A seat or two

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Any Kind of Seating

The lovely seating on the fast trains through Europe
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No, it’s not Fred Flintstones lounge but a seat in a museum in Bologna
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A fun seat. A carousel in Marseille
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The wooden seat at a friends place
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A handy seat
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Traces of the Past – Pottery

Black and White Sunday from Paula at Lost in Translation: Traces of the Past.

Lately I have posted a bit of me for Traces of the Past. This post follows that trend.
I was wondering what to do while standing in the kitchen doing the washing up. On the window sill there were a couple of things that needed a bit of a wash. That’s when the idea struck, why not do the pieces of pottery that are on the window and around the house.

These pieces of pottery were done by my daughters in the after school pottery classes in their Mothers potters shop around 20 years ago. They were primary school age, less than 12 years old, when these pieces were made. All the photos of the works are on a chopping board made by my eldest daughter in woodwork at high school, which you can see is still used today. Actually it was today. I prepared my lunch using the chopping board!

A lovely small bowl for Mothers Day
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A horse in a yard with a tree.
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Who wouldn’t want a shoe with laces and a nice bow
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Mum at the pottery wheel.
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A wonderful orange boat.
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My girls had pet rats so no wonder they were the inspiration for this pottery rat. Such an adorable face.
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Another view of the rat.
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I think this turtle is just lovely.
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The first small bowl in this post with a bit of colour.
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The turtle in colour
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Who couldn’t love that face
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Shape and Texture

A collaborative theme. Concept and art direction by KimskyArt. Photography and photo edits by bushboy photos.

A walk around the garden admiring the Shape and Texture of the plants, trees and flowers, designing and taking a concept from ideas and thoughts through the lens, onto the screen.
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Did you have a favourite?

Cars Trucks and Motorcycles

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Cars Trucks and Motorcycles

I have had a look around my folders to find some Trucks
The old truck that has been part of my street forever it seems
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The truck on the street in Murwillumbah
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One of the smallest trucks I have ever seen. On the street in Dijon
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Actually this truck in Rome is the smallest
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And now we have the Cars
A green car in Dijon
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I had to leave the yellow on this car for Cee. A Fiat in Genoa
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It’s time for the Motorcycles
In my past life, I used to work on the tack at the motorcycle races as a flag marshal. One of the best jobs as you are right beside the track. These are from the mid seventies. Yes I always had my camera with me in those days too except the photos were selective as it was film and cost a bit to get processed. These photos are in colour and scanned to black and white
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The Blue-banded Bee

I can’t remember the last after and before photo challenge I participated in. I enjoy converting photos and when a Blue-banded Bee is looking for nectar I have to wander around the garden chasing bees

The Blue-banded Bee and the Blue Ginger.
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I wondered what the photo would look like with a bit of selective colour
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Pop into Lost in Translation: After and Before to see more great photos.

 

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Black and White Birds

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Heads or Facial Features

A Blue-faced Honeyeater enjoying some lunch
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A Bush Stone Curlew was not impressed with me waking it up
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Getting up close and personal with a Kookaburra
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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Bikes

I have been thinking of what bike I could use for this challenge. I remembered this bike made from wire which comes from Africa bought in a local garage sale.

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Drop into Cees for more bikes

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Cees Black & White Photo Challenge

This photo challenge from Cee is words with double letters

I have gone double letters with two words. I took these photos of a Little Wattlebird a couple of days ago.

Looking about the Poinciana for a insect or two
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You have to be an acrobat to find food under leaves
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Perhaps there is something over there
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Oh….it’s just a bloke with a camera
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Black and White Sunday – The Cathedral

For this Traces of the Past, I recently spent a bit of time on a rainy day in the Cathedral Church of Christ the King in my town of Grafton NSW Australia. The Cathedral was finished in 1884. Originally there was a small wooden church on the site built in 1842. The Cathedral is in a great green space in the heart town with the bell tower ringing out the time, a tradition I love.

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The hand carved foundations made of sandstone
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This side of the Cathedral has lots of lichen
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The northern face. You can see the two halves of the church in the roof line where the second part was added
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Looking toward the front door and the white roses in the garden.
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Looking towards the old bell tower
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Looking along the aisle to the back of the Cathedral
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The pews have been replaced by comfortable chairs with cushions
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Some of the old pews have been retained
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The old wooden seats in the front of the cathedral have been kept as well but with cushions added for the comfort of the cathedral officials.
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There are many parts of the Cathedral that have been kept in good order
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The font in front of the dedication to the Indigenous history of the Clarence Valley.
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The ceiling is wonderful highlighting the history of the Valleys timber history
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One of the brick arches that support the structure
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The back of the Cathedral where you can see the shapes of the stained glass windows
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Looking inside. Aren’t the lights lovely
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A bit of selective colour
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I couldn’t not show you the colour version
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And of course I also had to include a bit of the nature who live around the Cathedral. You will always see a Skink or two on the walls.
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Hope you enjoyed a look around the Cathedral in my town.

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