Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Rocks and Stones

I have more phone photos today because although I went out with my camera on Friday it turns out that almost everything in Geeveston is made of wood!

Hobart

So here are some sandstone bricks I photographed in Hobart, many of the old buildings date from the 1820s and the bricks were made with convict labour.

Sandstone bricks.
The texture of an old brick
Mt Wellington taken from Sandy Bay

Huon Valley

An old headstone in the Catholic cemetery in Geeveston.

An old headstone.

Penguin

Rocks on the beach Penguin Tasmania

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Anything that is Hot and/or Cold

Cool Times on Ovation of the Seas

We’ve had some warm days here in Tasmania recently but I have been too busy to take any photographs so let’s see how people stay cool (or not) on Ovation of the Seas.

Getting an icecream on the pool deck is a delicious way to cool down although perhaps not so much for the guy serving them.

What could be cooler than ice cream on a hot day?

I didn’t try these but they look like a pretty good way to enjoy the pool.

Keeping cool on the pool deck.

Meanwhile the staff still have to get their work done. We got to do a tour and saw some of the places below decks.

The people in here always keep cool at work.

Cool room on Ovation of the Seas.

This guy, not so much.

Using the ironing press.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Field

Sports Fields

I decided to make sports fields the theme of this post. All the ones pictured are used for multiple sports but I have only visited in summer to watch cricket.

This photo was taken in 2010, my first ever time at a cricket match and the first time I had seen inside Bellerive Oval. There is a big new grandstand where the two small ones are now which is a shame in a way because you can’t see the mountain as well as before.

My first visit to Bellerive Oval in 2010. It looks very different now.

In the lead up to the Cricket World Cup practice games were held at suburban grounds. This was at Kingston and I especially liked the way the ground staff had prepared for the game which was between Scotland and Tasmania.

patterns in the grass. Kingston Oval.

Another first for me was to travel to Launceston on my own to see a charity cricket match at Aurora Stadium.

Aurora Stadium, Launceston, Tasmania

This one was taken at the playing fields at Rupertswood, a grand old house in Sunbury, Victoria. Cricket history has it that the legend of “The Ashes” began here. Apart from the modern lighting towers, this place has not changed a lot.

Playing fields at Rupertswood, Sunbury, Victoria

On the same trip to Victoria, my friends and I went on a tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground.¬† It was not a match day and I am unlikely to ever see any cricket played there because I won’t go to the mainland in summer if I can avoid it. However, I can imagine these empty stands full of excited fans on Boxing Day the traditional first day of the post Christmas Test Match because I have seen it many times on television.

The Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Public Transport (no private cars or trucks)

People on the Move

It’s no secret that I love photographing public transport especially ferries, trams, and trains. I tried to find some that I had not used before, or at least not recently.

The Manly Fast Ferry. This is a private service I think and crosses Sydney Harbour in much less time than the larger ferries.

The Manly Fast Ferry in Sydney.

Still in Sydney a picture I have used before but this time with a yellow filter.

Tram on the Light Rail system outside Sydney Central Station

I took this one at Kings Cross Station in Sydney. I am very familiar with this station having stayed in King’s Cross on various visits to Sydney in the past.

Train at Kings Cross, Sydney

I didn’t want to leave the buses out. I took this one outside Bellerive oval just before the end of a cricket match. The buses were lined up to take everyone home after the match.

Buses in the rain, outside Bellerive Oval.

This bus ran hop on hop off tours around Hobart and tours to the Cadbury Factory a few years ago. I think it is still in service in the summer time but for another company.

Double Decker bus used for tourists in Hobart.

Finally, a very old photo, taken in 1987 soon after David and I got our first car. We took a trip north to the Flinders Ranges. We saw this coal train somewhere near Leigh Creek SA so strictly speaking not public transport but this type of diesel was used for passenger trains too.

A scan of a coal train, Flinders Ranges SA 1987

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Flowing Water

Flowing Water

These first two photos are from our New Zealand cruise and were taken onboard Explorer of the Seas. Most of the larger RCI ships have a wave simulator like this one. No, I did not try it.

The FlowRider surf simulator on Explorer of the Seas.

After escorting us out of Wellington harbour the pilot-boat did some exuberant “donuts” to say goodbye. The water was such a brilliant colour in Wellington that I left a tiny bit of the colour in the photo.

The Pilot boat in Wellington farewelled us with water “donuts”.

This next one was taken on a dull rainy day and I only desaturated it a little bit. It was taken on the Gordon River cruise that David and I did with Gillian and Bruce in 2012. The wake is that colour because of tannin in the water.

Wake from our cruise boat on the Gordon River

This last one was taken on my phone one day when I was in Hobart and I had some fun playing with it in Picasa.

Fountain in Franklin Square, Hobart.

 

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Liquid Drinks (Hot or Cold)

Drinks

Water

Water for Cindy and sometimes for me.

Cindy’s water bowl
jug and a glass of water

Cold Drinks

Milk, although it’s mostly used in tea or coffee. Naomi likes Coke Zero so I usually have a bottle in the fridge for her. Some visiting friends brought the Sarsaparilla. I don’t like either but I will drink lemonade or juice in hot weather.

half empty bottles of soft drinks.
Carton of long life milk.

Alcohol

I bought this bottle of sherry for last year’s Christmas cake and pudding. I do like sherry but I did not particularly like this one so it’s only been used for cooking. That glass got poured straight back into the bottle after the photo.

Sherry in a glass.

Coffee

I take my coffee with milk but it makes a better picture black.

Fresh coffee

 

 

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Any Kind of Tables and Chairs

Tables for work and play

Dining Tables

Here are some dining tables with grand views.

Dining Tables on Explorer of the Seas
Dining tables Sydney Tower Restaurant.

Sea-Going  Tables

Some of the many tables and chairs I photographed on Ovation of the Seas

Tables in Bolero’s Bar, Ovation of the Seas.
Outdoor tables, Ovation of the Seas

Quirky Table and chair, Wonderland Restaurant, Ovation of the Seas

Hard Working Tables

What would we do without trestle tables?

Trestle tables at a fundraiser.

Play Tables

Gaming Tables on Ovation of the Seas