SHARE A SERIES OF PHOTOS THAT SHOW THE GRAND SCALE AND THE DETAIL OF THE SCENE asks Nadia Merrill
The Grand Scale…..
And a small detail:
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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, make us think more deeply about something and this week it comes from Iceland a place of immense beauty and natural forces.
You do not really know your friends from your enemies until the ice breaks – Icelandic Proverb
and a really wonderful inclusive quote from Confucius………
“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
Proverbial Thursday – Something to Ponder About
Challenger’s choice over at Sally D’s Phoneography Blog this week and I have some recent Street /Night Photographic phone photos that I think worthy of posting.
I have chosen some night photography scene of the streets. Such a lovely warm pre – summer Monday night, perfect for a stroll after dinner.The streets were relatively but not spookily quiet. One can always window shop and spot the early Xmas decorations, before the silly season and extended shopping hours starts.
I edited the photo with Picsart and quite liked the effect of the bathroom window filter, as it adds an almost forbidden, voyeuristic atmosphere, as if one is peering out to a world one normally can’t or shouldn’t access.
The streets in November are dotted with lilac carpets, from the flowering Jacaranda trees. Such incredible beauty and blaze of colour, I could not resist, and so am posting another photos where I have used post-processed effects, and this time with Snapseed. Playing around with shadows, I found the blackened trunk seemed much more defined with this adjustment and a little added sharpening.
I love the surreal nature of the following photograph and the contrast of the lilac flowers against the purple sky. Nature has such harmony in colour.
Do you think it could benefit from cropping to improve composition?
Join in with Sally’s weekly phoneography challenge here where you will not only excellent photography and tips but this profound quote:
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.
Something to ponder about
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
and finally, another frame: ( pardon the corny pun/Dad joke!)
and a frame I hope to never have……
Something to Ponder About
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 its detail,
stunningly artistic in its form
and surprising in its (original) format
Join in over at Lensandpens
Something to Ponder About
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