Pick-a-Word January 2021

Lost in Translation’s Thursdays Special: Pick a Word

One of the Challenges I look forward to every month. I really missed it and glad that it is back. The words and photos

ETHNIC

ITINERANT

QUINTESSENTIAL

SHORELINE

MULTIFARIOUS

Surfs up

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: #SquareUp

I wish I could get to the beach. It’s a hot day out there, around 35C and waiting for the afternoon storm winch is building as I can see through the glass of the office door. Again I was sorting my photo folders today and found this one from February 2019. All the folders from February to August have had all the photos named not put away into their specific folders. Yep that’s the organisational nerd in me. You probably wont know this Beach Boys song, a bit of a laid back one to be called Surf’s Up.

“Check out the waves over there!”

Let’s go surfing

Jude’s 2020 Photo Challenge #43 – Octobers Theme/Technique: Seascapes

This month's final assignment - try capturing the waves: either crashing dramatically against the rocks or a pier, surfers riding the waves, or gentle waves lapping on the seashore. Look out for someone or something that might add interest.  

The foamy waves after a flood

Just checking out the waves…..

…..or maybe the fisher to see if he has caught anything

A huge swell that day

Waves on a stormy day

The White-faced Heron and Pied Oystercatcher were nonplussed about the waves

Waves at sunrise

It’s written in the sand

Jude’s 2020 Photo Challenge #42: Octobers Theme/Technique – Seascapes

One of my favourite songs to listen to while you scroll

This week's assignment - look for patterns and / or textures along the seashore, this might be in the rocks or shells or seaweed. Try using different depths of field with the same subject then compare them to see which you prefer.

The Sand Images
With water

Made by Sand Crabs up close

Intricate patterns are made

The receding water patterns

The shells and pebbles water patterns

A small Jellyfish and seaweed with bonus bubbles

Windblown Pig-face, buried flower and a stick

Sand textures, dune grass and shadows

Footprints in the sand

I used to cling to rocks now I make an interesting patterns in the sand

The Rock Pool Images

Algae makes a bold colour statement

The folds and patterns of the rocks, the green of the seaweed and subtle sand shapes

The Shells

A close photo of a broken shell accentuated sand and shadow

A contrast and almost moving shell

Using light on the lighter side of the shell leading to a darker side where the shadow resides

Interest is raised by the lines and colours on the shell

The Rocks

Using black and white to accentuate the shadows and highlight the shapes

Looking at subtle colours and textures

Looking at bold colours and textures