Posted on November 12, 2014
This certainly comes under the category of nature. Despite appearances, it’s not a cartoon octopus but actually a chrysanthemum bud, which I took in early September this year in our garden.
Thinking about looking at common things from a different perspective, I rotated the image 90 degrees clockwise, which I think makes it a bit more interesting.
Posted on November 11, 2014
Another image from Petra. This time, the famous Nabataean Treasury but from a more unusual perspective (as per the suggestions in the assignment).
I also like the juxtaposition of the carved monument and the rough stone on the right: like a particularly spectacular ‘before and after’.
I’ve posted some more abstract images from Petra here.
Posted on November 10, 2014
This bridge connects two parts of the site at Petra and is the only feasible way of reaching some of the largest rock carvings.
Madame, who has a fear of heights, was not happy having to cross over this rather ramshackle affair, especially with the shadow pointing to the bottom of the fifty-foot deep ravine that it spans.
Posted on November 8, 2014
This is a picture I took a few years ago as part of my ‘homework’ assignment for a weekend photography course I was taking in Abu Dhabi.
The course leader didn’t particularly care for it, but I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for it and it seems to fit this week’s brief.
It’s a candle (well, duh) with a convex reflector behind it, which produced the – I think – interesting curlicue of light.
Posted on November 7, 2014
Posted on November 6, 2014
‘When we bought Brokedown Palace almost ten years ago, we were also fortunate enough to acquire a few acres of attached agricultural land. This picture is of the field directly behind the house.
Just to be able to look out on a sunny day at this tranquil, unspoiled scene, with no sound but the birds, certainly counts as `bliss’ as far as I’m concerned.
Posted on November 5, 2014
Where there’s water, there’s a good chance of a reflection – nature’s buy-one-get-one-free.
Today, an image from my visit earlier this year to Monet’s Garden.