‘The Bus Came By..’

To be perfectly honest, as a general rule I don’t find ‘public transport’ a particularly interesting subject for photography. However, as this subject has come round again in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge it gives me an opportunity to post this picture, taken in downtown Sydney.

As an image, I admit it doesn’t really have much to offer, but if you happen to be a Deadhead it raises a smile, assuming that you are familiar with the lyrics of the Grateful Dead’s second-set improvisational vehicle (sic), ‘The Other One’:

Escapin’ through the lily fields
I came across an empty space
It trembled and exploded
Left a bus stop in its place
The bus came by and I got on
That’s when it all began

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Thursday Doors: Burano

Things have stayed pretty local as regards Thursday Doors over the past few weeks, so just for a change, somewhere a little more exotic – and colourful – this time.

There are two principal islands in the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, which is famous for its glass-making and Burano, something of an artists’ hangout and probably best known for its brightly-painted houses.

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which of course means colourful door surrounds, even on the more decrepit examples:

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Albeit that there’s a reassuring drabness about  this example:

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Although this must be the hands-down winner – Charlie Chaplin and all:

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Thursday Doors 19 January 2017

Macro Moments: Week 27 – Caterpillar

We spotted this exotic-looking caterpillar in our room at the hotel on the nature reserve of Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

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Macro Moments Week 27

Tuesdays of Texture: Frog

This is a detail of a metal sculpture that’s part of a water feature to be found in the old part of Sydney, down by Circular Quay.

There’s plenty of texture to be had, but I particularly like the way that the arc of water echoes the curve of the metalwork.

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Tuesdays of Texture: Week 3 of 2017

Mundane? Water

Given that about two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered by sea, it’s difficult to think of anything more mundane than water. But it becomes a little more interesting if a tiny proportion of it – like this detail of a water park near Sydney – is suitably framed (in this case by the brick border of the walkway).

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Mundane Mondays

52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 23 – Trees

On a clear and frosty morning, the sun shines through the line of oak trees that borders one of our fields.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 23 – Trees

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience

Ambience: the sense of a place. This is poolside at the hotel on Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Quite possibly one of the most relaxing places we have ever been to (several times).

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience