Patrick’s Pic and a Word Challenge 248: Rosette
Patrick’s Pic and a Word Challenge 248: Rosette
Oh how could I resist this photo challenge from Nancy: Squares and Circles
“This week’s challenge is all about mixing squares and circles. Photography is a rectangular activity. Even though our lenses are round, the output is not. You can create a round image using post-processing methods. You can also create a round image using scissors on a print (very old-fashioned). I used the cropping tool in Photoshop to put my round pie into a square.”
Perhaps I was attracted by the thought of Nancy’s pie
“For anyone who is interested: my pie is a take on a blueberry sour cream pie recipe that I found online.”
Enough of the prologue, thanks for the challenge Nancy, let’s see what I can come up with and find some circles in squares. Stop laughing Becky. Mmmm pie 🙂
The prompt from Terri for the Sunday Stills: Seeking #Warmth
We all seek warmth in our own way
Some have a way to catch those rays
It’s blissful with the sun warming your back
When the chill of the afternoon strikes you need family to huddle together
Or have a little brother to keep you warm
The word prompt from Nancys Photo a Week Photo Challenge: Fire
So much fire.
There’s the to keep warm outside on a winters night
Of course there is the Fire Sticks plant in the afternoon sun
or the flowers of a Fire Wheel Tree
The glowing embers as the fire dies down
Always need a fireplace
and firewood to go into the fireplace to cook or keep warm
There is the fire of hell that religion depicts on church windows
Some days it seems like our Sun is on fire
The magic of fireworks
The skill of the fire twirler
The life savers in the Sky Crane to put out the bushfires
I couldn’t forget to put in a Red-browed Firetail finch
Or candles to remember and pray in the church
The Daily Word Prompt from Sheryl: Devout
Two very different versions of devout.
The Angel looking over us
Buddha wishing us enlightenment
Candles for hope and those who have gone before us
Looking to be saved from eternal damnation
Inside my place of meditation and contemplation
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Any Kind Geometric Shapes
A selection of geometric shapes from here and there
Doorways from Madrid
A building from Vienna
Banksia seed pods from Australia
A stained glass window from a pub in Victor Harbour South Australia
A sloping wall in the Grand Hyatt Seoul South Korea
The word prompt from Nancy: Reflection
So many photos with a reflection from glass or water but this time something different
The reflection from the stained glass windows onto the polished floor of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
The wonderful colours that showered the building from the windows, fell onto the floor
The reds that flowed into greens
and turned again with yellow highlights
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge Week 1: Photo Geometry, bushes, window, brick, curtain, green, tan, wall, building, dark red, tree
What a selection Cee has chosen for us to pick from. I think it may be several posts if I get the inspiration. This post started off as Geometry but a few Windows appeared.
Some geometry from inside an art work in the Centre Pompidou Paris
Another art work from the Centre Pompidou – some neon geometry
Once I thought of geometry, along came some stained glass windows as well. A church in Lyon France
The wonderful stained glass windows from the Segrada Familia in Barcelona
I am so glad that you enjoyed my little bit of Italy. Here is some bits and pieces I found in France – Marseilles and Avignon. Paris may come later.
I loved this carousel in Marseilles. It was in a square with people just milling around. The sound of the carousel certainly attracted us down that street.
In the square where we had lunch was this sign on the wall. I like this type of art, almost pop art?
Another blog I should write is one on the doors of Europe. I had this obsession to photograph doors of all sizes, materials and colours. Of course many of these doors have a door knocker. This lion looks a bit fierce.
In Avignon there seemed to be stones on the streets especially in the back streets of the old town. I wonder what building these came from?
In the Palaise de Papas, in Avignon, these tiles were in a section where the tiles were just on tables and some other rooms the tiles were still on the floor. I wonder why I photographed these tiles…..
In many of the churches were frescos. It amazed me to think that these were painted centuries ago. I loved the colours of this castle fresco.
I had to include another stained glass. This time a close up of the intricate fire stained glass with such a stunning blue background.
The Palaise de Papas had many many gargoyles but not many had a pigeon. I think it had a nest behind there.
We found this fabulous cafe in Avignon,a libraire cafe L’Ami Voyage en Compagnie which had the most wonderful food with fantastic features.The tables were quite readable, the chairs wrapped in paper and string.
The table light is great don’t you think?
Guarding the stairs was this little bloke. Upstairs was a little library. The best cafe in Avignon.
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.
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