12 July 2010

12 of 12 for July 2010

12 of 12 time is here and as always I am very excited but there is a big ol' spoon of trepidation I must take that tempers my excitement. What I mean is I'm always worried there won't find the right things to photograph. Of course I was extra worried this month that my pictures were going to struggle because I was going to have to use the camera on my IPhone as 12 of 12 fell on Monday, a work day. Well that was sorted easy enough, seeing that I quit my new job last Friday. It's long story and I won't take away from 12 of 12 boring you with the details suffice it to say I got to use my good camera and what follows is what you get for this month, I hope you enjoy and as always I have to thank this MAN, for if not for him I would not be showing these photos. I thank him for creating this project which gives me the impetus to take at least 12 pictures once a month and as such keeps my dreams of taking good pictures one day alive. All I can do now and in the future is to keep taking pictures and what I get is what you'll see. The rest will just have to fall into place. At least that's what I'm hoping happens. So, here's this months 12 of 12 and they were mainly taken around the area of Manly near were we now live. I tried very hard to make this months pictures interesting. We'll have to see what you think so here we go...


Looking down part of the Manly boardwalk


Just one of the interesting fun fact boards they have around the boardwalk/beach at Manly.


A view over to downtown Sydney from North Head


Just some symmetrical trees at a park called Little Manly


Just a very bright fisherman. Wonder if he thinks the red will attract the fish?


An interesting pattern and your guess what it is picture of the month..


Now, I know that it is an ongoing battle to get people to clean up after there dogs but I've never seen a sign where they had to literally show people what they needed to do. Look how real it is, I mean really look


I just love really seeing the intricate nature of flowers. Actually these flowers are quite small and if I hadn't gotten close I would have never see the beauty of this little flower.


You know, back in the 20' and 30's and many years before that we as people used to put a lot of craftsmanship into our work. Now a day a piece of glass and a piece of steel and you've got a house/building. Not back then, back then things were given details and beauty in there own right. These are sitting on top each of the columns at an old bathing pavilion near Manly beach...


This months self portrait time 2 courtesy of the glass windows...


Out to the harbour through the arches, trying to be artistic???


...and last but not least a sign placed on the footpaths all around the pavilion as there is a penguin colony around this part of the beach. They re usually only here from dusk until dawn but none the less they are around and you never know when one of the little buggers may have overslept and it and has to suddenly run across the footpath to get to the water. It could happen... Anyway, that's all I've got for this month so I hope you enjoyed. See you next month...

18 comments:

seifenmacherin said...

Thanks for this lovely pics this month! I really love them. Specially I like the trees at Manly Park and the penguin sign!

See you next month!
Ursl

Michaela said...

oh so great pic´s, i love the penguin <3
greetings from vienna
michaela

Cubby said...

I'd say you did a wonderful job this month! Of course, you always do. In fact, you have inspired me to join the 12 of 12 gang and do it myself. Check out my blog post tomorrow to see my efforts.

creeny said...

Your 12 of 12 are great! I especially love the penguin sign :)

Thanks for commenting on my blog. See you next month :)
Greetings from Germany!

Dogeared said...

That penguin sign is hilarious! As is the dog poop-scoop sign - I guess there's no harm in trying it?

And the flower and arches photos are lovely! Hope the job hunt goes well, and you find something you like :-)

TICKLEBEAR said...

me thinks MANLY makes your job easy... speaking of job, should i quit my OLD job? that would sure solve my problem versus the "12 of 12", but it wouldn't pay the rent. and being alone, that might be unwise on my part. perhaps not at this point of my life. there's more done than i've got left to do...

i SO love those little flowers you captured. and SYDNEY!! OH, SIDNEY!! if i pack light, can i ?...
;)~
HUGZ

Ur-spo said...

I always enjoy your 12 of 12 !

mymusicallungs said...

Penguins, in Sydney! So funny!
Hi TJ-great day-gosh your fellow Sydneyans looked cold-but I guess it is your winter!.
Lovely stylish shots of your day.
You've got lots of nice symmetry shots, the trees, the stone work-is it a plinth under a statue?-I've never ventured East to OZ!

Hope your winter/Spring turn out great-we've been having a good summer in London.

Some on the iPhone in August. Which one do you have?

Take care, Sus

Bec said...

I always enjoy the little details on older buildings, too! I spent an afternoon in Manly 2 years ago and now I'm really bummed that I didn't see any penguins! Or even the penguin sign! Oh well, an excuse to go back, perhaps?? :)

Enjoyed your photos!

lovesmukiwa said...

I love the photos of trees!

Lucrecia Bloggia said...

Nice pictures!!
I was laughing seeing the dog sign. I'm sure that even the dogs would understand it!!
I love the little pink flowers. Nature is so beautiful!

One of my dreams is to go to Australia. I want to visit Sydney, of course, but also all the beaches and natural sites I find SO beautiful on television documentaries or movies.

Your guess picture puzlled me again! I have no idea of what it is!

Eliane Zimmermann said...

i like the red fisherman and of course the patterns! not to talk about the lobey plant, many Australian/Tasmanian/Newzealandish plants look quite familiar to me as quiet a few of them grow here in Southwest Ireland!

Jill said...

Okay, the signs in Manly are very unexpected. OMG, the poop... it's steaming!
I can't get over the penguin notice, either. Something I'll never see in New York.

Thanks for sharing!

TJ said...

Jill wins the prize for being the most observant or at least the one willing to say she saw what I saw. I mean the whole sign is amazing and amazingly funny. However, if people have to be shown exactly how to pick up after their dog well I don't even know what to say, but to go so far as to have the poop steaming in the sign is more then we needed to see or know. Thanks jill, I unfortunately don't really have a prize but you get my thanks all the same.

Sunny Archibald said...

Your pictures were certainly interesting. I'm sorry you're out of a job (if you are), but happy that you got to use your good camera. The little flowers are lovely.....looks like they're growing on some sort of pine tree...is that even possible? The swim suit picture cracks me up. The chick on the right looks as if she's having the vapors. The skyline picture is lovely, and the arches remind me of Venice. Great 12 of 12. Thanks for sharing.

pianuts said...

Love the arches photo and the doggie poo signed cracked me up, lol! Thanks for sharing!

Regina said...

What a lovely set of 12ers this month! I like your thoughts about craftsmenship, so true. Lovley picture of the tiny flowers, my favourite is the view on the harbour through the arches, the picture has a lovely rhythm. Thanks for sharing.

Jill said...

I'm a winner! (that's all that matters, TJ)

Too funny!