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Door/13 – Heiligen Geist

Please click on any image for a larger view This is the door of the Heiligen Geist Hospital – Hospital of the Holy Spirit – in the centre of the Old Town in Lübeck. The building is one of Europe’s oldest social institutions.  Built in the decade between 1276 and 1286, it has barely been altered through the centuries.  It was designed to be a home for … Continue reading Door/13 – Heiligen Geist

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Sculpture of Saint Fanahan carved by Cliondna Cussen in 1981. Please click on any image for a larger view. .  The statue of this 7th century monk sits on the sidewalk amid the urbanized landscape of 21st century Mitchelstown, County Cork in Ireland. There is also St. Fanahan’s Holy Well located at the end of a 700 metre foot path lined with beech trees, and he founded a monastery in … Continue reading Statues and Sculptures/6

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More about Composition

Composition is one of the elements that scared me the most when I first started painting.  I did not have a handle on what made a composition ‘good’.  But it’s true that the more you do the better you get and composing my photos is becoming second nature.  I look for something on which to ‘hang’ the composition. My first image (click on images to enlarge them) … Continue reading More about Composition

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Photo Editing: Abstracts

I have been wondering if I would get back to my blog but have lacked motivation and inspiration.  This week’s photo challenge is abstract and is perhaps the inspiration I needed.  The following images are from photos I took at the Marble Arch Caves in Northern Ireland.  I am a point-and-shooter and the lighting in the caves did not produce any great shots.  So I decided … Continue reading Photo Editing: Abstracts

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Please click on the images for a larger view “Dreams are made if people only try to believe in miracles … I have to … because somewhere the hurting must stop.” On Hwy 11-17 near Thunder Bay, Ontario, overlooking the Sleeping Giant and Lake Superior is a monument to one of Canada’s heroes. The inscription reads … Terry Fox inspired this nation with his dream … Continue reading Statues and Sculptures/5

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Morning Walk

Please click on the images for a larger view I realize that one person’s ‘early’ is another’s ‘the-day-is-half-over’  but this is about as early as I get.  While staying near Thornhill, south of Glasgow, in our converted stable – I got up early enough to see the morning mist – and walked around the corner to the bridge over the River Nith – and enjoyed the … Continue reading Morning Walk