Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge: River antics and a curved horizon

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

I’d seen a go-pro camera with its underwater casing and I deeply craved to have one of my own. Not to be. Instead Aldi came to the rescue with their own $49 version and these are some of my first photos taken with it. I loved the oily sheen the river gets when taken at this angle.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

I don’t understand why my horizon is curved. To my knowledge it is not a fish eye lens. Perhaps it is some type of adjustment it makes to compensate for photos taken under the water. As it is it just looks odd ball.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Zac really enjoyed having his humans in the river with him and it was nice to look back and see what he normally sees.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Looking down was not such a pretty sight. Some strange grotesque bottom dweller.

Compiled for Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge.

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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27 Responses to Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge: River antics and a curved horizon

  1. andy1076 says:

    How I envy your warmer weather, It’s nasty up here in Vancouver right now ugh

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  2. That last picture (and caption) is great!

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  3. Cee Neuner says:

    Irene you have some wonderful angles on these photos. Thanks for playing along 🙂

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  4. Aldi is great! What fun.

    janet

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  6. bkpyett says:

    Glad there are no crocodiles Irene, or are you too far south? Interesting that the camera is changing the horizon, makes for interesting pictures!

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  7. Charli Mills says:

    Ha, ha–a strange bottom dweller is afoot in your river! What a fun camera. Ah, this makes me long for river swims but mine is glazed with ice and snow. Love that oil-painting look of the water up close.

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  8. Glynis Jolly says:

    That foot was as strange as mine. 🙂

    I like water shots too. You did a wonderful job on these.

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  9. ChristineR says:

    Looks like a wonderful time was had by all. The curved horizon is odd ball, for sure. 🙂

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