A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Recreation

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Recreation varies from person to person.

I used to think of this as recreation when in my late teens, early twenties. 

Cycling can be a sport or recreational.

For me, it was always recreational.

 

Our safari guide had his own form

of recreational activity.

The twenty-minute power nap!

I managed to capture a couple of half decent photos…

of this sport/recreational activity at Torquay…

during a morning in which I was

pursuing my own recreational activity.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Recreation

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Travel Theme-Sports

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My

Sports

 Travel Theme.

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Three sports…

I have never tried kite surfing…

but it appears to be…

 a lot of fun and a bit dangerous judging by the helmet.

Nor have I ever been on a surf board…

 But I would just love to be competent enough to

manoeuvre as in the first two images.

However, I think this would be more my style.

 

Some shots of the inaugural

Cadell Evans Road Race.

After several hours of country road racing…

riders have three of four laps of Geelong suburbs

before a finish on the foreshore.

Finally, one shot of the Melbourne Cricket Ground

on the first Monday in June.

Collingwood versus Melbourne.

Also the scene of the

1956 Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

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Where’s My Backpack: Sports

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-July-August-Recap

Commencing in July…

Candi at play.

A Great White Egret.

Geelong Marina.

The Beaumont-Hammel,

Newfoundland Memorial

in France.

 

Sunrise on the You Yangs, which are located

about midway between Geelong and Melbourne.

 

Memories of a fog and -3 degrees outing in early August.

 

Lochnagar Crater on The Somme Battlefields.

 

Another Pea Soup fog in Geelong.

 

Same day playing with Photoshop levels.

One of my favourite shots form Torquay.

 

A memorial to my Grandfather,

now in place at Lochnagar Crater in France,

where he served in World War I.

An August sunrise on Geelong’s Corio Bay.

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Thursday’s Special: July-August-Recap

Weekly Photo Challenge-Elemental

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Elemental

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My elemental images are all from Torquay this week.I find the sea beautiful…

even when it is calm in my first two image.

 

Generating a bit more energy… 


it provides a playground for…


surfer and photographer alike.


And when it becomes… 

 

too heavy for surfing…


it is a photographer’s delight.

 

 In my opinion.

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Aquamarine

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I don’t know how I missed… 

the Aquamarine challenge.

 

I quickly remembered photos…

which my eyes tell me are good for the post.

All photos taken at Torquay,

near Bell’s Beach, which is where the

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach,

World Surf League Championship

is held each Easter.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Aquamarine

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Autumn-Metal

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My contribution for this week’s

Autumn Metal

 

Some autumnal colours for this week’s challenge.

First from St Leonards Pier on…

Victoria’s Surf Coast.

 This one is at Torquay Beach,

also on the Surf Coast.
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Black and White Tuesday17-0328_

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Black and White Tuesday

 March 28 2017

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Still down on Victoria’s Surf Coast,

but at Point Lonsdale this week.

Point Lonsdale is on the Western side of

what is known as The Heads…

Port Philip Bay’s only entry/exit to Bass Strait.

There is also another name used to describe

this entrance/exit…The Rip.

The Rip is a triangular area of water between

Point Nepean, Shortlands Bluff and Point Lonsdale.

Although the distance between

Point Lonsdale and Point Nepean is 3.5 km

there is only about 1 km which is navigable.

Due to rocky reefs and shoals the ocean floor

varies from less than 5 metres to 100 metres deep.

This reef is about 200 metres off shore.

Point Lonsdale pier with Point Nepean in the right background.

Again Point Nepean just visible on the right horizon.

And finally, this was my target for the morning.

The Point Lonsdale lighthouse reflecting the rising sun.

The cloud bank was mad to order and moving so quickly

that I only had a few minutes to capture this.

Between, and below, the two smaller buildings is a concrete

bunker/pill-box built for World War 1.

It is through the dark rectangle in this wall

that MGW and I  had to haul a table, chairs,

decorations, food, candles and so on,

so Number 2 Son could propose to his girlfriend.

AND just for the record I have a 25 foot extension ladder

which had to be extended 3-4 feet to make

it safe to climb up the required 10-12 feet to enter.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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