Thursday, 18 September 2014

5 in 5 - Melanie -September 2014

Melanie is my friend who lives in Australia and she loves photography. Every month Melanie has taken part in this monthly neme and we managed to find a way round her not having a blog by posting here. I love that we have found a way for her to take part so once again Melanie, a big thank you, and over to you:

On September 5th  I arrived at Sydney airport with my daughter and grandson.  We hired a car and drove to Katoomba in the area known as the Blue Mountains. The cockatoos in my photo where gathered in a reserve next to where we parked the car about 20 of them and of course my camera came out and clicked away.  In less than five minutes I had taken a dozen photos of them and had to tell myself to stop.  The sun was shining and we headed to Echo Point where we had an excellent view of  the rock formation known as the Three Sisters.  We then set off on a walk which was where I expected to take some excellent photos for the 5 in 5.  This didn’t happen as first rain then hail.  We were cold and very wet and now as I look at the photos I attempted to take they are very dark and the cockatoos far outshine them.  Just to give you an idea of the change in weather here is a before and after of the Three Sisters.

The Three Sisters
Now here are those Cockatoos who need no other introduction and guess what they were still there chewing away when we returned to the car and the rain was tipping down.
As always, Thank you Melanie.  I love this monthly look at life on the other side of the world. 
If this has inspired you to take part in this challenge you have until 25th before the link closes. It's great fun and this post should answer any questions or give other information that you need.

Thank you to everyone else who has joined in or left comments. Links for this months posts are here and hopefully I'll be back with more photos from Melanie and myself next month. I hope you will join me!
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