Candid Shots

An interesting photo challenge from Cee: Black & White Candid Shots. Here is a couple from my collection

Someone walking by
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The amazing art work from Russia in the Venice Biennale in 2015. The eyes actually moved. When this bloke left the room the eyes followed him.
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Thursdays Special: Pick a Word in September

Most times I just have one photo per word for Lost in Translations Pick a Word. This time I have a few more for the September Pick a Word and perhaps using my artistic licence for the matching photo.

Vantage

The view from Raspberry Lookout. My property is a few hills over on the left.
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In order to get a good take off, you must have a good vantage point.
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Bifurcated

You can’t fence me in
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Intruding

Sometimes I feel like I am intruding when photographing butterflies and spiders.
Three’s a crowd when the males chase the female Orchard Butterfly.
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Two Line-blue Butterflies getting “friendly”
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Yes, the Huntsman Spiders were in the dining room but I don’t think they had eating dinner on their mind.
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Jagged

Once a butterfly gets old, the jagged wings are the first sign of age as on this Australian Gull Butterfly
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Quayside

The yachts moored late in the afternoon after sailing from Grafton to Ulmarra.
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Quayside on the Great Canal, Venice
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Aperitivo

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge using the letters Ap I have dug out my photos of Aperitivo from my Italian adventure in 2015.

“Perhaps our favorite Italian tradition is the aperitivo, a drink/light meal that takes place at the end of the workday as a kind of warm up to dinner.” from The Art of Aperitivo

Aperitivo in Bologna
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Aperitivo in Naples
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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Letters W or X

Thank you Cee for making me really have a good think about this challenge.  The letter W has many possibilities but the letter X!!!!

I though of the many window photos I have so it was hard to cut them down to just a few. These are from my travels in Italy.

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I love the old window shutters.

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Windows with window sills filled with flowers are lovely.

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Some window just have one container of flowers

Now for the letter X. How many of you used to get a torch and do an X-ray of your fingers when you were kids?

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See more great photos by others on letter challenges with Cees Black and White Photo Challenge

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Letters U or V

Cee’s Photo Challenge using the letters U or V. We are getting closer to the end of the alphabet and these letters really had me thinking.

The promotion women walking through the streets of Rome in 2012 with their Umbrellas

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Every seagull needs an Umbrella on a hot Australian day at the beach

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What Vehicle would be the most appropriate for the letter V!!! Only a VW would do. This is my besties sons which one day will be resuscitated.

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The Water Vine is huge as it uses itself to climb higher through the trees in the rainforest

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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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A bit of Italy

I was looking for a photo a while ago and saw my last holiday photos folder. I have always wanted to do something with them otherwise they just sit there and no one ever sees them. I thought I would start with some of the Italy photos. Not the usual tourist ones but just interesting stuff I photographed. I hope you find them interesting too.

I took a lot of photos from the train as it rocketed through the countryside at up to 300kph. I like this one of a Tuscan villa as it almost looks like a painting. This is unchanged, the raw photo.

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I found this colonnade of wisteria in a garden in Florence, the Gardenia Boldini. The light coming through the flowers looked very surreal.

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I like the look of courtyards that are hidden away from the street. To get to this courtyard was a walk down a tunnel under the buildings. I am sure I have a number of “down the tunnel into a courtyard” photos.

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Just walking down the side streets of Verona often yields something different. This cart was just there beside that wonderful coloured wall.

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Everywhere are shutters. These shutters were on the Ponte Veicchio in Florence.

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Yes, this was in the window of a hairdressers in Verona. No need to say more!!!

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There are tons of photos of stained glass windows. I was going to do a blog of just stained glass window so here is a taste.

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Some sculptures were quite different to others. I have no idea about this just that it was on a marble table like that. It was in a Basilica in Rome.

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This is my favourite stained glass photo which was in the ceiling in a church in Rome.

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Well thats a taste of Italy of things I found. I am so looking forward to going again.