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Daily Post Photography Challenge – Achievement (Springbrook Waterfall)

The Gold Coast Hinterland isn't that far away from metropolis, but rather is a area frequented by tourists who need a break from the hype of the beaches, shopping, surf and casino lifestyle that is the Gold Coast. So it was a complete surprise to me that we might get lost on a bush-walk with marked trails, but the Australia bush can be confusing, and we completed a 11 km trek instead of a 2 km stroll, all with an 8 year old tagging along!


Travel theme: Arches

Archway from the time of Ancient Rome Join in here More entries: http://decocraftsdigicrafts.wordpress.com/2014/11/08/travel-theme-arches/ http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/travel-theme-arches/ http://politonomicsandtravel.wordpress.com/2014/11/09/weekly-travel-theme-arches-11-09-14/ Something to Ponder Under


Photography 101 — Bliss

My version of Bliss? Here it is... That Montreal Girl  has a lovely post and has inspired me to portray my version of Bliss.... that is a little town in Norway.. Skanevik.... at Midsommar Drake also has a quirky take on bliss More here at Photography 101 - bliss Something blissful to Ponder About


Phoneography and Non-SLR Photo Challenge: Nature (Lysoen)

Lens and Pens Phoneography Challenge for this week comes from the ferry departure for Lysoen, and the home of Ole Bull. Nexus 4 - no filters/enhancements - Just text added I really like how clear the water was here. No heavy industry and hydro power means the area is really clean. Such a refreshing change… Continue reading Phoneography and Non-SLR Photo Challenge: Nature (Lysoen)


Travel theme – Autumn

Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower. – Albert Camus I can so relate to this quote on Ailsa's blog as Autumn is something not seen in my part of the world, unless you head much further south. Summer drags on to a milder summer, there is a slight lowering of… Continue reading Travel theme – Autumn


Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Challenger’s Choice (Travel)

Lens and Pens has a different phoneographic challenge each week. My choice for challenger's choice is a travel theme. Norway has been my dream destination and the Dalen hotel is famous for the resident ghost. The Dalen hotel is a photographer's dream come true. It was an experience like no other staying there, and I… Continue reading Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Challenger’s Choice (Travel)


Daily Post Weekly Photography Challenge – Dreamy

My interpretations of "Dreamy": and some other dreamy photos from my files: Join in here More entries worth pondering about: http://marantophotography.wordpress.com/ http://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/ http://lynneayersbeyondthebrush.wordpress.com/ http://nowathome.wordpress.com/ http://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/ http://artkorppi.com/ http://chrisbreebaart.wordpress.com/ http://winedrinkingmummy.wordpress.com/ http://woollymuses.wordpress.com/ http://travel-stained.com/ http://marantophotography.wordpress.com/ http://barbarapyett.wordpress.com/

Architecture, Community, History & Traditions

Back in Bakklandet – Norway

With every tourist arriving in Trondheim, (Western Norway), heading for the medieval Nidaros Cathedral and the mandatory picture in front of the "Gamle Bybro" ( the Old Town Bridge, built in the late 19th century) shown below, with its iconic carved woodwork, you could be forgiven for asking why you would seek out the back streets of Trondheim.The locals know but do you......


Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Challenger’s choice- Street Photography

It's Challenger's Choice, this week,  from Sally at Lens and Pens and I chose Street Photography. To keep with Sally's featured topic of architectural lines, I have chosen this photo, taken in Trondheim, Norway with my Nexus 4. I really like the contrast of the new glass roof of this renovated hotel, with the old… Continue reading Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Challenger’s choice- Street Photography

Community, Food

Phoneography Challenge – Macro

Lens and Pens Phoneography challenge is ALWAYS fun.  Your phone is a great photographic friend... most of the time, and if it is not: there is always the delete  or enhancement button on the various camera apps to improve things and change things around. No time for playing around with edits this week: time is… Continue reading Phoneography Challenge – Macro