Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Candid Shots


I don’t take a lot of photos of people, either strangers or people I know. When I do they tend to be candid more often than not because I am shy about asking them to pose for me. Pets of course are easy because they are always doing something cute or funny. Wildlife? Well, you have to be lucky I think.

A potaroo in our garden
Toby and Teddy wait for a sausage.
Surfers at Sisters Beach

I took this photo some years ago now on the bus going to Hobart. This lady was absorbed in her knitting and I had been taking photos out the window and sort of swung the camera around. I’ve edited it a few times since then.

Lady on a bus knitting
Man judging a chicken at the Huon Show

The Hobart Model Train Show was a favourite place to take photos of not only the displays but also the exhibitors who were always so engaged in their hobby.

Old Boys Toys , Hobart Model Train Show


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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