The sinking sun lays dying...This golden orb, alone, whose glory 'furled', bequeaths our world with darkness.....monochromed....

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

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Sue Allen on October 24, 2008

Thanks very much, Billy! I took another photo of that tree today, against a blue sky with puffy white clouds, and it doesn't look at all dramatic! The mood's all in the sky, isn't it? Thought you might be interested to see what the scenery is like when it's lit up enough to view it. This is taken from along the little side road where I live.

Very best wishes to you, Billy, and thanks again for coming to view some more photos. Have you changed your browser and getting on better now?

cheers, sue

Tony Reid on October 30, 2008

Sue - I cam back to this shot via Google Earth. I put in Gympie, QLD and it took me straight to the town. There are so many of your shots on display now!

I then scrolled west/left. You can't really miss your place, as it's the one with loads and loads of little blue squares all over it!

Cheers, Tony

MBagyinszky on October 31, 2008

Yes, this is very good. Good composition, light and colors. Grat. Misi

Sue Allen on October 31, 2008

Thank you so much, Misi,for taking the time to comment, it's much appreciated!

Very best wishes to you,


Sue Allen on October 31, 2008

Erm yes, Tony, actually, I was going to ask you, is there anyway of looking at Google earth without all the little blue squares over my place popping up, as the coverage over my area has only just recently become clear enough to see anything, and I should quite like to see my place from the sky, but I can't, for all the blinking squares!! I was messing around with all the buttons I could find last time I went on Google, but I had no luck just getting rid of them temporarily. I don't mind them there long term, you see, but would like to see my place just once from the air.. :D

If anyone will know, you will! Cheers, Tony, sue

Tony Reid on November 2, 2008

Google Earth

how To Remove The Blue Squares

Sue, down the left-hand side of Google Earth is the Layers section.

Click the little plus+ sign next to Geographic Web

To remove the small blue squares, click on the tick next to Panoramio. This will make the tick go away.

To remove the large blue squares, click on Blue Square next to Places. This will make the square empty.

You is done!!

To put the square back, just tick the empty squares next to the names.

Cheers, Tony

Five Shots for Movember

Sue Allen on November 2, 2008

Movember!!! Hmmm, that's a new one, Tony, tee hee, thank you soooooo much for the tip on how to see my house block, you are an angel!

Best wishes to you, Sue

Tony Reid on November 2, 2008

Glad I can help Sue!!

See here for Movember

and in Oz

Sue Allen on November 2, 2008

So, is time going so fast that you've decided to cross November with March, and so create a new month, Tony? I've had a look at some of your contest photos, but have to go out now, they were very good, I particularly liked the black and white court house one, back later to view the rest, sorry to keep ribbing you about your typo -month, you know me, I can't resist annoying anyone! cheers, Sue

Tony Reid on November 2, 2008

Did you click the link directly above (the glad I can help sue comment)?

Cheers, Tony in New Zealand

Sue Allen on January 9, 2009

Bruce, thanks so much for your message, it's set me up for the day as I'm so glad that you found it, (I thought it had disappeared into the murky depths for good) and that you like the monochrome with a splash of the dying sun effect!

I'm extremely honoured that you've put this one in your favourites! Thank you, Bruce!

My very best wishes to you,


:) belo céu e contraste de cores..

Saudações Nádia

Grey-Eagle Ray on March 20, 2009

Serenade to Sue Allen.

SOFTLY, O midnight Hours!

Move softly o'er the bowers

Where lies in happy sleep a girl so fair!

For ye have power, men say,

Our hearts in sleep to sway,

And cage cold fancies in a moonlight snare.

Round ivory neck and arm

Enclasp a separate charm;

Hang o'er her poised, but breathe nor sigh nor prayer:

Silently ye may smile,

But hold your breath the while,

And let the wind sweep back your cloudy hair!


Bend down your glittering urns,

Ere yet the dawn returns,

And star with dew the lawn her feet shall tread;

Upon the air rain balm,

Bid all the woods be calm,

Ambrosial dreams with healthful slumbers wed;

That so the Maiden may

With smiles your care repay,

When from her couch she lifts her golden head;

Waking with earliest birds,

Ere yet the misty herds

Leave warm 'mid the gray grass their dusky bed.


with respect to Aubrey De Vere. 1814–1902

Sue Allen on March 21, 2009

Never have I gleaned,

From a place as yet unseen,

Such an ode to maidens far removed from me;

With their lips of ruby red,

And their tears as yet unshed,

In quantities abundant as the sea.

May I thank you dear Grey Eagle,

And offer you this sequel

To that wondrous poem by Monsieur de Vere,

That you hold in such regard,

Such a venerable bard

Is a joy to humble poets such as me!

Tis with warmth that I would send

You a wonderful weekend,

And hope that all the spring time flowers are peeking

From their verdant cape of green,

They appear as though a dream,

In that season so miraculous and fleeting.

I love that poem you've sent, Grey Eagle, it truly is from another romantic in style and such an unusual pattern of lines.

Thank you so much!

My very best wishes to you,


Filippo Bilotti on October 9, 2010

Hello, very beutiful,like 1, Gretings from Venezuela.

Fred Fouarge on December 7, 2010

Very very beautifull sue Y* and Like

Greets from the Netherlands

Ian Stehbens on October 19, 2012

A superb photo, Sue. I won't try to write in rhyme or rhythm, but simply say you must be delighted with this image, yet. I just found it on GE! Like


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  • Uploaded on September 16, 2008
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    by Sue Allen
    • Camera: Digital Camera DC5085
    • Taken on 2008/09/16 17:32:44
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/233)
    • Focal Length: 7.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -0.70 EV
    • No flash