Ludwig’s Monday Window August 1
Last Photo for July 2022
How wonderful to have thirty-nine people show us their last photos for June 2022. I don’t look at stats often any more but was intrigued to see about June as I was a bit down last month. Apart from the fabulous thirty-nine, there was ninety-one likes and an amazing 292 views. I don’t understand that bot WP stats have always confused me. Lastly, I’d like to thank everyone for cheering me up with their kind words and posts.
Like a lot of people I forget and am surprised at what was the last photo on the four devices I use to take photos. I went from –
- to a new leaf
- to too far away
- early morning fuzzy
So let’s see what you have for July 2022
The rules are simple:
1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 31st July.
2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like or the subject matter didn’t cooperate.
3. You don’t have to have any explanations, just the photo will do
4. Create a Pingback to this post or link in the comments
5. Tag “The Last Photo”
From my Samsung Galaxy S9
From my Canon PowerShot A1200
From my Canon PowerShot SX70HS
From my Canon EOS 1300D
Friendly Friday Challenge: Favourites & Why
For this challenge Sandy asks us – “For this week’s Friendly Friday Challenge, I ask you to share a photo and tell us the backstory. What makes the photo special? Why is it a favorite? Is there a story behind the picture? Is it an enhanced or modified picture? What did you do to change it and why?”
This so hard to limit myself to a few photos. As I was compiling the post, I kept thinking “oh what about this one” hence there aren’t any “arty farty” ones or even any flowers or insects. These are memories as well as favourites.
I’ll start with a modified photo of a Tree Fern frond. This photo was a good one, in my opinion, but wasn’t exactly what I wanted. The background was too strong so in order to enhance the image, I used vignette to blur the background a bit more.
I took the photo when I drove to the Gibraltar Ranges after the devastating bushfires in 2019 which almost destroyed my home. The area was black with dead blackened trees turned into big sticks with so many that had crashed to the ground. Amongst all of this devastation, the first signs of life appeared, Tree Ferns had emerged dotting the blackness with their showy green fronds.
This photo is showing life after tragedy.
My first visit to Paris, a city which I have come to adore. These stairs took us to our apartment on the sixth floor which, after a day of walking exploring Paris seemed such a hard climb.
A photo of a happy memory. I feel that monochrome was the best way to show the stairs and light that flowed from the window.
I have to also include Venice another favourite city full of memories and a wonderful time. This is on the way back to our apartment in an old palace the home of a wonderful woman who had stories to tell of Venice in the past.
Just over the bridge and the building with the light was where we stayed. Technically not all that a good photo but holds a time and place to cherish.
I have to add this is the view from our room
I couldn’t do this photo challenge without including a bit of Australian nature. Over the years when I posted photos of Eastern Yellow Robins they always draws comments.
They are the sweetest little birds that hang around my garden. Quite noticeable from the flash of yellow as the zoom around looking for snacks and helping keep my garden free of insects that like to chew on leaves and flowers.
I also have to include another bit of cuteness that live here, Red-necked Wallabies. There isn’t as many as there was earlier with only one family group coming into the garden daily to eat the grass.
I took this photo a few years ago of an inquisitive Joey looking in the kitchen window.
Again a messy photo but you need to be quick before they hop away to the safety of Mum and Dad. In case you wondered I did finish the brick work to the front entrance.
I couldn’t go without leaving a song could I?