Thursday, 5 March 2015

5 in 5 - MELANIE - March 2015

 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, over to you:

So here we are in March.  It is a busy time of year for Adelaide with the fringe festival, the Adelaide Arts festival, Womadelaide and my favourite event Writers’ Week.  I just love Writers’ Week which is six whole days when we can listen for free to writers from around the world talking from 9:30am until 6pm.  As I sat under the blue shades today listening I looked at the programme and realised today was March 5th and the 5 in 5 day.  There were many superb leaf patterns silhouetted into the sky that I imagined would look good in my 5 in 5 selection however I did not have my camera and had to wait until I got home to snap my shots.  The sky was still blue and the trees and bushes around my garden gave silhouettes just as good and here they are:- the top LHS is a section of my miniature roses,  the top RHS is our Queensland Blue Gum, the middle LHS shows leaves from our grape vine, the middle RHS is a flower and a bit of a leaf on the hibiscus bush and finally the bottom shot is of branches on our palm tree. 

As always, a big thank you to Melanie for sending these photos, I love the different shape and colour leaves.  There is so much to see if we take time to look.
So if this has inspired you to pick up your camera and take part in this challenge you have until 25th before this months link closes.
It's great fun and this post should answer any questions or give other information that you need.

Links for this months post are here and hopefully I'll be back with more photos from Melanie and myself next month. I hope you will join us and thanks for popping by!

5 in 5 - March 2015 - THE GOLDEN HOUR

                                        Welcome to '5 in 5' where on the 5th of
each month I post 5 photos that I have
taken in 5 minutes. 

Near home there is a small church that sits remote on top of a hill and as we passed it yesterday I mentioned that I plan to stop one day and take photos. I didn't ask to stop on this occasion as we were tired and nearing the end of a 4 hour car journey, but then I noticed the sun low in the sky.
The golden hour. 
I mentioned that this is the best time of day for photos. So my husband, being the amiable soul that he is, offered to pull over, and as I never like to miss an opportunity, I grabbed my camera. As I snapped away I remembered that it is nearly 5th of the month and so this seemed a good time to take my 5 in 5 photos. I set my timer and planned my route.....
One of the main reasons I wanted to visit the church is to see the cork tree that grows in the cemetery.  You can see it on the left behind the gate.

The bark is thick and spongy.

It is tall and an imposing sight in this small cemetery.  It's bark had a reddish hue in this light.

And when I turned I saw the sun had nearly gone down, and I reminded myself that some moments should not be missed.

And when I looked behind me, there was the moon.  The perfect end to a perfect day.


If you fancy grabbing your camera and joining in this month it would be great to hear about it. Do link in below so I can come and see your photos, and here's the plan: 

  1.  Choose a location.

2.  Have your camera ready.

3.  Set a timer for 5 minutes (I use my mobile phone).

4.  Take as many photos you can until the time is up.

5.  Choose 5 photos to download and share by using the link tool below. 

   Please note: 

You can take  your photos any time, they do not have to be taken on 5th!
And you have until the 25th of the month to add your photos to the link.

There are more details here.

And one more thing - when you use the link tool, please click on your post title.  This will show the web address. Please right click, copy and paste this as your link.  This will take readers directly to your '5 in 5' blog page and be easier for them to find.

And don't forget, you can take your photos any time during the month and you have until 25th to post your link!

 Thank you for popping by, your comments are always welcome and appreciated. And thank you to those who join in, regularly or occasionally. I LOVE to see your photos and to see your own themes and ideas. Please keep them coming!!     

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