Before & After

Today’s challenge is from Johnbo, the before and after of photo edits. While I adore snapping photos, I often find myself hesitating to delve into the meticulous world of editing with dedicated software. My go-to approach involves minor tweaks on my phone, focusing on cropping and color adjustments to bring out the best in my…

Textures in B & W

I typically shy away from posting black and white photos as I tend to lean towards vibrant, colourful imagery. My posts usually reflect my love for bright hues and cheerful colours. However, today, Sarah has prompted us to share monochrome texture images. So here are some that I’ve gathered from my gallery. These are originally…

White Lotus

BLUE LOTUS WATER GARDEN, AUSTRALIA Linked to Cee’s Flower Of The Day – FOTD Challenge

London Public Art for a Cause

Discovered a Gorilla Trail in the heart of Covid Garden in London. Was disappointed that I just saw 3 instead of the 15 life size gorillas that was scattered there. This trail aims to show the beauty of this endangered species as well as educate the people on what is being done to help their…

Tuesday Streetart – 5

BLACK ROCK, VICTORIA, AUSTRALLIA Found this tribute wall in Black Rock… a suburb of Melbourne. Please click to enlarge the photo. You can join me, if you like, with some of your Street Art photos. You can tag me on Teresa’s Tuesday Streetart

Pink Lotus

“As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world.” – Buddha The Blue Lotus Water Garden is now in full bloom… from late December…

Alexandra Palace

My son, Tim, went biking the other day all the way up to the Alexandra Palace. He sent me these photos of the iconic entertainment and sports venue that is situated between Wood Green and Muswell Hill in the London Borough of Haringey. It has the best panoramic views of London, don’t you think so?…

Bloganuary: “My Fave photo…”

What is your favorite photo you’ve ever taken? The prompt ask for my favourite photo. But asking that from someone who takes millions of photos is really a difficult task. So let me look at it from a different perspective. Which photo makes me so happy? Which photo gives me a lot of unforgettable memories?…

Bloganuary: “How I wish I can fly”

What is a superpower you’d love to have? Just for fun…how I wish I can go travel the world but not taking the airplane and not sitting tightly with other passengers. I can go for 5 days in Morocco and go for 10 days in Portugal then another 6 days in Vietnam and a few…

Around Fitzroy

“Nothing in life has happened to you. It’s happened for you. Every disappointment, every wrong, even every closed door has helped make you into who you are.” – Joel Osteen These are doors in Fitzroy, Melbourne. Fitzroy is the most trendy area for hipsters. It is home for chic cafes, indie boutiques, alleyways with streetarts….

Up Close Again

I posted this in UP close post in January of this year and you can click on the link to see other close up shots. Now posting this for Becky’s PastSquares and for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge CMMC – Up Close.

A Minna Leunig Mural

This is a Minna Leunig mural that my daughter found in the Preston Market. “Minna Leunig is a Victorian Surf Coast based artist working in limited pigments to create playful, primal and earthy images inspired by the natural world – all the way from the dry sclerophyll forests of the Strathbogie ranges to the tangled…

Wide World

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.“ – Hellen Keller Don’t you love it when you see the horizon in its entirety … when it is only the wind between you and the mountains, the sea and the sky….

Rainbow Lorikeet

This is a mural of a Rainbow Lorikeet spotted in South Yarra in Melbourne by Dvante. Jimmy Dvate is a renowned Australian contemporary artist, specialising in large scale public murals. He has been painting in the streets of Melbourne since 1997. For Sami’s Monday Murals Challenge

Trees and its Reflection

“All the trees are losing their leaves and not one of them is worried.” – Donald Miller A barren tree in the middle of the pond with its wonderful reflection. For BeckyB’s #TreeSquare and for Jez’s Water Water Everywhere

Door 145

“Sometimes you will come across some closed doors in life; if you just stop insisting on getting in through the door, you’ll be able to get in! – Mehmet Murat ildan A door in Melbourne with an interesting mural to come with it! For Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge

Here we go again!?!

The new normal… it is the acceptance that this will happen again and again and we just have to get used to it. This is Melbourne … by 11:59 tonight, we are back in Lockdown. Acting Premier of Victoria announced that Victoria is to have a 7 day Circuit Breaker snap lockdown. (Fingers crossed 🤞…

I spy with my little Eye…Purple!

“As long as there’s purple in the world, it will always be a better place.” – Somebody It’s kids play from me this week…let’s have a little fun! Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge- Purple Jude’s Life in Colour- Bonus Purple

Bright Red Vintage Car

“It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new.” – Tony Visconti A bright red vintage car parked opposite a vintage shop. BeckyB’s Square Challenge- Bright Red Vintage Car

A day at the Farm

“Art is the colors and textures of your imagination.” – Meghan Trainor I really had a great time last weekend. Not only was it a change of environment…. it was also the first time that I had gone on a short getaway since the lockdown. The first time that I had been out with the…

Bright Doors

“There’s a reason we don’t see the world in black and white.” – Celerie Kemble Some bright doors that caught my attention. Dan’s Thursday Doors- Bright Doors BeckyB’s Square Challenge- Bright Doors

Bismarck Palm Tree

“The sound of the palm trees in the wind makes me smile.” – unknown Bismarck Palms are one of the most sought-after and spectacular landscaping palms. It looks gorgeous and It caught my attention when I saw it at the Botanical Gardens. Thursday tree love

I feel the beginning of Absence

A few weeks ago I visited two galleries, one is the Centre of Contemporary Photography. But amongst all those photos exhibited, this one struck me the most. Just a polaroid photo of an empty chair and this handwritten note: “My father is in hospital again. My mother too.I stayed at their house and wander from…

I Close My Eyes & I See Orange

“Everything looks better with my eyes closed.” – Rick Springfield So much to see in this Little Garden Shed in Tyabb, Victoria (especially ORANGE).

Withered

“Flowers bloom and wither. But every withered flower had blossomed at least once in its life just to help us understand how “getting up” should never be replaced by “giving up”. – Asha ki kiran FOTD – Withered

Cartoon Characters SITTING on a Store

“The things that make me different are the things that make me.” Winnie-the-Pooh Found these in two separate store windows … cute aren’t they? Pull Up a Seat Six Word Saturday

London through the Lens of Tim

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” — Unknown When I think of London, I think of cold, wet and dreary weather. Sometimes my son would ask me if I would like to live there and my quick response is no. I already don’t like Melbourne…

Oh what a year that was …. Melbourne

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” – Brad Paisley We are literally in the end of 2020. Same time last year, we were all getting ready for the festive fireworks display in the city. None of us expected what the next year would bring us. Most of…