Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week Two Photo

Items From Cee’s Photo

Week 2 Photo by Cee Neuner

Here are my pictures featuring items from Cee’s photo. I’ve chosen to go mainly with the blue, orange and sea themes.

Blue, sky, clouds

Blue sky and white clouds.
Blue sky and white clouds.

octopus, orange, blue

The children’s play area on the pool deck Ovation of the Seas 

orange, water, clouds

Antarctic vessel Aurora Australis berthed in Hobart, Tasmania

sea, sky, orange, blue, clouds

Sunrise on the harbour in Darwin.

orange, fish, water

Fish in a pond, Singapore

 

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Signs

Signs of the Times

I notice signs and I often take photos of funny signs I see when I am out and about or the faded ghost signs often found on the side of old buildings.

Today while I was at the Op Shop I snapped a couple of pictures of signs on my phone.  We were not too happy about having to put this first one up but a few people take advantage of our sale by stuffing way too many things into their bags which is unfair to the rest of the customers.

We have the $5 sale every school holidays and the entire month of July every year. The money raised at the shop all goes back to support our local community so it is a bit disappointing when people try to take advantage.

A notice at the Op Shop

This one is more humourous. Sorry it’s not a great photo. I was holding the phone above my head.

A funny sign at the Op Shop

I do enjoy funny signs and snapped these two in shop windows in Hobart I think.

So it is!
Seen in a Hobart Shop Window

Here are a couple I spotted outside a church near Bellerive Oval.

You have been warned.
Ricky is former Australian Cricket captain Ricky Ponting, a Tasmanian.

 

 

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Fountains

Fountains

Fountains add some visual relief amongst the steel, concrete and glass of big cities. When they are tropical cities they are an even more welcome sight.

This is a very simple fountain in Southbank in Brisbane. I think it is an older one and in fact it reminds me of the fountain that used to stand outside the South Australian Museum in North Terrace although it is smaller and less elaborate.

Fountain at Southbank in Brisbane.

In Kuala Lumpur we saw several fountains. The first two were located in the gardens outside the National Mosque. I especially like the lotus shaped one but it really does look much nicer in colour.

Fountain outside the National Mosque, Kuala Lumpur
Lotus shaped fountain, Kuala Lumpur

The next two photos were taken at KLCC Park which is a lovely landscaped park which surrounds the Petronas Towers and Suria shopping centre. Apparently they do a light show at night but unfortunately we had to leave before dark so we didn’t see it.

Fountain in KLCC Park,, Kuala Lumpur
Fountain in KLCC Park,, Kuala Lumpur

In Singapore we saw this fountain outside a grand building known as Chijmes. Formerly a convent and school it is now a function centre with bars and restaurants.

Fountain at Chijmes , Singapore

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention

My entry for the challenge this week is like a TV station in the non rating season. Repeat, repeat, repeat.  I was not able to go out and photograph anything new so instead I have taken some photos that I have used before and done something different with them.

Fire Stations

The Fire Station in Kings Cross Sydney.
Hobart Fire Station

Fire Engines

An old fire engine

Fire Fighters

A local firefighter having a bit of fun at Christmas.
Fire fighters from Launceston having a day out.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Piles or Stacks

Stacks or Piles

For this week’s challenge I used my smart phone again and took a few photos of things at the Op Shop. As we have a lot of stuff and not a lot of room you can always find a stack of something.

A pile of frying pans at the Op Shop.
A stack of bowls at the Op Shop.

Another place you will always find stacks of things is my garage. The stacks of boxes contain things that I have packed away to make the house less cluttered.

Boxes of old magazines
My life in boxes.

Here is an old one, apple boxes piled up near an orchard at Surges Bay I think it was.

Apple Boxes -Huon Valley Tasmania

And a recent one of a container ship, one of many we saw near Singapore.

A Container Ship in the Malacca Straits.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Birds

Birds of a Feather

This week has been a rotten one for taking photos. The birds in my garden have been uncooperative and although my phone may be smart I am not. At least not where it is concerned and it took me all my time to take photos for the Fun Foto Challenge this week . In my files I had some photos of birds I had taken at Lake Dulverton in Oatlands some years ago. This is the spot where Naomi walks her dogs. I am still trialling Adobe Photo Shop Elements so I had a play with it to make these.

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Diagonal Lines

Diagonal Lines

I was getting a bit tired of using old photos for every challenge but I haven’t been anywhere to take photos lately.

Yesterday I went in to Hobart to meet up with Matt and Ally for lunch so I didn’t take the camera with me. I didn’t think there would be time for pictures if I was going to get home before dark.

I did take my phone though and although I don’t really enjoy using the smart phone for photos, I always seem to get my fingers in the way, I did snap off a few things I saw on the walk back to the bus stop. Unfortunately as my battery was getting flat it turned off wi-fi and the pictures did not import to Dropbox as they should have so I am late getting this post out.

Diagonal lines of a crane.
At a construction site.
brickwork on a shopping arcade.
coloured glass panels
diagonal lines on a window pane.
In the window of a framing shop.
manhole cover for Telstra cables.