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October Photo Challenge: 31. anything you choose

I was able to take a photo of anything today. Here is my little superhero on Halloween.

And a few taken during my photography class tonight. I WAS listening, but you can’t put a camera on a desk in front of me and expect me not to take photos.

I hope you enjoyed October Photo Challenge. As always I love to hear your feedback!

As of tomorrow Elemental November is starting and Week 1 in November is Earth. Its not necessarily a photo a day, but I will be taking as many or as little photos using the element of Earth as I see during the week. If you want to join me tag your photos #elementalnovember. I’d love to see your interpretations. Alternatively you can also leave a link to your photo in the comments.

Happy Halloween! For the more traditional amongst us in the northern hemisphere Happy Samhain! And for anyone in the southern hemisphere Happy Beltane (technically for the 7th of November)!

October Photo Challenge: 28. moon (2)

While R and I were out having our cup of tea tonight we noticed, in the perfectly clear night sky, the man in the moon watching us. I think he was wishing he could have a cup of chai.

October Photo Challenge: 27. looking back

Oops. OK so forgetting to post my photo on the day once since May isn’t too bad. I’m cutting myself some slack. It looks like the October challenge is hobbling to a close!

Here is yesterday’s prompt looking back. In more ways than one! I had to look back through the archives when I realised I forgot to find something suitable.

October Photo Challenge: 25. people

and its NOT my family!…mainly

The gigantic octopus kite was a show stopper.

I love this photo for all the mini stories going on. If you look closely there are people doing all sorts of things.

These 3 men who were flying the kite had the unappealing job of trying to pack it away.

I loved taking a photo of these people taking a family photo at the beach. It was quite an event.

October Photo Challenge: 24. weather

Oh man!

This is the second time I have been prompted to take a photo of the weather and this time (just as the other time) the weather was, well, non-descript. It was hot. “The sun!” I hear you thinking. No. There was no sun. It was overcast. “The clouds! They have great light and dark properties.” Again, no. They were uniformly grey with very little by way of light, dark or even dicernible shapes. It WAS windy…for about 20 seconds. Just long enough for me to run inside and grab the camera and come back to still trees. Here in a nutshell was the weather where I am today.

Mmmm, blanket grey. The thing photographic dreams are made of. Detect sarcasm?

In fact I felt so bad about posting today’s weather photo I thought I had better post a couple of other photos from today just to un-depress you!

The one interesting thing about today’s weather was the light. There was a third ‘golden hour’ at about 10am. It must have been the way the cloud cover interacted with the sun, but I was at the supermarket (minus the camera!) and couldn’t maximise the opportunity. You should have seen the eyes bug out of my head though! I was trying to work out how I could get home faster. Again at about 7pm we had lovely colour as the sun set. I arrived at my photography class early and happened to park in front of an ornate fence that I thought I could get some photography practise on and was delighted when I looked THROUGH the fence into the most detailed, well cared for garden I have ever seen. It wouldn’t be to everyone’s taste, but it was so unexpected it was a lovely surprise. It was someone’s sanctuary hidden right on a main road.

And it had one of my favourite roses growing. A red, climbing David Austin. The detail is beautiful.

When I think of the grey clouds I follow it up by thinking about the red roses and I am happy.

October Photo Challenge: In your town

These are a few things around the corner from where I live.

I wouldn’t call where I live a ‘town’ exactly. Its more of a city. The capital city of South Australia, although as far as capital cities go it is kind of town-like. Its one of the things I like most about Adelaide. It has everything you need without massive traffic and exorbitant costs of living. I can also drive 5 minutes up the road and hit the country of the Adelaide Hills. Ahhh, fresh air and country living. I dream of moving just that bit further out of the city to a country lifestyle while still being within easy driving distance of the city. If I just had less exotic hobbies I could move away from the cementscape altogether, but alas my tastes are just not mainstream.

The good thing about city living is the feast of interesting and varied subject matter to photograph!

October Photo Challenge: 21. calm

There wasn’t a lot of calm going on in our household today. We are reroofing our pergola so we had 4 adults and 2 children and stuff EVERYWHERE! At the end of the day (and plenty of other times on different days) I need one of these to keep me calm after the daily whirlwind that is my children. I drink chai tea religiously. I don’t think its what I drink that is important to me, but more the ritual of sitting down and having time to sit and think while doing nothing. I am pretty specific about that last part. Its best not to ask me to complete a task while the tea drinking is happening. The response will be politely terse, not calm.