generally speaking

most of us felt that it was

not quite swimming weather.

However, I daresay many would think I am mad

to drag myself out of the house

to watch the sun rise.

 

Then there are those who actually play…

…on the water.

 

These images taken with the camera club

to which I belong was out on Corio Bay

for a sunset cruise in February 2019.

My preference is for some sunrise shots

followed by a McDonalds coffee.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:   Waterworld

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk203-Play

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Some random ‘play’ photos.

Our first day in South Africa, 2013. 

No,  that is not yours truly among the trees. 

Rather one of the Australian organisers.

Closer to home. 

Our new timid cat (Smudge) terrorizing Candi.

 

Candi at play.

Not sure who gets most enjoyment,

Candi or her human thrower.

People at play on and around

Lake Lucerne.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk203-Play

Lens-Artist-PC-57-Taking-a-Break

 

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In Switzerland we found many people…

..enjoying a break on Lake Lucerne,

in temperatures which would have had

most of us rugged up.

It was not until I cropped this photo

that I noticed the young male in the middle

and how much he appears to be enjoying his break

with four bikini clad young ladies.

 


I love to take a break and travel to somewhere

I have not been for a while and

photograph what I find. 

 

 

 

Gibson Steps was a place I had not visited

for many years until two years ago.

 


Photography has and will always be

a hobby of mine.

About two years ago I drove back to Warrnambool,

on Victoria’s South West Coast,

where there is a whale nursery at Logan’s Beach.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Taking-a-Break

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Taking-a-Break

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Taking-a-Break

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Taking-a-Break

 

FOWChallenge-Skimp

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skimp

expend or use less time, money, or material on something
than is necessary in an attempt to economize.
“don’t skimp on insurance when you book your holidays”
a fashionably short or revealing garment.
“she wore a yellow skimp”

Not many years ago this hemline…

…would have shocked everyone.

Now it is rather conservative.

The bikini clad sun lovers are borderline skimpy

by today’s standards.

As I don’t shoot many people in skimpy attire,

I  had too search photos like this to find…

to find any skimpy or not so skimpy clad

beach goers at Sydney’s Manly Beach.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:   Skimp

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Apex

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Our train ride up Switzerland’s…

Mt Rigi…

…did not take us to the apex.

There were two fairly steep walks left to attain

the full 1,798 metre height of the mountain.

While I did not hurry there were

spectacular views as we walked up.

 

 

Upon arriving at the summit the views…

 

of Lake Lucerne we equally…

…breathtaking.

 

 

 

After ten or fifteen minutes it was time

to return to the gift shop level.

The walk back seemed more difficult

than the walk up, thanks to a football injury

to my knee in the early 1970s.

Definitely worth the effort though.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Apex