A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Water

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My first water scene is…

…nearby Lal Lal Falls.

In 2014 we visited Victoria Falls

in Zimbabwe .

Four years later, it was Alberta’s,

Athabasca Falls In Canada.

For 55 years lived less than an hour

from Warrnambool’s, Hopkins Falls.

The only time I remember visiting these falls was

when number one Son wanted some photos

for a geography assignment I set his class, in 2003.

As it was a February/March assignment,

there was little or no water flow.

  I had to wait another fifteen years and drive two hours

from Geelong to capture this photo.

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A Photo a Week Challenge:  Water

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk224-Awe

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awe

 a feeling of reverential respect
mixed with fear or wonder.
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Even if I had known that this was the third

Natural Wonder of the World

I was visiting/sighting, it would still

have been an awesome feeling flying over

Zimbabwe’s, Victoria Falls.

From the air it is much easier to view

previous sites of the Falls…

 

 

..as they eroded their way upstream to their present site.

 

 

Many of us were also in awe of this fisherman

who was successfully catching fish

using a very primitive method

 

However, even in my youth I doubt that I would…

 

 

…have been fishing alongside this bloke.

Just for the record previous natural wonders

have been a not so colourful display of

the Northern Lights in 1976, and

a few hours out  on the

Great Barrier Reef in 2011.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk224 – Awe

Cee-BW-Challenge-Moving-Water

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Fishing on Victoria Falls,

Zimbabwe.

 

 

Huka Falls,

near Taupo,

New Zealand

 

 

 

Hopkins Falls near Warrnambool,

South West Victoria.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Moving-Water

Black_White

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Epic

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epic

heroic or grand in scale or character.

I have head it said that ‘epic’ is…

 

 

…often overused and misused.

 

However These scars in the land,

indicating previous sites of the Victoria Falls…

…as they retreat up the Zambezi River

on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe

attest to the fact that this grand site

could definitely be described as ‘epic’.

Bottom left corner is the beginning

of the next site of Victoria Falls.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Epic

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Edge

 

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In 2014 while visiting Botswana we

came upon (during a side trip)

this fisherman standing too far

from the rock’s edge for my liking.

…but it does appear that he

does have a fish on his spear.

Widening the crop and he does appear

to be along way from the edge of the river.

Another crop and it’s not just running water

he needs to be aware of.

 

I added an pointer so he would be clearly visible…

fishing close to the edge of

Zimbabwe’s,

Victoria falls.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Edge

Tuesday-PC-Wk152-Wonder

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Although I do not have a photo to prove the fact,

I  did see the Northern Lights in August 1976.

Not a very colourful display but my Canadians friends

assured me it was the northern lights.

In May the same  year I visited Stonehenge also.

In 2016 I was able to add…

…the Colosseum to that list.

I still marvel that these pavers were laid nearly 2000 years ago.

Just imagine also the feet which have walk across here.

 

 

In 2014 we were…

 

…fortunate enough to visit…

…the Victoria Falls.

In April 2012 we spent a few hours…

out on the…

Great Barrier Reef.

I remember being little disappointed that we did not see

the colours often seen in movies/documentaries.

We were also told that a recent cyclone

had wrecked this section of the reef.

The comment left me wondering why we did not go

to  another, more attractive part.

After revisiting these photos I think my thoughts were a bit harsh.

All of these places of sites can be found on

an ‘Ancient’, ‘Natural’ or ‘New’ Wonders of the World search.

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FOWChallenge-Probability

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Looking at my first image…

you would are likely to think,

just a young bloke out fishing.

 

Then we see some white water and… 

the probability of him coming

to grief rise significantly…

at Zimbabwe’s

Victoria Falls.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Probability

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Zoom-In-Zoom-Out

 

 

I know I declared last week a tough selection of words.

 However, this week it is the opposite end of the scale.  🙂

Nothing to dramatic about a fisherman

out to feed his family…unless…

the river is a bit wider than the first photo indicated…

and he was only a few metres from a waterfall.

 

And not just any waterfall,

but what is considered, by some,

to be the largest waterfall in the world

 

 

While they are not the widest waterfall

or the highest waterfall,

but with all dimensions taken into account,

including almost the largest flow rate,

they are considered to be

the biggest curtain of falling water in the world.

Surpassing the magnificent Niagara Falls and Iguacu Falls.

(Source: https://www.victoriafalls-guide.net/largest-waterfall.html)

Spanning 1,700 metres and varying from

70 to 108 metres in height and listed as one of

UNESCO’s seven natural wonders of the world

it is the ideal place to

‘go fishin’.’  🙂

Nearly forgot to add,

we visited in late September…the dry season

and there was only

the Devils Cataract and the Main Falls

with any quantity of water flowing over.

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