Week 50: Photographer’s Choice #5

Daniel

Here is Ziggy looking stately in her Sunday best.

Debbie

Windmills are synonymous with the Netherlands and this just happens to be one of my favourite photos from our cycling tour. The reflection in the canal just tops it off!

Grant

‘At rejse er at leve.’
H C Anderson (1805-1875)

Taken at Rådhuset, København.

Melanie

Total eclipse of the balloon.

Sharon

I’ve wanted to try this shot for ages. I saw a video by the fabulously creative and very enthusiastic Gavin Hoey, a UK based photographer, and since then have wanted to give it a go. Weeks ago we were in a second hand shop and I found the book I wanted to use, I bought some baby powder (gosh I love that smell), and then the other night it was time. I’m very happy with how it turned out!

Tim

It’s cold out. Looks pretty cosy in there though…

Next week…

Our week 51 theme is: Rewind…

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Week 49: Purple

Daniel

I hadn’t seen any purple all week, and finally as we parked under the Story Bridge tonight for dinner the ever changing lights of the bridge were all the colour I needed.

Debbie

This week while cycling around the top of Amsterdam I’ve been on the look out for all things purple, as have most of my fellow riders (I’m very inclusive that way). There’s been lots of beautiful purple flowers but my wish was to find a purple house. Unfortunately the Dutch don’t do many purple houses, so imagine my delight when I managed to find this one on our walk around Alkmaar tonight! It was a momentous occasion! I hereby present my purple Dutch house.

Grant

This week I would like you to focus on purple. Now concentrate hard.

Melanie

The colours of the flowers in summer are out of this world and yet this lovely purple one actually looks like it’s got a whole other galaxy nestled within its petals.

Sharon

In times of desperation, having an eggplant to hand can only be a good thing.

Tim

Lost in a neon maze…

 

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Our week 50 theme is: Photographer’s choice …

Week 48: One object only

Daniel

I’ve always liked the tropical laid back vibes that the palm tree symbolises and now this ring serves as a constant reminder to slow down, chill out, because somewhere on a secluded white sandy beach under a perfect blue sky the palm trees are dancing slowly in the coconut scented breeze.

Debbie

It’s quite fitting to share this Celtic Cross from our time travelling in Iceland. The Saga centre told the history of Iceland which included their Celtic roots. A fascinating country and highly recommended.

Grant

Only one object of this type survived.

What is it?

No one really knows but it is believed to be a … .

Melanie

I heart waffles and I especially heart waffles when eating them in Iceland.

Sharon

Pear… or pair? Given that the theme is one object, it should probably be just pear.

Tim

Its beauty doesn’t diminish; it just changes form…

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Our week 49 theme is: Purple …

Week 47: Portrait of a stranger (Sharon’s choice)

Daniel

He got his selfie, I got my shot, then he was gone.

Debbie

Meet Mike from Berkshire. Mike was out riding the Strawberry Line with his wife, 2 young sons and towing his daughter in the bike trailer. They got chatting to us as they took a short break in Axbridge’s market square. He lived in Perth for 18 months, and his sons proudly told us he is half Guyanese which made them a quarter. They were staying near Cheddar for the half term school holidays and the furthest the boys have ever ridden was 10 miles so they weren’t expecting to do all of the trail today. They were very interested in our travels and the fact we had lived nearby in Cheddar for a year on teacher exchange. Asking a stranger if it’s okay to take their photo and then getting their story was more fun than I expected.

Grant

Meet Mike, a volunteer at the Sandford Station Railway Heritage Centre, located in the iconic old station booking office at the heart of the St. Monica Trust Retirement Village, adjacent to the Strawberry Line Rail Trail linking Yatton and Cheddar in the UK.

Mike and his friends Douglas, Chris, Carol and Patrick invited us in to have a look around while they were spending the morning on maintenance of the site. We had ridden out to have a look at the recently renovated Shute Shelve Tunnel and we hit the jackpot when we met these lovely people. They have a great little museum.

Mike reminded me a bit of my grandfather – in looks and in the way he was tinkering about to solve problems in putting a new display together.

Melanie

This is Nicholas. I thought he was an Icelandic Viking but alas he has another story to tell. He is a Londoner who fell in love with an Icelandic lady and relocated to this lovely little island. He took our picture at the Blue Lagoon so it was only fair that I took his.

Sharon

This is Graham, and his vintage 1965 caravan. I chatted to Graham at Bordertown SA, where he was on his way back to WA after attending a vintage caravan festival in Wangaratta. He bought the van two and half years ago because it matched his Holden Brougham. Shortly after this, he stumbled across an online vintage van forum, and has been travelling around Australia attending events ever since.

I even got to peek inside…

Tim

“Would you mind if I took your photo?”
“Go right ahead.”
“Thank you… that’s great. Can I have your name?”
“Yonni.”
“Thanks so much Yonni.”
“No, Joni. J. O. N. I.”
“Oh right – Joni.”
“Yes. Can I see the photo?”
“Oh, no, sorry. It’s a film camera.”
“Oh okay!”
“Well, thanks again.”

 

Next week…

Our week 48 theme is: One object only…