In the Distance

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge is In The Distance. I looked at landscapes and other photos that felt like they were within the topic, In the Distance. How far is in the distance? Is it from here to there?

These are the mountains on the way to my place. I can’t remember the blogger I was talking to about sepia, but I thought I would give it a go
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I reckon the Sun is in the distance
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Same view but in sepia and showing more of the distance
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I am sure the Moon is in the distance.
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I love our Moon especially when it smiles at me In the Distance.
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I went to the optometrist a while ago.
She asked “What seems to be the problem?”
I told her that I had trouble seeing distance.
She took me outside, pointed to the sky and asked “What’s that?”
Of course I said “It’s the Sun.”
She then said “How far to you want to friggin’ see?”

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Thursdays Special: Fall

Here where I am we don’t really have Fall or Autumn as we call the season. My seasons are more wet and dry or cool and hot. The trees don’t drop leaves except when a storm rages through or it is hot and then they don’t change colour on the tree, just drop to the ground green and turn brown. This does create a minor problem but it is lucky I have been in the Northern Hemisphere in Autumn although Paula did add other provisos that a waterfall or other fall was OK as well.

Here is my bit of Fall from Dijon
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and London
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See other fabulous photos on Lost in Translation

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Brave

THIS is a short story for The Daily Post prompt Brave.

In the early history of Australia, many a brave sailor with their wooden sail boats, made their way along the southern part of Australia known as the Limestone Coast on part of the Southern Ocean known as Bass Strait. These seas were treacherous and many a ship never reached their destination.

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The weather was often against the sailors, their crew, their passengers and cargo. There are approximately 638 known shipwrecks along the coastline, many which remain undiscovered.

The Shipwreck Coast
The Limestone coast of South Australian and the south west coast of Victoria is known as the Shipwreck Coast. This section of coastline is made up of cliffs, reef, islands and outcrops of rocks. In combination with the winds of the’ roaring forties’ and the often stormy seas, sailing these waters could be very dangerous. Along a 130 kilometre stretch of the Victorian coast from Port Fairy to Cape Otway alone there are over 80 shipwrecks.

‘I have seldom seen a more fearful section of coastline’, wrote Matthew Flinders, the explorer who first mapped the coast of Australia.”
(From http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/early-austn-shipwrecks)

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Despite the dangerous journey from South Australia to Victoria many a vessel sailed these water.

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There are many a wreck or part thereof still that can been seen even from the lookout points along the Great Ocean Road.

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Imagine the sight that the sailors of years gone by would have seen.

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If not for the lighthouses that were constructed. One of these was the Cape Otway Lighthouse which was built in 1848. Then the lighthouse known as the ‘Beacon of Hope’ and sits 90 metres above the ocean. Cape Otway Lighthouse is the oldest surviving lighthouse on mainland Australia and considered the most significant.
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See https://www.lightstation.com/

I hope you enjoyed a quick journey along the Limestone Coast where many a brave sailor and people lost their lives.
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Travel Theme: Storm

It’s storm season here. From a very dry Winter to many storms and thankfully rain to soak a parched earth. My garden is very happy now, so are the weeds in the paddocks and surrounding bush.

Here are a few storm photos gathered from around the area where I live.
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I find nothing more exhilarating than a storm at night. Fascinating and scary at the same time

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter I

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge I am going to take liberty with the Letter I. I could have selected some of many Insect photos or other bits of nature starting with the letter I. But no, this Fun Foto Challenge is the word In.

In the bird bath. A Eastern Yellow Robin
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In the bird bath. A Magpie
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In the bird bath. An Eastern Whipbird
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In the bird bath. Noisy Miners
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In the bird bath. A Thornbill
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In the bird bath. White-throated Treecreepers
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In the bird bath. Eastern Whipbirds sure like to splash about.
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I is also for Indignant
“Do you mind……I’m taking a bath here”
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“Hey you….yeah you with the camera. A bit of privacy please”
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For more Fun Fotos from other photographers check out the Letter I

I am also going to cheeky and slip another blog onto Dutch goes the Photos Birds

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Bird – The Gull

When Frank proposed the topic of Bird I said I was only going to do one but I had to add another. This is the photo that came to mind from Franks Gull prompt photo.

The Gull in Venice
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There are more Bird photos here

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Bird

What a photo challenge from Frank at Dutch goes the Photo. Bird. I am going to be good and stick to the topic of Bird. Yes just one bird photo. This is the last bird I photographed. I decided to do this so I didn’t wade through thousands of photos of birds.

This is a Green Catbird
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Have a listen to why they are called Catbirds here

Enjoy all the other birds from around the world at Dutch goes the Photo

Black & White Sunday: Shapes

I have many bird photos. One photo was a bird against the sky and was silhouette like. This led me to take some of my colour bird photos, convert to black and white. From there the process was to draw around the outlines in black, fill the bits that weren’t black enough and the white was recoloured whiter.

I hope you enjoy the Shapes slideshow of my Bird Silhouettes

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Thank you Paula for a great theme for Black & White Sunday

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