Friday Foto Finder; Street

Streets, avenues, roads and boulevards are all words we use to describe a carriageway.

Some streets, like this quite street in a country town lead the eye to the side, to see who lives along it.

 
Others which once were simple streets are now carriageways of daunting size and complexity.

 
And yet we always need to remember that the word “Street” was used to describe the long roads which connected the far-flung parts of the Roman Empire. They served the same purpose which this lonely road in Outback Australia serves. It provides a safe and quick path from a town to its distant neighbour.

What were you able to find as an example of a “STREET”??

Leave a comment and a link here and we can all come and see.

Next week the challenge will follow a developing theme and will be to find a “PATH

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Friday Foto Finder; Alone

A termite mound alone in the Australian desert, surrounded by spiky spinifex.

It decorated itself in an attempt to find a mate.

It didn’t work and it is still alone!

Note: Spinifex is a very spiky grass and is the termite’s main source of food. A single termite mound annually consumes as much grass as a cow. The yellow in the above image are the flower stalks which produce both seed for indigenous food and a heat setting wax which holds stone tips on hunting spears and axes.

What have you found that is alone?

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Next week the challenge will be to find something to match the word “STREET”

Friday Foto Finder; Right

I find that in my image composition, I like my eyes to be drawn left to right.

It seems more natural to me.

So people and other critters need to be looking right.

Cars are critters! Aren’t they?

 Birds are definitely critters.

These guys may be facing left but they are travelling right.

Do you find the same with your Photographic composition?

Or do you have another “RIGHT” in mind?

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Next week the challenge will be to find something to match the word “ALONE”

Friday Foto Finder; Evocative

A lover of travel, I am addicted to Mile Markers.

In my youth there were mile markers all along every main highway, all marking the distance from the Post Office in Perth.

As I learned more of the world I discovered that it was the Romans who began erecting Mile Stones on their roads to show how far it was to Rome. Excepting those weren’t measuring miles but leagues.

Even now, I spot one of these markers and I am drawn off into travels. Not just my own physical travels but the travels of others that I have read about.

Travels to all parts of the world, some punctuated with Mile Stones and some without.

Yes, I find these distance markers to be evocative.

This one was in a little town called Nannup, south of Perth.

Have you an evocative image you wish to share?

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Next week the challenge will be to find something to match the word “Right”