Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Colour of Your Choice

My Choice is Red

Red is my favourite colour so of course, I could not resist using it for this challenge. Just for fun, I decided that all my pictures would be vehicle-related and the reddest reds  I could find.

The featured image is an old South Australian railcar, these were a maroon colour when new. We called them Redhens for a weird South Australian reason.

Scarlet Ferrari

I know Ferrari’s come in other colours but if they are not red what is the point?

TGR “Y” Class diesel

Old Tasmanian Railways diesel.

Hobart’s Hop on Hop Off bus.

A tourist bus needs to be eye catching.

A vintage fire engine at Hobart Fire Station.

A vintage fire engine.

US yacht Commanche in Hobart after the 2014 race.

A racing yacht.

image Spirit of Tasmania
Boarding the Spirit of Tasmania

Red brake lights as we approach the red and white ferry.

image Virgin jet
Virgin Airlines passenger jet from 2013.

I think it is a shame that Virgin no longer paints their jets red.

The Wooden Boat Festival 2019

Here is a more cheery post than I’ve done recently. Today is the first day of the Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart. It is only on once every two years so I didn’t want to miss it. As I was not sure if the bus would be running from Geeveston I opted to stay an extra day with Matt and Ally and go from their place leaving Matt to doggy sit Cindy.

I got a ride to town with Ally who had to work and arrived around 11:30am. Of course, as it was the first day, not all the boats had arrived and many were making their way into the harbour when I arrived. The tall ships that are usually on display were not due until the afternoon and unfortunately, I was not able to stay to see them.

There were still a lot of very nice ones to see though. Some were quite old but a lot of the ones that I saw were built in the last forty years. I’m sorry but I have a hard time thinking of something from the 1990s as old.

I walked around for a couple of hours taking photos of the ones that I liked best. It was already quite busy although still easy to get a seat in the food area where I stopped to get a baked potato for lunch.  At this point, I thought I should check on Cindy and messaged Matt. He said that she had been howling a lot and of course I immediately felt guilty for leaving her and cut my visit short.

I did manage to take more than 50 photos though. Here are some of them.

https://www.australianwoodenboatfestival.com.au/

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 Fun Foto Challenge: Things People Drive (Ride, Pilot or Captain)

Two Wheels, Four Wheels, No Wheels, Legs

I do seem to take a lot of photos of types of transport. It is a favourite subject of mine after all.

Two Wheels

Many cities have free or cheap bike hire. In Singapore it is free and the bicycles turn up all over the place. Melbourne is a bit more regimented.

A Hire Bicycle, Singapore
Melbourne's St Patrick's Cathederal.
Visitors taking a selfie in front of Melbourne’s St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Four Wheels

I spotted this delivery truck in Singapore, a little bit of Tasmania for sale.

A little bit of Tasmania in Singapore.

Hop on Hop off tour buses are found in many cities too. This is the Hobart one obviously.

Hobart’s Hop on Hop Off bus.

Wheels and legs in this one taken in Melbourne.

Horse and Carriage Melbourne

Wheels on Rails

I can never visit Melbourne without taking photos of trams and there is another bicycle too.

Swanston Street Melbourne October 2014.

Trains in Melbourne.

Trains at Southern Cross Station
Trains at Southern Cross Station (formerly Spencer St) Melbourne 2014.

Lots of Wheels

A log truck on Scotts Road, Geeveston

No Wheels (except for steering)

A tourist ferry in Hobart.

This ferry does tours.

Like trams in Melbourne, I can’t resist taking photos of ferries in Sydney.

A big ship and a little one.

Snapshot Sunday: Cartela

I was wondering what to do for today’s photo when I read an article about the restoration of the MV Cartela. She is about to go into a specially made dry dock for further restoration before being reunited with her original steam engine.

I looked amongst my photos and discovered one I had forgotten about from 2009 when she was still based in Hobart. This was taken during the Wooden Boat Festival of that year. The interior photo two years later when we were fortunate enough to cruise on the Derwent with her.

Then she came down to Franklin via Port Huon in 2014. That is one of my favourite photos.

Recently while on our “Yukon” trip I was able to photograph Cartela from the other side.

I hope that I’ll be able to photograph her fully restored one day and enjoy a trip from Hobart to New Norfolk.

Links:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-24/bold-plans-to-restore-the-cartela-to-river-derwent/9898216

 

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Trains & Tracks

On Track

Of course I have lots of pictures of trains, hundreds in fact, but most of them were taken when we used film cameras, some are even on slide film. I’ll try to find some on the computer that I haven’t shared before or at least not too often. I have again used Adobe Photo Elements 2018 to edit these and played with some different effects.

This is a rerun. I have used it at least once before but I like it. It was taken in the Adelaide Railcar Depot where we used to work. It is a 300 Class diesel railcar probably built in the late 1950s.  They had no air conditioning and in summer got very hot, especially when they had been sitting in the yard for hours. They were like ovens and we had to clean them.

South Australian Railways 300 class railcar

Another picture I’ve probably used before but with a different effect. Museum Station in Sydney. Museum is one of our favourites because of its old-time decor so it perfectly suits the vintage look and I even added some scratches.

Museum Station, Sydney 2012

Tracks can also be for trams. Here is one at the Tram Museum at Loftus outside Sydney.

Vintage Tram, Loftus NSW 2012

A V Line locomotive at Southern Cross Station in Melbourne 2014. I shot this through a glass window and was unable to get rid of the reflections but if you look closely you can see a tram reflected in the middle of the picture.

V Line loco, Melbourne 2014

Then of course there are model railways. This one was at a show in Sunbury, Victoria 2014.

Model train, Sunbury 2014

This last one is very old, taken on a trip to Alice Springs in the 1980s, one of the few I have of this class of locomotive. At the time this was taken you had to go to Port Pirie or Port Augusta, South Australia to see one as they were on standard gauge and the main line to Adelaide was still broad gauge so seeing the standard gauge diesels was exciting.

Diesel locomotive probably Alice Springs 1980s

A Photo A Week Challenge: Over 100 Years Old

Veterans of Tasmanian Steam

Two grand old ladies, MV Cartela built in 1912 and Preana built in 1896. Cartela is currently undergoing restoration to be returned to steam power and Preana is restored and available for charter trips.

MV Cartela-Port Huon wharf July 2014
Steam Yacht Preana built 1896

The West Coast Wilderness Railway runs between Queenstown and Strahan. Its three locomotives are the original ones used by the Mt Lyell Railway Company to service the mines. All were built inbetween 1896-98

Train departing Queenstown Tasmania, West Coast Wilderness Railway
West Coast Wilderness Railway
Locomotive on the West Coast Wilderness Railway near Strahan