Sydneyside

I was in Sydney for work last week and one night, it was almost 7 before I got back from work, so did some googling and found a great spot to see the city, the bridge and even the Opera House. The light was fading and a storm was rolling in, so it was quite…

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One Photo Focus 3

This week for One Photo Focus, Stacy from Visual Venturing brings to us a photo from Loré Dombaj from Snow’s Fissures and Fractures, called Scene from a Salzburg Cafe. Actually, I have a sneaking feeling that I’ve been to this very spot many many years ago! Here is the original photo:   I had a little trouble trying…

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Who Am I ??

I found some very cool plants on my recent travels. My header image is shown in colour in the gallery below – it’s a very cool dark dark purple colour. It’s an amazing succulent, but I couldn’t find anyone to tell me what it is. The header image, I was trying some new editing. I converted…

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Eclectic Street Life

My dear Justine at Eclectic Odds n Sods has been hosting a fabulous series of challenges for us to get involved in, share our words and pictures, thoughts and ideas. If you haven’t stopped by, please do, it’s always a treat. This Eclectic Corner Challenge #7 is called Street Life, Photography and Writing and asks…

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Fly on Flower

Fly lands on flower      Searching for the sweet nectar            But he’s not a bee   My first and quite pathetic attempt at a haiku – eek! But I like the photo. Unfortunately, his feet are disappearing into the flower due to my shallow depth of field but this…

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So Not Ready

She drove as fast as she could. Her heart racing as fast as the car, the terrifying phone call replaying itself in her mind. As she checked the rear-view mirror, she lost focus for a second and the car swerved dangerously close the edge. She was close to tears, her mind working overtime, thinking of…

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Despair

As the day draws to a close and the light begins to disappear, he climbs his rock and waits just near the edge. He shakes his head. What is he waiting for? His love has gone. Not coming back. No chance. But he can’t stop. This is their spot. This is where they found each…

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Lost in Abandon

They left their bikes tied to a signpost and ran down the hill, hands clasped, giggling. After three years of waiting, they wanted nothing more than to lose themselves in each other. As they approached the water, he let go of her hand so that he could pull off his shirt. He turned to her,…

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The Prison of Her Heart

And she takes another step. A step towards the gap. The gap in the wall. The wall of her prison. The prison of her heart. I’ve been nominated by afairymind over at Storyteller’s Abode to participate in the 5 Photos / 5 Stories Black and White Photo Challenge. She has been posting some great photos with some…

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Colour My World

  Just trying something a little different today. This is the photo that I wanted to use for Justine’s Eclectic Corner #6, where she posted a lovely piece of a story as a prompt for us to submit some writing or a photograph in response. One part of her writing struck me – she wrote…

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Toytown

  For this week’s photo challenge, Scale, I immediately thought of my photo taken from King’s Park in Perth, of the construction of the new conference centre. It is now complete, but I love the effect created here using th “Diorama” art filter on my Olympus OMD EM5. This mimics the effect you would see…

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