Weekly Photo Challenge: Liquid

With an exposure of only 1/2000 of a second, this detail of a water feature in Sydney hardly looks liquid at all.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Liquid

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trip

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.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trip

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Exotic

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Stones

Frank’s chosen theme for this week is ‘Stones’. These are to be found on the beach in the Sydney suburb of Manly. The cloudy conditions meant that the palette is a little washed out, but at the same time helps to enhance the texture of these rocks.

Tuesday Photo Challenge 19 September 2017

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Dark

As most happy snappers will know, the word ‘photography’ is derived from the two Greek words for ‘light’ and ‘drawing’, so Frank has set us a particularly interesting challenge this week, with his theme of ‘Dark’.

No photographic image can be completely dark, of course – otherwise it would just be a black rectangle on the page or screen. But it is the contrast and juxtaposition between light and dark that make for an interesting image, and if there’s one subject that offers infinite variety in the interplay between light and dark, then it must be fireworks.

This was taken on New Year’s Eve in Sydney a while ago. With a hand-held one second exposure it was never going to be pin-sharp, but the blur of the palm trees illuminated by the fireworks adds to the overall impact, I believe.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Dark

L is for ladder

This image of a ladder with its strong shadow is a good subject for monochrome treatment. Photograph taken at Taronga Zoo, Sydney.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: K or L

‘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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