Transport

Franks Tuesday Photo Challenge: Transport
Transport for fun190220_blog_challenge_quote_train_europe6_tourist_train
Transport for cool drivers181010_blog challenge_burble_ford_truck
Transport for extreme fun181212_blog challenge_blackandwhite_midweekmonochrome_motorbike_indian
Transport for ceremony181120_blog challenge_boats_venice
Transport for art190127_blog_challenge_voyager_sculpture_boat
Transport for visiting the world180504_blog challenge_transportation_plane

Transport where you don’t want to be a passenger180504_blog challenge_transportation_helicopter

Fear

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Fear

What did he do?
What made him do it?
The plane was in
the air
Followed by another
Was it his time
Did he fear what
he was going to do?

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And then it was time
no time for fear
Go now!
Jump
Open the parachute
The exhilaration of floating
But then
the roar of the motor
The smell of exhaust
Suddenly amid the spirals
he was there
floating within the circles

plane_parachute_lismore air show_named_july 2018

It was time to descend
Flag unfurled
helping steer ground ward
He had done it
The faces looking upward
Smiling
He was safe
He had no fear.

plane_parachute_close_lismore air show_named_july 2018

*If you look at the second photo, the second last spiral just below the plane, you can see a yellow dot of the parachutist

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
Nothing
I looked towards the mountains
Nothing.
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……….

170711_the plane and the tree

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

 

Blue and Yellow

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Blue and Yellow

The cute little flight simulator at a recent airshow. No I wasn’t allowed to get in.
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I thought I had more blue and yellow flowers. At least I found one of a Wandering Jew plant
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The Ponytail trees have an abundance of yellow flowers and lots of bees
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Curves

The word prompt from the Lens-Artists: Curves

The old wagons curves
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Lots of curves on succulents
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The Red-naped Snake showing some curves
red naped snake_crop_home_feb 2013

Pythons always have curves when they are having a nap.
carpet snake_close_named_binna burra_jan 2018
The gentle curves of a butterflies wingcaper-white-butterfly01_named_home_nov-2016

Curves in architecture – the Sydney Opera House
170609_blog challenge_buildings_sydney opera house

Bobbin loved to sit on the table
180928_blog challenge_blackandwhite_circles_curves_bobbin

The air show pilot filled the air with curves
plane_parachute_lismore air show_named_july 2018

Homecoming

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Sunday: Homecoming

The plane left South Korea in the afternoon. I looked out of the window a while out from landing back in Australia. The dark sky was just becoming light. Our Moon and a star were kissing the blackness as the sun began it’s day.
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The Sun rose and I could see that the plane wasn’t far from land. After a enjoyable time in Europe, it was time for my homecoming.
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