Snapshot Sunday: Vintage Car MG

I haven’t posted any car photos for a bit so here is an MG I spotted in a carpark in Hobart several months ago now. I love the bright orange body. When you see all the drab greys on cars these days it does cheer things up. The colour grey seems to be dominating everywhere you go. Nearly every second car you pass on the road is grey. Every home I view on the Internet is grey. You can not escape grey. This orange MG was a welcome sight. I like to wear grey but I sure am sick of it being in vogue in my surroundings.

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Snapshot Sunday: Vintage Cameras

David’s parents’ Kodak box camera and our mum’s Agfa.

I was stumped for a good picture today and decided to share this one of two of the cameras that David had in his collection. Both of these belonged to family members. The Kodak Brownie I believe belonged to David’s parents the battered Agfa on the right belonged to our mum. She used it to take photos of Naomi and I as small children. This was actually the first camera I ever used myself. Mum showed me how to hold it and take the pictures. She would change the film for me. I remember that it was 120 film and you would get about 8 photos to the roll. I was probably six or seven years old when I was first allowed to use this camera.

Photo Challenge: A Face in the Crowd

via Photo Challenge: A Face in the Crowd

Create an image that represents being “a face in the crowd.” Explore silhouettes, shadows, orientation, and other ways to mask your subject. As you hide the defining characteristics of your model, notice which traits continue to stand out. Without facial expression, can you tell how someone is feeling? Without color, does your impression of that person change? If portraits aren’t your thing, get even more creative with your use of shadows, reflections, animals, and patterns to represent a sense of anonymity.

Explore the use of anonymity to express both that which is common to all of us and the uniqueness that stands out even when the most obvious parts of us are hidden. Just as all of us can oscillate between conformity and individualism, allow your photo to do the same.

I took the photos below at the Puffing Billy Railway near Melbourne, Victoria and decided that for this challenge I would convert them to black and white. I feel that they are timeless in a way. They are modern day pictures but the work of the train crew and the attraction of watching never changes.

The love of trains

Watching the action

Train crew and a boy

Rail fans

 

 

Snapshot Sunday : Tram House

Vanda and I have been looking at some houses together as we plan to buy a new home to share in the not too distant future. One of the homes we went to see was at a place called Verona Sands. The home was very unusual and appealed to the both of us as we have always had a keen interest in trains, trams, ships and cars. This amazing home is made up from two Hobart trams. These trams were once part of Hobart’s tramway network carrying people to and from the city. They are probably about a hundred years old by now. I took a photo of the house on the day which was created using the trams in the 1980s. Before this the trams were used as holiday or fishing shacks. For more information about Hobart’s trams and transport I suggest looking up the Tasmanian Transport Museum or looking on Wikipedia : Trams in Hobart.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trams_in_Hobart

http://www.railtasmania.com/ttms/

 

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Snapshot Sunday: Fruits of My Labour

The apples on my tree are just beginning to ripen and it looks like there will be a good crop so I’ve been hunting up recipes for apples. Today’s effort was an old favourite, apple crumble.

Snapshot Sunday: Cricket at Bellerive

Mitchell Johnson 2010

Ricky Ponting 2010

 

Bellerive Oval January 2010

This has been the first summer in seven years that I have not attended a cricket match at Bellerive. I’ve been very lucky to have seen Australia play against many other countries as well as attending Hobart Hurricanes games in the Big Bash League. This year I had to be content with watching it all on television and I missed being able to take photos of the ground and the players. These photos were taken at the very first match I attended in January 2010, a Test Match between Australia and Pakistan.

Bellerive Oval, now more often known as Blundstone Arena looks very different now with the new Ricky Ponting Stand where two older, smaller stands are in my photo. It is a beautiful stand but I rather miss the view of Mount Wellington.

Ricky Ponting Stand, Blundstone Arena, Bellerive

Snapshot Sunday

After a huge working week I decided that today being Sunday I would simply take it easy and just do some things I enjoy doing. Who doesn’t enjoy a lazy Sunday at home when you don’t have to work. I work every second one so I really enjoy having a whole week end off. I love to sleep in. When I finally decide it’s time to get up I make a lovely hot cup of tea and check out what is happening online. The dogs and cats curl up in their baskets keeping me company while I browse the news or some of my favourite web sites. Later I potter around a bit doing what ever I need to do before starting some hobbies. I recently came across an interesting app where you can turn your photos into drawings and stuff. I had one of these before but haven’t found it so far. I am madly trying to reinstall all my favourite apps on my new computer. This one makes some very good drawings so I mucked about with a few photos this morning to see what I could come up with. I did have some fun with this. So for Snapshot Sunday I am posting one of my original pictures together with the one I turned into a bit of artwork. If you are interested in this app or one like it I got it off the Microsoft Store.

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