Geometry, Windows and More on Sydney Harbour: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

This week Cee posted a photo and we are to show one or more of the features in it. These include geometry, bushes, window, brick, curtain, green, tan, wall, building, dark red, tree.

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In modern Australia curtains are not common. Instead people go for shutters or blinds of some type. In one of these windows there are however curtains. The light house boat was the closest I could get to dark red on the harbour. Predominantly seaside landscapes are white, light and blue. Geometry, of course is found everywhere unlike bushes which don’t appear much in this environment.

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This part of the harbour, Barrangaroo, is very old, or at least old for Australia. The first wharves of the new colony were sited here and used for our first exports of sandalwood, seal products, turtle and shell. Within a decade wool became a large export and warehouses were added. Workmans cottages were built in terrace fashion as they had in England out of the small English style brick. Rooves were pitched steeply as they had been in their mother country to allow snow to slide off, despite the fact that Sydney never experienced that phenomenon. The tall building is an old warehouse that has been converted into the Hotel Pallisade. This is well worth the visit if in Sydney as from the top floor, not only is the grub good but the views are spectacular. Taken through a window, so as to fit today’s prompt, this is but one direction that can be seen from the upper levels of the pub. The visible green tree stands lonely.

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Bushes and trees become more apparent outside the inner city area.

 

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Modern buildings, some with curtains, mingle side by side with the old, although many old have been demolished to make way for the new. Geometry is apparent with bright yellow spheres (probably communications but I don’t know for sure) sitting atop an old building. New buildings are predominantly white but here we have one with tan colouration.

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The one thing that is really noticeable in new buildings as opposed to old are the number of windows. I don’t think our forebears had forgotten the glass tax of old when they designed their buildings or perhaps views were just not that important then. Beyond the brick wall is the harbour foreshore. I could look at that all day, resting under the greenery of a bush or a tree or if in a building, I’d be at the wall with the window that allowed me to see all the geometry.

 

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Misty morn: Wordless Wednesday

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Alert: Silent Sunday

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Wonder: Lens Artists Challenge

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The Blue Mountains are a place of wonderment and from a different point I too looked in wonder (see below) but my biggest cause for wonder was “what were those things that looked like lights shining through a building below those looking in wonder from above?

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For other entries in this new weekly photo challenge for lens artists.

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Pick a word July 2018 Yr 3: Thursday’s Special

Each Month Paula gives us five words that we can depict with an image. You can pick one word or all five using one photo or more. The words this month are:  canicular, splash, feathered, marine, scenic.

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Canicular – had me stumped.  Sirius – the dog star- alpha canis majoris – the brightest star in the night sky and I haven’t one photograph of it. I thought perhaps I had a photograph of the ferry HMAS Sirius or perhaps Sirius Cove but then I remembered that Sirius marked the dog days of the Ancient Greeks. A time of inactivity. Our local council, in order to bring some life to this period of inactivity organised a buskers fest. There were few onlookers to watch the buskers but this little girl captured me. Although few walked past, most gave some money either to her or to her little dog Wasabi. Perhaps these two photos fit canicular.

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Splash

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Feathered

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Marine.

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Scenic.

 

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Unexpected: Revisting the prompts from the Weekly Photo Challenge

Unexpected was the prompt from November 23rd 2013 and my response centred on surprises that caught you unawares – the buddah inside a tree, things found on dog walks and a friend meeting up with us on holiday for my birthday.

On Tuesday, when we were having a building and pest inspection at the house we are going to be moving, I was certainly not expecting to come across a family of snakes. Initially I only saw one and it looked like a brown snake to me. The pest man came and saw it but it was so covered by leaf litter that he couldn’t tell what kind of snake it was.

I returned later thinking that it obviously needed some sun and I was as unexpected to him as he was to me. As the house had been empty for months he probably felt it was safe to reemerge.

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This time though I discovered it was an entire family of snakes but luckily not our deadly brown snakes. The pest man diagnosed that our family were tree snakes that were harmless. I breathed a sigh of relief. Snakes don’t worry me unduly but I do worry about Muffin with poisonous snakes and our brown snakes – even I am wary of.

I much prefer the unexpected snake I came across on our bush walk in the Blue Mountains last week.

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The pest man told us after being on the roof – we have a resident python – a large one. Hopefully Muffin is not small enough to be its unexpected dinner.

Perhaps there was a reason why I unexpectedly photographed a vehicle I came across on my walk a week or so ago.

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For those of you that enjoyed the weekly photo challenge there is good news. Four ladies have taken up the gauntlet and starting this Saturday will be giving us a prompt to challenge our photographic skills and creative thinking. For more detail visit Patti Moed It starts this Saturday.

 

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Piles or Stacks: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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Dishes stacked one upon another

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and the floors of a building can be thought of as one stacked upon another

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and rocks strategically placed, layered so that they too form a kind of a stack are all man made. A stack of pancakes is delicious to eat but my favourite stack

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are those formed in nature. Pancake rocks are found in the South Island of New Zealand at Punakaiki, a most appropriate name for rocks that look like a stack of pancakes as it means sweet food.

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The pancake layering is due to alternating layers of marine animals and plant matter, hard and soft layering eroding at different rates.

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In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.

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