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, 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 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.)