We were leaving Geelong last night (Saturday),

commenting on the fog or smoke in the valley beside us.

   I was sure I could smell smoke.

Suddenly, we sighted what appeared

to be a fire in some trees,

although smoke was lacking and visibility poor.

So a fire it was.

A couple of hundred yards on and

it was not  certainly not a fire

just nature saying good night

in a spectacular manner.

By the time I had found somewhere to park and

MGW had readied my phone.

She had forgotten her iPad on her lap!!!!!!!

This was the best we could capture.

I would never have thought of a sunset photo

last night due to the cloud cover.

However, mother nature confused us again and

put on what would have been a great capture.

With only a little over an hour until sunset tonight

I am  going back to see if she serves seconds . 🙂


Three hours after sunset and three hours

before publishing.

Mother Nature wasn’t too bad again this evening.And this was the sight which confused us last night.

Last night more cloud, less sun definition.

This was capture on my Nikon D90,

Lens: Sigma 50-500mm,

also using my UV Filter and

playing with a new Polarizing filter.

Not sure if filters have upset sharpness or,

as I have been told, the anti-shake feature

should not be used when using a tripod.

Cropped, otherwise Straight Out Of Camera.


A Photo a Week Challenge: State-of-Confusion





After standing out of snowy type themes…

at last a sunny theme. 🙂

Our back door provides some

excellent views of our sunsets.  

From a Moorabool Valley (near Geelong)

lookout I captured this sunset a few years ago.

Cropping appears to be the only enhancement.



Weekly Weather: Sun

Weekly Weather

Weekly Photo Challenge-Rise-Set



My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Rise, Set.


Commencing with sunrises…First two are…

Corio Bay Sunrises.

Pre-empting sunrise from our front verandah.

Two country …




Sunset from our back door.

Point Lonsdale light House sunset.



Finally,Clifton Springs Jetty

this morning,

Thursday March 29.

Too much cloud to light it up I’m afraid.




One Word Photo Challenge-Nature






 Commencing with a…a sunrise on my favourite

Corio Bay photography spot.

Followed by some abstracts…all from nature.

Although some of these images

may not appear to be nature’s work…

rest assured they are the work of Mother Nature

with a little help from yours truly.

Another of my favourite subjects.

And finishing with a sunset…

which has had a little assistance.


 One Word Photo Challenge: Nature


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Sunset-Sunrise


My contribution for

this week’s challenge

Sunset to Sunrise






Geelong by night….


or early morning





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I have been watching and admiring this creation on the

Geelong Cements works for a few weeks now.

Not sure if it is completed.

Guess time will tell.


Hope you enjoyed.


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Considering other challenges were asking for

favourite photos I decided to make this week

a bit easier, for me, and post some of

my favourite abstract images.

This was my first ever attempt. 

It was for a WPChallenge (I think)

to create a CD cover…or similar.

An easy guess…particularly for gardeners.


Moon-set in our backyard one morning.


A canola crop earlier this year.

Not sure what this crop was. 

However, it was after rain as the spider web

was still covered in droplets of water.


I am going to guess that this shot is water.

Cannot say for certain as I think the original was/is

way out of focus…which is where my idea

of creating an abstract images

from duds (in some cases) originated.

Included here because of the blue…my favourite colour.

Also I think the colours are strong,

which is important for me as shades are hard to pick.


Hope you enjoyed.


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