Lines going everywhere…


This week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge from Frank at Dutch Goes the Photo involves lines.

Last week’s theme of Flowers certainly found a lot of fans, which means that it was a bit more of a brain twister for me to come up with something that I think might pique just as much interest.  This led me to depart from Nature’s beauty and head into the direction of geometry for this week’s theme:Lines.

Lines are all around us, to such an extent that our brains have learned to interpret them as visual cues that can both be useful and misleading.  In photography, we often use lines to lead the eye in a certain direction, as the image is not entered all at once, but rather specific clues are picked up, from which we assemble the overall image.  So this week, bring some lines to bear in your photography, and I’d love to read how you saw them come together in your image.  I think that this can provide some interesting imagery!

Lines are everywhere aren’t they. From the obvious ones in Frank’s post to ones in everyday life that we probably take for granted.  I looked through a few of my photos and have a selection of lines and what they do in each photo. Please click on the photos to see them in gallery format and a larger view.

I love photography as it enables my creative needs to be met — and blogging the results to others is a rewards for my efforts.  In return I get to see others’ interpretations of themes such as this one. It’s a win-win for all concerned.  🙂

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Landscape


This week’s WordPress photo challenge relates to my favourite style of photography, landscape:

This week, it’s all about landscape photography. Show us your best establishing shot, out in nature or in an urban setting.

The challenge for me is to select the best shot. That would take a long time and many changes and cups of coffee.  So instead I’ll offer up a selection of my best. Like all countries, Australia is very diverse and the urban and natural landscapes/seascapes that I have offered up reflect that.

As I suggested, the time taken to come up with some favourites was quite long-winded.  There are a mix of natural and man-made landscapes.  Just click on the arrows either side of the photos and all will be revealed, a photo at a time.  🙂

Enjoy!

Another happy place


The theme this week for the WordPress Photo Challenge is to show somewhere that makes us happy.  Here’s my second submission.  So many places make me happy, especially so if I have my camera with me, so I can recall them at a later time.  I love what nature puts on for us, sometimes around man made structures, but sometimes by itself. This selection of photos exemplifies why I enjoy photography so much — I get to witness amazing sights and they all make me happy.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Grid


This week’s WordPress photo challenge is Grid:

This week, make a grid the centerpiece of your photo. Next week, they can lapse back into our photographic subconscious, but this week, let’s give them some time in the sun!

I have a few examples of grids, but for this post I chose the Cape Byron lighthouse, and the grid that is in front of the light that shines out into the darkness – to guide the multitude of vessels travelling down the east coast of Australia.  The lighthouse is on the easternmost point of the mainland, and is a much visited location.

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Australia

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Australia

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Australia

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Australia