Phoneography-Foggy_Monday

My Phoneography.

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As previously stated I do not use a non SLR camera very often

and only occasionally have non SLR photos to post.  

Today some HTC phone camera shots

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With sunshine and twenty degree temperatures forecast for today I had high hopes of painting verandah posts today.  However…

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at ten AM a heavy fog was still covering parts of Geelong and surrounding areas.  In the background is part of the Geelong Cement works.

fog_0272As I neared the cement works the fog appeared to clear, slightly.  However, it was also apparent that there was still some time to go before it could be said that the fog had lifted.  With fog this heavy painting was on hold for several hours.

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~Lensandpensbysally~

Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge

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Phoneography-Perth Bell Tower

My Phoneography contribution for several weeks.

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We spent a few days in Perth after returning from South Africa.  

We were told one of the ‘must sees’ was  the Perth Bell Tower

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I featured the Bell Tower in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge a week or so ago.

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The Tower houses the oldest bell in Australia which once rang out from the Upton Grey church in Hampshire, according the above information.

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We were lucky enough to arrive shortly before the bells began to peal and had some time to explore the tower and view the bells as they tolled 🙂

Unfortunately I cannot upload video to my blog.

The Bell Tower is well worth a visit while in Perth.

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Phoneography – Family Outing

Most regular readers have met Ginger, my black and tan kelpie.

One detail I have not revealed is that Ginger loves to ride on the back of my ute.

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As we had planned a Sunday afternoon trip to the hardware store,
we decided Ginger could come with us…

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…she alternates between looking around the cabin and barking at passing traffic…

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…and looking thorough the rear window…and barking at passing traffic!

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Even though Ginger begged me she knew she had to remain tied up, but I promised to bring her something for her morning tea.

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And I remained true to my word…minus the onions.

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Ginger eagerly devoured her morning tea!

This ‘gap filler’ combined with a barbeque sausage for lunch when we left the hardware store made for an enjoyable trip.

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Ginger had plenty of stories to tell Maggie and Soxie when we arrived home.

However, Maggie had a firm wooden bottom under her new mattress and all is now supported by the metal bands newly added to her bed, to support her 35 kilograms.

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Next time I will make sure my rear window is cleaner
and thanks to
MGW for her Phoneography.

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My Phoneography is limited as I do not use my phone a great deal. Secondly, I am off to work in an hour or so (Monday morning) and it is only approaching three-thirty Sunday afternoon in central USA.

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You Yangs

Phoneography Monday.

Two views of the You Yang Ranges.

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Below: Friday afternoon, June, 21, 2013.

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Although the cloud formations resemble those seen on a mild summer day. Perhaps the colour, of the You Yangs, is telling me that by late afternoon the weather will become cold and damp very quickly.

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The colour of the You Yangs mentioned above, and in my previous post, was probably forecasting this 10.30 AM view the following morning.

The only thing I was sure of was that I was at the same spot, facing the same direction…..to the best of my knowledge.

The small rise, clearly visible in the top shot, can just be made out in the foggy scene, just above the barbed wire.

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Phoneography~You Yangs

All photos, in this post, were taken using my HTC mobile/cell phone. Personally I am astounded at the quality of Smartphone cameras, especially when compared to my first digital camera.

I have just realised that thIs week’s Phoneography challenge is Black and White. As these are the only phone pics I have, at the moment, I will have to be a rebel this week. I am not a big user of my mobile phone, so my contributions may be irregular.

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The first photos are of the You Yang Ranges as the
sun bursts through thick, late morning cloud about a week ago.

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You-Yangs_0053I think the clouds are as interesting as, or more so, than the You Yangs.

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You-Yangs_0051I am told that the You Yangs are well worth a visit and that My Good Wife visited them with her Grandmother in their younger days.

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Apparently M-G-W and I visited the You Yangs in our courting days!!  Cannot remember that trip.
Were there other things I was thinking of?

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Back to this afternoon….Friday, June, 21, 2013.

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I could not help but notice the colour of the You Yangs today. In the past, and in another part of the country, mountains of this colour were a sign of a change in the weather.

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Although the cloud formations resemble those seen on a mild summer day. Perhaps the colouring is telling me that by late afternoon it will become cold and damp very quickly.

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The ultimate destination, on Monday, was the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), via Jolimont Station, and a game of Australian Rules Football, between Collingwood and Melbourne. Yes, we do play football at a stadium called a ‘cricket ground’.

The MCG was the main venue for both the 1956 Olympic Games and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. I cannot remember the Olympic Games but was a volunteer marshal for the 2006 Commonwealth Games opening and closing ceremonies. A fantastic experience in itself.

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The above shot is the first glimpse fans see of the MCG from Jolimont Station

MCG_37The National Sports Museum is also incorporated in the MCG and regulars tours are available, except on game days.

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The first bounce!

In Aussie Rules Football the umpire (referee, if you prefer) bounces the ball on the ground to start the game. The umpire is the bloke in the yellow top who looks as if he is bent over with a belly ache.

Above his head, at the bottom of the fence is the (yellow) football, with two nearly 200 centimetre ‘ruckmen’ ready to contest the ball, either side of him. FIRSTBOUNCE_44A

The game was played before a relatively small crowd of 50,000. There was a cold breeze swirling round the ground. Melbourne has only won game so far this year. While Collingwood has won more games, the wins have not been as decisive as other top clubs.

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I decided to leave just before three-quarter time. As the train passed the MCG I noticed the main light towers were lighting the ground and tried to take a reasonable picture of at least one of the towers.

June in Melbourne is cold…and since Monday, wet.

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All photos, in this post, were taken using my HTC mobile/cell phone, through the coach window. In other words they are not perfect.

Last Monday a train trip to Melbourne turned into a coach trip due to line maintenance. This gave a different perspective to entering the city as coaches cross West Gate bridge and a myriad of other elevated roads prior to reaching the Southern Cross railway station bus depot.

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In these photos there is a building with a structure like the Sydney Harbour bridge on its roof. This Docklands Stadium which has a seating capacity of 53,000 patrons.

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The stadium is in the centre of the above photo, and to the right of centre (below).

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Not knowing Melbourne that well, I have often wondered why it was known as Docklands Stadium. These photos have answered that question. Most people attending events at Docklands Stadium would approach it from the opposite side using the walk over pedestrian crossing from Southern Cross.

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