Ailsa chose ‘cities’ for this week’s travel theme. I decided to select some images that, for me, impart the atmosphere, or flavour, of particular cities we’ve visited.
The houses along Rue St Denis are very typical of Montreal. And Montreal is a delight at night.
This shot is very typical of the atmosphere and style we encountered in Tallinn’s old town.
Cours Mirabeau shaded by plane trees is an iconic image of Aix-en-Provence Continue reading “City Flavours”
The challenge is to portray a story in a single frame … Treat Night Weekly Photo Challenge: Split Second Story Continue reading Treat Night
Cee’s Fun Foto series this week is focusing on Water. I have always been fascinated with and have a great affinity for water, in all its forms. The majority of my watercolours include water. I have tried to portray rough seas, gurgling brooks, calm lakes, frozen rivers and so on and so on … Continue reading Affinity for Water
I’m taking a different tack this time. The actual letter will be found somewhere in the photo, part of the design and composition itself, not within any printed words that may also be found in the photo. This shot was taken by my husband Frizztext’s A-Z challenge For my other entries to this challenge see Frizztext A-Z challenge in my tag cloud hidden at the top … Continue reading A-Z Challenge: U
Traditional Matryoshka dolls have the outer layer as a woman in traditional Russian peasant dress.
However they are also produced with a twist – from fairy tale characters to Russian leaders …
Or inspired by Matisse …
Or Gaugin … Continue reading “The Matryoshka Twist”
Metal, in its weight and functionality, its strength and grace, and its beauty. Mindeankeret, Copenhagen This Memorial Anchor in Nyhavn commemorates the Danish officers and sailors in the merchant fleet and Allied Forces who served during World War II. The interior ceiling structure at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris The beautiful gate that marks the entrance into the courtyard of the Lutheran Church of St … Continue reading The mettle of metal
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Ground Continue reading Ground Rules
Mother Nature certainly is diverse and imaginative. Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Blossom Continue reading Bloomin’ Luck
I’m taking a different tack this time. The actual letter will be found somewhere in the photo, part of the design and composition itself, not within any printed words that may also be found in the photo. Frizztext’s A-Z challenge For my other entries to this challenge see Frizztext A-Z challenge in my tag cloud hidden at the top of the page – click on … Continue reading A-Z Challenge: T
As they say, art is in the eye of the beholder …this is one I played with – it comes from my pile of ‘strange things I take photos of”. I didn’t distort it at all, just played with the light, or dark as it were. It is now in the ‘strange but cool’ pile 🙂 Anyone want to hazard as guess … Continue reading Work of Art?
Fun with photo editing today – I didn’t pay much attention to my high school art history but perhaps these might be classified as Abstract Modernism – ? I welcome comments. Below are the photos from which the pieces were created. Mill Pond 1 Mill Pond 2 Night Shadows Continue reading Photo Editing: Abstract
I was looking for a focus for some black and white shots and found it at Cee’s black and white challenge, which is food. I don’t take a lot of shots of the basic food groups and, in fact, I think it is very difficult to get photos of food that are appealing or even appear edible. So I stuck with unprocessed food but … Continue reading Black and White: Food
I’m taking a different tack this time. The actual letter will be found somewhere in the photo, part of the design and composition itself, not within any printed words that may also be found in the photo. Frizztext’s A-Z challenge For my other entries to this challenge see Frizztext A-Z challenge in my tag cloud hidden at the top of the page – click on … Continue reading A-Z Challenge: S
“If my ship sails from sight, it doesn’t mean my journey ends, it simply means the river bends.” – Enoch Powell
Solva River, Solva, Wales
Fowey River at Bodinnick, Cornwall, England
St. Lawrence River at Lancaster, Ontario Continue reading “Visual Quotations 56: River”
The vernissage for the current show at the Abbey for the Arts was yesterday … and I sold one of my three entries 🙂 Very pleasing . I liked this one for its lightness, in terms of weight – to me it is full of hope and dreams and freedom. Flight to Imagination For those interested, this is the original photo, taken on the … Continue reading Flight to Imagination
Please click to enlarge Level Crossing Take 2 is here Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Move Continue reading Level Crossing
Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Move Continue reading Rear Window
Some black and white conversions from my afternoon at the flea market. Continue reading Black and White: Flea Market Finds
Originally the Maryvale Convent, this lovely building celebrated its centenary in 2013. It was home to the Sisters of Providence who taught separate school and high school , painting, “fancy work”, vocal and instrumental music. In 1966 it became a nursing home. In 1983 it was converted to a residential home for seniors. Today it is known as the Abbey for the Arts , hosting … Continue reading The Abbey for the Arts