Weekly Photo Challenge: Nightime (city and country)

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(13 photos) In the city being in the dark is only available inside your head: not having knowledge about an event or something of the like. The city lights twinkle out and the light house in the lake is bathed in light that one wonders why the light of warning needs to be in operation as well. It brings to mind the Seekers song “Close your eyes, light the light I’m staying home tonight far away from the bustle and the bright city lights………..” Perhaps that is why I choose to live in the  country.

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The difference is profound. When night falls unless the stars and the moon are out (and I have never successfully taken stars so any tips would be appreciated)  the blackness is total.

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in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge. More entries can be seen here

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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11 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Nightime (city and country)

  1. I love that last moon shot!

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  3. Glynis Jolly says:

    The 8th one in this series could win in a photo contest.

    Did you have to use a special lense to get those photos of the moon? I tried with my little super-cheap camera without any luck.

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    • No I can’t believe it myself except I took a whole series of them as the moon went behind a cloud and came out again on my iphone. Nothing special at all. I have never been successful taking stars. The night can be twinkling bright and it is as though the stars are an illusion as the photos always come out black. I was stunned and delighted when my moon shots turned out.

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  6. Sherri says:

    I’m not sure I have any decent nighttime photos so I’ll have to think about this challenge. Love your shots Irene. In France this past summer, I was staggered by the black of night and all the stars shining down in the absence of light pollution. Reminded me of growing up in rural Suffolk. We lose that in town as you say and I don’t like it. I love the one of the little boy with him slightly blurred and your last one…that would be a perfect shot for Halloween 🙂

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