A Photo A Week Challenge: Street Lights

Hobart at Dusk

The Hobart GPO at dusk
Street light, Murray Street Hobart
An old style street lamp outside Hobart’s Treasury Building.


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.


      • What I find interesting… Here in L├╝beck, my living room window faces the direction of Hamburg. I usually see a huge light dome at night in that direction. I’m not kidding. Some days without clouds, it’s clearly visible. You can see the light pollution of Hamburg in the sky. I tried to photograph it, but it doesn’t work. Maybe it would work better with an extreme wide-angle lens. But that dome is just super wide, so that it might be difficult to photograph what is clearly visible with the naked eye.

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      • Wow it must be really bright there. One thing I like about living in the country is that with so little lighting you can see the stars so much better. I haven’t managed to photograph the night sky successfully but it is amazing.

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      • Yes, I can imagine that. I actually saw a documentary about light pollution once. They talked about this. It was interesting. They also said there are still dark places, but generally, it’s even there a lot brighter compared to what darkness meant to be several hundreds years ago, because the lights of large cities, even if far away, are even polluting the environment of nearby villages or places. So, darkness just got brighter.

        But I’m sure you have a really good place for star photography. I’d try this! I see you’re 600km away from Melbourne (bird route), that’s a lot. I’d think it must be a lot darker over there compared to our places where there are just short distances between cities, towns and villages.


      • Hobart is 60km away but it is a small city of sbouy 220,000 people and there are no high rise buildings to speak of so I don’t think there is much light pollution from there especially as Mt Wellington is between Hobart and the Huon Valley.

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