Tag: Travelphotography

Tumbafest – Musings on a Monday

Welcome to Tumbafest 2017!  What you’ve never heard of Tumbafest???  Well read on dear friends….. I have compiled a rough step by step guide to enjoying yourself at this wonderful weekend festival of  music, food and wine in our little town of Tumbarumba, nestled in the hills of southern NSW Australia. Step 1: Find out everything you can about the…

Bridge at the bottom of the garden

Melbourne Musings on a Monday

A few days away in Melbourne – visiting a National trust historic house and garden, watching the taping of a TV comedy show as part of the live audience, meeting up with blogging friends, walking my sister and her husband to the train station on their way to work, going for a run, shopping, having my car cleaned, night markets,…

A whimsical edge – Weekly photo challenge

Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you that I am scared of heights, hate edges and will often ‘freeze’ at the most inopportune moment. An edge, a precipice, a narrow ridge – these are all things I really don’t like. I hate being close to the edge, climbing over rocks, cliffs, drops, narrow paths that wind up and…

elevator, lift, reflection, mirror

Mirror, mirror on the wall – Weekly Photo Challenge

Mirror, mirror on the wall… I knew this photo would come in handy one day!!  I was in the lift in a Sydney hotel recently after completing an early morning walk around the city. I looked up and this was what I saw – reflections stretching into infinity.  I love the light, the reflection and the thought of me being…

Mundane Monday Challenge – look down!

I was in Melbourne on the weekend and while out shopping in the city we walked through some of the grand old arcades.  They are beautiful old buildings – well old by Australian standards anyway. This particular one had Christmas trees, decorations and sparkly curtains hanging from the roof which took your eye upwards. But on the floor was this fantastic…

Mundane Monday Challenge – a sad, old house

I passed this sad, old house while out riding my bike the other day, cycled by, then turned around and went back to take a photo.  It really appealed to me some reason. It obviously isn’t loved anymore but it’s still standing (just).  The front paddock has just been cut for hay and so it was much more visible than ever before.…

Mundane Monday Challenge – whatever floats your boat!

I was going to delete this photo as it seemed a bit ‘boring’ but then I thought of the peacefulness it exudes and how it may just be a good candidate for the Mundane Monday Challenge as hosted here by PhoTrablogger.  There are links to other Mundane Monday posts as well. This shot was taken in a busy city area and yet…

Photo Rehab Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Makeover #6

This week’s Photo Rehab Cover Makeover, (a fun challenge from my blogging friends Lucile and Desleyjane) is a book called The House We Grew Up In, by Lisa Jewell. I haven’t read this book but we’ve been given this info and it sounds quite delightful:  Told in gorgeous, insightful prose that delves deeply into the hearts and minds of its characters, The House We…

Photo Rehab Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Makeover #5

This week’s Photo Rehab Cover Makeover, (a fun challenge from my blogging friends Lucile and Desleyjane) is an album cover, Simply Red’s Simplified from 2005. I like a splash of colour and couldn’t resist using this photo from my recent trip to Australia’s Red Centre.  We stayed at the Sails in the Desert resort and our delightful room had this colourful carpet on…

Photo Rehab Cover Makeover – challenge #4

This week’s Photo Rehab Cover Makeover, (a new challenge from my blogging friends Lucile and Desleyjane) is a book, which I haven’t read, called The Invention of Solitude by Paul Auster. According to Lucile: In the excerpt we learnt that this book is “Paul Auster’s moving and personal meditation on fatherhood. The first section, ‘Portrait of an Invisible Man’, reveals Auster’s memories and…

Photo Rehab Cover Makeover – challenge 2

Another week, another Photo Rehab Cover Makeover – a new challenge from my blogging friends Lucile and Desleyjane! This week we have a movie called Winter’s Tale which I haven’t seen but apparently stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay (from Downton Abbey) and Russell Crowe and we are to make a new cover for it using an archived photo or a new…

Every day is an adventure – Day 2/365

Yesterday was Day 1 of my new Every day is an adventure project and I featured water tumbling over a local waterfall. Well today’s photo is all about Fire, taken at a bonfire night over the weekend. What fun it was to watch the flames flicker and dance in the dark. This photo appealed to me because of the sparks flying…