Black & White Sunday: Traces of the Past

I like the Traces of the Past photo challenge as I try to find subjects that may be a bit different. Follow the link to see other bits and pieces of the past that great photographers conjure up.

My Trace of the Past was found during an Angourie Dunecare revegetation and site clean up. One of the volunteers found a handbag discarded under a shrub covered in vegetation and sand. The handbag had been there for quite a number of years. Upon opening the old handbag, they discovered the contents was more or less intact despite being in the harsh conditions for almost 40 years. One of the volunteers managed to track down the owner who said the handbag was stolen from their car while they were at the beach during their honeymoon. She asked if her engagement ring was still in there. Unfortunately the ring and money which was in her purse were gone.

Have a look at the contents and see how many things you can name?

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Black and White Sunday: Structure – man made

I had this idea for Paulas Lost in Translation black and white photo challenge Structure but I switched to using my usual nature photos. This time I have a couple of man made structures.

Looking down the path of the Grafton Bridge
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The walkway from a ferry wharf in Sydney
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Black and White Sunday: Structure

This photo challenge from Lost in Translation, Structure, has made me think of the structures that I like to discover and photograph. Of course I don’t mean man made structures but the wonderful structures in nature.

Look how the Spangled Drongo has attached the nest to the trees branches in a very loose looking structure.
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It is just right for the Spangled Drongo to sit among the eucalypt leaves.
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The Noisy Friarbirds nest is a jumble of strips of Stringybark trees woven into a basket like structure with a side opening
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The most basic of nests has to be the Tawny Frogmouth. The nests structure is a pile of sticks in the fork of the tree. Shhh, don’t disturb the nocturnal Frogmouth.
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Another jumble of sticks makes the structure of the Square-tailed Kites nest. There is a pile of sticks under the nest which didn’t sit properly and fell to the ground.
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The Ospreys huge nest on an open branch where they can see all around. The nests structure of sticks, moss and a huge amount of Grandfathers Beard.
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What nest wouldn’t be a nest without some babies!!! The cup like structure of the Grey Fantails nest is built onto the branch using spiders web to help make it stick.
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Things made of wood

A great photo challenge from Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things Made of Wood

So many things made of wood to choose from. Here is just a few

The hand made wooden pier at a friends place
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The eagles nest
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An old wooden bridge
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My friends wooden seat. It is very comfortable
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The stairway leading to the flat in Paris
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Black and White Sunday: Before and After

It is interesting to see the same photo in black and white and in colour. What is your favourite?

In days gone by, I am sure someone has a black and white photo of the old horse  drawn trolley bus.
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It has been lovingly restored and you can still take a short ride when it is available.
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I took these two photos this afternoon thinking of the Before and After photo challenge. The Iris is one of my favourites that I was given from my elderly neighbour before he went into care
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The colours are stunning
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Pick your favourite from other photographers contributions at Lost in Translation

Black and White Sunday: Lying Low

For this week’s Black and White Sunday photo challenge, Paula is hoping to see some photos from a low lying perspective. I always am getting down to get “that photo” especially of Fungi. I have a number of blogs just on fungi. Looking at the photos in black and white is different. What do you think?

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Have a look at Lost in Translation to see more Lying Low photos

Black and White Sunday: Typical

It’s just a typical day at home for the Black and White Sunday Photo Challenge

In the front of the house, the family drop in for breakfast
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While out the back, a mother and her Joey look about for something else to eat
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A typical day at home.

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Two of Anything

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Couples, Twins, Two of Anything

I love my nature photos so I looked for a some bird photos for this challenge.

White-throated Honeyeaters at the little pot birdbath
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Two Whipbirds on the Wisteria
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Two Seagulls at the beach
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Two Terns with their windswept “hair”
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