Sunset through the tree

Franks Tuesday Photo Challenge: Sunset

Most of this month the sunsets have had lots of colour mainly reds and oranges. I should have waited another day and I would have had the Sunset on Saturday post as mine for this challenge.

A few weeks ago, the fires came too close to my place and the sun was more orange as the atmosphere was smoke filled.


Back Catalogue

Frank from Dutch goes the Photo prompt: Back catalogue

I have gone right back into the archives for this image. I had a great deal of enthusiasm to do more but it’s Tuesday the following week already. These photos were taken with my Canon Tlb SLR Yes it is photo prints from film that are stuck into an album and I can’t get them out. These are about 40 years ago I think. Even in those days I was getting photos of nature. The top is a Waratah a wonderful Australian native flower and the State emblem. The other is a fluffed up Kookaburra.



Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge: Tourism

Where to go? What to see? Want to have a look? Some have names others well… can have a guess…….OK Let’s go……….

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Castel Vecchio Verona
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Grafton Bridge over the Clarence River
Japanese Gardens Toowoomba



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and a bit of my home town to finish170426_water_grafton_crown hotel


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He wants to focus

Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge: Focus

Just for fun…………..

Twin sisters in St. Luke’s Nursing Home were turning one hundred years old.
The editor of the local newspaper told a photographer to get over there and
take pictures of the two 100 year old twins.

One of the twins was hard of hearing and the other could hear quite well.

Once the photographer arrived he asked the sisters to sit on the sofa. The deaf sister said to her twin, “WHAT DID HE SAY?”

“Now get a little closer together,” said the cameraman. Again, “WHAT DID HE SAY?”
“HE SAYS SQUEEZE TOGETHER A LITTLE.” So they wiggled up close to each other.

“Just hold on for a bit longer, I’ve got to focus a little,” said the photographer. Yet again, “WHAT DID HE SAY?”

With a big grin the deaf twin shouted out, “OH MY GOD – BOTH OF US?”


Negotiating the Lock

The Tuesday Photo Challenge from Frank at Dutch goes the Photo prompt: Lock

Near where I stay in Paris is the Canal St Martin where sometimes boats travel along the canal, whether it be traders, ferries or the tourist sight seeing boats. In order to get through the canal and onto The Seine, the boats must negotiate a series of locks.

Here is Le Martin Pecheur making its way along the Canal St Martin.
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And then the gates open slowly190813_blog_challenge_lock_paris_canal_stmartin3
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What was that?

It’s not often I do a combined photo challenge.
So we have Sheryl’s Daily Word Prompt: Vanish
and Nancy’s Photo a Week Challenge: Timing is Everything
and Franks Tuesday Photo Challenge: Overhead

One day I was sitting in the garden
When from overhead
I heard something buzzing
growling, perhaps a deep throated roar.
I looked towards the horizon
I looked towards the mountains
Hold steady I said
The sound began to get louder
That strange buzzing
growling, perhaps a deep throated roar.
I held my camera to my eye
Hold steady I said
Timing is everything
The sound was almost overhead
I waited
from the tree tops
The sound was there
I held my nerve
I saw it as it flew overhead
Timing is everything
Quick get that shot
before it could vanish.
The sound started to wane
That strange buzzing
growling, perhaps a deep throated roar
In great excitement
I looked at my camera
opened the screen to reveal……….

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Timing is everything
when something is overhead
otherwise it will vanish.