Tag Archives: #nanopoblano2020

Typical November walk

These days I don’t go anywhere exciting to hike, but I walk my dogs every day around the neighborhood. Come along with us on a November walk.

Friendly Friday: Whilst walking and Lens Artists Challenge #123: Found in the Neighborhood.

Postcards from a different time

A time when we could be out and about.

I tried out some of the suggestions in Sandy’s post. This is using the media plus text block.

King Penguins

Volunteer Point

Falkland Islands

These are from messing about in Canva:

Happy memories to all.

For the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Postcards from the Past.

Light and dark

Some photos from the past couple of weeks that have a strong contrast between light and dark.

While the contrast between light and dark is fundamental to black and white, I also find myself drawn to contrast in sharpness of detail and texture. You can see that in several of the photos above.

This week Hey Jude for Photo Challenge #46 asked for black and white focusing on contrast.

North island textures

Sometimes it is the close ups that give you a real sense of place:

Shadows and textures really make the carving below. I think it looks more dramatic in black and white. The colors distract.

A Maori carving in a meeting house at the treaty grounds in Waitangi.

We spent a couple of weeks, amazing, delightful weeks, on the north island of New Zealand last January. It feels like more than 11 months ago. We were able to see our son over the Chinese New Year. He went back and while he was in the air going back the state department sent out its “do not travel to China” message. (I have some very pithy ideas about the US state department.)

Seeing him again is not in the cards in the foreseeable future, so I am sooo happy that we had that time right before everything closed down.

Lest we forget…

In memorium of Armistice Day, and in appreciation for all veterans for their service.

When we were in England in 2018, the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, there was a very moving memorial installation based on poppies. It was an amazing work of art, both in the creation of every individual poppy and the very careful placement to get the overall effect.

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Dark Red.

Photos of red poppies in honor of Verteran's and Armistice Day.