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Proverbial Thursday – World Sayings

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs,… Continue reading Proverbial Thursday – World Sayings

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: The Streets

Sally's weekly phoneography challenge is here and I particularly liked her quote to add to my photographic meanderings in November: Joyously or not the photograph becomes the source of reality, but it can also become a dreamlike force for interpretation. So if photography is memory, then the image is the moment–a moment of sanctuary in a lifetime of them.

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Travel Theme – Frame

In response to Ailsa's Travel theme - Frame I try to look for a natural frame - or, Something man made that will assist to frame the photograph Or something artificial...      and finally, another frame: ( pardon the corny pun/Dad joke!) and a frame I hope to never have...... Something to Ponder About

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Macro

With the ubiquitous phone cameras accumulating an over-abundance of photos, joining in with the Phoneography challenge, over at lensandpensbysally , is almost a given. Here is my macro submission! Cropped but no other filter applied. Taken with my new Galaxy S4 note and the original for comparison, (and cuteness) : Macro photography - revealing in… Continue reading Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Macro

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Rule of Thirds

I try to keep in mind the Rule of thirds when taking photographs, but it doesn't always work. My old point and shoot Cannon used to have a grid overlay that I could see in the display, assisting me to frame and compose photographs. The weekly photo challenge asks us to use a SLR or smartphone to produce a Bokeh effect, which is my assignment this week. This is what I have so far, and I'll hopefully add one or two more in coming days.....

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Serenity – Weekly Photo Challenge

Water, Waves at rest now on the sandy shore, A mountain stream babbling 'neath a cool glade, Sun releasing a final, firey blast before sleep, Raindrops forming crystals on a fluorescent leaf, Comfort, quiet, a place where stress disappears That is Serenity

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One four Challenge – Week 2 January

This week I played around with the saturation, contrast and brightness finally adding a HDR and frame effect in PicsArt. Thanks to Carrie's advice I  downloaded 'gimp' but as yet still just trying to fathom my way through the incredible depth of tools available. I’d very much appreciate your thoughts or feedback on this week.… Continue reading One four Challenge – Week 2 January

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Professional Photography Critique

Otto von Münchow very generously offered a critique on my photography. It is so very rare to have a professional photographer give you ideas and suggestions based on his wealth of experience. I so appreciate it, and his comments are so very helpful and give me plenty of scope for ideas.

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Monday Mystery Photo – (Last week Utne, Hardanger Fjord, Norway)

Each Monday I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object on my blog. You can leave a comment if you think you know where this week’s mystery photo was taken. If you guess correctly, I will credit you the following week and post a link to your site/blog. Where in the World are… Continue reading Monday Mystery Photo – (Last week Utne, Hardanger Fjord, Norway)