Weekly Photo Challenge-Smile

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Smile

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There are many things which bring a smile to my eyes…Number 1 Son and a smiling and Maggie.

 A contented and happy Candi.

Not a great photo but this type of action

takes place on a regular basis.

Taji lumbers along trying to

keep up with a fast agile Candi.

There is no contest until it becomes

a tussle  of strength…and still really no contest… 🙂

 

i always have an inner smile or inner glow

if a photo turns out well,

more so if I can edit it to make it look better.

 

Early morning reflection at my favourite

photography spot on Corio Bay.

 

And who doesn’t smile at these photos.

 

Taken before digital was heard of…

they still make me smile over 25 years later.

While I would never pass as a jockey.

I would never suggested we re-shot this photo either.

The little one, Number 2 is now

definitely heavier than I am.

The financial adviser in the family would probably

not like this photo surfacing in his workplace,either.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Rise-Set

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Rise, Set.

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Commencing with sunrises…First two are…

Corio Bay Sunrises.

Pre-empting sunrise from our front verandah.

Two country …

sunset_bb_4234sunsets.

 

 

Sunset from our back door.

Point Lonsdale light House sunset.

 

 

Finally,Clifton Springs Jetty

this morning,

Thursday March 29.

Too much cloud to light it up I’m afraid.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Favorite-Place

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Favorite Place…

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Considering I have a prepared post for the

Tuesday Photo Challenge

of my favourite local places…

I decided to post some favourite European places.

 

The hands down winner for this title goes to

Het Zand Square in Brugge.

I’m not sure if it was the first mainland

European city we stopped at…

 or the fact that I managed some half decent

night shots of the square and fountain.

 

Arras, Bell Tower

Last year it was the Place des Heros and the Bell Tower,

in Arras which won my heart.

And after hearing about Menin Gate from my Father

it was with joy and sadness I visited sites along

the Western Front that were synonymous

with my Grandfather’s World War  I war service.

  Tomorrow are favourite local places

posted in

Tuesday Photo Challenge.

Particularly bad graphic card troubles this morning.

I do hope all photos are sharp.

I will check and change photos if necessary.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Rather

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

I’d Rather be…

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At this time of day (0600), at this time of my life

I’d Rather be looking forward to…

another hour of sleep.

And all through my formative years

I dreamed of being an archaeologist.

So I guess from a work perspective

that’s what I’d Rather be….

than be being a woolclasser and teacher/trainer. 

Still, I have enjoyed my working life

and dreams are often better than reality. 

Nearly forgot to add…this shot is

from a ‘dig’ in Old Sydney…back in

the early days of Australia, as we know it.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Story

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Story

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One hot day in Sydney…

one youngster found a cool way to keep cool.

Big sister is not so sure.

“I think you are getting wet”

 Yep!

It’s official.

The water is wet.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Out-Of-This-World

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Out-Of-This-World

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The primary reason for

visiting Dubai was…to have High Tea in the Burj Al Arab’s

Sky Bar

I had seen photos of the Jumeriah hotel

as we sourced accommodation whilst in Dubai.

However the Burj Khalifa and its views…

had escaped my attention.

 We certainly did not expect these views…

during our…

Dubai Creek Cruise.

 We could have seen these four lights…

in many cities throughout the world.

However, they are to be found in Dubai.

A city  grown out of the desert and which has

provided air-conditioned walkways between

railway stations…

 

and shopping malls.

We had about a ten minute rail journey

between shopping and hotel.

 The only October heat we felt was during the

two minute walk between

Railway station and hotel.

 Natural sunlight was incorporated

into some buildings.

And all these modern conveniences only about

a half hour drive from this,

the sandiest desert I have ever seen.

Covering 900,000 square miles

the Arabian Desert is the fourth largest desert

in the world and the second largest HOT desert,

behind the Sarah Desert.

 On our final day in Dubai, we waited until the

clock rose to the hour and watched in awe as the

Dubai Mall Fountain danced in time to

‘Time to say Goodbye’…

a rather apt choice of music as we were saying

goodbye to welcoming Dubai.

At least for this visit. 

We certainly felt like we were in another

world during our Dubai visit.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-A-Face-In-The-Crowd

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

A Face In The Crowd

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The first two photos I posted recently…

in another challenge.

They may be easily found.

 

 This morning I found a new face in the crowd.

Can you find that face?

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