As I mentioned on my former post, yesterday I went walking with the city of Arco. This is a yearly event. For a chosen charity each year people gather together to either walk (a five and a half kilometre itinerary) or run (a twelve kilometre itinerary) together. Here are a couple of photos of the event.
And now for today’s prompt:
A Spring Morning
And here’s my example:
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We’ve all seen it … the moon peeping through the clouds or boldly looking on the world during the day. It’s popular belief that the moon is never seen when the sun is up, so we all make up lovely poems and fantasy stories about the this romantic impossibility.
One of my favourite films (with Rutger Hauer and Michelle Pfeiffer) is “Ladyhawke“. Here a cruel and somewhat corrupt Bishop of Aquila (his name means eagle and is also the name of a city in Italy) desires Lady Isabeau d’Anjou for his own but realizing that she’s in love with the Captain of the Guards Navarre uses dark magic to transform them into a hawk (she during the day) and a wolf (he during the night) so that even though always together, they are eternally apart … unless there is “a day without a night and a night without a day” or when the moon and the sun shine in the sky together. Not even taking into consideration that actually the moon and sun do show up from time to time together, the writer tells us that what will save them from their fate is appearing before the Bishop during a total eclipse. Sigh … isn’t that so romantic!
However in our everyday life, no such magic exists and we don’t need a total eclipse for the moon and sun to be out together … so there she was in January peeping over Mount Baldo in Malcesine and I captured her in a few photographs (though in my haiku I’m treating it as a late February moon 😉 ). Today’s theme then is:
a daytime moon
And here is my haiga:
peeping behind veils
late winter moon
© G.s.k. ‘16
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Many years ago, for Easter, my eldest son brought three roses to the ladies present for Easter dinner. They were blue! I really liked the blue rose very much and so it has become a part of my memory … in a bitter-sweet fashion since not long afterwards he and his wife separated. So now a happy memory has a sad tinge to it, which brings me to today’s theme:
An evolving memory
I want to reflect on how a memory or an action evolves and becomes part of our “history” in a pleasant but or an unpleasant way, like my blue rose; born in a sweet romantic gesture, now blue roses will forever mean separation for me:
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This is the fourth entry to the One Four Challenge and I wasn’t sure where I wanted to go with the photograph. Last week many people decided to try to render their photo into a drawing or painting, and I thought that might be a good idea so I downloaded the program that so many were talking about: FotoSketcher … both in the portable form as well in the installation form … gave it a whirl.
First of all I cropped the photograph and then I tried the various filters .. I did like the pencil sketch pretty much, but I wanted a painting … so I saved it then ran the saved copy through the app again … this was the result:
I then saved this … went to Pixlr and PicMonkey to do the finishing touches … a little antiquing and then a picture frame and of course the signing of the photograph. This is the last effort:
at the gallery
impressions of decadence
an old boat
© G.s.k. ‘14
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This morning chatting with Jan about a lovely tanka (Evening Falls – Tanka) she’d been inspired to create for Bastet’s Pixelventures, I oooed and awwed when I saw one of her photos which had been elaborated with a kaleidoscope filter. It was created with an on-line editor: Pixlr.com.
I just had to try it! So I took this photo (which I’ll show you “raw” with only my signature:
so then I tried the app and this is the result:
What do you think? Ciao Bastet.
roof tiles, shiny and slick
a swallow laments
Have a nice morning and take a peek at Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library for some dawn poetry! 🙂
The other day I went for a walk on the lake. At Riva del Garda, we don’t have only tourists, we also have, ducks, swans, coots, ravens, sparrows, swallows and lots of other birds which don’t come to mind right now, that have learned to live with the tourists like the “Rivani” have.
It was a nice suny day, so I decided to lay out in the sun…and who should come waddling by but two male ducks! So I slowly got my camera out and twisted around to take this group of photos:
This week DP Photo Challenge asked us to tell them what twist means to us…this is my first thought! And if you want to read the set of haiku I wrote to honor the pair go to Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library by clicking the link!
“Jumping out a window five hundred feet above ground is not usually my idea of fun. Especially when I’m wearing bronze wings and flapping my arms like a duck.”
― Rick Riordan, The Battle of the Labyrinth
shear drops avoided
for wingless human frailty
sturdy bars of steel
Post inspired by Ese’s Weekly Shoot and Quote