I was not sure what to use as a subject this week, until…
Fairy Penguins came to mind, however…
now, to be politically correct, they are known as Little Penguins.
And then of course there is Port Fairy, where I used to
holiday with family and friends many decades ago.
Port Fairy is a fishing/tourist town and was named
by the crew of the whaler The Fairy in 1828.
In 1835 a whaling station was established
followed by a store in 1839.
Fishing boats still use the Moyne River as their
port of refuge from Bass Strait’s wild weather
and it was in the upper reaches of the Moyne
that I spent many hours swimming
before a swimming pool was constructed
in my home town in about 1966/67.
Many buildings, both houses and sheds were made from
natural ‘bluestone’, which is actually grey in colour.
which was hewn into rectangular blocks.
These varied from easy to lift to long blocks of stone
requiring two or more men to lift them.
Holding the stones in place is a type of mortar made
from what appears to be mud and not much else.
My Grandfather, and father had an old shearing shed
on their property similar to his and the mortar appeared
to be as described.
I thought of several themes for
this week’s exposure challenge
and finally decided to go with a strictly photography take.
This shot has been 1 stop over exposed.
2 stops under exposed.
A Common Cape Sparrow…
escaping from my view.
One of my favourite subjects.
Meet Tembo, a thirty year old, six ton, elephant
which killed six hippopotamuses
in a fit of rage after his mother was killed/died.
in South Africa, 2013.
and while out seeking a pride of lions
came upon what our guides described as
‘over 1,000 elephants‘
migrating from A to B in small family groups
of twenty or so animals.
We drove for 4 or 5 kilometres and all we saw
was elephants as far as the eye,
and camera lens, could see.
Something our guides had never previously sighted.
with these mighty mammals, so rules need to be posted.
I’m sure an irate elephant could push it over fairly easily.