Please click on any image for a better view. Red … an artisan in Szentendre, Hungary Blue … summer flowers in Buenos Aires Yellow … a window, also in Szentendre And a three-fer … from St. Petersburg, Russia Ailsa’s Travel Theme: primary colours Continue reading Primarily speaking
Ailsa’s travel theme: Near Please click on any image for a better view. A silk floss tree (I think) – Buenos Aires Tiled floor in the Vatican Museums Flora, Otway Sound, Chile Close up of I’m-not-sure-what in an archway in Munich Highland cattle in the Scottish Highlands Continue reading Near and Far
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
I love watching people dance the Tango and so, when in Buenos Aires, we took in a show about the history of the dance. It was in El Querandí, a fairly small club in the San Telmo district, older, lovely wood paneling … this image captures the essence of that evening. Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion Continue reading El Querandí
Some photos require a major make-over. Telephone wires, garbage cans, errant people. Sometimes there is just no way to get the shot you want. There were numerous things I wanted to change in the first photo below. The parked cars, the pedestrian, the sign propped against the gate … And I would have liked the gates to be closed. But this was the … Continue reading Photo Editing: Major Make-Overs
Time for some street shots … Continue reading Summer in the City
All the time in the world … Continue reading It’s Time for Black and White
Street photography is a new subject of interest for me. What I find most intriguing is the capture of a split second in time, which is so much more apparent on the streets than it is in landscape photography. I love the ‘freeze frame’ aspect of it, capturing people in mid-step, with a smile, or a grimace, looking at the camera or talking to … Continue reading Close-up in the City
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 … Continue reading A-Z Challenge: M
I went with an architectural theme for Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week, which is Pink. Continue reading In the Pink
The onion dome of the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in St Petersburg, Russia.
Silver light in Mevagissey, Cornwall
and the Falkland Islands Continue reading “All that glitters is not gold”
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“A classic old fishermen’s boozer, complete with low ceilings, tankards behind the bar and a comprehensive selection of Cornish ales.” – one of the oldest inns in Cornwall, England, as evidenced by the sign.
Gates at 2431 Avenida Rivadavia in Buenos Aires.
Ornate gates at Circulo Militar in Plaza San Martin, Buenos Aires … Continue reading “Barred Access”
When reviewing my photos I’ve taken to converting them to black and white, often with pleasing results. Even with landscapes where one is often captivated by the colours spread before our lens, conversion to black and white simplifies the composition and sometimes reveals dynamics within the shot that went unnoticed in the riot of colour. Instead of being bedazzled by the colours, the eye sees the values within the shot. It’s the habit of many painters to view their paintings in black and white to determine balance within the painting, by judging the values. With abrupt or frequent value changes a b/w Continue reading “It’s all there in Black and White”
We were coming to the end of our stay in Buenos Aires and didn’t want to later say, “We didn’t know THAT was there!” or “I didn’t know we were that close to THAT” or “I wish we had …” … so we took a tour. Through the streets of Buenos Aires … Additional photos can be seen at Beyond the Brush Photography Below are … Continue reading The Cook’s Tour of Buenos Aires
In the woods … Fall in the Gatineau in Ontario, Canada …
In our parks … Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada … Continue reading “The Beauty of Trees”
We had gone free-ranging yesterday, hitting the streets of Buenos Aires with no specific goals, to let the city unfold un-prompted.
We had ridden the subway …
… the cars like something off the Orient Express—wooden windows, wooden seats wooden doors … that didn’t necessarily close all the way or when they were supposed to, or even stay closed for that matter. But it was reasonably clean and efficient enough at moving people. The fare was less than one peso, about 25¢ and, we later learned, can even be free if one arrives just as something liquid has spilled into the ticket machine rendering it temporarily out-of-order.
We had strolled Continue reading “Free-Ranging in Buenos Aires”
Originally posted on Beyond the Brush Photography:
Bueonos Aires … is said to have the highest concentration of theatres in the world. I found much of the architecture in Buenos Aires different from other cities I’ve visited. It is an eclectic mix and adaptation of classic European styles designed by architects such as Mario Palanti, Virginio Colombo and Eduardo Rodriguez Ortega who designed with their own… Continue reading
Snow and ice and plummeting temperatures prevailed at home, but Argentinians were approaching their longest day of the year and at 6 p.m. on a December evening the sun was still high, the air was still warm, and the streets were bustling, noisy and at times congested, but also bright and green.
My first impression is of a relatively pretty city as cities go. Not particularly keen on cities, we prided ourselves on the fact that during our last excursions to Europe we had succeeded in avoiding all contact with large cities, except for the necessity of arrival and departure at a major airport. Buenos Aires though presented an abundance of bloom – purple blossoms hanging in great profusion from the many trees, yellow and rose-coloured blossoms, and gorgeous blue bulbs.
Argentinians, we found, Continue reading “Impressions of Buenos Aires”
Off again. This time to South America.
South America is not a place I ever thought I would visit, although I’m not sure why that was so. My images of the continent were derived from Romancing the Stone, and Indiana Jones movies and films from the 1940s of slow, lazy ceiling fans wafting the air in oppressive heat, and men in Panama hats; of people who escaped to the southern continent and purposely lost themselves in its out of the mainstream cities. But the opportunity arose … Continue reading “Tales from South America”