Saturday Morning Walk

As I’ve mentioned previously when I have house viewings I usually take Cindy for a walk. This has not been a whole lot of fun as most of my house viewings seem to take place on wet days and I end up heading for the nearest bit of shelter I can find. However, this week the two viewings I’ve had were on dry days so Cindy got a run on land by the football ground and I decided to look out for some photos for Cee’s Challenges.

There is a farm not far from my place and the boundary comes pretty near to the road. As I was walking past I noticed that behind the glass blowers studio was some old wooden fencing that would make a good photo. I don’t normally go round the back of that building but nobody was around today.

It was not easy to take photographs while holding Cindy with one hand and the smartphone decided to be particularly annoying by opening apps I didn’t want instead of the camera app and then taking random photos of my hands and feet when it did decide to work. Believe me, it was very nearly an ex smartphone today.

I did manage to get a couple of other photos while I was there but may return another day with my real camera and without Cindy.

I did not need a photo of my foot!

A Photo A Week Challenge: The Rule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds

I don’t consciously think about the rule of thirds when I’m taking pictures, but I probably do when I’m editing them as I often crop photos. I do enjoy looking at subjects that are a little off centre but every picture is different sometimes it’s fine to break the rules.

This old car has seen better days.

Messing about in boats – Franklin, Tasmania

Jetty on the Huon River.

An old church in Dover, Tasmania

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Close Up or Macro

Close-up

It’s funny how your photographic needs can change over time. When we used to go on steam train trips I found a long lens very useful for run pasts and even more so later on for photographing motor sports and action on the cricket field. A 300 or 400mm prime lens or zoom was one of my must have pieces of gear.

I like to take pictures of landscapes and buildings so a wide-angle lens is a must. Now that I am photographing more small things, dolls house interiors, flowers etc I could really use a macro lens but I don’t have one yet so I make do with what I have using the zoom lens or just getting in close with a standard lens.

Red petunia close up.

These photos were taken on my smartphone. I had to leave the house while some people were looking at it so I went to the old cemetery behind Sacred Heart School with Cindy. I managed to take a few photos there amongst the headstones. I don’t find cemeteries grim although sometimes it’s sad when you see the graves of babies and children or graves that nobody visits but old headstones tell their own stories.

A memorial rose

Part of a head stone

headstone of a baby.

Lily

A Photo a Week Challenge: Bridges

Building Bridges

I dug into my archives for this challenge and found many different types of bridge photos. Here are a few of them.

Artistic Bridges

Here are a couple of bridges that feature art in the form of sculptures.

Sandridge Bridge – A former railway bridge, now a pedestrian bridge in Melbourne.

Sandridge Bridge, Melbourne

The City to Sea bridge in Wellington, New Zealand passes over the main road to connect with the waterfront.

City to Sea Bridge Wellington
City to Sea Bridge, a public artwork.

City to Sea Bridge Wellington

The detail on the Bridge-City to Sea Bridge Wellington NZ

Historic Bridges

These bridges are beautiful as well as functional even after nearly 200 years.

Convict built bridges in Tasmania at Ross, Richmond and Campbelltown.

image Ross Bridge
The convict designed bridge at Ross.

bridge Richmond Tasmania
The bridge at Richmond built 1825 is possibly the oldest known stone bridge in Australia.

The Red Bridge, convict-built bridge, Campbelltown Tasmania

 

 

Snapshot Sunday: Apple Blossom Time

The apple blossom never seems to last long, October is often windy and sometimes it’s gone almost as soon as it has arrived.

In May I planted some bluebells under the tree, I honestly didn’t know then if I would be here to see them flower as the house was on the market already but I thought that they would look nice and be a parting gift to the house.

They flowered this week in time to coincide with the arrival of the apple blossom and it does look nice.  If I am still here in the autumn I’ll try to plant a few more. A mass of them would look beautiful next spring.