To better appreciate the structures in this photo, I cropped out the street and most of the tree to the right. Photo taken near Freiburg, Germany.
I felt like this shot was too wide so I reduced the size. By placing the steeple at a third, the flowers in the foreground are near center and the out-of-focus tree on the right is gone. I also cropped out the rail at the bottom, straightened the frame and brightened the color. Photo taken in Strasbourg, France.
For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cropping the Shot
Crisp mountain air, all the greens of Spring, and not a soul in sight! If you listen carefully, you just might hear the wildflowers grow. Look toward the heavens on a cloudless night and I’ll bet you could count the stars. What could be simpler than that?
For Len Artists Photo Challenge: Simplicity
Photo taken near Independence, Colorado
Advice From a River:
“Go with the flow
Slow down and meander
Be thoughtful of those downstream
Go around the obstacles
Immerse yourself in nature
The beauty is in the journey!”
~ Ilan Shamir
For Lens-Artists Challenge: A River Runs Through It
The Rhine River from Marksburg Castle in Braubach, Germany
The Windmills at Kinderdijk on the Lek River in The Netherlands
The Southwark Bridge over the River Thames in London, UK
The Railroad Bridge over the Muskingum River in Zanesville, Ohio
The world is drenched in panic and fear
like a ship on a stormy sea
desperately trying to stay afloat
amid wave after wave of debris
Tread with care through the turbulent ocean
Drown not in the depths of despair
The sun will shine on calmer waters
Smooth sailing soon will prevail
For Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Chaos
Wishing you good health during the pandemic… and always!
Photos: Sunset on the Baltic Sea, Strong winds off the Isle of Capri, Sailing on Lake Malaren in Stockholm, Sweden
How boring life would be if you never had a window with a view!
For Lens Artists Photo Challenge: A Window With A View
Nostalgic play room at Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny Ireland
Nostalgic furnishings at Fort Hunter, Pennsylvania
For Lens Artists Challenge – Nostalgic
As a photographer, I have done my fair share of waiting.
Waiting for the sun to set in the South Pacific Ocean off the coast of Australia:
Waiting for geysers to erupt in the geothermal valley near Rotorua, New Zealand:
But what about these animals… what are they waiting for? Food? Companionship? Freedom?
For Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Waiting