Sally D's Mobile Photography Challenge


For Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Challenger’s Choice

4th Monday Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Panorama, Portraiture, Photomontage, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).


This is not really in the spirit of street photography, but I have cropped them in a panoramic way. I am a bit annoyed by this phone lens having a tendency to warp. (Nokia Lumia 530 Windows phone)






I live on the edge of country town in Central Victoria, Australia.






Thanks for looking!      🙂


Sally D's Mobile Photography Challenge

Natural abstraction

For Sally D’s mobile photography challenge. This week Sally has another brilliant photomontage – a forest still life which is far from still.

4th Monday Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, …)


I have chosen Abstraction. 



Nokia Lumia 520 Windows Phone


Processed with IrfanView & FastStone Image Viewers

No doubt you recognised this as bark. At certain times of the year, when wet, this tree along our service road has the most awesome patterns and colours.



The tree… I have no idea what this tree is, but I suppose I should find out.


Thanks for looking.

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Do have a good day.  🙂

(added later – Since it is August already, the first Monday prompt is nature and Sally has linked this on her end in her post containing an image of Yosemite Falls. )

Looking out our tent: the view to the left - trees
Sally D's Mobile Photography Challenge, Travels

Sally D’s mobile photo challenge: Travel

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Challenger’s Choice. Sally has a fascinating pair of photos in her entry this week (as usual)

 4th Monday Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Panorama, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).

I took three cameras with me on our recent holiday to Condo – the Nikon D3000 DSLR  and the Nokia Lumia 520 & 530 window phones. I use the 530 as a phone and camera, and the 520 as a camera only. I used to be satisfied with the macro images produced by the latter before the Nikon arrived.

Condobolin is near the geographical centre of New South Wales and is a six hour drive from my home in Central Victoria, plus stoppages.


Our tent

Our tent, displaying our rubbish bags (yes, we recycled). We sort of spread over sites 9 & 10. My sister-in-law gave me an Elders (a stock agency) chair when I had mishap with mine. We didn’t set up facing the river because it was more private facing the other way.



We set up our tent in the Condobolin Caravan Park, arriving the Thursday afternoon and leaving Easter Monday morning.  The bathroom facilities were clean and modern and the grounds well maintained. The Lachlan River frontage was a bit of a disappointment, though the weir was pretty. Our power lead was too short to set up the tent beyond the range of errant tree limbs so we set up on a caravan site.

We could have had a concrete patio, but didn’t think of that. The featured image (top) shows you the view on our left as we looked out from the front doorway.

My brother turned up to help put up the tent. A little awkward – apart from those valuable 45 minutes last October, I hadn’t seen him since 1988. Neither of us really knew what to expect from the other. A few phone conversations isn’t the same as the reality of face-to-face. We have lost two siblings now. We needed this time together before it was too late.



looking towards the amenities

Looking to the right . We didn’t have lush green grass under us. The caretakers were a bit zealous: mowing and whipper-snipping on an Easter Sunday!


Below is a very happy me on Easter Sunday when we had our photo session. I really must do something about getting new dentures, and it is always a shock to see how much weight I carry. I also must learn not to talk when people are taking pictures. Just shut up woman!



a very happy me, with my very tall bro’


Easter Chocolate?  I had one block of 70% cocoa chocolate. I managed to make it last several days. I indulged in a bottle of Merlot given to me at Christmas, and had the obligatory stubby of beer after setting up the tent.

You can expect more  about my trip tomorrow.  

I haven’t done a thing with my novel for over a week. I can’t see how I will meet my self-imposed deadline mid-April. Yeah … bet not one of you is surprised.

Have a good day.   🙂

(All images taken with the Nokia Lumia 520.)