“Continuous eloquence wearies. Grandeur must be abandoned to be appreciated. Continuity in everything is unpleasant. Cold is agreeable, that we may get warm. ” Quote by Blaise Pascal, a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Christian philosopher Ese’s Weekly Shoot and Quote is: Continuous Continue reading Visual Quotation 38: Continuous
Ailsa’s travel theme is: birds Continue reading For the birds
Can’t believe I made it to Zed. Sliding in to the finish … Zonk. I’m done. ZZZZZZzzzzzzz Thanks for the ride Frizztext. Aaahhhh Boy in Blue on Bike Carousel de la Cité Carcassonne Dilapidated Door in Dinan Elephant on Elegant Egg First Frost in Flower garden Guard Gait in Gamla Stan Hero on High Horse Irish wolfhounds In St Ives Jaded Johnny … Continue reading Zed?
“I think we have to believe in things we don’t see. That’s really important for all of us, whether it’s your religion or Santa Claus, or whatever. That’s pretty much what it’s about.” – James Caan Merry Christmas to all who believe. Continue reading Do you believe?
“Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.” – Andy Rooney
Ingredients: Cups full of humility; Large doses of acceptance; Generous sprinkling of humour
Step 1: Simmer all ingredients for 20 to 25 years on low, or until tender.
Step 2: Find peace
Method: Continue reading “It Depends”
The weekly photo challenge is: One “Every good photograph needs a focal point. It’s the thing that draws the viewer’s eye and tells the story.” It brought to mind these two photographs, both of which I think have a story in them. I did a double take as I passed this alley and captured this shot: It was the posture of this subway passenger that … Continue reading One on one
Winter is about … Ailsa’s travel theme is: winter Continue reading Winter is …
Following Dawn’s lead, some stained glass windows, but with a less traditional look.
Next, from Terrace Bay Community Church in Terrace Bay, Ontario Continue reading “Stained glass, less traditional”
More shots from that beautiful autumn afternoon in Ottawa. Continue reading Black and White: More Ottawa
This one took some digging and is an example of why, if one follows the various challenges, one shouldn’t delete any photos. They might ALL be good for something. Maybe I should just bow out now for the final ZZZ … Aaahhhh Boy in Blue on Bike Carousel de la Cité Carcassonne Dilapidated Door in Dinan Elephant on Elegant Egg First Frost in Flower garden … Continue reading Yellow on Yacht in boatYard
After playing in Sagelight: Original photo: Continue reading “Have I said I’m lovin’ this software?”
“At the Winter Solstice, the wind is cold, trees are bare and all lies in stillness beneath blankets of snow.” – Gary Zukav All photos taken in my backyard in rural Ontario. Ailsa’s travel theme is: Still Continue reading All Lies in Stillness
I’ve said before that I am a tweaker. Some take pride, and rightly so, in getting the shot just the way they wanted it without tweaking. I use a point and shoot; I don’t have all the adjustments, lenses, and filters and experience necessary to get the shot the way I might envision it. So I tweak.
I think of every photo as a canvas on which to create the most interesting result I can. And I am testing out some new-to-me software on a 30-day free trial – Sagelight. I ever so quickly checked out Lightroom and, like other Adobe Photoshop software,I ever so quickly found out it is beyond my understanding. But I’m lovin’ this Sagelight. So many things to try. So many variations. So many combinations. And infinite possibilities.
From this original photo –
I cropped and began to experiment – Continue reading “I’m lovin’ this software”
For Lingering Look at Windows week 48 I offer up three from around the county. First up, One bottle of beer on the wall … Second up … I can see clearly now … And last, I’m goin’ to the chapel … Continue reading Musical windows
An afternoon of people watching on a beautiful fall afternoon in Ottawa. Continue reading Black and White: People Watching
“God gave us memories that we might have roses in December.” – J.M. Barrie, Courage, 1922 Ese’s Shoot and Quote is: Memories Continue reading Visual Quotation 37: Memories
X?! I’m sorry but I had to take some latitude on this one and I do hope no one is offended. It is not my intent. These signs are all found on the Boulevard de Clichy in Montmartre in Paris. The boulevard itself is quite a pleasant walk … The shops and signs are another matter …. Aaahhhh Boy in Blue on Bike Carousel … Continue reading Xamining Xamples of the XXX Rating
Lingering Look at Windows Week 47 Continue reading The Art Show
Pictograph symbols are a universal way of communicating pertinent information. Some are quite graphically self-explanatory without need for the written word …
… and some are notSome symbols are particularly welcome when stumbling around foreign territory … Continue reading “Universal language of pictographs”
This is the third challenge in about as many weeks that has led me back to my photos of the Beagle Channel at the southern tip of Argentina. This will remain as one of the grandest mornings of my life. The Beagle Channel at Ushuaia, Argentina The Weekly Photo Challenge is: Grand, with a Wow! factor This entry, for me, really had the WOW factor: … Continue reading GRANDeur