Posted on July 11, 2018
Last Friday, two days before our twin grandsons’ birthday, was also their last day in the prep, before moving up to senior school in September. So naturally Granma of the unlimited talents rustled up some treats fro the boys to share with their classmates.
There were even a few left over (for quality control purposes, obviously).
Posted on June 5, 2018
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.
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.
Posted on April 10, 2018
This week, Frank has gone with the theme of ‘Breathe’ for his Tuesday Photo Challenge at Dutch Goes The Photo!
That’s not as straightforward as it might seem at first – or at least I didn’t find it so easy. I have plenty of images that portray something or somebody in the act of breathing, but it tends to be a background activity; breathing itself is very rarely the point of the picture.
However, applying a bit of lateral thinking….this is what happens when you (or, in this case, a grandson) breathes on a thin membrane of soap stretched on a hoop.
And since Frank was inspired to produce this prompt by a Pink Floyd song, doesn’t that bubble remind you a little of an early Floyd lightshow? (A: Yes.)
Posted on March 20, 2018
As Frank himself notes, after last week’s theme of ‘Time’ the only logical choice for this week is ‘Place’. Accordingly, he invites us to share an image of a favourite place (or places).
Well, they do say there’s no place like home, and I doubt that I’ll be the only one putting up a picture of their own place in response to this challenge.
No apologies though, because I don’t think that this is the worst view out of a back door you could ever find. We have two fields on the other side of that wall and these frost-laden trees form part of the boundary between them.
Posted on March 14, 2018
This doorway carved into the sandstone of the Nabatean city of Petra, in modern-day Jordan, is over 2,000 years old, so it’s little wonder that it is showing the effects of time.