I have joined a challenge where participants take a photo a day using a list of prompts for inspiration.
The challenge has encouraged me to discover more skills as a photographer
and look at things in a different way.
Please enjoy my take on November 2014, most photos were taken on the day,
with three from my archives.
The prompt given is listed in red, the photo is my take on the prompt
and the caption is my description.
Something Blue - Blue Sky, Blue Sea and Blue in the boat, from the archives, August 2014 in Croatia as we had fog all day and barely any natural light!
I saw this - Autumn Colours in my German Forest on our daily dog walk! Every day the colours change.
Weather - Raining, grey and gloomy! My neighbour's tree brightens my day when I look out of my dining room window!
Can't live without...can't live without my girls, my husband, my dog...also can't live without my coffee!
8 o'clock - 8pm, 16 year old daughter at the go kart track. So hard to get a clear shot...she was fast...2nd fastest of eight and the only girl!
Made me smile today - Love that this ball is Ralph's favourite. Makes me smile every time he picks it up with the teeth showing! 7
On the floor - Lots of autumn leaves...and of course one of Ralph's balls!
A place - A place I walk the dog every day, a place I enjoy watching explode with Autumn colour. In a place I call home for now. Germany!
Heck Yes....lets have a wine with friends, watching the world go by on a gorgeous afternoon in Frankfurt!
I do this every day...light a candle for lost loved ones, friends at home, to send light and love around the world to those who need it. 11
A Set - My set of Chinese Fortune Sticks...my Fortune today #32- No journey take by rail or sea or calamity may happen thee...which is quite incredible...I was going to catch the train to the next town and pay some bills but after walking the dog for too long decided on tomorrow instead ...before I read my 'fortune' 12
Normal - What is normal for one person, may not be normal for another.
It is normal for this German town to have a British red phone box in the main street! It is normal for me to take my camera everywhere...which I did today...minus my memory card! Today's photo comes from my phone!
Letters - When you live in a place where you don't know the language, signs are just a jumble of letters. I could pick out school, but not much else on this sign in Bavaria. Google translate helped unjumble the letters and came up with "urban school champions for Stonemasons and sculptors times Urstein technic" Still not 100% sure but thank goodness for Google Translate...helps me do the shopping! 14
For Me - Flowers from my husband...for me...wonder what colour they will be! (They were pink)
Hot + Cold 16
After - After the Autumn leaves have all fallen. 17
Cooking - This guy is always cooking Wurst in a bun on his little portable BBQ, for people on the main shopping street of Frankfurt. 18
I love this - I love the city of Shanghai, the mix of ancient and new, the colour, the culture, the vibrancy, the food. A photographers dream city. From my archives.
I ♥ Shanghai
Whole - This tennis ball started our walk, brand new and whole. Was not whole when we returned. At least we had the whole forest to ourselves
Bright - Bright flower, brightening a cobblestoned street with half timbered houses near Frankfurt on a dark, cold, grey day. 21
Shoes - My girls just chilling in their colourful shoes, soaking up some sun by the river! 22
Favourite - So many favourites, my girls, the dog, souvenirs, travel, my childhood teddy. This picture of the Shanghai skyline encompasses many of my favourites. It is a mosaic of 1000's of my photos of our life in China, many memories and adventures, friends and family. One of my families most treasured and looked at possessions. 23
I made this- I love Christmas and creating...I made the advent calender when our girls were small...the elves come every night to deliver treats. Made the table runner and the mosaic bowl too...Christmas is coming :) 24
I need to do this - rake up a few thousand beautiful Autumn leaves! 25
Time - 10:26am, 25 November 2014 Place - Frankfurt, Germany Temperature 6C.
Time to soak up what is left of Autumn. 26
Wall - I found this street art on a wall while wandering around Camden in London recently. So vibrant and those eyes reach into your soul!!! Archive October 2014. 27
I'm thankful for this...Thankful for the opportunity to live in these amazing places with my husband and girls by my side. Soaking up different cultures and countries, lifestyles and languages. The memories and friends we have gathered along the way. Perth, Western Australia: China: England: Germany :) Archive shots. 28
Black - My black cast iron teapot 29
So this happened - It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas....the Christmas Markets in Frankfurt have opened. Colourful, festive, fun!
I bought this - A gingerbread Santa for my daughter at a local Christmas Market last night. Then I helped her eat it when our train home was over an hour late and we were cold and hungry. It was delish!
My husband is a bit of a beer connoisseur, quite partial to a well kept British Ale, also a Little Creatures Pale Ale from my home town of Fremantle.
He likes his beer but it has to be decent.
On one of our first forays into Aldi in Frankfurt, we grabbed a 6 pack of
Karlskrone Premium Pilsener for the paltry sum of €1,69, thinking that if it was bad
we wouldn't be wasting that much money. Well it turned out to be pretty good!
Even better when our neighbour saw the empty bottles in with our recycling and told
us to take them back to the shop where we would get 25 cents Pfand/deposit for each bottle.
Really...that would make the 6 pack just 19 cents...basically FREE!
Well not quite... as it turns out...you pay the €1,69 plus the €1,50 Pfand/deposit as well.
Not the €1,69 including beer and Pfand as we thought at first.
Our recent Aussie visitor to Frankfurt could not believe how cheap the beer was...or how good!
Great pic Col ;)
It is so easy to get your Pfand/deposit back. Take your bottles back to the shop,
put into the hole in the wall where they will be scanned.
That is my husband's hand...he is shy!
When you have finished....this time we had...ahem.... 13 bottles...
press the green button and you will get a voucher.
When you have finished doing your food shopping...
grabbed some more 'free beer'....and maybe some wine.
Give the cashier your voucher at the till and the Pfand from your empty bottles will be taken off,
which will negate the Pfand for your fresh bottles of 'free beer'!
The Pfand in Germany also applies to drinks other than beer,
bottles of water, soft drinks and juices, just look for the word 'pfand'.
Intriguingly there is no Pfand on wine bottles...shame!
So, even though the beer is not technically 'Free' it is still only
29 cents a bottle...it may as well be Free and we will always call it 'Free Beer'!