Weekly Photo Challenge – Evanescent

ev·a·nes·cent [evəˈnes(ə)nt]
adjective
1. Soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing.

This week’s WPC theme is evanescent.  So many things can be thought of as fleeting; even life if you think about it. But today I am using a seasonal sort of fleeting, the quickly fading colour of Autumn leaves as they turn and then fall to the ground. To be picked up on vagrant winds and tossed around, or children picking up handfuls and throwing them into the air with glee, or the new buds blooming in the last rays of Autumn sunshine, only to bloom and die in the harsh Wintery winds, all things change, as do the seasons.

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As the last of the leaves fall, I am reminded that Winter is nearly upon us and to enjoy the last sunny days while we can. But soon, Spring will be back with new growth and sunny days, fresh green grass and brightly coloured blooms; and I will be there with my camera to capture it all.

~ Julz

 

Weekly Photo Challenge – Heritage

I have visited many places of late that could be considered Heritage, many of them are Heritage listed. But I thought for this week WPC – Heritage, I would focus on Coal Creek Historical Village in Korumburra in Victoria, it is a whole village focusing on the Black Coal Rush Heritage of Victoria in the 1880s. The whole region was coal focused until the 1960’s.

I guess that’s part of my heritage as a Victorian, so I figured it would be great for this week’s challenge. It’s a great spot to spend a day, especially as a family.

~ Julz

Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflecting

This week’s WPC is Reflecting, I often seem to miss the great reflections found in puddles after a storm (probably because I am still hiding inside where it’s nice and warm and cozy!), but great reflections can be found elsewhere…..or if you have a crystal ball handy, make your own! This sunrise made me catch my breath in the pre dawn light, so calm and peaceful. That bridge in the distance is a major highway and shortly after I snapped this pic, it was already busy.

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Some of my favourite reflections so far this year…….have a great week

~ Julz

Weekly Photo Challenge – Danger

When I initially read the challenge topic this week, I kept thinking “Danger Will Robinson, Danger!” from the old 60’s Lots in Space……….or is that just my crazy mind? Anyway I kept looking for dangerous things or signs and then I came across these macaroons and the Hopetoun Tea Rooms and Doughnut times with all those DANGEROUS, yet scrumptious desserts.

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If these images aren’t dangerous enough, try just walking past and NOT buying anything! I was so good, I let me camera inhale all the calories as I just looked on 🙂 Talk about a Danger to the diet!

~ Julz

Weekly Photo Challenge – Wanderlust

This week’s WPC theme is Wanderlust, seems so fitting this last few weeks.

Definition – a strong desire to travel.

In the last month or so I have been doing quite a bit of travel. We drove from Melbourne up to Broken Hill and Silverton and back through Swan Hill……..magically Outback Australia, nothing like it. We then after a Brief stop at home went back out on the road this driving up the Coast to Victorian Gippsland Region. From the red dirt of the Australian Outback to the pristine wilderness of Australia’s Coastline……yes I call that Wanderlust.

And it doesn’t stop there, we are off again a bit later in the year and I am already making plains for trips next year!

~ Julz

Weekly Photo Challenge – Earth

With Earth day coming up on April 22, our theme for this week’s WPC is Earth. I have just spent eight days in the Australian Outback, where I had no signal, nor internet for at least three of those days and more often than not; little to none on the rest of those days. I can’t say I went without any tech; I had my car, my camera and my tunes…but I did spend a week getting back to nature.

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Autumn is a magical time of the year in the Outback, days are wonderful and the nights not too cold, tru Spring often has wild flowers, but there is something about this time of year…..the light: the sunrises, sunsets and the evening sky – all magic

~ Julz

Weekly Photo Challenge – Surprise

Missed last week’s challenge, but I am back this week with the theme Surprise! How about some Light Painting in the desert? I think we surprised the local inhabitants……kangaroos, emus, donkeys and goats; no idea what they thought of our group (15 of us) hooting and hollering and lighting up the desert, just for art!

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These were taken at the Living Desert Sculpture exhibit outside Broken Hill, NSW. Think Mad Max Territory……not a soul around for miles and miles and here we were Light Painting the desert……………..amazing. Now THAT is Surprising 🙂

Not enough? How about seeing this guy while you are out bush walking? Actually it is my Hubby, he scared the socks of a six year old when he took the mask OFF! Sure SURPRISED that kid hehehehehe.

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Til next week, happy snapping……

~ Julz

WPC – Dense

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is Dense. It seems many people had the same thought as I and immediately went for a dense forest. Mine is from a Light Painting gig we did in the Redwood Forest. It is cool and creepy at the same time. Midnight in a deserted dense redwood forest, in the middle of winter in freezing conditions? So what do you do on a Saturday night?

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As a mad photographer and a digital artist, I will do just about anything for a really cool photo!

~ Julz