Around the World in Doors – WPC

In response to The Daily Post's weekly photo challenge: "Door." Something to Ponder About

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Challenger’s Choice Brisbane Night on the Street

Mobile photography has really taken off into the stratosphere. Amateur photographers now rely on the phone camera to take all their photos, and "fix" the more obvious photographic mistakes, making a more professional -looking end product. The phone is portable and lightweight and always readily accessible. Sadly, my DSLR sits forlorn on the shelves - a victim of lack of portability and versatility, relegated such as it is, to occasional outings to scenic destinations. A bit like an old relative one visits every few months, more out of duty than desire. I do wonder where/how this will evolve in a decade or so.

Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Black and White (Architecture)

As it happens, Sally at Lens and Pens also picked an architectural subject for this week's phoneography Black and White theme. And with a lot of contrast, architecture is often the perfect subject in monochrome. This group of buildings spans three decades, eighties, nineties and noughties with a brighter foreground of more recent years. Modern … Continue reading Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Black and White (Architecture)

It’s Travel Tuesday – Rosekyrkja, Stordal Norway

Before technology arrived, the Norwegians spent long winters in darkness, so in order to brighten up the interior of the homes and places of worship, they developed a form of traditional painting that was completely unique. "Rosemaling artists" or Rose painters earned their living traveling through the western fjords of Norway, often times painting in the styles that might have passed out of fashion 100 years hence, in other areas of Europe. (Such was the isolation of some of the valleys in Norway). But this isolation is also the reason we still have them to view today.

Anzac Day in Australia

 Anzac day is a celebration of the commitment and sacrifice of the young men and women who served in battles, under the Australian and New Zealand flag, in years past.  As it is a declared public holiday, most of us spend our time making Anzac biscuits, throwing 'snags' on the 'Barbie,' or even attending a … Continue reading Anzac Day in Australia