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Two of our experiences which

could only be described as awesome, were…

…falling snow on the Columbia Ice-fields…

…and our Gold Leaf

Rocky Mountaineer train trip

to Vancouver.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Awesome

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Some images…

of our Rocky Mountaineer journey.

All these cuttings showed various layer of rock.

 

 

One of my favourite scenes.

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Lens-Artist-PC-Curves

 

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Curves from all over…

Curved seating at Manly, a Sydney suburb.


A curve in the track allowed us to capture images

of the front…


and rear of the Rocky Mountaineer

during our journey back to Vancouver.


Geelong’s Eastern Beach.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Curves

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Curves

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Curves

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Curves

 

Lens-Artist-PC-2018-Review

 

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A great idea for the end of the year

and particularly one  in which I thought

I had not been out (with camera) very much…

January began with a nice sunrise which

reflected on our sprinkler.

 

February brought…

…one of my favourite photos for the year.

February also saw us in Auckland for a weekend to attend

an engagement party for our eldest and his  bride to be.   

March is… a nice month to get out and about…

 

for sunrises and…

surf.

Late in March I joined liked minded people

to exhibit some of our work.

In my case photos.

 

 

A few day later in early April we celebrated

our 31st Wedding Anniversary

with a First Class (our own private cabin)

dinner on the Q-Train.

 

Trips for sunrises and sets…


…were becoming fewer due to another trip into day-stay hospital. 

Also due in part to the fact that

we were thinking of our trip to Canada in June.

On the Columbia Icefield we experienced

falling snow for the first time.


A week later we were enjoying our Gold Leaf carriage

on the Rocky Mountaineer as it

carried us back to Vancouver.

Boarding the MS Noordam we cruised the inside passage

to Alaskan waters and enjoyed our first pre-booked excursion.   

A dog sled ride on the Mendenhall Glacier.

Glacier Bay was absolutely fantastic, and to see

Margerie Glacier calving, several times,

was well worth the visit.


Home in July for a rare colourful sunrise.


By late August canola crops were beginning to flower.


Early September and many deciduous trees were in bloom.


Late September and our road trip

in New Zealand had commenced.

Hobbiton movie set was another of our must sees prior to leaving.

Early in October we added

another daughter-in-law to our family.

 

 

 

Spring rains came and went leaving us fairly dry

at the beginning of December..

However, we were lucky enough to have a pleasant Christmas…

with temperature sitting in the mid-twenties.

Happy New Year to all.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Review-2018

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Review-2018

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Review-2018

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Review-2018

 

Lens-Artist-PC-Reflections

 

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Commencing with a BW from a…

…wetland near Geelong.


One of my favourites from our

Rocky Mountaineer adventure this year.

 

 

Always thought this was a nice photo also. 

Our second morning in Botswana in 2014.

 

 

Closer to home again.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Reflections

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Reflections

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Reflections

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Reflections

 

Lens-Artist-PC-Happiness-Is…

 

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Happiness is…

sharing with a friend.

For me…

Happiness is…

capturing a scene…

that I always enjoy viewing and which made

an early rise worthwhile.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Happiness-Is…

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Happiness-Is…

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Happiness-Is

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Happiness-Is

 

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Bucket-List-Images

 

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I had hoped upon retirement that I may have been able

to sell a few photos to pay for equipment. 

Pretty much what I used to do back in the 1980s

when taking wedding photos.

There are too many people who think photography is luck…

and to some extent it is. 

Right place, right time, right settings.

 

 

Earlier this year I watched as a visitor to my display raved over this photo. 

He couldn’t, or said he couldn’t believe it was a photo. 

Travel is on my  bucket list.

 This post has been interrupted by talking

to our South African Guide about our 2020 visit.

I could cheerfully hang this shot on my wall.

Trouble is blue doesn’t go well with our colour scheme.

It would be great to be able to fund camera equipment from photo sales.

So that’s my bucket list…or a portion of it.

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