Weekly Photo Challenge-Transient



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



Based on transient definition of….

lasting only for a short time; impermanent

I could not think of anything better than

these rainbow images taken

during the past six months.

This one  lasted for no more than two minutes

and it really was the crown to my shots

of the lighthouse sunrise.

Similarly this rainbow in the west while

the sun rose behind  me

was also memorable, but fleeting.





Weekly Photo Challenge-Focus



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



This week I focused on focus, or depth of field.

 A Seat at Lochnagar Crater which is

a privately owned war memorial.


I was so intent at getting the roses in focus and in shot

I neglected the horizon.

Straightening the image looses the top left rose.

So we have a crooked image…or do we?


Taken from behind the Australia Rising Sun

built into the Australian War Memorial

at Villers Bretonneux.

May be difficult to see but

all the background is a blur.





Weekly Photo Challenge-Order



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



Photos from my visit to the city of Arras in France.

Orderly arranged bolts of cloth at Saturday’s market

in Place des Heroes.

Tables and chairs arranged for the lunch and evening crowds.

An arrangement of glasses always fascinates me,

probably because my hands shake too much

to arrange them…without breaking many.


Finally…the subject of my visit,

Memorials and Cemeteries for those

who served on the

Western Front during World War I





Weekly Photo Challenge-Evanescent



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



According to Google the literary meaning of evanescent is…

soon passing out of sight, memory,

or existence; quickly fading or disappearing.

The first things that came to mind were rainbows.

They appear from nowhere and before you can say…

where’s the camera, or aaahhh!

they are fading to memory.

This shot I called Two Minutes of Magic.

I would not have had time to run, let alone walk,

the length of the pier to

grab a camera, battery or SD card.

The world aligned for two minutes

allowing me to capture a sunrise on

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse

that I was not anticipating.



Weekly Photo Challenge-Heritage



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



Part of Geelong’s Heritage listing are

these old red brick buildings

on Geelong’s Waterfront.
These buildings used to house all wool bales for sale

and it was a tradition to visit the Geelong sales

when your wool was due to be auctioned.

Those in power, in their wisdom have placed the buildings,

of which these are but a few, on a heritage list.

This means that the externals facade will

forever remain the same, but…

as this one, the purpose and interior can be remodeled.

In this instance this is the

Waterfront Campus of

Geelong’s Deakin University.

 On a personal level, part of my heritage has been

the connection to this gun which fired the first Allied shot,

from just across the Bay at Point Nepean, of World War I.

My Grandfather was part of that gun crew.

He went to serve on the Western Front in France and Belgium.

I plan to visit this area in a few weeks.



Weekly Photo Challenge-Reflecting



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



I have chosen some ‘Reflections’ this week.

Balyang Sanctuary…

in Geelong.

Balyang Sanctuary.

Balyang Sanctuary.

However, this one gave me time to reflect on the

levels of our backyard on May 11, this year.




Weekly Photo Challenge-Danger



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



After our Safari in and around

Kruger National Park in South Africa…

we were often asked if we felt in danger…from the animals.

Our answer has always been a resounding ‘No! Not ever.’

We did not have time to feel endangered when

this cheetah wandered down the road

and through our group.

All she wanted to do was flop down on the road

and have her ears scratched.

Here we are being told ‘Close enough.  My territory’

Listen to, or read the instruction and no danger.

And they have to begin practising sometime!

Apprehensive…Yes.  In danger…not really.

Although I suppose we could have been.