Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Dark and Light

Dark and Light

I decided to make my Dark and Light entry on the theme of cruise ships so that all the photos would have similar subject matter.

 MS Europa – Hapag Lloyd Cruises.  The first one is a crop of one that I did not like so much. I used my PC’s photo editing tool to change it to black and white and give the appearance of an orange filter. The dark elements are the threatening looking clouds and the light, the sun breaking through. The second photo was taken on the same day but in this one I just cropped it a bit and used the auto enhance feature in Picasa.

Europa in Hobart in February 2016
Europa in Hobart in February 2016
Europa in Hobart February 2016
Europa in Hobart
February 2016

Dawn Princess –  Princess Cruises

Another cloudy day in Hobart and another cruise ship. Hobart is such a great place to photograph cruise ships as there are several good vantage points. I probably cropped this photo after I took it but left the even nastier looking rain clouds as I thought they were a great contrast to the white ship. I like the red frontage of the cruise terminal as well.

Dawn Princess -Hobart
Dawn Princess – Hobart

Carnival Legend – Carnival Cruises

Carnival Legend was visiting Sydney when we were there and this is a nice bright picture of her at Circular Quay. This picture is definitely in the “light” category.

Queen Victoria – Cunard

Also in Sydney in March 2016 was Queen Victoria the newest Cunard cruise ship. The “Queens” always have dark coloured hulls which contrast with their white superstructure. Incidentally I was quite surprised to learn that Carnival, the world’s biggest cruise company also owns Cunard which I think of as essentially British.

Carnival Legend - Sydney 2016
Carnival Legend – Sydney 2016
Queen Victoria, Sydney , March 2016
Queen Victoria, Sydney , March 2016


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


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