Daily Photo: My Valley – Basso Sarca – Italy

I shot this from the terrace  where I do Pilates, at 4:30 in the afternoon on Wednesday.  It’s the opening of the valley I live in called Basso Sarca, the castle tells you we’re looking at Arco, Trentino…we’re in northern Italy!

valleyHave a great day…:-)

Weekly Challenge: Unexpected (4)

Weekly Challenge:  Unexpected

As my last submission for this week, I thought I’d show you a photograph that I took of a garden…which I called Secret Garden by the way, and with a little option (invert colors) of my app Picasa 3, I turned into a Fairy Garden:

Here is the original photo:

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And this is the photo after the application of the option:

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Hope you enjoyed this weeks offerings 😉  Ciao!

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Weekly Challenge: Unexpected (2)

Weekly Challenge:  Unexpected

The other morning I was out for a walk, it had rained until an hour or so before, and the sun hadn’t topped the mountain yet so things were still kind of shadowy.  Then, at about 10:00 there he was, Ra in all his glory.  I tried to capture the moment with my camera and this was the unexpected photo that came of it:

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As you can see…the light played havoc with the lense…but love that purple and rainbow mountain effect!

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Weekly Challenge: Unexpected

Weekly Challenge:  Unexpected

Walking out on the pier here in Riva del Garda (Italy) not long ago, I wasn’t surprised to see ducks, coots and swans playing near the shore and on the beaches.  The tourists are nearly all gone now and Lake Garda has become a place of serenity once again, for both man and beast!

What I was surprised at though was the fish life!  I’ve done shots in the past, just putting my camera over the water, maybe to catch some ripples that I might be able to use in a haiga or as a background in a collage…once I caught a whole school of sardelle…tiny little fish similar to sardines.  However, I’d never seen the big fish this close to shore!

I’ve three variations of the same photo to show you.  One in it’s original uncropped form, one in focused black and white and the last in sepia.

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