Ailsa’s travel theme for the week is Fantastic and she has chosen some shots which are truly that.

I was lucky enough to spend January 2014 in New Zealand and it was pretty much ALL fantastic– so what to choose. The first shot is of those awesome giant ferns- I think the recently departed Terry Pratchett, as Ailsa says, was the maestro at fantasy.

I have chosen the fantastic sculpture entitled ‘unconditional surrender’, which stands alongside the aircraft carrier USS Midway, San Diego ,for my other two shots. I have featured this in a previous post but this time I wanted to feature how fantastic are the post edit tools of modern digital photography. I am completely self taught and just play at it ( as many of you can spot!!) but the software is so fantastic that even I might make you stop and stare at the before and after.

Before - a cloudless sky
After- not only clouds but a rusty USS Middway!


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Have a fantastic day!


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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla If you have come as a baker my blog is i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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