Weekly Photo Challenge-Shiny



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



Whether in…York…

at Harry Potter’s Platform…

Buckingham Palace…

or in Brugge…


we always found some gold handiwork

shining at us.



Weekly Photo Challenge-Elemental



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



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.



Weekly Photo Challenge-Textures



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



Some textures from Wednesday morning

in the freezing (for us) cold.

After nearly two hours waiting for a fog to clear

this concrete looked great.  

My fingers were numb, my right hand was almost

uncontrollable, all because the temperature

had dropped to -1 degree Celsius.


With warmer hands I found some rough textures…. 

while playing on the railway track.






Weekly Photo Challenge-Satisfaction



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I sighted this Great Egret in an almost roadside dam.

I thought I had captured better images

so my satisfaction level was high, until… 


I put them on my computer.

Satisfaction level crashed.

The distance was simply stretching the capability

of my 250mm Sigma lens or my Nikon camera.

My hands do not help either.

One, two or a combination of all three?





Weekly Photo Challenge-Unusual



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This year was the first year for a long time…that we had a heavy frost.  

Much of our lawn is now brown,

with some green roots.  

Weeds like this bent over for a few days

and now continue to thrive.

The first half decent photo I have taken of

Geelong before sunrise.


Same morning as above, straight out of the camera.  

I think the slow shutter speed (1/3 sec)

helped the red show through.

Last but not least, I have posted this previously.  

However it is unusual to see

a rainbow, in the west, as the sunrises.





Weekly Photo Challenge-Collage



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



I opted for a Nature Collage this week.

All images are nature…sometimes with

some post tweaking to enhance .





Weekly Photo Challenge-Bridge



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



Seeing was I was in Botswana’s Okavango Delta last week,

I decided to stay here for this post also. 

 Before we crossed the bridge…

 over one of the Delta’s water courses…


we had to obey these signs.

And this is why.

However, it did not stop some from

clowning around for a photo.


It was also a bridge which required users

to keep a firm grip on their belongings.  

Small cameras were history if dropped.


These poles…

intrigued me until…

I realised it was the old bridge.

This looks much sturdier and

we all made it over and back again.

I have a feeling our guides drove us

over this bridge the next day.