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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Duke of Edinburgh




"I took that one for you" says Master J (17) as I marvel at it's beauty. Master J has had the last two and a half days away on a Duke of Edinburgh hike with a small group from his school. He took this photo early this morning, they had camped by a coastal lake last night. I was impressed, and touched.


6:26am

Yesterday morning he caught the sunrise on a beach which they had camped by.


6:29


25 seconds later


15 seconds more

Identical minor edits only, no cropping or straightening - he has a good eye!







Then they headed off for another hard day of walking where no tracks existed.




His last photo, taken early this morning before he packed up camp, a wallaby overlooking the lake.

He came home exhausted, with multiple scratches on his legs, in need of a shower, clean clothes and home cooked food but very satisfied. He hopes to join their next camping trip sometime after winter.

Sharing at SkyWatch Friday.

49 comments:

Deanne said...

He obviously has inherited your talent!

s.c said...

He sure have your photographic eye. The last one with the wallaby is really stunning. Well done master J.

marijke said...

Your son is just like you. Fantastic photographer. Your flowers on your post before are also breathtaking again.
have a nice sunday
marijke

Rosemary said...

Wonderful photos Master J - very well done. They convey the whole atmosphere of the trip. The wallaby by the lake being a fitting climax.
He has learnt your talent Karen, for taking timed photos with those wonderful sunrises.
The Duke of Edinburgh award is a great thing for young people to do.

Dianne said...

Well done to Master J .... Stunning sunset shots with real clarity. Well Done!

Eva said...

Wow.....tolle Fotos...ich liebe Sonnenaufgänge und auch Sonnenuntergänge ♥

Schönen Sonntag wünscht Eva

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Excellent camping sight

cris photos said...

Que belas imagens, o nascer do sol é belissimo.

Beijos

Jeanne said...

Awesome photos! And where could your son have gotten that "good eye" from???

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous photos. He must have seen his Mother at work and learned well.

einfachtilda said...

Fantastischer Sonnenuntergang, sehr schöne Bilder.
LG Mathilda

Marty said...

wonderful morning and so beautiful shots !
amazing colours ! how gorgeous is the world !

Liz said...

He does have a great eye & a gift like his Mum. How lovely to take a photo for you.

Sarah said...

ohhh what e nice sunset!!! Lovely....i miss the see and beach soooo much!!!!! Hopefully in september we can go to corsica ( its a tiny little island in europe..) Lots of love Sarah

In Love With Sunflower said...

The shots of the sunrise are breathtaking!

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Jenni C's said...

Stunning photographs, beautiful country, i think he has inherited your talent!!

Sylvia K said...

I do so agree with the others, Master J has most definitely inherited your talent plus he has a great eye! These are really awesome, Karen!! Hope all of you have a great week!

geanina said...

Gorgeous photos! Greetings...

Danelle said...

Gorgeous! The beach shots are just stunning.

Roxanne Reinhart said...

I had to agree with everyone - Master J has done a fine job on these photos. They are very pretty and the scenery is awesome. I feel like I am experiencing Austrailia without even being there. Thanks to you and Master J!

Filip and Kristel said...

Love the first bush. Such a sunset serie is also a good idea.

Greetings,
Filip

DeVona said...

Lovely hoots! So neat to see a wallaby in a natural setting! We only see them in zoos over here!

DeVona said...

Auto correct played with my words... Above comment should read, " Lovely PHOTOS!"

bettyl said...

What a great job he did! He has an eye for a shot.

hawknitr13 said...

what can i say that everyone else hasn't already said??!! well done, Master J!! ^)^linda(iowa/usa)

Carole M. said...

..a wonderful experience and good team motivation and interaction. Fabulous photos he took; well done!!

Birgitta said...

Wonderful photos from your son!

Jana said...

the colour of the sky are magical! I love the last shot too, wish u a happy new week:-)

- Yvonaut -
Das sind Raphael und Yvonne
said...

Ahh, love camping!
Great shots!
Many greetings
Yvonne & Raphael

Karin M. said...

A super nice photo series, great shots...the sky is gorgeous...
Best regards, Karin

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

No doubt he has inherited your photography skills! What a beautiful job on all the photos. :)

Kaipiroska said...

Great sequence of the sun setting. Loved it, that's a very original way of showing the sunset.

God'sPoliticalTeenager said...

I hope he was suitably enthusiastic about the whole thing :D it was AWESOME!!!! :D

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Hi B of GPT. Yes, he had a great time and would love to go again!

papillon said...

Wow, these pictures are so beautiful...you are so lucky to have this experience in reality.
Greetings
J+C

Angie said...

Master J took very beautiful sunrise photographs! Bravo, Master J! And how fun! I bet he really enjoyed himself. :)

ladyfi said...

What a wonderfully thoughtful son. And wow, he has talent!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beautiful. What an adventure. Being in America, I can't imagine seeing a wallabe out and about. Then again, my son had German roommates who were amazed by an armadillo. :)

Ocean Soul Karen said...

One word...jealous!!!

Gary said...

Great series and love the last photo!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful pics! love the colors of sunset :)

Jim said...

Beautiful shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I really like those sunset shots... excellent!

Luna Miranda said...

the sunrise shots are absolutely beautiful--couldn't take my eyes off them. Master J is a great photographer.

debi said...

glorious way to start the day, thank you for sharing these beautiful photos

Joyful said...

Beautiful!

thefisherlady said...

He indeed did such an amazing job with the camera! Excellent shots!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful series! The sunrise is gorgeous and I love the wallaby near the water. Looks like a beautiful spot for camping. Great captures.

Marie said...

What a wonderful trip for Master J....looks like he got a lot out of it! How lovely to see a wallaby on the bank! So different from a wild creature we might see! And Master J is quite the photographer! A chip off the old block! I know you are proud!

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