The word prompt from Lost in Translation: Pairs

A pairs of Red-browed Firetail Finches

A pair of Rainbow Lorikeets
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A pair of Superb Fairy Wrens

A pair of Pacific Black Ducks
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I’m out of here too. Hope you liked my pairs

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Thursdays Special: Pick a Word February

Again Paula has supplied five great words to find a photo match in this my favourite photo challenge Pick a Word


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The Begonia

A photo challenge from Lost in Translation: Once Over

I like this photo challenge as I quite often am not satisfied with a photo I have taken and want to try and capture the feeling or mood when I was attempting to get what I wanted.

Here is the original – the closest of many photos to what I hoped to achieve.
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What I wanted but just couldn’t adjust my camera to the right settings to achieve was a dark background in order to fringe highlight the small hairs on the begonia leaves and stems. Once I had manipulated the image to what I desired, I then removed some of the elements that I didn’t want in the photo with cropping and cloning.
This is my final result.
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Forgotten in the paddock

For Thursdays Special: Traces of the Past I am going back to the recent past as Australias history is just over 200 years.

A property near my place they have some implements that were used on the farm in the 19th Century.

It used to take 2 days to go to town by horse and cart. Now-a-days I can drive to town in 25 minutes
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I think this was a stick rake. The seat doesn’t look very comfortable. It is similar to my tractor seat though.

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It is a pity to see the wagon falling into disrepair. My Grandfather was a Wheelwright and would be disappointed to see this wagon like this.

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The iron work is still in good order despite being out in the weather for quite a number of years

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Thursday Special: a bit more

Finding one photo was difficult so I have picked a few that were very challenging from my favourite photo challenge Pick a Word. What photos would you have chosen for these words. Have a look at everyone elses favourites for 2017 at Lost in Translation


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Thursdays Special: your best photo of 2017

As the year winds down, Paula has asked not for a difficult photo challenge, but for the best submitted to Lost in Translation for 2017.

I have chosen the photo that Paula found special in 2017 with the word prompt Nautical from the Pick a Word in August. It almost matches Paulas photo as mine is from Rovinj as well


I am looking forward to more of my friend Paulas photo challenges in 2018 as it was a Pick a Word way back in February that started me with photo challenges. In case you didn’t see this blog, have a look at Something happened in 2017

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