Friday, September 22, 2017

craving something sweet :)

I was in the mood for something sweet



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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Keeping a promise

When my Mum passed away in 1998, we promised to spread her ashes, along with Dad's (when he finally went) in Marion Bay.

Well, my Dad passed in 2014, and due to the extreme distance of Marion Bay ( 275+ kms = 4 hours drive) it was going to be difficult to organise.

We (my sister & myself) spread both their ashes in the Port River on 8th October 2015; what would have been their 60th Wedding Anniversary.  However, I did keep back some ashes with the intention of spreading them when I eventually got to Marion Bay ... whenever that was going to be.


My friend Joy learned of this, and offered to take me and combine it with a photography weekend away, so that is what we did :)  I am so glad that I was able to keep my promise.

Ethel Wreck Anchor


We raised a glass of Port for Dad and had some Cadbury Fruit & Nut Chocolate for Mum :)

Thank you Joy, for enabling me to keep my promise, I could not have done it without you!

Here are just a few pics from around Marion Bay - we are going back again next week!


This is my friend Joy, who nearly lost her jeans attempting to get a photo of a kangaroo that was really close :)

I am sure some people must think that because we live in Australia, kangaroos are just jumping down the street LOL - not the case at all!  So it is always such a treat to see them out in the bush and to be able to get so close to them is a constant source of enjoyment.

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Photo Project - 117 in 2017

More pics for my 2017 project

5th June 2017 - World Environment Day

Camouflaged Corroboree

Big Fluffy White Clouds



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Spring is here!

Yesterday, 1st September, was the first day of Spring for us here in the Southern Hemisphere

I spent the day at Adelaide Zoo with my friend Joy, but first here is a pic I snapped when I first got up :)

First Day of Spring

my camera club had a presentation on 'phone photography' and seeing the morning light, I was tempted to run outside and take a pic with my phone - it didn't quite come up as pretty as it looked in real life, but hey, thems the breaks!  They say the best camera to have is the one that is with you! :)

Linking with Skywatch Friday

We went to Adelaide Zoo specifically to see the new baby Meerkats that were born recently :)

Baby Meerkats

Talk about cuteness overload!  oh, they were so gorgeous, and they proved to be very popular with the visitors - it took a while to get in to a good spot to take some photos.


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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

There be whales here!

Here is an update from my travels of late :)

I spent the day out with my friends Joy and Liz - we went down to Victor Harbor.  We had heard there were some whales about and so we just had to go have a look!

We checked them out at Bashams Beach ..... along with about 20-30 other people at the time.

Friends

Surfing

Breaching

Big Splash

Keeping a Lookout

We were most surprised to run into a fellow PACC member at Petrel Cove :)





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Monday, August 21, 2017

Competition Results - August 2017

August competition subjects were Plants/Flowers & Black & White

here is what I entered this month

Victoria amazonica waterlily
117 in 2017 - 93: nature's works of art

Echinacea Purpurea
so very happy that this image scored a 9 out of 10 and qualifies for POTY

Stuck!
So very happy that this image scored 10 out of 10, came SECOND and qualifes for POTY.

I now have 9 images that qualify for POTY - my best year yet!

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Competition Results - July 2017

July competition subjects were 'Our Port Adelaide' and 'Open'

It was a big night, with Our Port Adelaide being a trophy subject - the stakes were high :)

here are my entries

Sunset on Birkenhead Bridge

Emissions Control

SA Train Stations

Set Sail
This last photo, scored a 9 out of 10 and qualifies for our POTY (Photo of the Year) held in November - this makes a total of 7 images I can enter into POTY this year :)

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Lake Bonney, South Australia

I had the opportunity to go back to Lake Bonney for some night photography.

I failed miserably on the night photography bit, but got a few lovely sunset shots and a few lovely daytime shots :)

Lake Bonney Sunset
Linking with Skywatch Friday

Lake Bonney Reflections
Linking with Weekend Reflections

Pod of Pelicans

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Competition results - June 2017

The PACC June competition subjects were 'Reflections' and 'Open' - I love reflections!

Creative Reflections

Waterlily

Still Waters

Lovely Lotus

Lovely Lotus received a First Place!  I was so surprised!  It was my first First place since joining the club in 2012 :)



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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SAPF Results - 6 acceptances - woo hoo!!

I realised I hadn't shared my SAPF 2017 Annual Exhibition results - where has my head been lately?

I was most pleased to hear I had 6 prints accepted into this year's exhibition.

HMB Endeavour Masts

I'm the Boss

Sunflower

Family Stroll

Lotus Flower Standing Tall

When I Grow Up


As well as my prints being on display throughout the official SAPF Exhibition, 'Hello Sunshine' and 'Family Stroll' are on display in the Riverland, SA.

Barmera Library Monday 5th June , until Sat 10th.
Renmark Library Saturday June 10th until Sat 17th.
Berri Library Monday 26th June, until Fri 30th June.

Which is really frustrating, as I will be in Barmera on 24th/25th June and just miss out on seeing it.


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Competition Results

I have been very slack in posting here on my blog - no excuse, just been busy, busy, busy :)

I thought it was about time I updated you all on my photography competition results - that is, if anyone is still out there LOL

The May competition for PACC was 'Animals' & 'Transport'

I AM smiling!

Rainbow Lorikeet

Tiger

Adelaide Icon - Popeye


see my next post for June competition results



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