A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Fleeting

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I had packed my gear away,

was heading for my car…

…when this rainbow appeared.

I barely had time to pull a camera

out of my bag and get off a few shots

before time was up and

my surprise rainbow disappeared.

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A Photo a Week Challenge:  Fleeting

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk216-America

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In June 2018 was the first time I had ever

set foot on American soil and that

soil was all located in Alaska.

Creek Street or the Red Light District

in Ketchikan was our first walk on American soil.

A surprising sign to see in Alaska.

The owner told us he spent half his time in Alaska

and the other half in Australian mining opals.

Unfortunately, today, Google tells me they are

not genuine Aussie Opals,

but created in a laboratory.

Believe who you will!

MGW was determined to have a ride in a husky drawn sled.

Mendenhall Glacier was our first pre-booked excursion for said ride.

What was not stated was that there were also husky puppies on site.

As our rife back into Juneau was held up at the airport

and said bundles of fur were brought out for a loving cuddle

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk216 – America

Tuesday-PC-Wk183-Sunset

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Mostly Geelong sunsets with

a few others variety.

Sunset over Namibia,

Chobe River,

Botswana, 2014.

Geelong sunset.

Our first sunset for 2019.

Geelong sunset.

Geelong sunset.

Alaskan sunset, 2018

Alaskan sunset, 2018.

From memory the Alaskan sunsets

were taken around midnight.

South African sunset, 2013

Sunset from the Sky Tower

Auckland

New Zealand

Geelong sunset

Point Lonsdale Pier

and Lighthouse

at sunset.

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RyanPhotography-WeeklyPC-39-Monochrome-Fine-Art

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At least I now know what the definition

of ‘fine art’ photography is.

My dilemma is that I have no idea whether either

of these images is considered ‘fine art’

or just under exposed images.

 

I prepared the colour version then realised

it should have been monochrome.

Obviously not shot in monochrome,

but the best I could do.

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Ryan-Weekly-PC-39-Monochrome-Fine-Art

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Ephemeral

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ephemeral

lasting for a very short time

My first ephemeral thoughts turned to rainbows.

They are never the same and

the pot of gold is so elusive.

 

 

The cattle may be the pot of gold in this shot.

 

 

This rainbow appeared as I was returning to my car.

I had time to grab a camera and take

three or four hand held shots

before this rainbow disappeared.

Barely two minutes in total.

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Word of the Day Challenge:   Ephemeral

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Propose

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About 4-5 years ago,

Number 2 son told us that he was

going to propose to his girlfriend.

AND that he needed our help.

He wanted to propose in a World War I

gun emplacement under

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse.

 

 

And we were to decorate the site.

This is what we found.

Soon, with some young help, we had this…

 

 

 

….starting to take shape.

 

 

Lanterns and candles on the ocean side…

…and the majority of the graffiti hidden.

 

 

Unfortunately I cannot say that none of our…

 

 

 

….agapanthus was hurt during the decorating process.

Ocean views…Point Lonsdale Pier.

 

In the distance, Point Nepean, from where

my Grandfather fired the first shot of World War I.

If ever you cruise into Melbourne

you will pass through this stretch of water.

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She did say ‘Yes’ and there was a wedding,

three years ago come November.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Propose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday-PC-Wk148_Surface

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I ventured down to the coast,

Point Lonsdale, to be precise,

for some winter sunset shots in July 2017.

The pick of the photos were these smooth surface

of the water thanks to long shutter speed.

More often the surface of the sea is more like this.

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Lens-Artist-PC-Unexpected

 

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Some unexpected moments

from 2018.I rose with the sparrows and drove 45 minutes

to Point Lonsdale for a sunrise shoot last March. 

Expectations were high. 

Results were low. 

And after being blown around by a chilly breeze

I decided to pack my gear away and head home.

I had walked about a quarter of the way

back along the pier

when this rainbow appeared above the lighthouse. 

I had no more than two minutes

to grab a camera and capture some images…

then it was gone as quickly as it appeared. 

Unexpectedly.

Also this time last year I had no idea we would

celebrate our Wedding Anniversary with 

First Class Dining in a private cabin

aboard the Q Train.

June in Canada and we did not expect

to experience falling snow….even on

the Columbia Icefield.

 

This time last year we did expect a trip

to Auckland for an engagement party. 

However, a wedding date had not been settled upon

and so our September/October trip

back (to New Zealand) for the

wedding of Number 1 Son

to Number 2 Daughter-in-Law

was unexpected but enjoyable.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Unexpected

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Unexpected

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Unexpected

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Unexpected