Wordless Wednesday – April 6, 2016

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A Month of Haiga – February 10

Hello!

All over the world we’ve been having some rather strange weather.  In the northern Lake Garda area, we are fairly used to warmer days compared to the rest of the north, so although we’re all worried about the high temperatures and lack of rain, we’re not too surprised to see the odd rose blooming of a burst of apple blossoms.   This year however even some of the birds are coming back north very early.  Day before yesterday whilst walking in Riva del Garda , a city we had almost all to ourselves now that we’re in the “dead of winter”, my son excitedly pointed out two early tourists from the south, a couple of grebes.  Which brings me to today’s theme:

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Have you been able to snap any photos of odd occurrences this autumn and winter?  Maybe so and maybe you’d like to weave a haiku to celebrate the occasion or maybe you are inspired by something different – whatever inspired you to create a haiga, I’d just love to see it!   To participate with your completed haiga just tag your post Bastet’s One Month of Haiga and link directly to this post, then link your haiga post in the Mr. Linky app hidden in my flowers below so others can easily find you:

Have a great day!  Ciao, Bastet.

There are oodles of different types of grebes .. this link gives you some information about the various species.  I’d actually never seen a grebe in Lake Garda until last year, which doesn’t mean they didn’t pass through here, it only means that they don’t come in droves.  Here’s the link  “Birds of Europe: GREBES”.

Monochrome Monday – January 25, 2016

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The shadows grow as the sun begins to set on Lake Garda, leaving only the black and white reality of winter, the sleepy town rests awaiting the spring tourists. This photo was taken on Lake Garda along the beach near Malcesine (VR), the Veneto side of the lake at about 4:30 on a January afternoon.

One Four Photo Challenge – April Review – April 10, 2015

Here’s a round-up of the best of the One Four Challenges presented in this blog since November:

Voted as the best edit for November

Voted as the best edit for November

 

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Voted as the best edit of December

Voted as the best edit of December

 

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January edits 3 and 4 tied in the vote for the best edit of the month!

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Week Two was the most voted for the February Edit

Week Two was the most voted for the February Edit

 

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Week Two was the most voted for the March edit.

Week Two was the most voted for the March edit.

 

Thanks for popping by … and see you next month for the May edition of One Four Photo Challenge!

One Four Challenge – Wk 4 – December 22, 2014

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:

 

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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:

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Wk 4

at the gallery
impressions of decadence
an old boat

© G.s.k. ‘14

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This post is linked to One Four Challenge – At Captivate Me

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