An interesting photo challenge from Cee: Black & White Candid Shots. Here is a couple from my collection
Someone walking by
The amazing art work from Russia in the Venice Biennale in 2015. The eyes actually moved. When this bloke left the room the eyes followed him.
Most times I just have one photo per word for Lost in Translations Pick a Word. This time I have a few more for the September Pick a Word and perhaps using my artistic licence for the matching photo.
The view from Raspberry Lookout. My property is a few hills over on the left.
In order to get a good take off, you must have a good vantage point.
You can’t fence me in
Sometimes I feel like I am intruding when photographing butterflies and spiders.
Three’s a crowd when the males chase the female Orchard Butterfly.
Two Line-blue Butterflies getting “friendly”
Yes, the Huntsman Spiders were in the dining room but I don’t think they had eating dinner on their mind.
Once a butterfly gets old, the jagged wings are the first sign of age as on this Australian Gull Butterfly
The yachts moored late in the afternoon after sailing from Grafton to Ulmarra.
Quayside on the Great Canal, Venice
Windows. I have lots of windows. This is a selection of windows from Italy
For more windows of the world, have a look at Lost in Translation
For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge using the letters Ap I have dug out my photos of Aperitivo from my Italian adventure in 2015.
“Perhaps our favorite Italian tradition is the aperitivo, a drink/light meal that takes place at the end of the workday as a kind of warm up to dinner.” from The Art of Aperitivo
Aperitivo in Bologna
Aperitivo in Naples
Thank you Cee for making me really have a good think about this challenge. The letter W has many possibilities but the letter X!!!!
I though of the many window photos I have so it was hard to cut them down to just a few. These are from my travels in Italy.
I love the old window shutters.
Windows with window sills filled with flowers are lovely.
Some window just have one container of flowers
Now for the letter X. How many of you used to get a torch and do an X-ray of your fingers when you were kids?
See more great photos by others on letter challenges with Cees Black and White Photo Challenge
Cee’s Photo Challenge using the letters U or V. We are getting closer to the end of the alphabet and these letters really had me thinking.
The promotion women walking through the streets of Rome in 2012 with their Umbrellas
Every seagull needs an Umbrella on a hot Australian day at the beach
What Vehicle would be the most appropriate for the letter V!!! Only a VW would do. This is my besties sons which one day will be resuscitated.
The Water Vine is huge as it uses itself to climb higher through the trees in the rainforest
What a challenge! I couldn’t think of anything then a bit of inspiration kicked in which led to too many ideas.
Looking through to a garden in Rome.
One of the many colonnades in Bologna
Letting the ferry through the lock in Paris
Looking through time in the 12th Century church in Verona
Not many through photos from Australia as the ideas of those came to late
This time my Odd Balls come from Italy
The rather fierce looking door knocker
I wonder if the cart delivered the rocks?
A room of cheese
Who cuts your hair?
I was looking for a photo a while ago and saw my last holiday photos folder. I have always wanted to do something with them otherwise they just sit there and no one ever sees them. I thought I would start with some of the Italy photos. Not the usual tourist ones but just interesting stuff I photographed. I hope you find them interesting too.
I took a lot of photos from the train as it rocketed through the countryside at up to 300kph. I like this one of a Tuscan villa as it almost looks like a painting. This is unchanged, the raw photo.
I found this colonnade of wisteria in a garden in Florence, the Gardenia Boldini. The light coming through the flowers looked very surreal.
I like the look of courtyards that are hidden away from the street. To get to this courtyard was a walk down a tunnel under the buildings. I am sure I have a number of “down the tunnel into a courtyard” photos.
Just walking down the side streets of Verona often yields something different. This cart was just there beside that wonderful coloured wall.
Everywhere are shutters. These shutters were on the Ponte Veicchio in Florence.
Yes, this was in the window of a hairdressers in Verona. No need to say more!!!
There are tons of photos of stained glass windows. I was going to do a blog of just stained glass window so here is a taste.
Some sculptures were quite different to others. I have no idea about this just that it was on a marble table like that. It was in a Basilica in Rome.
This is my favourite stained glass photo which was in the ceiling in a church in Rome.
Well thats a taste of Italy of things I found. I am so looking forward to going again.