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!
Monthly Archives: November 2013
B &W Wordless Wednesday: November 27, 2013
Weekly Challenge: Unexpected (4)
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:
And this is the photo after the application of the option:
Hope you enjoyed this weeks offerings 😉 Ciao!
Weekly Challenge: Unexpected (3)
An angle can create an expected effect! Here is an example, from Bolognano’s Children’s Park, a water fountain, Italian style of course, which the children have decided to fill with olives…
Hope you enjoyed these two photos…Ciao from Italy!
Black and White Fascination: November 25, 2013
Stone walls, a little grass and there, a daisy…late in the year a touch of spring in late autumn!
Have a great week everyone! Ciao.
Weekly Challenge: Unexpected (2)
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:
As you can see…the light played havoc with the lense…but love that purple and rainbow mountain effect!
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.
Thanks for dropping by and don’t forget to peek at some of the other fantastic photos to be found following the pings down below!
I came across this lovely challenge thanks to another blogger, as often happens!
This blog is called Lens and Pens by Sally. Here let me let her give you the instructions:
Here’s how the Phoneography Challenge works:
1. Each Monday a theme will be posted. You can publish your entry at any time, preferably on Monday or by Sunday of the week of the theme. Please add any information about the entry (apps, brand of phone…)… for the rest of the info and how to participate click the link!
So I thought I’d have a try at this weeks challenge: Phoneography Challenge: Black and White
I usually use my Oympus to take photographs, but sometimes it’s just handier to pull our my cel phone, a Nokia 202, which is not the newest of the Nokia line, but it has the advantage of still having a proper key pad along with touch screen!
I elaborated this with Picasa 3 using the filtered black and white option after I had finished elaborating the color photo, which is this:
I filtered the green to get a more uniform photo in black and white!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected
This weeks photo Challenge…unexpected!
Tourist in my Town
A while back, on November 5th in fact, Canadian Travel Bugs came up with a great prompt for her Tourist in my Town in fact this month she’s looking for statues! “If anyone wants to join visit the above link to the orginal post and in the comment section put a link to your post so we can find lots of cool sculpture in just a click away.
Stay tuned the first weekend of each month there will be a new theme.”
Well my village doesn’t really have a lot of statues, so I showed showed her some from Riva del Garda, Arco and Rovereto. But Bolognano does have one statue…it’s weird and is the property of our local credit union bank…so I took some pictures walking all around it! I’m afraid I don’t really know what it represents, as it doesn’t have a plaque or anything, however it was interesting to photograph from all sides.
Have a great evening…I’ll see you tomorrow! Ciao!