Friday Flowers – Blooms of Bali, Part 4

Continuing with my feature of the wonderful flowers photographed in Bali, this week I feature the Purple blooms. Most of the flowers this week are orchids (not sure of the individual species)… With some Bougainvillea and another assortment of flowers, that I have no real idea of the species or names. I hope you have…

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Regular Random – Dandelion Seed

I recently acquired some extension tubes for my Sonya7ii (this a tube fitted to a camera between the body and lens to shorten the distance of closest focus of an object so that close-up pictures can be taken). As much as I love the new Sony, I don’t have a macro lens and they are expensive,…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Temporary

This week’s WPC is Temporary : What we capture is just one specific moment of alignment between the world, our camera, and our eyes. I guess Fall is most on everyone’s mind in the Northern Hemisphere, but here in the South we are in Spring, with Summer just around the corner. For us in Victoria…

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Spring Outings – Alowyn Gardens

Its Spring and we got a small burst of warm weather and sunshine, already quite late in the season, but our yearly trek to Yarra Glen was overdue. We have been going for several years now, Alowyn Gardens is a wonderful garden and nursery in the Yarra Glen hills, amidst wineries and farmland. Our last few…

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Share Your World – 31st October 2017

Happy Halloween, if you celebrate that sort of thing, we don’t generally here in Australia, but it is becoming more popular. I myself have not bothered this year, I do have a few decorations and a black cauldron I usually fill with candies and stuff for the children who do partake, but generally, we end…

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Regular Random – Lavender Fields

On a recent day trip, I took a few moments to play with my 50mm prime and some lavender bushes, I adore the look and smell of lavender and I had a lot of fun chasing the bees busily working away. There have been a few bee photos of lately, but I guess Spring is…

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Regular Random – 5 Minutes with exposure settings

Thought I might try something a little different this week. While on holiday we were sitting in the hotel lobby waiting for our driver and I was watching the rain. As there were no window panes I had a clear view of this frangipani just outside and decided to play with exposure settings to see how…

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Our Bali Adventure – Day 1

Weeks of uncertainty and worry over a rather active volcano on the main island, we decided that it is probably a media beat up like it usually is…….and it was. We never saw any smoke, heard any noise or felt any tremors, but the locals were making extra sacrifices and offerings at their temples just…

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Letter F – Topic is Fun or Flowers

So this week’s challenge for CFFC is Letter F – Topic is Fun or Flowers. Yes I have flowers, and I had fun capturing them, but I also had lots of fun in the studio with my new camera, with Film Noir (Yep see Emilio I can do Film Noir too!!) Actually, all these flowers shot…

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Regular Random – Hot Pink Gerbera

My Daughter recently received these flowers from her work colleagues (She is transferring interstate), how could I not spend five minutes with these lovely flowers. It was also 5 minutes spent practicing with the new camera on manual focus using the Sony a7ii MF Assist and Peak Reading function. Not too bad for an old…

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