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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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.

frog

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