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Cootamundra Show Winners

It’s not often that I enter any of my photographs in shows. Having been persuaded to submit some to the recent show at Cootamundra, I was very pleasantly surprised that all my 7 entries received some recognition!

1st Colour Landscape : Southern Highlands Storm……………

.1st Mono Landscape : Old Tree in the Mist (CTAPOE DEPEBO B TYMAHE)

2nd Colour Flowers : Grevillea Unfolding…….

3rd Colour Landscape : Gum Trees Grazing………………

.3rd “Other” : Misty Horse grazing (yet to be posted on RB) ………….Highly Commended, Open : Rescue Boat 584N……………Highly Commended, Digital Manipulation : Heading Home.

It just goes to Show! Doing a Happy Dance!


Exciting New Artist bursts into Red Bubble!

Kaienari…. This will be a name to remember as the works of this talented Artist from Thirlmere NSW, send a frissant of raw excitement through the Art World!

Working in a variety of mediums, presently using acrylics, Kaienari – in the current series – used the unique format of creating the works on dried sawn timber, to give unforeseen depth and unique texture. Of course, the original sawn timber planks can’t be sent through the mail, but naturally, Posters or Canvases are available to grace the walls of discerning Art lovers.

Please, go and visit Kaienari’s site, which is in its formative stages. Make the artist welcome to Red Bubble and, of course, purchase some of the fabulous works!


God is Great?

God is Great?
With hatred in their hearts
and Death in their hands
they shout that “God is Great!”

Kalashnikovs on rapid fire -
their bullets don’t discriminate.
And still they shout that “God is Great!”

Explosives hidden under robes.
Before they die, fanatics shout
with final breath that “God is Great!”

Innocent victims then explode
in ghastly showers of blood and bone.
Now, some will celebrate that “God is Great!”

The mourning ululations
are screamed into the sky -
proclaiming that their god is great.

Tomorrow, mourning will continue,
fresh coffins borne above their heads -
and wailing that their god is great.

A god who welcomes murderous martyrs
and who rewards their bloody deeds
can never be the God for me!

Their god is great – but so is mi…

Fourteen February Features & 3 Top Tens

For the next week, I will be doing a lot of running around – not sure if the laptop will accompany me or how good wireless internet reception will be where I’m going.
February has been a good month for me with 14 Featureds in various groups and 3 Top Ten finishes in various challenges. Both my Nikon and Sony have featured.

Thank you very much to all the Hosts who have featured my works. This is always a great honour for me. It makes a bloke want to keep going with his photography.

A Great Big Special Thanks to all my RB friends who continue to visit my site and favourite my works. Your encouraging comments are always very much appreciated!

:) george

Double Floral Features!

Much to my delight, two of my native flower photographs have just been featured!

“Deep Purple (Patersonia sericea)” has been featured in the Wildflowers of the World Group.

“Australian Fringed Lilies (Thyanotus tuberosus)” has the # 1 spot in the Australian Wildflowers Group!

The amazing thing is, that both of these flowers were found within a few minutes walk of my humble abode, on the fringes of the bush at Thirlmere, NSW.

"Blini Sous Chef" - now a Permanent Feature!

Beyond any expectation, this picture has made it into the Permanent Gallery in the “Peoples” section of Russian Speaking Art! It is a great honour to have it there, amongst the works of so many accomplished photographers!

Thank you very much, Luda!

Little did I realise when I took my little Sony W350 from my top pocket…….


New co-host in Russian Speaking Art!

G’day! Or should that now be G’dayski!

Luda Nayvelt asked me to be a co-host of this group, which I joined a few months ago and have been making regular posts to – and I’ve agreed. What have I got myself into?

An Aussie bloke or a Russian “Moujik”?

Bit of both, I guess, if that’s not a contradiction. My parents and origins are Russian, but we came here in 1949 when I was but a lad of 3. So, 62+ years in Australia has to count for something, eh? We assimilated, but did not lose our cultural identity or traditions. Why else did I recently make blini for my friends? Because some Russian traditions are really yummy! In that time, I’ve managed to get myself educated here, conscripted here, been a professional bureaucrat in the Commonwealth Educa…