Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: In the Distance

A Long Time Ago, Far, Far Away

I apologise in advance for the quality of these pictures. They are taken from scans of photos that I took on our trip to Uluru (Ayers Rock) in theĀ  1980s. I made copies of them to play around with and produced some black and white images using effects from my Picasa software to use for this challenge.

Katajuta (The Olgas) from the top of Uluru.

Uluru from a distance with my shadow in fhe foreground.

Uluru from a distance.

Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Indoor Walkways, Hallways and Elevators

Just Keep Walking

Here are some photos taken on various trips away to Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne.

  • Adelaide Arcade is an arcade that connects Rundle Mall and Grenfell Street in the CBD. It is an old building on two levels. The lower part has become very upmarket with expensive shops and cafes. Upstairs there is a display of the history of the building with pictures and information. Here is part of the corridor leading to an upper level.
  • Next is a view taken inside Central Station in Sydney. I took it around dusk and as the lighting was a bit odd I think it actually looks better in sepia. This corridor leads out to the street.
  • The Colgate Palmolive Building which is now apartments. This building is in Balmain, Sydney. An indoor walkway taken from the outside.
  • A photo I have used before in a slightly different form, taken at the National Sports Museum in Melbourne.

Corridor in the Adelaide Arcade.

Corridor leading off the concourse at Sydney Central Station

Walkway between two buildings at the former Colgate Palmolive building, now apartments.

Corridor in the cricket section of the National Sports Museum.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: All Things Farm Related

Down on the Farm

I thought this would be easy for a country dweller but I am a country dweller who can only see farm animals within a 2km radius of my house when it is not raining. So here are some I prepared earlier.

I used to occasionally house sit for friends who had a hobby farm. I did not have to do a lot, some hay for the sheep, goats and alpacas, feed the chooks, collect the eggs and water the veggies. I loved staying there. It was very peaceful and as it was too far to walk to the bus stop unless I was really keen I just relaxed, did my chores and caught up with reading, knitting and listening to music.

Apple boxes at a local orchard.

Fruit growing is the other main type of farming around here but it is too early in the season for apples yet. We’re waiting for the blossom and hoping the windy October weather does not blow them away.

Lastly here are some cows who live in a paddock next to a neighbour’s place which is literally five minutes walk from my house.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Lines and Angles

Books, Books and more Books

I remembered these angled bookshelves which are in a little room called The Bower at the Botanical Gardens. I had another opportunity to photograph them while we were there on Saturday and that inspired me to use books as my sub theme for this challenge. Rows of books create a lot of straight lines.

Books at an angle

I have a lot of books myself and recently had to move three book cases. I can’t remember why I photographed these books but it was probably thinking that I might use them in a challenge. These are my favourite travel stories.

Some old travel books from my bookshelves

Of course I have a lot of doll and bear related books that come in handy for a doll blogger.

Doll and bear books

Here is part of the book area at our Op Shop. The book nook is my pet project as I try to fit books onto the shelves and keep the whole thing reasonably tidy and accessible to customers. I have had to do a lot of stacking to achieve that.

Books at the Op Shop

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Backs of Things

Seen from the Back

Taken a few years ago on Bruny Island. David is the man in the photo.

Back of a man.

It is a rare challenge when a pet is not involved. Here is the back of a black and white cat in black and white of course.

Back of a cat

Back of our car soon after we bought it.

We are putting our clocks forward for Daylight Saving next Sunday but here I have put my clock back.

Back of a clock

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Candid Shots

Smile! You’re on Candid Camera

I have not been organised enough to submit photos for the past two B&W challenges so I was determined to do something this week.

I have chosen to use old photographs which I took at public events. I don’t usually post close up pictures of people on the blog in case it invades their privacy but in this case two of the photos were taken at a political rally and one was taken when I was volunteering at our local community radio station so I don’t think there should be any objection.

The interview. I liked the mirrored hand gestures in this photo.

Protest Rally

Not in Our Name

Of course most animal photos are candid anyway, at least I’ve never managed to get a cow to pose for me.

Cow in a paddock near my house.