Zoom In, Zoom Out: Thursday’s Special

One scene


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Weyba Creek Swans


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Another scene


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Noosa River looking to the North Shore


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and yet another


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New Zealand’s South Island Aratiatia Dam releasing water


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and the Final scene of farewell.

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On the dockside Rabaul Papua New Guinea local choir sing farewell to the ship.


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In response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special

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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3 Responses to Zoom In, Zoom Out: Thursday’s Special

  1. Paula says:

    I am so glad I prompted this fabulous response, Irene. The landscapes are breathtaking, especially of the dam, but I really enjoyed seeing those men zoomed on in! Thank you!

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    • I loved you made it your prompt. I have a new camera which I am learning to use always in the past just having pointed and taken. Now I am trying to adjust a few parameters. Experimental at this stage but fun. The camera does have a great zoom lens and I have been zooming in and out on everything but it is so hard to keep the camera still when the zoom is out – hence only one swan in the zoomed version. Next I will have to buy a tripod. The men’s faces are amazing to see when I know the distance I was from them. Thank you.

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