Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Stones or Brick

Stones and Convict Bricks

My theme for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge today is a historical one. Many of the older settlements in Tasmania were built with convict labour using bricks which were also made by the convicts. Naomi’s home town of Oatlands is one of those along with Ross, Richmond and Campbelltown to name some of the more well-known ones. Here are a few old photos re-edited.

Side of a building in Oatlands
Steps at the old Oatlands Gaol
Post office at Ross

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Anything with Numbers on it.

Numbers in Sport

For this challenge, I thought it would be interesting to use numbers that relate to sport. I’ll start with cricket. Here are two former Australian cricketers wearing their One Day International uniforms. I used an orange filter for 33 and a red one for 23 just to see the differences. Below is a typical cricket scoreboard.

I have a huge archive of photos of racing yachts, here are a couple that I took last year.

Most of my motor racing photos are still either slides or prints waiting to be transferred to the computer but here are a couple. Perhaps the most famous number in Australian motorsport history, Peter Brock’s 05 and his teammate that year Wayne Gardener, both taken at the Adelaide Grand Prix circuit. The last one is a Formula 1 car, a Brabham, from the late 1980s or early 90s. It has road tyres on as it had been taking part in a demonstration run before being displayed at a suburban shopping centre.

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Things Found in a Kitchen

My Kitchen

I didn’t have to look far for these images. Some are old, some are new. I don’t really have to say what this first one is, do I?

This is my newest addition to the kitchen. I saw it on Friday when I was buying Christmas cards at the charity card shop and bought it to always remind me of my own apple tree and the Huon Valley in general.

Kitchen decor

Here is my most recently purchased appliance. An air fryer. I am not a gadget junkie but several friends have these and love them so I decided to get one. It does save on electricity as I no longer need to use the oven to grill things. It also makes very good chips and is very easy to clean. Mine is a small one but you can get a family-sized model. The little rack in the foreground creates a second shelf so I can have for example, chips in the bottom and sausages on top.

A row of kitchen appliances, my soon to be retired microwave oven, my circa 1970s wall oven, refrigerator and freezer.

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

At The Shops

On Friday I went to Channel Court Shopping Centre in Kingston, the nearest suburban mall to Geeveston. It’s about 50km from here. The friend I was with needed to get batteries for his watch and car keys so while he was doing that I snapped a few pictures with my phone. I don’t like to take my DSLR on shopping trips but the phone will take a good enough picture.

Channel Court Shopping Centre would only take up a tiny corner of the massive Marina Bay Sands shopping mall in Singapore.

A rather nice shopping arcade in Brisbane.

Shopping aboard Ovation of the Seas

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things Found on a Farm

Down on the Farm

I went for a walk hoping to find some new photos but what do you know. All the cows must have gone to find greener pastures because I didn’t spot one in the usual places near my house. I did find a few interesting things to photograph just the same.

Disused loading ramp.

Finally, here’s one I prepared earlier.

Goat on a friends’ hobby farm.