Odd Couple/33 – Two Girls

This is series on couples – street photography capturing two people –  which for lack of anything more imaginative I have named the Odd Couple series, when in fact they may, or may not be odd.  I’ll leave that to the viewer.  Please click on image for a better view. Taken in Ottawa, Ontario.    For my solo series click here. Cee’s black and white challenge: open … Continue reading Odd Couple/33 – Two Girls

In the Dark

Please click on any image for a better view. Montmartre at dusk The blue hour settling on the Ballyhoura Mountains in Ireland As the sun goes down in Thornhill, Scotland The lights come on in St. David’s, Wales Shop window in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario Railway crossing on a rainy night in Lancaster, Ontario St. Isaac’s Cathedral lights up in St. Petersburg, Russia Ailsa’s travel theme:  Dark Continue reading In the Dark

Companionable, Burgeoning, etc

Paula’s Thursday’s Special: Pick a word:     I decided to follow Paula’s lead and interpret them all.  Please click on any image for a better view. Populated – King Cormorants on an isle in the Beagle Channel  Time Sensitive – Mirabilis Jalapa, or commonly known as Four O’clocks because they usually don’t open until around four o’clock  Companionable  Clandestine   And lastly the burgeoning city … Continue reading Companionable, Burgeoning, etc

Door/17 – Postkantoor

Please click on image for a better view.  This door provides entrance to what was the Postkantoor (post office) at 42 Coolsingel in Rotterdam, Holland.  It leads to an entrance hall with a ceiling rising to 22.5 metres (74 feet). The post office was built between 1915 and 1923.  They didn’t want it to overshadow the Town Hall nearby and so situated it further from the … Continue reading Door/17 – Postkantoor

Black and White – Towers

Paula’s Black and White Sunday is Towering.   Please click on images for a better view. The Hassan Tower in Rabat, Morocco was intended, in 1195, to be the largest minaret in the world along with a mosque, also intended to be the world’s largest. But the Sultan  died and construction stopped. The tower reached 44 m (140 ft) only half of its intended height. The rest of the mosque was also left … Continue reading Black and White – Towers

Historical Tidbits

Ailsa’s Travel Theme is History – please click images for a better view. The Chateau Laurier, a 660,000 square foot hotel in downtown Ottawa, was built for $2 million, between 1909 and 1912.  When the hotel first opened, private rooms cost $2 a night; and only 155 of the 350 bedrooms featured a private bath. The great Memorial Anchor at the end of Nyhavn in Copenhagen is a … Continue reading Historical Tidbits

Photo Editing: Manipulation

Do I like to manipulate my photographs?  Yes.  I think of each photograph as art. I like to take the image and process it to say what I would like it to say.  This was an urban shot and I wanted to emphasize that, choosing to make it grittier and black and white. I have included the original image  below. Please click on image for a better … Continue reading Photo Editing: Manipulation