AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)

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Friday, February 28, 2014

low cloud at Hastings...


Recent morning skies at Hastings on Westernport Bay...


low greys
cool morning winds
soft summer sighs


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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Angel Archers


Sign for an archery group at the recent Westernport Festival at Hastings
offering demonstrations and practice of archery...



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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

colours of water...


Love the colours and actions of the water round this swimmer...


water magic
ever changing
enchantment


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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

domino effect...


Feature in an activity pool at a Noble Park swimming pool in east Melbourne...
It is part of a domino reaction.
The bucket spills when it is full.


pool feature
working with water
fun effect


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Monday, February 24, 2014

touches of Melbourne yellow...


Touches of yellow in a Melbourne street...
The yellow building in the background is a part of the iconic Flinders Street Station...


street of colours
warmed with
many yellow nooks



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Sunday, February 23, 2014

like a shadow mural...


Gathering of bike shadows in a Melbourne street...


bike shadows
displaying their skills in
mural art


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Saturday, February 22, 2014

beach art...


An interesting range of markings in the sand at Balnarring beach


sand markings
watery messages from
passing life


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Friday, February 21, 2014

summer's last blue sigh...


As summer ends, there have been some radiant blue skies in my world.
This is a morning view of Eureka Tower by the Yarra River in Melbourne.


patchwork of blues
blue towers meet blue skies
a summer's last sigh


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Thursday, February 20, 2014

don't be a fool...


An unusual combination of layered sign messages opposite Flinders Street Station in Melbourne.
The middle sign is a changing sign.
I was actually intending to photograph a sign about Tasmania there,
but the sign changed to this message as I clicked.



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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

wave motion...


Cargo ship passing Dromana beach...


gentle wave motion
lullaby
of the sea


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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

STOP


Amazing how a red stop sign can look like a bolt of light amidst other colours.
I was trying to get a photo of the cyclists riding through Dromana,
but this stop sign just wouldn't move out of the way.


warning sign
keeping the traffic
safe


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Monday, February 17, 2014

Saturday, February 15, 2014

shadows and textures and angles...


Entrance to a home at the Martha Cove marina


home entrance
abstract perspective of
everyday art


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Friday, February 14, 2014

veiled in grey...




grey veiled morning
pocked with pots of passion
summer trickery


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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Dromana Bay Pier Swim


The weekend following Australia Day is this popular annual event in Dromana


swimming challenge
summer ignition for
body and spirit


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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

water break...


Animal critters on display at the recent Australia Day activities in Dromana take some water time out...


long photo sessions
need time out for
a water break


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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Little Munchkins Dance Crew


Member of the Little Munchkins Dance Crew teaching youngsters to dance hip hop at the recent Australia Day celebrations in Dromana.
A few adults wanted to join too.


the dance of life
is a wonder of
many seasons


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Monday, February 10, 2014

little face and soft eyes...


Little face surviving the crowds at the last Australia Day celebrations in Dromana


little furry face
just enjoying being with
his owner


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Sunday, February 9, 2014

pier shadows...


Morning shadows round Dromana pier...


pier shadows
stretching slowly into
the rising heat


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Saturday, February 8, 2014

old life...


Interesting life growing on an old pier at Balnarring beach


threads of life
stubbornly resisting
change


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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Zumba


This Zumba sign often appears round holiday time in Dromana.
Latin American dance rhythms encourage fitness.


burn the calories
hypnotic dance rhythms
ignite energy


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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

beach time...


A summer beach is not just all about swimming.
It can be enjoying the sea view and chatting...
This photo was taken at Dromana beach.


summer waters
allure
heated spirits


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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

fun head gear...


Australia Day - 26th January - is always a great time to wear some fun head gear.
This teenager was at the recent Dromana celebrations.


dressing up
celebrating the love
of a country


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Monday, February 3, 2014

brick macro...


Macro of bricks in my home wall...


bricks in summer light
rough textures and indents
shine at random


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Sunday, February 2, 2014

eerie shadow shapes...


Shadowy shapes on the back of boat sheds at Dromana beach


eerie shadow shapes
creeping round
beach colours


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  • A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. ~James Dent
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  • Autumn is the bridesmaid of Summer and the flowergirl of Winter ~ Gemma Wiseman
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  • Love is born / With a dark and troubled face, / When hope is dead / And in the most unlikely place; / Love is born, / Love is always born. - Michael Leunig's Christmas Song Cycle "Southern Star"
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  • The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. - G.K. Chesterton
  • Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. - Stanley Horowitz
  • Winter is the fire, simmering lonely in the soul ~ Gemma Wiseman
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