Keukenhof is spectacular in bloom, Toowoomba is stunning during the Carnival of Flowers, as is Japan in Cherry Blossom season, but right now I'm thinking of Wildflowers, especially those that grow in the most unlikely or unusual places. Street light pop up in Helsinki Growing beside a bridge footing in Norway To say, I was… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Wildflowers
If you have stopped here for information on the Carnival, you may be disappointed. I missed the Carnival of Flowers itself, so there are no pictures of the annual parade, but what I did see is stunning floral displays that are the dominant feature of this event in Toowoomba, a large country town, about an… Continue reading Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
Do you have an eye for colour in your photography? Using colour helps to create mood and feelings in photographs and may result in a photo that is more pleasing to the eye. baklandet buildings Photographers can create a heightened level of visual interest and enhance photos by seeking out particular colour harmonies in the… Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge – Colour Harmonies
The phoneography challenge is the brainchild of Sally at Lens and Pens and each week has a different theme and tip for improving your phoneography. You can see my second photo is not so good here, as I changed the angle of the light. The angle of the light was better in the first photograph.
Has Spring arrived in your neighbourhood. Come and join Friendly Friday and show us your Springtime feelings in our regular Friendly Friday Photo Challenge.
A quick look through my gallery and it is obvious that blue and purple flowers attract my attention. Wonderful to photograph and a delight to behold!
Xanthostemon chrysanthus are stunning native Australian flowers in bloom this month.
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The pastels I used in this effect, deliberately distracted me from the familiar, bright orange of the Poinciana in full bloom.Rather my head was filled with other associations when viewing this photograph. The delicate blue made me visualise a mirrors with heavy scalloped edging reminescent of 1940/50's decor!
How about you?
I would be interested in hearing if the image prompted different feelings for you?
Where's My Backpack has a travel themed photographic challenge - titled "Spring" - but at home it is still summer, and heading (hopefully) towards the cooler autumnal soon! My photo comes from Sandane, Norway, last Spring. I hear Norwegians and other Scandinavians often complaining all winter how Spring feels so far away. The light on… Continue reading Travel theme – Spring
Cee's the colour Purple challenge Purple can be a magical colour in nature, so much so that it almost looks ethereal in its different shades and tints. Some would call it lilac, or that dreaded word.... mauve..... I am not fond of that word. I am not a pastel person. Mauve reminds me of bland… Continue reading Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – The Colour Purple
Daily Post is looking for interpretations of "Inside" - I found this in 2 different photographs: Art created by Man: "Unnatural" The reindeer is encased INSIDE glass balls, an art installation at GOMA and "Natural" A delicate yellow stamen in the indigo flower that is called Canterbury Bell. I marvel at nature's colour palette. More… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside
One of the best things about blogging is that one's friendship group is not limited by geographical boundaries and living in the isolated 'bottom end' of the world and I love that. My blogger community has members from many countries across the world and thus, I can expand my perspective, hear different viewpoints, see and… Continue reading Meeting Blogger friends Overseas
Appropriate photo for the title that Sally used for this week's phone photography challenge. You can see more fantastic photos from smartphones here: http://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/phoneography-challenge-your-phone-as-your-lens-celebrating-the-one-year-anniversary-and-natures-abundance/ http://firebonnet.com/ Why not join in? Each week has a different theme. Below is a reminder of the monthly schedule with themes for upcoming Phoneography Challenges: 1st Monday: Nature 2nd Monday: Macro 3rd Monday:… Continue reading Phoneography Challenge, Your Phone as Your Lens: Celebrating the One-Year Anniversary (and Nature’s Abundance)