Photography 101 : Double.

Double trouble

Double trouble

I was finding it hard to come up with an idea for double, todays theme. Then as I walked along the street I spotted these two waiting patiently outside the bistro for their owner. That’s it I thought “double dogs”…

Good job I always carry my camera with me…

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Photography 101 : Edge

Succulent Sempervivum

Succulent Sempervivum

I love the form and structure of nature, the myriad of colours and in this case how the light has caught the dainty halo of hairs around the edge of each leaf.


Today WP photo challenge is EDGE. I have taken an outside the square idea for my interpretation.


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photography 101 : Glass

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The sweet memories of evenings sitting on the deck in Geraldton, Western Australia, watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean.


My interpretation of today’s “Photography 101″ theme, glass.

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Photography 101 : Treasure

Heating the gold

Heating the gold

Pouring the gold into a mould

Pouring the gold into a mould

This would help pay the bills

This would help pay the bills

It's heavy, don't run off with it Jack

The person holding this bar of gold is some one I cherish. It’s heavy, don’t run off with it Jack

Gold has been the ultimate treasure that man has craved for. In Australia, and many other countries, the discovery of gold created a mad rush to find and dig up a fortune. Some did get lucky and made a fortune that changed their life. Many others left the gold fields empty-handed and broken-hearted.

This man got lucky.

This man got lucky.

This is in modern-day Outback Australia and this bloke used a metal detector to search for gold. He certainly struck treasure, look at the size of that nugget. He estimated it would be worth over $1000. Good days work.

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Today in Photography 101 Michelle would like us to show her a treasure.

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Photography 101 : Swarm 2

This is the most amazing swarm of budgerigars. We were camping in the Australian Outback and were woken by the noise of birds. Thousands of small green budgerigars turning and wheeling in tight formation. Dipping down briefly to snatch a beakful of water from a small puddle before swooping off again with a hawk darting in and out of the swarm. I stood entranced before grabbing the camera.

It is a once in a life time sight that I would like to share with you for this “photography 101″ theme of swarm. 

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Just a small number of the thousands as they flashed by.

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Then they would, briefly, dip down into this shallow puddle before wheeling off again.

What an amazing sight.

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Photography 101 : Swarm

This is the most unusual “swarm”, gathering, collection call it what you like, but I have never seen anything like it anywhere else in the world.

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These little gnomes stretch way into the distance. Where are they? Why are they here? The story is fascinating. Go here to find the answers.


“Michelle asks us to show us a swarm today: large group, moving together. Birds. Bugs. Kids. Taxi cabs. Your subjects can be big or small, animate or inanimate — whatever they are, you just need a lot of them.”

I certainly have given you a lot….

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Photography 101 : Architecture

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I have chosen these crazy angles for my answer to Cheri’s challenge today.

“Train your eye to look for architectural elements that translate in black and white: sharp lines and patterns, defined shapes, large surface areas, and a mix of very light and very dark colors. “

This is the Hotel, Hotel building in the New Acton area of Canberra. (click here to see more of this unique area)

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Photography 101 : Pop of Colour

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The tropical Poinciana trees are in full vibrant, showy bloom. Today the skies are greyish and I thought the colour would not “pop”  as much as with a blue sky back ground. So I was pleasantly surprised when I downloaded them to see that the whitish background worked quite well.

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The Alamanda is another tropical beauty. A vigorous climber it will smother a fence in exuberant colour. the bright yellow enhanced by the dark green leaves.


Photography 101 challenges us with a different subject each day. Today it is a “Pop of  Colour”

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Photography 101 : Warmth

Burleigh Beach

Burleigh Beach

The early morning sun casts a golden glow on these 3 mates as they go for their morning surf.

The golden light of sunrise

The golden light of sunrise

Another sunrise in another place. The warm, golden tones of the outback are enhanced during that special time of day.

More than warmth

More than warmth

This is more than warmth, it is out of control and scary.


Normally the sun is shining all day every day. BUT just because today we are asked to take a photo showing the warmth of the sun it has disappeared and been in hiding for 2 days. So these are photos I have in my collection. 


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Photography 101 : The Natural World

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The Tweed Valley on the border of Queensland and New South Wales is a beautiful part of the natural world. The Tweed River winds its tranquil way through the soft green valley and the aerial perspective of the mountains gives a 3 dimensional effect to the scene.

The light was subdued and sombre, not the best for landscape photography.  I am looking forward to going back here on a sunny day to capture the scene again in a different light, then I can compare what difference a sunny day will make. That is the addiction of photography always looking for a different perspective.

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I then zoomed in to make the aerial perspective of the mountains the main focus, looking at the way they fade into the distance. I think the first photo is a better composition for this “natural world” theme. 

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