Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Q & R

Q & R

The Letter Q

It would be hard to avoid a Queen of some kind while doing Q. I have two, Victoria and Elizabeth. Today’s editing was done with Adobe Photoshop Elements just for a change except for the featured image. I added a warming yellow filter to the Hobart picture which was taken several years ago and was not anything out of the ordinary as a colour photo. I think I actually like this version better.

  1. Queen Victoria Statue – Sydney
  2. Queen Elizabeth Pier – Hobart
  3. Queen Victoria cruise ship -Sydney
Queen Victoria statue , Sydney
Queen Elizabeth Pier, Hobart
Cunard’s Queen Victoria in Sydney 2016.


The Letter R

  1. Railway Station
  2. Rivercat

The photo of Central Railway station was taken in 2012. It was evening and it came out with a strong orange tint to it because of the lighting. I quite liked the effect but it does look good in black and white. Central is now being renovated which no doubt means that it will be very modern next time I see it and its beautiful features will be hidden.

Central Railway Station Sydney.

The Rivercat is a fast ferry that runs on from Circular Quay in Sydney to Parramatta on the Parramatta River. It’s an enjoyable journey although when we went it was the only cold, wet afternoon of a week that had been way too hot for me.

Rivercat Ferry which runs from Sydney to Parramatta.


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.


  1. Interestingly different Queen Victoria statue to mine. I’m always photographing Railway stations so it’s nice to see someone else’s for a change πŸ™‚ Nice selection for the challenge.


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