Posted on February 17, 2023
The rocky beach in the Sydney suburb of Manly.
Posted on February 18, 2020
For the 200th iteration of his Tuesday Photo Challenge, Frank has chosen the theme of ‘Number’.
I spotted this lorry in the Sydney suburb of Manley. There are lots of numbers on it and I have no further comment.
Tuesday Photo Challenge; Number
Category: Uncategorized Tagged: Australia, fpj-photo-challenge, Lorry, Manley, Numbers, Tuesday Photo Challenge
Posted on October 29, 2019
A section of the rugged Pacific coast north of Sydney, Australia
Posted in response to Dutch Goes The Photo! Tuesday Photo Challenge: Coast
Category: Landscape Tagged: Australia, Coast, fpj-photo-challenge, Sydney, Tuesday Photo Challenge
Posted on May 22, 2019
Frank’s theme for this week is ‘Vista’ and, inspired by the photo he used in his own post, I have gone with a seascape from the coast of New South Wales – somewhere in the Sydney area, but I can’t remeber exactly where.
Tuesday Photo Challenge: Vista
Posted on May 2, 2018
Frank wanted an image on the theme of ‘trip’ for this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge. As he noted, this is open to various interpretations, although not not all of them are photogenic (and/or legal).
Geographically, the longest trip I’ve ever taken – apart from the time I measured my length on an unforgiving pavement in Confolens while in search of doors to photograph – is to Australia, over Christmas and New Year, quite a few years ago now.
Even though I’d been to Sydney on business a few times previously, this was the first time I was able to take a more considered view of my exotic surroundings. Imagine going all that way and then also having the opportunity to take a further trip on one of these fancy-looking boats moored in Sydney Harbour.
Category: Travel Tagged: Australia, boats, Exotic, fpj-photo-challenge, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Trip, Tuesday Photo Challenge
Posted on April 17, 2018
Answering Frank’s call for posts on the theme of ‘Rain’ for this week was a bit of a challenge. I’m something of a fair-weather photographer, so if it does happen to be raining then the chances are that I’ll be inside and not out getting wet and taking pictures.
Here’s an acceptable compromise, though. I captured this image in the Hunter Valley wine-growing region of Australia a few years ago. It wasn’t actually raining at the time, but it was just about to.
Category: Black & White, Landscape Tagged: Australia, Black & White, fpj-photo-challenge, Hunter Valley, Rain, Rain Clouds, Tuesday Photo Challenge, Weather
Posted on February 6, 2018
This fearsome creature greets visitors to the Australian Reptile Park, near Sydney. I don’t think I’d care to meet anything more exotic, thank you very much.
Tuesday Photo Challenge: Exotic
Category: Uncategorized Tagged: Australia, Australian Reptile Park, Exotic, fpj-photo-challenge, Lizards, Reptiles, Sydney, Tuesday Photo Challenge
Posted on September 21, 2017
This brightly painted mooring post was spotted in one of the many inlets of Sydney Harbour.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered
Category: Weekly Photo Challenge Tagged: Australia, Layered, Sydney Harbour, Weekly Photo Challenge, weeklyphotochallenge
Posted on March 22, 2017
This well-weathered cartwheel was spotted in the grounds of a hotel in the wine country of New South Wales:
Tuesdays of Texture
Category: Texture Tagged: Australia, Texture, TuesdaysofTexture, weatherbeaten, Wheel
Posted on April 19, 2016
We’re having what the French call a pause pour reflexion in Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge this time around. A time to think about the ground we’ve covered already and also an opportunity to show some images that didn’t quite make the cut for posting under the various topics that we’ve dealt with in the past months. Here’s a selection of mine:
Now, what is this a picture of? Is it the building on the right (the apartment block in Abu Dhabi where we lived for ten years)? Or is it the glass-plated building on the left? Or perhaps it’s the reflection of the former in the latter?
I used an image of two giraffes in my first posting on the topic of diagonal lines, but I could equally have used this profile of a horse – one of many in the fields around here.
Now two images that cover more than one aspect of the various topics we’ve looked at so far:
Leading Lines & Analogous Colours
A hillside vineyard near the village of Ay, in the Champagne region shows blue and green together, as well as leading lines
Geometry and Contrasting Colours
Orange and blue dominate this image of a seal at Taronga Zoo in Sydney. Obviously the balanced ball is one geometric shape but the curve of the seal’s body is like an arc of a circle.
Category: Composition Tagged: Abu Dhabi, Architecture, Australia, Cee's Compose Yourself Photo Challenge, colours, Composition, France, Geometry, Horse, Reflections, Seals, Taronga Zoo