The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #74: Abstract
Bren’s Photo for the Week #48: Water
Ragtag Daily Prompt Monday: Ponder
I did ponder what I could post for abstract. I often take a photo and it isn’t quite right for the original subject but gets kept as it has a certain “quality” that I like. Some are deliberate like the water shots in this gallery others are well, I’ll let you be the judge.
These couple of water photos are just as I took them. No editing or enhancements at all. Just the reflection of the boat or wharf or whatever was beside me when I took the images.
This one has been manipulated. I like the colours and shapes with a bit of added pixelation.
The garden behind a fence. I thought of straightening the photo but the slight angle adds a bit don’t you think?
Capturing an Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly when your camera is set for something else you were photographing at the time when a big butterfly cruises past
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #73 – Cold
In my part of the world I don’t really do cold very well. My cold photo look like a Summers day in many parts of the world. A photo of a fridge isn’t really my style. Here’s my interpretation of the word prompt cold.
When you are feeling the cold, it’s always great to snuggle up next to someone.
The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #72: Waiting
What was that that flashed past the kitchen window? A flash of white. Quick………grab the camera and outside into the garden.
Yes……it’s a Caper White Butterfly coming to feed on the Pentas flowers.
Get set……..focus…….wait for that butterfly in flight photo opportunity…..wait and wait
It’s a flutter of wings……….will she fly this time…….or just reposition to get more nectar
Don’t get distracted……….ohhh look……..a dragonfly
Oh bugger…….she’s off this bunch of flowers…….where will she settle next?
Look…….over there……quick get focused as she is fluttering her wings again….maybe this time she will fly
Hurrah…….success…..it did take a bit of time waiting
The Lens-Artists photo challenge #71: Creepy
I wasn’t sure if I would contribute to this challenge but A-C changed my mind. I am going to use some old photos if that’s OK?
The word prompt from the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #67: Layered
I was sitting inside when I glance at the curtains and saw a red line. A small part of the sunset lit the curtain so vibrantly I had to grab my camera and head out to capture what I could before the sun set fully.
It was a case of the fires that are still burning in the western part of the north coast that have given some quite spectacular sunsets. This is also mixed with dust that the strong winds have whipped up taking the topsoil from many farms over the mountains in the western part of New South Wales.
The distant sun with the layered landscape.
The Sun turned into a fiery red ball as it disappeared on the horizon.
To the east, the clouds were building into huge layered cloud formations which looked storm like but failed to deliver any rain once again.
The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #67: Candid
The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #66: Filling the Frame
So many to pick from. So a taste of birds, flowers, objects and animals
The theme for this Lens-Artists Challenge #65: Pick a Place
Oh Tina, what a challenge to set. I have though and thought and this is the place I picked.
I have just watched this movie. If you get a chance watch it, you will enjoy it
The day was a pleasant drive in the countryside with my bestie and her friend. We went to a nearby town, Kyogle, went to the farmers market, bought a raffle ticket from the local Scout group (I didn’t win the produce which was the prize), went to the art gallery, roamed about town dropping into shops and chatting with the people, finally having lunch at a charming cottage restaurant watching the world go by.
On the way home I wanted to get some photos of the dairy cows that were in a paddock close to the road. Across the road were the calves, chickens and general farm animals scattered among the usual farm machinery and stuff that farms tend to accumulate.
On the hill were a couple of horses and this is what unfolded.
It looked like a pleasant greeting. I thought I would try to capture this tender scene between two horses in the same paddock. So sweet as the came together nose to nose.
And then with a flick of the head, a bit of artful maneuvering and the attempt at a playful nip or two.
There seemed to be an air of non-reciprocation and qualm
The subtle moving about and quick motion, the rearing and dust being kicked up hinted that all was not friendly.
Suddenly a quick gallop around the paddock side by side which I thought was letting off steam so all would be well.
But no. They were back at it again in a sudden switch of mood to indicate that all was not well
I had had enough of this drama in the farm paddock and went back to the gentle dairy cows.
This is probably my first multi challenge post
Ragtag Friday: Switch
Ragtag Sunday: Horses
Ragtag Monday: Subtle
Lens Artists #64: Countryside
Daily Word Prompt: Indicate
Daily Word Prompt: Qualm
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #62: Silhouettes
I know I have probably done more than enough of my bird silhouettes posts.
They are a passion that I haven’t done for a while so maybe posting a few of them will be inspiration to do some more. It is quite time consuming as I hand “colour” the edges almost each pixel at a time to get the desired black and white silhouette effect. I was selling framed photos at the markets when we had a stall as time permitted and they sold well.
Hope you enjoy these birds.
A Spangled Drongo
A Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
A Golden Whistler – This one took a lot of time
A Rainbow Bee Eater
A Red Wattlebird – This one took the most time to get it the way I wanted
The featured photo is a Pied Cormorant