This post takes me back to my last visit to Australia in November 2014 when I went over to meet my newest grandson (at that time) who was already 7 months old. Now he is 7 years old! Still an amazing little lad. The compilation was for a WordPress 101 challenge at the time which I really enjoyed as it was all about focusing on different photographic techniques.
PhotoGRAPHy 101: Week 1
As I have been travelling for two days during this week I haven’t had the time to register for this challenge so I am putting together a post to meet the five themes introduced this week and at the same time introduce you to my new neighbourhood (albeit temporary).
Sydney, NSW, Australia is home to 4.576 million people and is the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. It is also home to my eldest son and family.
The Corso in Manly is one of Sydney’s more famous streets and runs from the harbour side at Manly Wharf to the ocean side at Manly Beach. In my image the focus is on the Victorian building on the left of the street with the palm trees and the people forming the background.
Sydneysiders are lucky to have many beautiful beaches on their doorstep. This is the surf at Dee Why, one of the northern beaches. Finding this odd iron piling along the beach I couldn’t decide whether a vertical or horizontal composition suits it best. Which version do you prefer?
This theme asks you to consider what the word bliss means. To me, today, bliss means that first cuddle with a new grandchild. Bliss to him was wearing his shades to block out the glare of that Australian sunshine.
The Manly Scenic Walkway at Shelly Beach. Today we are asked to consider placement of the subject in a photograph. My focus was on the bench, but I waited until a solitary figure appeared on the bend of the track and lined up the horizon with the metal railings to frame the sea from the sky. I was also rather pleased that the bench colour matched the sea and the lines were at a nice angle to the lines of the railings. Often a photo can look to be accidental, but I moved around quite a bit to get this deliberate shot.
This post is a contribution to Fandango’s Flashback Friday. Have you got a post you wrote in the past on this particular day? The world might be glad to see it – either for the first time – or again if they’re long-time loyal readers.
27 thoughts on “Flashback Friday #44”
You must be eager to get back there or to have them come to you.
They are more likely to be able to come here first I think. Plus my son works for Qantas so they get discounts!
You can’t discount counting on a discount.
Those 7 years have passed so quickly!
Lorenzo is such a cool name. Much better than Pete. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
His brother is Luca! A definite Italian theme going on there 😄 Lorenzo was named after Enzo Ferrari – I bet you can guess his nickname.
Luca is great too. Like the guy in The Godfather, Luca Brazzi. 🙂
wonderful pictures all around…but the smile and sunnys on that sweet face is the best of all 🙂
It certainly was the best part of the holiday!
Happy memories! You must be keen to get over there again.
Not so keen on the flight, but keen to see those boys! Hoping they might make it over here next year, if so we’ll have to try and rent a big villa in France and take the whole family.
That sounds like a plan, Jude!
Lovely memories in this post, Jude. Grandsons are the best! Our little darling turns one tomorrow.
Hope you can spend it with him! They are adorable at that age.
He is gorgeous, almost walking but already a climber. They’re having a family and friends party today and then spending the day just with him tomorrow. We’re heading off shortly. Can’t wait to see him again.
A lovely post, memories and photos. Such a cute baby pic. Hope you get to meet the family again soon.
What.a great trip you had!
Yes, it was fabulous, I had hoped to return within 2-3 years but it wasn’t to be so that might well be my last trip. I’m not sure I can face that long flight now.
I quite understand
Sydney is like a foreign country to me, Jude. I hope you get to see your family soon.
Since then they moved to Perth then back to Sydney, but now live in Brisbane!
Gosh, they get around! I love Perth.
Baby Lorenzo is beautiful! Hope the family can come over and spend time with you soon.
They were over in 2017 and hope to come next year if all goes well. Lorenzo is now a lively 7 year old, just losing his baby teeth!
I hope everything goes to plan and that you have a great time together!
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