Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Stones or Brick

Stones and Convict Bricks

My theme for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge today is a historical one. Many of the older settlements in Tasmania were built with convict labour using bricks which were also made by the convicts. Naomi’s home town of Oatlands is one of those along with Ross, Richmond and Campbelltown to name some of the more well-known ones. Here are a few old photos re-edited.

Side of a building in Oatlands
Steps at the old Oatlands Gaol
Post office at Ross

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Anything with Numbers on it.

Numbers in Sport

For this challenge, I thought it would be interesting to use numbers that relate to sport. I’ll start with cricket. Here are two former Australian cricketers wearing their One Day International uniforms. I used an orange filter for 33 and a red one for 23 just to see the differences. Below is a typical cricket scoreboard.

I have a huge archive of photos of racing yachts, here are a couple that I took last year.

Most of my motor racing photos are still either slides or prints waiting to be transferred to the computer but here are a couple. Perhaps the most famous number in Australian motorsport history, Peter Brock’s 05 and his teammate that year Wayne Gardener, both taken at the Adelaide Grand Prix circuit. The last one is a Formula 1 car, a Brabham, from the late 1980s or early 90s. It has road tyres on as it had been taking part in a demonstration run before being displayed at a suburban shopping centre.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things Found on a Farm

Down on the Farm

I went for a walk hoping to find some new photos but what do you know. All the cows must have gone to find greener pastures because I didn’t spot one in the usual places near my house. I did find a few interesting things to photograph just the same.

Disused loading ramp.

Finally, here’s one I prepared earlier.

Goat on a friends’ hobby farm.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Anything with 1,2 or 3 wheels

Less than Four Wheels

Modern Art- Unicycle in a Hobart Gallery
Vintage Bicycles at QVMAG, Launceston
Police Officers in Darwin
Tricycle used by street cleaners in Singapore

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Candid Photography (Human or Animal)

Smile! You’re On Candid Camera

Here are a couple of candid photos of Cindy and Polly relaxing in the living room.

Cindy is about to doze off.
Polly is about to climb onto her favourite spot on the back of the couch.

Nearly all my photos of people are candid photos because I am too shy to ask people to pose. Here are a few from the archives.

Working on his boat

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Wheels


This week I have a few photos I took on my smartphone. I don’t really like using it for photography as it is quite slow to respond but it does take a reasonable photo and I can take it with me when it wouldn’t be convenient to take my real camera, like when I’m going grocery shopping or for that random moment when I’m waiting for someone who is giving me a ride.

Walking into Geeveston to buy groceries I passed by these two old cars.

An extra wheel?
Fancy wheels

Waiting in the car for a friend I amused myself taking a picture or two.

Steering Wheel

Wheels on the Water

Here is a couple from my visit to the Wooden Boat Festival.

Wheels on a boat
A Wheel on a trailer