Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Any Kind of Camera or Photographers

Camera’s and Photographers

Photographers

While I generally try to avoid getting other people in my photos sometimes photographing the photographers can be fun and sometimes a way to get a casual photo of a friend or relative when they are occupied and not thinking about posing.

Rail fans love taking line side photos of trains, my friend Bruce is somewhere in this picture.

Rail fans form a photo line by the track.

Here is Bruce taking photos while we were on a cruise on the Gordon River near Strahan six years ago this weekend. It was not a nice day but he persevered.

Bruce taking photos on our Gordon River cruise.

I took this one of David at Port Huon a few years ago. He always had a camera in the car in case he saw something he wanted to photograph although he rarely ever seemed to get a film developed once we moved here. He was thinking about buying a DSLR when he was taken ill.

David at Port Huon 2014

Photographer at work, Gardens By the Bay , Singapore. From my point of view they spoiled my picture of the Super Trees but as a picture of a photographer and model it works.

Taking photos at Garden’s on the Bay.

Cameras

This is the camera I use most often now.

My Pentax K10

As I have mentioned in the past David used to collect cameras. These next two photos are of some of  them. First a Bell & Howell 8mm movie camera and then two instant cameras, one by Polaroid and the other by Kodak.

An old movie camera from David’s collection.
A Polaroid 1000 Land Canera and a Kodak Instant Camera

This last one is Paparazzi Dog, a bronze sculpture in Salamanca Place. There are a series of these in various cities around the world. I even saw one in Singapore though I neglected to photograph it.

Bronze sculpture in Salamanca Square

 

 

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Outdoor Ways to Move Up and Down

Here are my photos for the above challenge. They are an assortment of old and new photos.

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While on a movie set
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While on a cable car
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While on the North Star
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While on the Wheel of Brisbane
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While on a Plane
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While you are working.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Outdoor Ways to Move Up & Down

Ups & Downs on Holidays

I found a few appropriate photos for this challenge amongst my holiday photos.

Flight of stairs in ANZAC Square , Brisbane

Climbing Walls are not a way I would choose to get up and down, you climb up and abseil down.

The climbing wall on Ovation of the Seas

Observation wheels which are really just super sized Ferris Wheels take you up above and back down again, in a roundabout sort of way. The North Star, an observation capsule onboard Ovation of the Seas does the same thing.

 

The Brisbane Wheel takes you up and down in a roundabout way.

The Brisbane Wheel at Southbank was just a dress rehearsal for the Singapore Flyer.

As we often docked at freight terminals we also saw a lot of cranes especially at Port Klang, Malaysia

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Busy or People Working

Busy People

For the first few photos I dipped into the archives for some local activities.

  • Workers trim the trees at the side of the road so that they don’t touch the power lines.
  • Local fire brigade volunteers cook sausages and burgers at a fund-raiser.
  • Cutting wood with a chainsaw

 

Trimming the trees near the power lines. In the foreground is the old road before it was realigned.
Sausages and Hamburgers at the fire station.
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A wood cutting competition at the Forest Festival.

A lot of people have to work hard to ensure that guests have a relaxing holiday. Here are a few of them.

  • Laundry worker
  • Kitchen hand
  • Ice cream stand attendant
  • Tour Guide
Working in the laundry.
Working in the Galley.
Serving Ice Cream

 

Busy keeping track of her tour party.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Free & Easy

Free & Easy

Home

Here are Cindy and Polly feeling free and easy at home. Rolling over because it’s fun to roll in stuff in the garden or just because you are totally relaxed.

Away

Here are some ways to be free and easy on holidays.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Leaves or Trees

Leaves or Trees

I just acquired my first smart phone so some of these photos were taken on it while I try to get used to operating the camera.

Smartphone Photos:

Cyclamen Leaf from my new cyclamen plant.
Leaves on my Poinsettia plant.
A leaf from the apple tree.

DSLR Photos:

The trees in my garden are favourite subjects and I’ve taken a lot of photos of them in every season over the past three years or so.

Weeping Maple in my garden.
Leaves on my Japanese Maple.
New leaves on the Photinia hedge. Spring 2017

 

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Wildlife

Wildlife

I was wondering what I was going to do for this challenge. Most of the wildlife I photograph seems to be birds lately. I did capture a picture of this lizard in my back garden a few months ago.

A scaly visitor

Here are a group of Japanese Macaques who live in an enclosure in City Park in Launceston. The babies were cute but hard to photograph as they were too busy playing to pose.

This is a potaroo, an Australian native marsupial animal that is related to the wallaby. When I was house sitting for a friend some years ago lots of them would come in to her garden to steal her vegetables and raspberry plants. I had to make sure that I secured the gates when I went to water the plants in the hothouse and the fenced in areas where she grew everything. The potaroos were not tame but they were unafraid of humans as you can see I could get quite close to this one.

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A cheeky little potaroo
Potaroos foraging, Franklin Tasmania 2012