Focus on Texture

Looking for inspiration again, I turned to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge with the topic of texture.  Now with a focus for my play, I began experimenting with the goal of not just highlighting texture but also trying to create an interesting and balanced composition. Click on any photo for a larger view.  This first one I had the most fun with and I was pleased with … Continue reading Focus on Texture

Monumental Post

Ailsa’s travel theme this week is: Statue.

 This statue of the Portuguese explorer,  Ferdinand Magellan stands in Plaza B. Munoz Gamero in Punta Arenas, Chile.   His expedition in the early 1500s was the first to sail from the Atlantic  into the Pacific, culminating in the first circumnavigation of the earth.

statue of magellan

 This detail from the statue shows a burnished toe, rubbed by many visitors, presumably to bring luck, or perhaps to ensure they will one day return.

detail of statue of magellan


On San Cristobal some 300 m above Santiago, this 14 m statue of the Virgin, Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepcion, rises like an ethereal vision. Continue reading “Monumental Post”

Garden Ballet

This week’s photo challenge is Reflection, and as Ben says, reflection is an important part of growing.  I have a creative gene that has always sought an outlet – currently that outlet is photography and the subsequent editing of those photos.  This whole process, for me, is reflective as I try to coax out what I think are the best images hiding there. And the result … Continue reading Garden Ballet