WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Partners


This week’s challenge from WordPress is to show partnership in action.

Whether two of a kind or ten, give us subjects that are in sync with one another — show us partnerships. A pair, a trio, a sextet; people, buildings, plants — whatever you choose to shoot, give us subjects that are in tune with one another.

There are the traditional relationships that one could highlight, but I decided to go with a number in different circumstances. Taking the photos at the time, I certainly wasn’t thinking of this theme, however they all fit well.  As always, please click on a photo for a larger view.

I hope you have enjoyed my photos.  Here are more to see from other bloggers if you are interested.

Weekly Photo Challenge : Curve


This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is to:

Get inspired by the curves around you. From curves in architecture to bends in nature to man-made undulations, you have lots to work with!

One of the things that changed for me, once I started to become more passionate about photography, was that I looked at the world a little differently.  I noticed things that I hadn’t seen as important or “attractive” in the past.  For example, one of the things I remember to do now, is to always look up when I am capturing a shot, because there is beauty everywhere.  In fact, I took a photo this afternoon that shows the value of doing so — a beautiful gum tree with amazing variations in the colour and pattern of its trunk and bark.

When looking through my photos just now, I soon discovered that curves occur so much in life, both manmade and naturally occurring.   Here are just a few of the many that I identified.

Enjoy!  Here are other bloggers’ examples of curves.

 

Lines going everywhere…


This week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge from Frank at Dutch Goes the Photo involves lines.

Last week’s theme of Flowers certainly found a lot of fans, which means that it was a bit more of a brain twister for me to come up with something that I think might pique just as much interest.  This led me to depart from Nature’s beauty and head into the direction of geometry for this week’s theme:Lines.

Lines are all around us, to such an extent that our brains have learned to interpret them as visual cues that can both be useful and misleading.  In photography, we often use lines to lead the eye in a certain direction, as the image is not entered all at once, but rather specific clues are picked up, from which we assemble the overall image.  So this week, bring some lines to bear in your photography, and I’d love to read how you saw them come together in your image.  I think that this can provide some interesting imagery!

Lines are everywhere aren’t they. From the obvious ones in Frank’s post to ones in everyday life that we probably take for granted.  I looked through a few of my photos and have a selection of lines and what they do in each photo. Please click on the photos to see them in gallery format and a larger view.

I love photography as it enables my creative needs to be met — and blogging the results to others is a rewards for my efforts.  In return I get to see others’ interpretations of themes such as this one. It’s a win-win for all concerned.  🙂

Serenity….


I’ve been going through the 1000’s of photos in my catalogue and culling the multiples and not so good shots.  The digital age is great but the ability to take unlimited photos can lead to so much clutter. So that’s part of my job in the coming few nights.

I found one that I won’t cull.  For some time I lived on Bribie Island, located off the Queensland (Australia) coast — my apartment was directly opposite a pristine part of the island called Banksia Beach.  It’s protected water, so it’s popular with families, swimming, fishing and bbq’s. I took this photo when walking along the foreshore one afternoon, as a storm was building.  To me, it gives the feeling of peace and serenity.

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