Saturday, 8 March 2014

5 in 5 - MELANIE March 2014

Those who follow my posts might know that Melanie is my friend who lives in Australia. She loves photography and every month she has taken part in this monthly neme.
Melanie does not have a blog and so each month I post her photos. I love that we have found a way for her to take part!
When I began this photo challenge last July I did not anticipate that this partnership would develop. It was not planned but I am SO glad that it happened because it has added something unexpected. I am so excited each month when I open Melanie's email with her monthly photos so once again Melanie, a big thank you, and over to you:

"Difficult to believe it is March already and time for another 5 in 5.  Once again my five in five photos have not been taken where I thought they would be taken.  I really thought they would be in that illusive National Park, Belair but it looks like I shall now be scheduling that photo shot for April. 

This week it is the annual writers’ week in Adelaide and I did not want to miss a minute of it. A whole six days when you can listen to authors from around the world talk from 9:30am until 6pm.  It begun on Saturday March 1st and finishes tomorrow March 6th.  If you would like to have an idea of some of the authors I have enjoyed listening to you can check out the programme at this link.

Some of the authors I have read, some I have never heard of and some I knew of and intended to read but at yet have not found time to read.  After the first five days of listening my ‘Want to read’ list is now much bigger than it was. While listening to the authors one of the things that has fascinated me has been the shadow patterns from the trees on the shade cloths in the gardens where the talks are held.  The talks are held in the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Gardens in the city.  The weather has been perfect and the talks have been so varied, some very entertaining, some very informative, a couple boring and some extremely full on.  My head is bursting from information overload. 

As for the photos the one in the middle at the top is the statue which the West stage has been built around.  The other photos are just various shadows so not a long explanation this month".

I love that vivid blue of the shade cloths and the shadows of the trees. It just shows that sometimes we don't have to go far to take stunning photos, and that we can be in one place and observe.  It reminds me not to over complicate, and to use what is right there. Last month Melanie also planned to go to Belair but risk of fires meant that the area was closed.  I look forward to seeing Melanie's photos in the National Park one day! 
If this has inspired you to take photos to add to this challenge you have until 25th before the link closes. It's great fun and this post should answer any questions or give any other information that you need.

Thank you to Melanie and everyone else who has taken part. Links for this months posts are here and I'll be back next month with more photos from Melanie and myself. 
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