Saturday, 10 April 2010

Autumn Shadows

We celebrated Mr Fudge's 70th (!!!) birthday on Friday and as a special surprise our daughter and her family in Sydney booked us a room at our favourite hotel in Brisbane and a table at a very classy restaurant a short stoll from the hotel.  Needless to say, it was a painless experience and one which we will not forget until dementia kicks in.






















The weather was stunning, resulting in plenty of opportunities for shadow shots.  This was the view from our hotel room.






















The late afternoon threw beautiful blue shadows across the pool.  Autumn is so hard to take in Brisbane.























After a buffet breakfast the next morning we stepped out of the dining room straight onto the river walk.









































Why can't every weekend be like this?

To feast your eyes on some stunning shadow shots, visit Hey Harriet - you won't regret it.

22 comments:

sarayutouched said...

...what great shadows you have captured!! sounds like and looks like you had a great time!!

fredamans said...

I love the river walk shadow! Very nice!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love all your shadows! These are just terrific! It does indeed look and sound as though you had a great time!! Enjoy!!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

The Sydney waterfront is absolutely beautiful, the views up high leaving imposing shadows on the water. The pool has neat shadows, too. The riverwalk shadows are neat, chain and vertical fence a mix of curvy and angular. Why indeed can't weekends all look like this??

EG Wow said...

And YOU got to celebrate too! :)

Love the shadows on the water. Very nice.

Over Front Door

Laura Hegfield said...

:)

Sarah said...

Indeed why can't every weekend be like that?! Happy Birthday to Mr Fudge-sounds like a great weekend!

Sandrine said...

What a great idea from your daughter!Happy 70 th Birthday to Mr Fudge too ;) X

Greyscale Territory said...

These shadow shots are filled with your excitement! I especially love the arced shadows on the river walk pavement! Great shots!

Sweet Repose said...

Trust me, Autumn in Iowa, you would not be poolside...love the shots and hope Mr. Fudge had a great time...you know, 70 is the new 60...(tell it to the aches and pains!!!)

Sharon and
the mouse whisperer...heehee

Paula Scott said...

Aaaaahhhh! I'm happy looking at these shots! That over head of the pool is a winner. What a lovely, lovely Autumn day. We're in the throes of spring here...

Jonny Hamachi said...

Nice Shots.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

I love Brisbane, and Autumn must be such a lovely time to be there,not too
hot. Your shots a beautiful, love the river walk shadows.

I am sure that you both had a great time.

Hey Harriet said...

Happy belated birthday to Mr Fudge! What a lucky pair you are! I'm trying to figure out where you stayed. Stamford Plaza maybe? I've never stayed there myself but I've stalked a few rockstars there. A long time ago of course when I was young and silly :)

You asked where Thompson's Point was? It's on Macleay Island.

Spadoman said...

I love all of these, especially the tall shadows on the water. Nice catch. And yes, it does look like a very nice day.

Patti said...

Wonderful shadows found on a wonderful weekend! The river walk looks like a lovely place to stroll.

That was a great birthday present for Mr. Fudge.

Crafty Gardener said...

I love the shadows on the river walk. It looks like you had a great celebration stay at the hotel.

Manang Kim said...

All those shadows are awesome!!

SSS-Curved shadow

maiaT said...

What a wonderful gift weekend. These are all beautiful shadow shots.
I especially like the one on the river walk.

lyptis said...

Sounds like the two of u had a lovely day! Happy belated B-day Mr.Fudge!!:)

Chrisy said...

Oh yes looks fab...now me thinks the children need to do this for both your birthdays every year!

Paz said...

happy birthday to the Mr. what a wonderful celebration you had.

very nice shadow shots, too. ;-)

paz