Books

The word prompt from Kate’s Friday Foto Fun: Libraries

Libraries
always full of books
now there are
places where you can
swap books
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a place
to sit and read
or watch the people
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books on all
subjects
arranged to
so you can find
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from the latest
to books
from the past
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My favourite part
in a library
is the mystery
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One of my favourite songs

Sphere

The Weekly Saturday Photo Challenge from Sue: Sphere

I went in search of a particular sphere photo. I didn’t find it but found these
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I found the photo and it is now the featured image

The Town Criers are an Australian band from the 60’s

Before and After April 2019

Here is a new photo challenge from Bren Before and After

From the photo supplied by Bren, the aim is to “edit the image using your own creativity and with whatever software programs or apps you use.”

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The original image supplied by Bren
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Edited by bushboy photos at http://www.bushboy.blog

The software program I use is Corel PaintShop Pro 2019 Ultimate. I am sure you would like to know what I did…….well so would I as I started playing around and just kept going
I used an Artistic Effect called Chrome, I then enhanced the colour saturation, reduced the light, increased the highlights. The next process was an Image Effect called Seamless Tiling utilising Mirror effect. As for the percentages and other details I didn’t take notes. Maybe next month I shall be more diligent!!

 

Signs on roads or buildings

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Signs on roads or buildings

One from Rome
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One from on the way to my place180322_way_sign on highway
One from Toledo Spain190417_blog_challenge_road_sign_spain
One from London190417_blog_challenge_road_sign_london
One from Paris190417_blog_challenge_road_sign_shop_paris
Another one near my place180828_blog challenge_counrty road_signs

One from Beaune France
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One from Barcelona
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Fire

The word prompt from Nancys Photo a Week Photo Challenge: Fire
So much fire.

There’s the to keep warm outside on a winters nightfire04_home_sept 2013
Of course there is the Fire Sticks plant in the afternoon sun
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or the flowers of a Fire Wheel Tree
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The glowing embers as the fire dies downfire03_named_binna burra_august 2015
Always need a fireplace190122_blog_challenge_fireplace_garys_duroux_rd_jackadgery
and firewood to go into the fireplace to cook or keep warm190219_blog_challenge_winter_firewood_ute
There is the fire of hell that religion depicts on church windowsstained glass_fire_avignon_may 2012
Some days it seems like our Sun is on fire170408_summer_fire02
The magic of fireworks180627_colourful_fireworks7
The skill of the fire twirler190128_blog_challenge_sunday_stills_night_fire_twirler1

The life savers in the Sky Crane to put out the bushfires
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I couldn’t forget to put in a Red-browed Firetail finch
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Or candles to remember and pray in the church
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Cat in the Window

The photo challenge from Judy at Life Lessons: Cat in the Window

While travelling in France, we stayed in Dijon with a lovely couple in an AirBnB. They suggested we go to a nearby town, Beaune.  We were walking in Beaune when some people started to look across the road and up to a first story window. A couple of people spoke to us in French and then signalled us to look up. A magical moment shared with the people in the street.

Not really a Cat and not really in a window but three cats sitting outside of a window

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