Lens-ArtistPC-169-The-Ordinary

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An ordinary photo reminded me of the

Toyota commercials on television…

…with the aid of Photoshop two images become one

What we think of as ordinary,

a eucalypt flower

looks more than ordinary in isolation.

About twelve months ago I again

visited Point Lonsdale and captured

this image of the lighthouse

from the end of the Pier.

 

Although it appears an ordinary part

of my previous image,

the colours of the seaweed are

anything but ordinary…

 

..and the delicate nature of this image

is exquisite.

 

The juxtaposition of the bluestone pavers

and open drainage system and the very

modern rubbish bins in the alley of a town

that dates back to Victoria’s Gold Rush (1850s).

 

 

Breakfast by the sea.

In my hometown, the first settlers

arrived in the area in 1841.

Grandfather Bill arrived as

a soldier settler in the early 1920s.

Many of the early graves are marked

with a simple marker and number.

If only those markers could talk.

 

Texture in graveside fences

With some editing, a cemetery fence

can look a bit special.

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And in among this kaleidoscope of colour…

….exquisite (not so ordinary)

beauties like this can be found.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…The-Ordinary

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...The-Ordinary

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…The-Ordinary

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...The-Ordinary

Guest-Host:..I.J. Khanewala:…The-Ordinary

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Lens-ArtistPC-168-Seen-Better-Days

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Definitely seen better days.

What’s left of an old stone crusher.

Now obsolete, this old drill/seeder has been re-purposed

 

An autumn leaf that has seen better days

 

 

Images of…

…Paronella Park…

….in Queensland.

  A must visit…

…for soldiers…

…on R and R…

 

…during World War II.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Seen-Better-Days

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Seen-Better-Days

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Seen-Better-Days

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Seen-Better-Days

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Lens-ArtistPC-167-Colours-Of-Autumn

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Early Autumn in Ballarat

Golden Robinia turning colour.

 

Autumn leaf.

 

 

Japanese Maple in autumn colour

 

Ginko tree

 

 

Japanese Maple

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Colours-Of-Autumn

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Colours Of-Autumn

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Colours-Of-Autumn

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Colours-Of-Autumn

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Lens-ArtistPC-166-Artificial-Light

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London coffee shop lighting.

 

Corio Bay by night

 

Chandelier at

Hotel Grand

Naples

 

Many colourful…

 

….sights seen…

…during our…

 

…our dhow…

…Dinner Cruise

on

Dubai Creek.

 

Parisian street lights

Different…

…colours…

…of the…

…Eiffel Tower.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Artificial-Light

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Artificial-Light

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Artificial-Light

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Artificial-Light

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Lens-ArtistPC-151-Large-to-Small

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The Burj Khalifa is the largest subject

I have ever photographed.

Although a large elephant it barely makes

the medium category of my photos.

My smallest subject…a dung beetle.

 

Small, medium and large.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Large-to-Small

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Large-to-Small

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Large-to-Small

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Large-to-Small

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Lens-ArtistPC-150-Let’s-Get-Wild

 

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Images from South Africa and Botswana

Vulture at

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

South Africa

 

Elephants

While we waited for the second vehicle

this hyena wandered past giving us

a sideways glance as it did.

 

Where we stop at a zebra crossing and

wait for zebras to cross the road.

Botswana’s Elephant Sands

waterhole

Warthog

Zebras…

….and again

African Wild Dog came into

our Okavango Camp

Quenching a thirst at

Elephant Sands

Okavango Delta

Leopard

Lekhubu Island sunrise

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Let’s-Get-Wild

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Let’s-Get-Wild

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Let’s-Get-Wild

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Let’s-Get-Wild

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Lens-ArtistPC-149-Cool-Colours-Blue-Green

 

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Blue hour

Geelong Marina

 

Glacier Blue.

I think this is Holly.

Raindrops on green

Moss

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Cool-Colours-Blue-Green

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Cool-Colours-Blue-Green

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Cool-Clours-Blue-Green

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Cool-Colors-Blue-Green

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Lens-ArtistPC-148-Spots-and-Dots

 

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Spots and Dots from

Africa and Australia.

Big dots

Leopard

Cheetah


Wooden blocks at the

Melbourne Zoo

Butterfly..Melbourne Zoo

Celebrating 150 years…

…of Melbourne Zoo

This little fella would be nearly eight,

if still alive.

Immature starlings in our backyard

 

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Spots-and-Dots

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Spots-and-Dots

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Spots-and-Dots

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Spots-and-Dots

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Lens-ArtistPC-147-Gardens

 

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Ross Fountain

Butchart Gardens,

Vancouver Island

Canada

Tudor Garden

Hamilton Gardens

New Zealand

Italian Renaissance

Hamilton Gardens

New Zealand

sunken Garden

Butchart Gardens,

Vancouver Island

Canada

Geelong Botanical Gardens

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Gardens

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Gardens

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Gardens

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Gardens

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