It has been so wet here in Tassie today and yesterday. Hobart was badly flooded and the Brooker Highway was apparently closed or so I heard. I had wanted to go to the city but no way in this weather. One could only imagine how dangerous the Midland Highway would be so instead I rugged up in a nice warm jumper and sorted through photos for this latest challenge. I have gone with old and new photos for this one. I have even been a bit creative and had a joke with one picture. Here they are.
I do a bit of photography through windows. Sometimes I’m in a moving vehicle and can’t help myself even though I know the pictures will probably be bad. Sometimes it’s because of the weather and sometimes I am trying to photograph an animal or bird that I don’t want to frighten.
Here are some views looking out the window.
Looking Out: When you travel
I love interesting shop window displays although they are not always easy to photograph because of the reflections.
Looking In: Shop Windows
I love the panoramic views from an Observation deck like the one at the KL Tower in Kuala Lumpur.
Looking Down: From an observation deck.
Looking at the Ocean
Here are my photos for this challenge. They are all from our recent holiday.
As requested, the hull of a very large ship.
Ibis seem to be as common in Brisbane as in Sydney and as fearless. I was able to get quite close to this one.
I took this photo at a museum in Darwin. It is of a ship, the M.V. Manuka painted onto a feather. It was in a glass case but I thought it was such an interesting item that I attempted a photo anyway.
We’ve been lucky to acquire some interesting old stuff this year.
Here are a few photos from the archives. The bicycles were all taken in Melbourne in 2014. There was a Jehovah’s Witness conference on at the time and I spotted these bikes sitting on the footpath. I was also interested in the hire bike stands around the city.
The motorcycle photos were taken on Explorer of the Seas, I had fun playing with that one in editing, and at the Motor Museum in Launceston.
I looked amongst my archives for large subjects, most of them were taken while on holidays. I edited most of them in Adobe Photo Elements 9 which is good practice in learning the software.
- A large dish – radio telescope at the Deep Space Communication Complex, Tidbindilla, Canberra
- A large ship – Ovation of the Seas visiting Hobart
- A large wheel – The Melbourne Star Wheel
- A large building – This used to be the Victorian Railways offices I think but is now a hotel.
- A large rock – Uluru/Ayers Rock in the Northern Territory
- A large face – The entrance to Luna Park in Sydney
This was quite fun to do. I used a mixture of old and new photos. The old ones I edited in Adobe Photo Elements 9. The newer ones just with my Microsoft editing tools.
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