For the duration of this notice, unless otherwise stated, all images have been trawled from my photographic archives... 2020 was not my most prolific camera year, so have some catching up to do!!!

31 January 2016

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MOONdays



December Moon, as seen from OZ

30 January 2016

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Saturday Symmetry



On a long train ride from Brisbane to Noosa, there were lots of interesting views... just not the weather to see most of them. The symmetry of this station fencing, backed buy the pattern of empty pallets behind caught my eye. Behind is the fiery poinciana and a glimpse of one of the Glass House Mountains.

29 January 2016

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"The optimist thinks this is the best of all worlds. 
The pessimist fears it is true."
(J R Oppenheimer)

28 January 2016

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It's the first Last Thursday of the year...



Photographing Christmas street lights whilst on the road brings interesting results...

27 January 2016

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Wings on Wednesday -
YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious of photographing birds.



Australian Noisy Miner. They live up to their name...

26 January 2016

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Shipping by...



My cousin's little launch... living on an island in the stream (...well, Pittwater...) makes it a necessity.

25 January 2016

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Monday's Critters



Female Net-Casting Spider. Several of these under the eaves in OZ! The don't build a permanent web, but literally create one on their forelegs to swing through the air and catch the prey.

24 January 2016

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SUNdays



Half an hour after sunrise on the dog beach at Noosa... placed my sunglasses over Fudge's lens for the filter effect.

23 January 2016

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Saturday Symmetry



A friend's door panel caught Fudge's lens...

22 January 2016

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"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."
(Winston Churchill)


21 January 2016

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Thursdays are reserved for the more 'artistic' shots...



Noosa, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, is quite a posh sort of place. For their Christmas decoration, they placed glowing 'fruit' on trees of the main street. When riding in a car going over speed bumps, these become something else again...

20 January 2016

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Wings on Wednesday -
YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in photographing birds


Not the sharpest shot, but did have the Fudge's lens fully stretched... and it was a grey, cold day in the land down under... This is a Rainbow Lorikeet, very common birds and cheeky little chappies!

19 January 2016

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Shipping by...



Another from the great OZ-venture... Taken on Scotland Island, Pittwater, Sydney NSW.

18 January 2016

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Monday's Critters



No, it's NOT real... but you know me. If it looks like a critter in any form, I nab it!!!

17 January 2016

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SUNdays



Would you believe that the number of 'sun'days whilst I was in OZ were countable on the fingers and thumbs of both hands? It was predominantly overcast /raining, cool and windy!!! However, was able to catch this sunrise through a friend's window dressings...

16 January 2016

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Saturday Symmetry



The Chinese Gardens of Friendship (est 1988), in Sydney's Darling Harbour district. The contrast of the pavilion wooden fretwork with the hi-rise buildings caught my eye...

15 January 2016

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"When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you."
(Lao Tze)


14 January 2016

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Thursday brings its own surprises...



On the recent trip Downunder, I managed to get my feet in the water.

Once.

Here's the proof.

13 January 2016

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Wings on Wednesday -
YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in photographing birds.



The Australian King Parrot (male). These generally rather shy birds are starting to adjust to urban living.

"Any seeds on that there cake???"

12 January 2016

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Shipping by...



Low tide on the Hawkesbury River, NSW... tucked away in the mangroves, a long distance from where I was standing, the red hull caught my eye. Full length of the Fudge's lens, slightly over-exposed, but here's a threesome left high and dry.

11 January 2016

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Monday's Critters.



You were warned the pickings were slim!!!

I took one of my many stuffed critters with me to OZ - necessary small for packing purposes. 'Eric' is the gift I received for sponsoring Isaac, the guide dog puppy, through his training (he's doing very well!!!)  This is us on a long train trip... The little fella on the right is Ted E Bear, a keyring pal.

10 January 2016

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SUNdays



Taken on the same walk as yesterday's shot... 1st November and the sun was, indeed, shining!

09 January 2016

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Saturday Symmetry



Before heading off to OZ, I took a wee wander round the Edinburgh neighbourhood... Loved the juxtaposition of the severe fence and the stately brickwork.

08 January 2016

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"A good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind."
(Morihei Ueshiba)

07 January 2016

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Thursdays are the anything goes days...

Taken during autumn lunar eclipse; no flash, long exposure; post-processed into B&W and "tempered glass" texture.

06 January 2016

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Wings on Wednesday -
Yam's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in photographing birds.

Australian Bush Turkey

05 January 2016

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Shipping by...

As per yesterday's comment, 'shipping' was far from where I stayed. Managed a couple of surprise shots though. Here's the first... The Hawkesbury River Postboat

04 January 2016

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Monday's Critters

Having been away in OZ for the last couple of months, you'd think I would have returned with many a new critter shot.... wouldn't you?  'Fraid not. I just really wasn't out and about in the right sort of places in my too-short visit. I did manage a few though. So here's the first for 2016!

Meet Remus, the miniature Fox Terrier, family member and cuddle-pooch extraordinaire...

03 January 2016

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SUNdays



Dawn over Edinburgh as the plane rises above the cloud layer. Fitting for the dawn another year... 

02 January 2016

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Saturday Symmetry


Parquetry flooring can be relied upon for symmetry! Here, the staging lights reflect in their own patterning and help to emphasize the 'history' of the hall...

01 January 2016

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May 2016 dawn pure as the purest white, drip with the freshness of morning dew and shine with light of healing in all hearts. Blessings to you all, dear viewers. YAM xx