Weekly Photo Challenge-Dense



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When we visited the Trevi Fountain…
I did not expect the crowd to be as dense as it was.

t was impossible to gain a viewing spot in

the top right of this shot…in front of the fountain.

Likewise I have never seen streets as

densely packed with tourists, presumably,

as in some of the streets of Rome.



Weekly Photo Challenge-It-IS-Easy-Being-Green



My contribution for this week’s challenge…

It IS Easy Being Green


My Green Gallery from Victoria and Europe




Weekly Photo Challenge-Atop



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For this week’s challenge my photos come from…

Atop the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

From the 148th floor SKY level at 555 m(1,821 ft)…

many of Dubai’s buildings are dwarfed…

 by the Burj Khalifa.

The highest observation deck in the world certainly…

gives the feeling of being Atop of the world.




Weekly Photo Challenge-Shine


My contribution for this week’s challenge…



The first two photos are re-posts but they do fit

the shine, reflection theme of this challenge, I think.


Part of Geelong’s foreshore with Geelong CBD in the background.


A similar night scene.


Also Corio Bay but taken last Thursday morning around 1000

 just before Camera Club meeting commenced.


Around 1400 on Thursday I stopped to photograph

this crop wave in a fairly stiff breeze.


About 1000 on Geelong’s Foreshore yesterday morning.

Probably not that unusual, but for October it is.

We measured 68 points of rain this morning.

It was the longest and steadiest downpour

we have had for some time.

Decided to bed  down and feed the dogs an early tea

as we were going out and the rain ceased a few minutes later.

Always happens!!





Weekly Photo Challenge-H2O



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One of the last sights we viewed before leaving Dubai

in the wee hours of Wednesday morning was…


Tuesday’s one o’clock display of the

Dubai Fountain in the Dubai Mall complex.


We thought that we would be fighting for a position

but tourists were few and far between to watch this display.


 I have added a lot of shadow to this image

to enhance the fountain itself.

After  this display there were some suitcases

which required serious packing to fit all in.




Weekly Photo Challenge-Frame



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A month or so ago I noted that on the first wekend of October

there is going to be an art show nearby and inquired

if there was a photography section.

There is.


I have posted both these photos in various challenges

but I have never been as pleased as seeing them

as A3 size images framed in A2 frames.



I probably only entered because I was sent an entry form.

But I like all five shots I am going to enter…provided

Number 2 Son, and or future DIL, remember to

take them into the show, as we will not be home

until after the show.

Sunrise - Corio Bay

Sunrise – Corio Bay

This last shot may be more to this week’s challenge.

There is only one spot along Corio Bay

where this shot can be taken and

even here I have had to use some of Photoshop’s features

to remove electricity wires and pole.

I have also since revisited this shot, several times,

to clean up my mistakes in this shot  🙂




Weekly Photo Challenge-Rare



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In July this year, I managed to capture

some reasonable shots of the unexpected…

and have them in reasonable focus what’s more!


This sea-bird, not sure if seagull (a tern, or something else)

dropped in for breakfast as I photographed the boats.


Unfortunately subsequent photos,

as it continued to fly away with its catch,

are not as clear.


Two days earlier, July 19 I took this shot

and was very pleased when I enlarged the image…


to see the seagull in almost perfectly reflected.

It could be said that it was dipping its tip in

to see if the winter chill was abating.