Lens-Artists Challenge #290 – Circular Wonders

When I first saw what this challenge it was in the middle of the night. I thought I have nothing circular. Then I thought maybe I won’t be able to do this challenge this time.

Then I woke up.

This week our Lens-Artist Challenge has been set by Ann-Christine from the blog Leya and her pick is Circular Wonders.

As I was trying to work out what to do I remembered that I had taken photos with the fisheye lens at night at the Melbourne Show. So I started with those and then saw a few others as well. So as it turned out I needn’t have worried. Sometimes I just need some time.

I also thought it could be good to show some circular wonders that I have seen at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show over the years.

I wasn’t sure I would get a post out today. One reason being the challenge, but also because we are going through a heat wave at the moment. It is too hot to be doing too much. Sleep is always hard to get when it is this hot. We aren’t meant to be getting heatwaves in March. It just isn’t fair.

Thank you Ann-Christine for this wonderful challenge. This really got me thinking.

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46 Comments

  1. The Ferris-wheel ones are fantastic. They remind me of those fireworks called Catherine wheels.

  2. Wow, heatwave in March….yikes! Hope it’s short-lived. As for the images, not surprisingly they are perfect for the challenge and really fun as well. Terrific as always

    1. I know, the last time it happened here was back in 1942. It seems to be gone now, so hopefully we will start to settle into autumn now. Thank you so much, that is really nice of you to say.

  3. Fabulous macros (as always), although I’ve never before seen a flower that looks so much like a church. The other set was unexpected, and real fun. Fisheye lens. Got to remember that.

  4. Wild and wonderful, Leanne! I enjoyed every bit of this, and the flowers are glowing too. A bit dizzy now…Hopefully the worst heat has passed by now. I hate heat, spring and autumn are my favourite months – and winter if there is snow. Thank you for always cool images.

    1. Thank you so much Ann Christine, it was a great challenge and I found it make me think. They are my favourite times of the year too, we are supposed to be getting cooler, but it hasn’t happened yet.

  5. There’s nothing like a peaceful and restful night. You proved that with your answer to the challenge. Such great photos, especially the opening set. Of course, your macro photos are also stunning.

    1. So true Egidio, hoping to get one soon. Thank you, sometimes you just need to think about it. The ones of the rides was fun to do, glad you like them.

    1. You’re welcome, Leanne. The 100+ heat is totally normal here in summer. I like it, my favorite time of year! 🤣🔥🔥

    2. 🤣🤣🤭🤭 The cold weather for over 50 years is why I love the summer heat here. It feels so good! Wow, we are opposites! 😂

    3. Yeah don’t think I could handle the cold weather that you had, but I do like our winters. We are very opposite John, lol.

  6. I agree with you, Leanne. Sometimes we just need a good sleep and the ideas present themselves. Love the swirls and colors of your photos, both manmade and nature. Stay cool. It’s hard to get away from the heat.

    1. Yeah the sleep helped. Hard to get that at the moment with the heat, but hopefully it will be gone in a day or so. Thank you so much Donna.

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