SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Seeking-Warmth

 

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In early April

Melbourne looked

cold and gloomy.

Temperatures have not improved

as we head into winter.

This time last year we were preparing

for a Canadian/Alaskan June.

The weather was beautiful.

Even falling snow on the Columbia Icefields

did not dampen our spirits.

 

Although it was September 2013,

…this hyena greeted us as we left our camp for

a long day of travelling in heat forecast

to reach 39 degrees Celsius.

We are nearly ready to begin a twelve month

countdown to our next African Safari.

Considering our destinations range from 25-28 degree south,

I am already dreaming of warmer weather and sunshine.

Geelong’s latitude is 38 degrees south

so we should be quite a bit warmer.

Although no photos we also had

a family brunch on Saturday morning

to celebrate Mother’s Day.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Seeking-Warmth

RyanPhoto-4-Month-35-Moody

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We were greeted with…

…late afternoon moody Melbourne sky

in early April when we visited Melbourne

for our wedding anniversary

celebration in early April.

 

 

The sky’s mood had not improved as

we began making our way home.

 

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Beauty

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I’m starting with the old and ending

with the new this week.

I  love wildlife photography and was overjoyed

to see this Crimson Breasted Roller

on my computer screen.

Crimson Breasted Shrike

in Botswana.

In May, 1974 I did manage a tour of the

interior of Sydney’s Opera House. 

Fascinatingly beautiful was the only way

to describe the interior of that era.

Although an Arabian Desert Sunset

has some appeal for me, all that sand!

It’s everywhere! 🙂

My first time in Melbourne,

after dark and with a camera in hand.

The only editing has been brightening it slightly. 

I have seen many photographers who would

publish it in its original darker state.  

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A Photo a Week Challenge:  Beauty

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Wordless Wednesday19_0410_Melbourne

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Yesterday we graced Melbourne

with our presence. 

Reason? 

To celebrate our wedding anniversary

with High Tea

at The Langham

on South Bank.

Princes Bridge over the Yarra River.

Princes Bridge as we left.

(ISO 640, 1/15)

Had to look at Exif data, I was certain

the ISO was higher in this shot.

(ISO 640, 1/20)

The Langham Hotel via

the Evan Walker Bridge

over the Yarra.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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