52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 21 – Peaceful

For this week’s instalment of the 52 Week Photo Challenge, The Girl That Dreams Awake has chosen the theme of  ‘Peaceful’.

Her own interpretation is an image of a pile of books and that inspired me to dig out this photograph, which I took a few years ago somewhere around Sydney. What could be more peaceful than sitting quietly in the sunshine by the waterside and reading a book?

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Macro Moments: Week 23 – Purple

Don’t ask me what plant these berries are from. All I know is that this photograph was taken a few years ago in the Botanical Gardens in Sydney.

purple

Nikon D300 with 18-55mm kit lens at 55mm, 1/100 at f5.6 ISO 200. Cropped and edited in Lightroom.

Macro Moments Challenge Week 23

Tuesdays of Texture: Weathered Sandstone

This piece of sandstone down by Circular Quay in Sydney is not only a lovely colour but has also weathered very attractively.

sandstone

Tuesdays of Texture Week 51

Mundane? The New Frames The Old

Another entry for the Mundane Mondays challenge hosted by PhoTrablogger.

Close to Circular Quay, in the heart of Sydney, you can still see some of the original stone that must have welcomed the First Fleet, although most is now concealed behind more modern brickwork:

circular-quay

 

Ropes and Rigging

I’m participating for the first time in the ‘Mundane Monday’ challenge hosted by PhoTrablogger. There are two aspects to the challenge: to find beauty in mundane objects and/or to place the mundane in a beautiful or interesting frame.

This image takes the second option. It was captured while on a late afternoon boat trip on Sydney Harbour a few years ago. The canoe at the centre of the photograph is a fairly mundane object in itself (although it was nice of it to be orange against the blue water). However, the rigging in which it is framed provides the real interest and – literally – focus.

sydney

To Scale: Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a very large object, so certainly qualifies for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.

Wikipedia can give you all the statistics, but to get a visual idea of how big it is, look at this image of the central part of the metalwork and consider the fact that those are people standing on top of the structure, immediately below the flags. It’s possible – if you’re that way inclined – to take a tour of the bridge’s superstructure. I imagine the views are spectacular.

Large Object

How To Foil A Cat

A smart way for the staff of the Botanical Gardens in Sydney to protect the trunk of this tree from the unwanted attentions of cats:

OddballTree

Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge: 2016 Week 29