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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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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Traces of the Past: Some Car Bits

I took some photos of some old cars for Black & White Sunday: Traces of the Past – well not exactly the whole car just some bits and pieces that I found interesting.

The radiator cap and badge of a Chevrolet

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I did seem to think the radiator cap looked a bit surprised when I took the photo
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The wheels of the MG were painstakingly polished
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The Studebaker gave a bit of a smile
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I love this old pulley on my besties verandah too. It was raining so I just wandered the verandah looking for a subject to capture for the challenge before I remembered the cars.
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Black and White Sunday: Windows

I love taking photos of windows especially when I am travelling.  These two windows are in a place called Split in Croatia I took quite a few years ago but they came to mind when I saw this photo challenge.

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Many more windows can be seen at Lost in Translation

Black and White Sunday: Imperfect

What a photo challenge set by Paula for Black and White Sunday. Unmask those photos that you probably don’t want people to see.

What a great photo it could have been – the Sea Eagle with a fish.

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I have no idea what I was doing but it’s a nice shoe

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The cafe had a lot of metal pots, pans and utensils on the top of the cupboard, but most interesting was the watering can. The lighting was great.

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What could be better. A full moon rising with a palm tree in the foreground.

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Black and White Sunday: After and Before Y1-04

The after and before photos of a little Scarlet Honeyeater, the smallest of Australias honeyeaters, in an Australian native tree, a Pink Euodia. Scarlet Honeyeaters whizz around my garden like red jewels flashing in the sun.

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Black and White Sunday – Through

What a challenge! I couldn’t think of anything then a bit of inspiration kicked in which led to too many ideas.

Looking through to a garden in Rome.

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One of the many colonnades in Bologna

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Letting the ferry through the lock in Paris

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Looking through time in the 12th Century church in Verona

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Not many through photos from Australia as the ideas of those came to late

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