Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Structure

Structures Large & Small

Thinking about this today I decided that structure was just as much about the way something is put together as the object itself. I’ve gone with a mix of arty and industrial structures for this challenge. They are all man made and constructed of metal. Each one is made up of a great many parts. I started thinking about all the work that went into creating all of these. It does¬† make you think and stop and look at them all more closely. The dog sculpture is made using recycled odds and ends and he is located at the Glenorchy Rubbish dump and recycling shop. The giant egg sculpture is a favourite of mine and used to be on a sculpture walk in Sydney. It has since been moved. I always thought the cement truck an interesting subject. It can be found at the Mona art gallery here in Hobart. The two cranes were shot in New Zealand and most of the others photos were taken in Tasmania. I thought they all made rather good subjects for this challenge.

Sydney Tower

The Sydney Tower. We are going for dinner there next month in the revolving restaurant.



Some arty looking slides in New Zealand.

Mine Shaft

The Beaconsfield Mineshaft in Tasmania

Historic Crane

Historic Crane in Wellington

Gantry Crane

Gantry Crane in Wellington

Dog Sculpture

Metal Dog Sculpture at Glenorchy Tasmania.

Cargo Ship

A Cargo Ship on the Mersey River Devonport Tasmania.

Big Wheel

A big wheel seen at Penny Royal Launceston Tasmania.

_copie-0_Mona Cement Truck

Cement truck sculpture at Mona Art Gallery Tasmania.

_copie-0_Giant Egg Sculpture

Giant egg sculpture at The Rocks Sydney.


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge : The Letter Z

I was a bit disappointed to reach the letter Z as I was enjoying this alphabet challenge but I am looking forward to the new one. I wonder what it will be. Anyway I came up with all sorts of things for “Z” from the very predictable zoo to the rather unexpected Zara that turned up in one of my photos. I hadn’t planned that one and it’s not even a very good photo. It came in handy today though. Here are my “Z” photos.

My “Z” words are:

  • Zoo
  • Gazebo
  • Dizzy Gillespie
  • Zebra Crossing
  • Zara
  • Z 2 Tram
  • Wazza

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter W with at least two vowels in the word.

These W photos are all random ones taken on various road trips and holidays or just here at home in Oatlands.

  • Windmill
  • Warehouse
  • Wicker
  • Windjammer
  • Wolseley
  • Weeping Willow
  • Washing Machines

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Water


It’s funny how some weeks you have hardly any photos for the subject and you are wondering what on earth you are going to do. Other weeks there are way too many to choose from. I was in the latter situation today so have a lot of pictures here in a slide show. There were heaps more I wanted to use but we would have been here all night if I had. I have done a few shipping ones in recent times so decided not to use a lot of those today. I love black and white and it’s fun to mess around with the software. It’s fun to experiment with the B&W and Sepia which I just love. Anyway here they are.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Colours Starting with the letter S

These are the colours I chose that start with the letter S. I thought of quite a lot of them but did not have the resources to photograph them. I wrote down a list before looking for things in these colours and sadly quite a few had to be dropped from the list. Here’s what I was left with. I decided to go with a theme of paint colours for this for the fun of it with the exception of the tidy bags in the background. They are shocking pink.


The colours are

  • Sienna
  • Safety Orange
  • Scarlett
  • Saint Emerald Green
  • Sap Green
  • Sky Blue
  • Silver Grey
  • Shocking Pink /note shocking pink tidy bag roll

Snapshot Sunday: Grumpy Gull

Even though I just did two lengthy posts on Xmas here is a shot for Snapshot Sunday. I’m just grabbing one fairly recent one from my card since it’s still in my computer. It’s totally random and I haven’t given subject matter the slightest bit of thought. I’m only posting it because I like the pictures. Here are some seagulls. One was really shitty with the other two birds. I like to watch the antics of birds and animals. They can be very funny.


Xmas at the MMPHC (Hospital where I work)

The hospital has been nicely decorated for Xmas once again so I thought I would get a few quick snaps of some of the decorations. Some of the girls come in during their own time to set up the table for the residents Xmas dinner. It always looks a treat and I know the residents love it. I missed out on the inflatables when the residents had their Xmas party last Friday as I had already knocked off. They had their presents and you can see a large clock in one of the photos. I think this is going up in their dining room. The girls in the kitchen always cook up a storm and the food is beautiful. The staff used to eat with the residents and their family and friends at one time. I can remember some really nice Xmas lunches at work with them. Sadly they don’t let us eat with them anymore. Last year the staff got a boring platter and we had to stay in the staff room or go outside in the grounds. We were disappointed to say the least. I was looking forward to turkey and pav at lunch time. Well this year I am not working for once so that makes a nice change. Here are a few photos of decorations around the hospital. I think the girls did a grand job of them this year.

I should add that the woman’s auxiliary also put in a lot of time putting up decorations at the hospital. In fact they do a lot of work all year round for the place and for the good of the community so I will give them a decent bit of praise here for all that they do.¬†

Another interesting thing here, if you look at the photo of the manger with Mary and Joseph you can see that the baby Jesus is not in his crib. The staff will put him out on Xmas Day. I’ve noticed that some people don’t put him out until Xmas Day while others put him out as soon as the decorations go up. I’ve only come across this tradition in the last few years. What do all of you out there do?