Photography 101: Triumph

My grandson triumphantly raises his arms as his bowling ball heads down the lane for a strike.

Triumph

As a point of information, this is the boy who was taking a peek at his brother here.

Oh, and the plaster cast came about after he jumped out of a tree. As any self-respecting six-year old would, obviously.

Photography 101: Double

These popped up together earlier this year in a window box that had been sewn with an unspecified seed mixture.

Respecting the brief for today’s challenge, the image has been rotated 90° anti-clockwise into a landscape view, which certainly looks more compelling than the ‘as shot’ portrait mode (look at it sideways and you’ll see what I mean).

Double

 

Photography 101: Edge

The weir on the Vienne river at Confolens provides a clear edge itself, as well as linking the two banks (also edges).

Weir

Photography 101: Glass

No visit to Venice would be complete without a trip to to the island of Murano to see the glassblowers at work. This is how it all begins.

Glass

Photography 101: Treasure

Today’s image is a close-up detail of one of the exhibits at the International Quilt Show in Dubai in 2012, showing a camel train laden with treasure.

Quilters’ work, often incredibly detailed and painstaking, is itself something to be treasured.

Treasure

Photography 101: Landscape

The Arabian peninsula isn’t just endless sand dunes. This is a view of the Hajar Mountains in Oman, although the photograph was taken from Hatta, which is in the emirate of Dubai (so Dubai isn’t just skyscrapers and traffic jams either).

Landscape

Photography 101: Swarm

Not exactly a swarm, or a particularly technically adept photograph, but an interesting story.

The two men in the microlight are researching the habits of these geese. For about two weeks, weather permitting, they would fly over our house early in the morning. As time went on, they attracted more and more birds to fly along with them.

Haven’t seen them for a while: they must have gone south for the winter.

Swarm