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
Situated on the Piazza di Santa Croce in Florence, Italy is the beautiful Franciscan church of Santa Croce. Construction of the church began in the late 14th century. The rectangles and squares of inlaid colored marble were added to the facade in the 1800’s. The open and spacious interior is home to exceptional frescoes and other artistic treasures, but it’s mostly famous for being the burial place of Michelangelo and Galileo.
For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Rectangles and Squares
They were ordinary men and women who became heroes and were laid to rest in a magical place surrounded by eternal beauty.
For Weekly Photo Challenge: Magical/ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #63
Photos taken at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas
Silhouettes in the Arizona desert:
Silhouettes against a blue Italian sky:
Silhouettes in the Venetian Lagoon:
Silhouettes in photography are achieved by having more light coming from the background than the foreground. It’s best to keep the silhouette shapes simple and recognizable. It is a great way to portray a distinctive setting, a certain amount of drama or a touch of mystery!
For Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouettes / Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #62.
Photos taken near Phoenix, Arizona and in Italy
For centuries now
shadows have stalked stone columns
in ancient Pompeii
for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Shadows
Advice From an Elephant:
Make a BIG first impression
Don’t work for PEANUTS
Be all EARS
Know when to put your FOOT down
Be GENTLE, no matter your size
Have big IDEAS
Photo taken at Albuquerque Biological Park
For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: View From the Side
In the lovely Scottish Highlands town of Pitlochry is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland, the Blair Athol Distillery, originally founded in 1798. In addition to its popular blended whisky, Blair Athol produces a 12-year-old Single Malt Whisky using an ancient source of water which flows through the grounds of the distillery from the slopes of the Grampian Mountains. You can sample the distinctive whisky at the conclusion of an informative guided tour of this beautiful facility.
The photo has a wide variety of textures, which is Cee’s photo challenge topic this week.
for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Texture