It is always nice to have something in the foreground of your photos. The pilings in the Docklands are perfect for this!
Also in the Docklands, are a marina and Webb Bridge, an artistic walking bridge across the Yarra River.
If you tire of walking, trains are going in, out, and around the city at all times. In this image taken from a bridge over the tracks at Flinders Station, some trains are moving fast enough to become mere streaks in my exposure while in others you can see the people.
The outback of Australia’s Northern Territory is consistently red in color and rather wild to traverse.
Rocks shaped like mushrooms are red and the climate can be the extreme of hot and cold in the course of one day.
Nowhere is there anything but wild vegetation, although “wild” sometimes includes unwanted invasive species.
The best part of “wild” means minimal (almost nonexistent) light pollution and a visible array of stars from the moment night descends on this straight, red dirt road.
Finding your favorite boab tree while driving in the Australian outback is not easy – there are so many! You cannot possibly stop and examine all of them to decide. However, when we passed this one I said, “STOP! Turn the car around. I have found my favorite boab.”
As a Californian familiar with the hot politics of coastal accessibility, I reveled in the wild stretches of Australian beach along the Indian Ocean. This one shows only a slight hint of human habitation.
The waters of the Indian Ocean lap against the shoreline of this quiet nature reserve in Western Australia. Quiet, that is, until staff bring out buckets of fish and a group of bottlenose dolphins swims up for a snack! Once the dolphins are satisfied, they swim back out to sea.
I shot this a few years ago while in Ireland. The bridge, located near Galway in western Ireland, was featured in the movie The Quiet Man starring John Wayne.
Yes, that is really the name of this popular spot in Death Valley National Park, California — not something I made up trying to give my photo a clever name! This large expanse of crystallized salt on the valley floor would make for a challenging game indeed.
This guy has a town and a snazzy museum named after him! A hologram of Buffalo Bill Cody greets you at the door of his museum in Cody, Wyoming. This legendary frontiersman and entertainer of the Wild West days gained and lost several fortunes in his lifetime. To see the entire exhibit for today’s challenge, go to Leanne Cole’s blog.
This is my painterly representation of the Lippitt Farmstead in Cooperstown, New York, a town much better known for being the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame and the childhood home of author James Fenimore Cooper. The farmstead is part of a farm museum complex that shows what agrarian life would have been like in the mid-nineteenth century.
A bird may be hiding its home in the trees somewhere, but the nest I am speaking of is the Beijing National Stadium, nicknamed the Bird’s Nest. A small corner of this unique, nest-shaped steel structure provides the background for this image, which is my contribution to this week’s challenge. To see all of the entries, go to Australian photographer Leanne Cole’s website.