Our guide told us that this was

the sight of the original McDonalds…

…at Pompeii.  🙂




Twenty-first century tourists inspecting what

is left of First century (79A.D.) Pompeii.


A mature age gentleman asking a young lady

the price of of a carriage ride

around Melbourne.


Old and new forms of transport


A ceremony dating back 364 years to 1656,

now conducted with modern instruments and

to a backdrop of modern transportation.

Different generations appreciating

the same music.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Old-and-New

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:    Old-and-New

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Old-and-New

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:    Old-and-New



From local gardens and hopefully

fitting the Delicate Colours theme.





Finishing with Camellias…

…of various…


…and hues.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Delicate-Colours

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:    Delicate-Colours

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Delicate-Colours

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:    Delicate-Colours




I have thank Leya for inspiration for today’s post.

these effects have always fascinated me.

Googled swirls and twirls and found

an ideal YouTube video

Grabbing the last photo that Photoshop had opened,

and with a few stops, to repeat instructions,

along the way, I turned my beach scene into

an abstract arty sort of image.

As with all videos the instructor was not

using my Elements 14 Photoshop

so I missed out on some blending.

However, it was pleased with final result.

Even it is only a simple twirl.

Another pastime, growing each year,

is my reading habit.

The above screen shot from my iPad

shows some of my most recent reads.

A year or so ago I notice an advertisement

for ‘Dawn  Girl’ by Leslie Wolfe

whilst browsing Amazon.

Sixteen books later I think I have read

most of her offerings.

Jennifer Hillier, Tony J. Forder,

K. A.Tucker and John Grisham

are some of thee recent authors read.

If interested my Goodreads


Same photo as at top of post.

Just need to learn how to make images

more interesting now.



Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Pastimes

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   Pastimes

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Pastimes

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:    Pastimes






I have a dislike for…



However, I think this is creepier

and it was in our garden.

Crimson Breasted Shrike,


…and after cropping.



A Kruger National Park


….and after cropping and editing.



Straight out of camera…



First crop.

I  estimated that horn to be

around three feet in length.




Second crop.

This rhino (and its mates) have

a 24/7 military guard.

The guards have orders to

shoot first and asked questions later.

We did not test the veracity

of this statement!


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Cropping

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   Cropping

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Cropping

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:    Cropping









A Pied Kingfisher’s version…

…washing before eating.


Elephants crossing the Chobe River to Namibia


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   All-Wet

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   All-Wet

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   All-Wet

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:    All-Wet






Verandah images.

Moon setting behind neighbours trees.



Full moon.

Both images taken from

back (west facing) verandah.


Geelong Sunrise

This shot may have been captured

through a window

Sunrise..front (east) verandah.

Morning sunrise.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   At-Home

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   At-Home

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   At-Home

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:   At-Home






I’m going to start and finish this week’s post

with 2020 images from Corio Bay’s

Griffin Gully Jetty,

my favourite spot

to spend some morning time…

…and watch the sun rise…

…or sometimes not.

It is also a good spot for some…

…Blue hour photography.


This image is enlarged to about 75-90 cm wide.

Thought I may have sold a copy

while displaying it a few years ago.

Alas the bloke simply raved

(several times) that it was a photo

then walked away.



Another of the, or not,

(watch the sun rise) mornings.



There is a degree of sameness about these images,

however, I think they are all different

and have appeal…


…which is probably why I am not an artist 🙂

As promised at the top…

…my final image is of a February 2020

pre lock down fog in living colour.

Another which I like but the rest of

the world does not,

if Gurushots.com votes are

anything to go by.  🙂


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Morning

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Morning

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Morning

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Morning