Heading home after an all day drive

with our number 2 son.

He had been training staff and

I had my camera with me.

I think it qualifies as a picture within a picture


A Photo a Week Challenge: Picture in Picture




I have chosen three of the words

for this week’s challenge. Probably fair to say the sun had set before I took this shot,


I am sure it was setting somewhere else 🙂

Time 0700 and fog is severely limiting my horizon.

0840 and the view is not much better and

the temperature is -1 Celsius.  

Very cold for this blogger.


The Barwon River at Barwon Heads.

The bottom marking  is the 2.1 metre tide level of 1978.

The top marker is ‘extreme tide’.

I do not know if that level has ever been attained.


Thursday’s Special: Words



Week 93


On our last night in South Africa were

called out on an unexpected game drive.


During the drive word came through of a sighting

of two lion cubs nearby.

We found them.

And after twenty minutes of being the only car on site

and twenty minutes of photographing

these two playful lion cubs…

thank goodness for digital storage…

we decided to head back to camp.

As we did so the sun was well on its way below the horizon

and we arrived back in twilight.


Pic and Word Challenge: 93 Twilight

One Word Photo Challenge-Exposure



I thought of several themes for

this week’s exposure challenge

and finally decided to go with a strictly photography take.

sunset-1_2_0187This shot has been 2 stops over exposed in Photoshop.


This shot has been 1 stop over exposed.

sunset-3_0_0187As it came out of the camera.

sunset-4_-1_01871 stop under exposed.


2 stops under exposed.


 One Word Photo Challenge:Exposure


DISCOVER CHALLENGE17_0106_Superpower



The closest talent I have which may be spoken of…


as a superpower…


is take photos of mundane objects in nature

and turn them into half decent images.

I don’t consider it a superpower though…just the love of a hobby.

These sunset images were taken

outside our hotel in Beaune, France.


DP_Discover Challenge: Superpower

DISCOVER CHALLENGE16_1227_Retrospective



After declaring this year the Year of the Doctor,

because of an eye problem which saw me

having, regularly two, and up to three,

medical appointments per week

until the end of June.


In fact my first totally medical free week

was the week beginning July 11.

By that stage I had attended medical appointments

on 42 occasions in 2016.


On Tuesday night it was a joy to still have both eyes

to view the sunset in  all its glory.

So although it was declared the year of thee Doctor,

we still managed a planned holiday and

our son’s wedding in  November.

At this stage I am really looking forward

to  a quiet 2017,


DP_Discover Challenge: Retrospective