'Your journey to expand and practice digital photography skills'
Come join the fun with our hostess Donna of
Cottage Days and Journeys.
April's A Personal Photo Challenge
runs all this weekend.
We'd love to see you share what your eye saw through
your camera......and Donna's blog has
helpful articles on getting better photos.
This month's challenge topic is SIMPLICITY - one to
three photos are requested in your post.
Because I have so many photos in my archives, to
make this challenge easier I decided to focus on the
color blue, a color which I love and which seems
to connect to 'simplicity'.
Mykonas, Greece - November 2012
One day shore excursion of the island with easily
recognizable white buildings and blue doors.
Time was early afternoon, windy and overcast.
One of several lovely island stops on the Venice
to Istanbul cruise last Fall.
This shot is somewhat unusual for me because it's
without flowers, vines, trees, shrubs etc.,
just undecorated hard surfaces in the foreground,
and a glimpse of blue ocean and sky in the background.
Taken with my now aging, but much-loved
Olympus SP59OUZ - a great
point and shoot I've used worldwide -
it has never disappointed. Rather
slow to capture moving wildlife, however I've
taken awesome close-up photos of animals in
Africa with this camera, also great macro shots
of flowers, insects, home decor and treasures at
antiques shops etc.
Morning glory - front porch Summer 2012
Also taken with the same Olympus camera.
No details available, probably a macro
shot taken mid-morning with the heat of a late
Summer North Carolina day just building up.
I don't recall doing any editing on this. It was
perfect with the negative space a great
background, and the bloom itself almost a silhouette
but with enough color to make it much prettier
than stark black and white.
I'll soon be planting seeds for this Summer's
Morning glories and Moonflowers, annual
climbers to shade my front porch.
Iceberg - Lemaire Channel, Antarctica
It's really true, icebergs are not always white, they
often have stunning shades of blue and green woven into
graphic patterns.......no color was added to this shot.
Taken with my Canon EOS7D with Tamron AF18-270mm lens,
set on P - I just like to make it easy!
Early morning arrival and then cruising cautiously
through sea ice. This was one of many icebergs
floating around our ship, the MS Expedition,
as we slowly entered through a very small
opening into the channel.
Incredible rock and ice scenery on either side, Crabeater
seals, Leopard seals and humpback whales all around us.
Outside temp. was about 40F but wind was blowing and it
felt much colder being in such close proximity to the ice.
I recall having to run down get my heavy gloves from my
cabin to enable me to stay on deck and take
photos......didn't want frostbite!
Hope you enjoy the simplicity of these photos.
Each one reminds me of a very special day,
here at the cottage, or far away in some
exciting place in the world.
This post is linked to Donna's A Personal Photo Challenge
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