Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: In Flight


I wanted to photograph birds for this challenge even though I knew it was going to be difficult. Birds are nearly always too quick for me in flight and the ones in my garden are rather small.

However, walking back to the bus stop on Saturday after Naomi dropped me off I went along the waterfront. It is a favourite spot for seagulls either catching their own fish or scavenging from customers at the fish punts. I had ten minutes so I pulled out my camera.

Gulls , Hobart waterfront
A lone seagull.
Another group of seagulls flying around over the water.
Some seagulls in flight.

I went over my old photos taken in the same area to see if I had any other suitable photos. I didn’t find any other good bird photos but did find some of planes in flight.

The Roulettes aerobatics team.
A Seaplane flying over the Derwent.



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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