Bad Photo Monday : Ghost Ship

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Ghost Ship revealed!

I haven’t done one of these in a while. I guess my photography is improving so I’m not taking as many bad pictures. I want to keep this going though because it is a good laugh and it’s fun to do.

I was wandering around in Launceston one day when I came to the river Tamer. I thought I would take some photos there. There were a few boats and things but most were too far away from me so I played about with the zoom lens hoping to get a better shot. Of course with my little camera the photos come out blurry if objects are too far away like the boat I was trying to photograph. I ended up with a very out of focus shot of some sort of boat. I’ve no idea what it even is.

Looking at it today makes me think of a ghost ship. Was this to head down the river and out to sea never to be seen again. What creepy mystery lays behind the disappearance of this small boat and it’s crew? It certainly looks like it has been swallowed up in a mysterious mist on the Tamer.

I didn’t bother walking around to get a better photo. I was too lazy  for that so headed back to the city streets to look for a café so I could get a cup of tea.

Ghost Ship

 

Snapshot Sunday: Vintage Cars Cougar Mercury

Well you don’t get to see too many of these around here. This was parked outside one of the local pubs. I was taking a walk and spotted in the distance. I was so glad I had my camera handy but terribly afraid the owner would come out of the café and drive off before I got the chance to take these pictures. I huffed and puffed as I trotted up the street but a man came outside and approached the car. “Oh no! please don’t go yet” I was begging him silently. I made it to the car (Very obviously since I got these shots) and commented on how nice the car was. It wasn’t the owner at all. He was also admiring the car. I had to laugh since I nearly killed myself trying to get to it before it was driven off in. Anyway today’s car is a Cougar Mercury. I’m guessing this is from the 1970s. It was in very nice condition inside and out. 

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Snapshot Sunday: Vintage Car

Todays post for Snapshot Sunday is a vintage car Vanda and I spotted at the casino in Hobart. We had gone there to eat in one of the restaurants as we usually do at Xmas time and try our luck. Sadly Lady Luck was also on holidays and did not help me out with a win that day. Never mind better luck next time. I loved this car however, seen in the car park. This is a Vauxhall. The owners have kept it in wonderful condition and luckily for me I had my camera on me. I would have screamed quite loudly if I had missed the chance of getting photos of this beautiful car.

I wish I could have borrowed it for a couple of hours and gone for a joyride around Sandy Bay with it. For anyone interested I will add a link with info on this car later on so be sure to come back soon.

http://classic-and-vintage-cars.com/manufacturers.asp?id=169

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/

Vintage Cars: Ford Cortina

While I was out walking the dogs last week one hot afternoon I saw this Ford Cortina at the local service station. I hadn’t seen one of these in years. At one time they were everywhere and they were very popular cars. These cars were made from 1962 – 1982. I love the tail lights on these cars. I think they must have been reliable cars too as so many people were driving them around. The steering wheel looks huge doesn’t it?

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An early Ford Cortina

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Lost the petrol cap?

The Green Canoes

While hanging around in the back alley recently I saw these canoes just sitting there. They were a long way from any water and I couldn’t help but wonder what they were doing in that back alley of the main shopping mall. Usually you see bicycles and people on skateboards and tiny scooters. They look like a couple of huge great green shoes!