I don’t know the name of this one. Orchids come in an amazing variety of shapes and sizes. This was one of many at this year’s Flower and Garden Show. It opened today and I went to get a breath of spring.
Jenn at Wit’s End Travel has a thoughtful article and challenge about eyes. This has made me really conscious of eyes as I have both taken and post processed pictures this past week.
I was really surprised at how much difference a single eye can make to a picture. Great Blue here is trying to keep warm in a tree. I’m not sure why s/he (I don’t know how to tell with herons) popped an eye out to see what was going on.
I really noticed that the direction the eyes point give a lot of the meaning in a photo. Examples of this below.
Even at that there is something nice about pictures where the eyes are on the camera.
A couple of weeks ago this display at Fred Meyer caught my eye. I hope at least some of these flowers are making it through our sudden winter-y weather spell.
Sometimes the land shapes what humans do and sometimes human endeavors shape the land, sometimes a bit of both.
When there is a great expanse, a beat up chain link fence seems a sarcastic comment on human efforts to control nature.
Kwa Muema means “Good Place”, but I can’t remember if it is Swahili or Kikamba. It was the name of the secondary school under construction in these pictures.
One of my various projects these past few months has been to learn more about post-processing. Cee’s challenge this week gives me a chance to try out some vintage black and white techniques in LightRoom. I thought they suited the classic nature of the subject: these pictures could have been taken almost any time in the last hundred years.
These are pictures taken on my first trip to Africa. We went as part of a “mission trip” (not a good description, but I may never be able to fully process the trip and find words for what it actually was). We were planning to help with construction of a new classroom for the secondary school. But, for the most part, our help wasn’t really wanted (it took paying jobs away, but there was also some political weirdness).
For Wordless Wednesday.
Listen with your eyes
Listen with your ears
And sing everything you see
I can sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow
Sing along with me
Serendipity struck this evening. A rather nice sunset was rapidly closing down in the west, but the light was still reflected in windows of some of the tall buildings.
My grandmother’s nursing home is on a hill with a lovely view of downtown Seattle. I happened to have my new tripod in the car and a few minutes between needing to be places. You can see any picture larger by clicking on it.
Posted for Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Cityscapes.