Get through

Debbie’s quotation inspired image

Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbour is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions.”
– Paulo Coelho

Day and night

The 2020 Photo Challenge #21

This week's assignment - Use strong backlighting (i.e. shooting towards the light source, but do not look directly at the sun) to create a contre-jour image where the subject becomes a silhouette, OR shoot the light through flowers or leaves creating a transparent effect.

One for using the sun

One for using the Moon

and lets go inside too. I think black and white works better for this scene

and showing the structure of leaves

Rails

The Friday Friendly Photo Challenge: Rails
Grafton Bridge170929_bandw_grafton bridge05

Inspired by Amanda’s rails190314_blog_challenge_which_way_toowoomba_japanese_garden_bridge

Japanese Gardens Toowoomba
Train tracks180623_which way_railway tracks_lismore
Chrome rails191016_blog_challenge_square_lines_stair_rails_ccchrome
More train tracks190321_blog_challenge_which_way_railway_track_rappville
Fence rails near my place180911_blog challenge_fences_timber rails
The rails on the stairs at the apartment in Parisblog_winding_paris stairs_170323

The Neon Light squares within a square

Beckys square photo challenge: Light

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Come on over to Becky’s and join in the fun
Here’s the rule:
All you really need remember about this photographic challenge is that a square is a rectangle with four equal sides!
Yes the photo format is Square. Look on your camera setting before you get totally inspired and set it to 1:1 There you have it Square Format. If you forget crop your image to Square

Pick a Place

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.

pickaword_notre-dame-de-paris

 

171012_blog challenge_names_paris chez prune

 

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180504_blog challenge_transportation_ferry Paris

 

180613_square rooves_paris_glass roof

 

180713_blog challenge_geometry_neon art_pompidou centre_paris

 

181109_blog challenge_wheels_circle_cart_market_paris

 

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190825_blog_challenge_one_word_sunday_window_paris

 

I have just watched this movie. If you get a chance watch it, you will enjoy it
https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/amelie-2001

Negotiating the Lock

The Tuesday Photo Challenge from Frank at Dutch goes the Photo prompt: Lock

Near where I stay in Paris is the Canal St Martin where sometimes boats travel along the canal, whether it be traders, ferries or the tourist sight seeing boats. In order to get through the canal and onto The Seine, the boats must negotiate a series of locks.

Here is Le Martin Pecheur making its way along the Canal St Martin.
Patiently waiting for the water level to rise190813_blog_challenge_lock_paris_canal_stmartin2
The water is almost at the same level between the locks190813_blog_challenge_lock_paris_canal_stmartin1
And then the gates open slowly190813_blog_challenge_lock_paris_canal_stmartin3
Safely on its way190813_blog_challenge_lock_paris_canal_stmartin4