The word prompt for Bren’s Photo a Week: Chimneys and Fireplaces
My biggest chimney from Scotland
A trio of serious looking chimney pots
Chimney pots from Paris
This chimney pot in Paris reminded me of Ned Kelly
The fireplace of a good friend who lived down the road. He built his house from rock and timber on the land. I went back to see what had happened to his place years after he had moved and later died before his wife sold the property. A lot of the house had rotted away, exposing the place to the elements. Of everything, the kitchen fireplace remained.
Bren’s Photo For The Week challenge: Roses
I love Roses. They are a great subject to photograph. This first photo is a Climbing Rose in a park in Grafton.
I tried to bring out the softness in this photo.
The Sun helps to bring out the delicate colours
White Roses can look quite spectacular
I just love the colours in this Rose.
My besties Yellow Rose is stunning.
We left her highly scented Pink Rose at her old place unfortunately.
Another subtly coloured Rose
Just had to include the Rose Robin who pops into my place every now and then
Welcome back Bren with a theme for the Photo for the Week Challenge: Birds
Instead of having a bird overload I decided just to play with a photo to make things a bit different than my usual stock standard bird photo.
There is a road we drive along where we take in the scenery and hope there will be something special along the way. One particular drive, around a bend something colourful flashed in front of the car and landed on a barbed wire fence just beside car. It was a couple of Rainbow Bee-eaters. Beautiful little birds.
The word prompt from Bren: Trees
You would think that living in the forest I would have lots of photos of trees. I have some but nothing as wonderful as Brens trees.
The word prompt from Bren: Macro
You may have noticed I like to get up close to so many subjects it will be hard to pick a few for Bren’s Photo for the Week challenge.
Getting up close with a Sacred Ibis
The Ibis feathers are lovely
This is the flower
Here is inside
The Eastern Water Dragon enjoying the sun
Isn’t the red on the underside skin wonderful
Water Dragons have a serious side
The word prompt from Bren: Leaves
I was looking about as I have taken a few photos of leaves lately, then changed my mind and decided to go with some of my favourite leaves – Begonia leaves. I have quite a number of Begonias in pots. I was first attracted to the leaves many many years ago and then when the Begonias flowered it was a pleasant surprise. No flowers here just a few of the leaves.
Propagating Begonias is easy. I get a leaf, put some cuts into the veins especially near the stem but not cut through, place in seed raising mixture and keep watered. Begonias don’t mind being a bit dry. Too much water the leaf will rot.
The Photo for the Week word prompt from Bren: Boats
A bit arty in Venice
Old Sailing boat in Genoa
Ready to sail in Croatia
Part of the wedding procession in Venice
Heading out for the evenings fishing
The Photo for the Week challenge: Mountains
What is a mountain with a past you ask. The mountain I chose for Bren’s photo challenge #17 is that well know mountain with a historical past.
Going back in time to 79AD some people were going about their daily life when the ground rumbled and suddenly an explosion sent ash and hot lava raining down upon the people and “buried the cities of Pompeii, Oplontis, and Stabiae under ashes and lapilli and the city of Herculaneum under a mudflow.” (https://www.britannica.com/place/Vesuvius) The last eruption was in 1944 and the volcano is still active. Vesuvius is very closely monitored today.
Yes, I chose Mt Vesuvius. This is the view of Vesuvius that people of Pompeii would have seen although before the eruption, the mountainside was forested with Oak and Chestnut trees.
This is the view over the Bay of Naples, across the Plain of Campania and Naples to Vesuvius
The word prompt from Bren at ryanphotography: Sepia
I am going back to the Isle of Brac, Croatia to put a bit of sepia onto a few photos as Brac has a certain old world charm. I hope you enjoy my efforts in applying sepia toning with a couple using vignette as well.
A mausoleum in the cemetery
A tall masted schooner in the harbour
An old rock wall in the village
One of the many vehicles that are used to drive around the island. Yes it does still go
The word prompt from Terri for the Photo for the Week: Columns
Columns from Pompeii
Columns in a colonnade in Bologna
In a church in Bologna
The fabulous columns in the Sagrada Familia Barcelona