Bad Photo Monday

Hello all. I decided to have a bit of fun and start a new series of posts. They will be for bad photos. We have all taken shots that haven’t worked out the way we would like. Have you ever beheaded your family and friends? Have you ever taken a photo you did not mean to take because the camera went off on it’s own. You got knocked or bumped in a crowd for example or you tripped or your hands shook. Your subject moved or clearly did not want a photo taken. We can take a bad photo for a number of reasons. It can just be because we are learning or have a new camera. Well I have taken a lot of rotten shots in my time and some of them are quite funny. I think Mondays are a kind of a drag when you still have to get up for work. I am still working and yes I hate getting up for work. I think some funny photo bloopers would be a good way to have a laugh on a Monday. If anyone would like to send us a funny blooper photo please feel free to do so. I think we will all feel better about our photography mistakes when we see each others too so let’s have some fun. The only rule is that it can’t be a staged blooper. It must be real. Here is my first one. Hope it makes people laugh.

Teddy

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Teddy

I should have known taking a photo of a fidgety puppy would not work! Great shot of his bum in one of them.

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Teddy

My Lake Dulverton Walk

I often go for walks around Lake Dulverton near my home in Oatlands. There is a nice long walking trail and plenty to see as you stroll along. I always take my two dogs Toby and Teddy who are of course kept on their leads unless we are in the doggy off the lead zone. The walking trail starts at Oatlands and ends in Parrattah. It’s about an eight kilometre track used by walkers, cyclists and horseback riders. At one end of the lake there is a camping ground and another park called Callington Park. Part of the lake is a consevation area for the birds. There are many to be seen and I have often seen bird watchers by the lake. Years ago before there was a problem with the lake drying up they used to have speed boat racing on the lake. The old boat shed is still there and you can see the old ramps. People still fish at the lake and sometimes they take out row boats. If you wander along the path far enough you can see the ruins of the old mill. (Not the mill in the photo). The track itself was once the railway line from Parrattah to Oatlands. Both railway stations still stand. The Oatlands station is now part of the school. I took a few photos last time I walked around the lake and here they are.

Snapshot Sunday – Garden Visitors

I was very surprised this morning to look out the kitchen window and see four ducks wandering around in the back garden. I was even more surprised when I came home from the Op Shop at 3:30 pm and they were still there. I think they may belong to a neighbour as I have never had wild ducks in my garden in fifteen years of living here.
I had no objection to them hanging out for a while but I needed to let Cindy outside so the duckies had to go. I opened the back gate and shooed them out. The last I saw they were marching up the driveway, making no attempt to fly away.