Photography

The equivalent of a cattle-grid, on a railway line

The equivalent of a cattle-grid, on a railway line

I’ve always been interested in taking photographs, but over the last few years my focus has been rather less on ‘this is me outside the Sydney Opera House’ and more on ‘look what I found in the Royal Botanical Gardens’ or ‘down at the railway track’ – which is the picture on the left. I’ve become more interested in shapes, textures, forms and colours, and this preoccupation, I think, is reflected in some of the following photographs and montages.

All comments, technical, artistic or otherwise are welcome.  I’m never going to be the world’s best photographer, but surely I’m a serious contender for the most prolific!  🙂

Fun!: Weekly Photo Challenge

Morning, A Time for Walking: WPC

Narrowboating: WPC

Cherry on the Top, in Dorset: WPC

Look Up:  WPC

Opposites: WPC

Partners: WPC

Curve: WPC

Pure Magic: WPC

Nice One Squirrel:  WPC

Only A Number: WPC

Spare A Thought: WPC

Planet Earth: WPC

Abstracts: WPC

Dinnertime: WPC

Landscape: WPC

Half Light: WPC

Dance: WPC

State of Mind: WPC

Life Imitates Art: WPC

Time: Weekly Photo Challenge

Vibrant: Weekly Photo Challenge

Optimistic: Weekly Photo Challenge

Alphabet: Weekly Photo Challenge

Weightless: Weekly Photo Challenge

Circle: Weekly Photo Challenge

Now: WPC

Gathering: WPC

Oops!: WPC

Eye Spy: WPC

Transition: WPC

Gallician Dawn: WPC

Trio: Weekly Photo Challenge

Victory: WPC

Ornate: WPC

Treat: WPC

Careful: WPC

Extraordinary: WPC

Happy Place: Boschendal Estate, Franschoek

Boundaries: Weekly Photo Challenge

Change: Weekly Photo Challenge

Grid: Weekly Photo Challenge

Connected: Weekly Photo Challenge

Sunset on the Water: Sunday Stills

From Every Angle: Weekly Photo Challenge

Just Chillin’: Cees Oddball Photo Challenge

Today Was A Good Day: Weekly Photo Challenge

Going Buggy: Sunday Stills

Creepy: Weekly Photo Challenge

Clouds: Sunday Stills

Beneath Your Feet: Weekly Photo Challenge

Coasting for Inspiration: Weekly Photo Challenge

Red: Sunday Stills

Close Up: Weekly Photo Challenge

Landscapes: Sunday Stills

Half and Half: Weekly Photo Challenge

Sunday Stills: Three’s Company, Four’s Invincible

Sunday Stills: Modern Art

Weekly Photo Challenge: Door

Sunday Stills: White

Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse

Sunday Stills: Buildings over 4 storeys tall

Weekly Photo Challenge: ROYG.BIV

Weekly Photo Challenge: Off Season

Weekly Photo Challenge: Intricate

Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion

Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird

Weekly Photo Challenge: Afloat

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blur

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Fresh

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Wall

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Orange

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Reward (Good Dog)

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Rule of Thirds

Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge:  Bells, Lights and Hulking Trees

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Symmetry

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Express Yourself

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Travertine Man in Shadow

Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge:  Deterrent

Weekly Photo Challenge:  New

Sunday Stills:  Legs

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Warmth

Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge:  Lockside

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Depth

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow

Sunday Stills:  Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Cee’s Weekly Oddball Photo Challenge, Week 41

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Twinkle

Sunday Stills: Pets

Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge, Week 40

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Gone But Not Forgotten

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Converge

Sunday Stills: Rainbow Connection

Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge: Cheers Dears!

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Angular

Sunday Stills: Light My Fire

Weekly Photo Challenge: Achievement

Sunday Stills: Shallow Depth of Field

Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist

Sunday Stills: Made in the Forties

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Descent

Sunday Stills: Autumn Foliage

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Cover Art

Sunday Stills:  C is for Cobweb

Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy

Sunday Stills: On the Water

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Signs

Sunday Stills: Planes

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Night Time

Sunday Stills: Flower Gardens

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Silhouette

Sunday Stills:  Flashback

Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

Sunday Stills:  Looking Through Windows

Sunday Stills:  B is for … Bastille Day

Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic

Sunday Stills: Entrances and Gateways

Sunday Stills: Power Lines

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

Sunday Stills: Landscapes in Black and White

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Between

Sunday Stills: Macro

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Extra! Extra!

Sunday Stills: One Subject

Sunday Stills: Trash

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

Sunday Stills: Yellow

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Thresholds

Ese’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening

Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Reflections

Sunday Stills: The Colour Brown

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Inside

Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

Sunday Stills: L is for Locomotive

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Threes

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Treasure

Sunday Stills:  Graffiti

Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie

Sunday Stills:  Things We Take for Granted

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote:  Fragile

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Object

Sunday Stills: Bad Weather

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Juxtaposition

Sunday Stills – F is for Fright

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Family

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Window

Sunday Stills – Bridges

Weekly Photo Challenge – Beginning

Sunday Stills – White

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Joy

Sunday Stills:  Going to the Dogs

Weekly Photo Challenge:  One

Sunday Stills: Holiday Lights and Decorations

Spanish Cats

Weekly Photo Challenge: Community

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Grand

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge:  Silence

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Let There Be Light

Sunday Stills:  Night Shots

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Unexpected

Sunday Stills: Favourite Subject

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Layers

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge:  Spread

Sunday Stills:  Blue

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Eerie

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge:  Allure

Sunday Stills:  Billboards

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Horizon

Sunday Stills:  Tree/Fall Colours

Weekly Photo Challenge:  The Hue of You

Sunday Stills:  Shoreline

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge:  Ugly

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Infinite

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge: Vibrations

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Good Morning

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Saturated

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge:  Brown and Sepia Tones

Sunday Stills: Creepy Things

Weekly Photo Challenge:  From Lines to Patterns

Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Companionable

7 Responses to Photography

  1. Marjorie Brack says:

    Sandra I think this was the first time I rolled through the whole thing- marvellous – wonderful – what a time you’ve had – I’d love some of theduck and bird pictures and one of you with something! My ink would run out if I tried to get it all – I envy you your life – More as a later date I have to go out =love Martjprie xxxxxxx

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  2. Sandra says:

    Hi Marjorie, glad you found the site again, and had a chance to look. I’ll print some photos out for you soon. Going out hey? Attagirl!

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  3. loiswstern says:

    Sandra, I’m so glad you took the time to visit my blog, as it gave me an opportunity to meet you and be introduced to your wonderful photo journeys. Now that I see that you really can write, I want to encourage you to think about fleshing out one of your stories and entering my “authors helping authors” project. Just know that the deadline date is March 14th for this first round. HINT: Start at http://www.tales2inspire.com and click on the GREEN CONTINUE button at the bottom of each screen for all the info, what if’s how to’s, etc.

    Hope to hear from you.

    Best,
    Lois

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  4. fiammisday says:

    Nice blog Sandra, I’m following you!!! Kisses from Italy…;-)

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  6. Gray Dawster says:

    I will be honest with you, I haven’t read every part of this posting today but what a gem it is, I like the many different pictures, each telling their own story, like the disabled dog with wheels that give him / her new life and the zoo animals, actually I am not fond of some zoos but as long as they have lots of open space for the animals then I guess their lives are safer, which in this day and age is a good thing with poachers unneccesarily killing animals for their skins, tusks and whatever else takes their fancy, which is disgraceful for sure. I like the picture of the Heron, his staying power must have given you many smiles, but what a character 🙂 lol

    The roaming goats are also a brilliant feature and something lovely to see, I don’t know why the French don’t like it, but then there is always someone not liking something so I suppose it has to be expected. Right I will call back to your blog again soon and read through this one again, it is certainly an interesting posting my friend.

    Have a lovely weekend 🙂

    Andro

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