Posted on December 21, 2017
The final WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge of the year is to post the ‘most meaningful’ photograph that we’ve taken in 2017.
I was surprised to discover that my Lightroom catalogue has expanded by well over 2,000 during the course of this year, so there’s plenty to choose from. I wouldn’t describe any of them as being particularly ‘meaningful’; I just enjoy ‘spotting’ images and capturing them in photographs.
Probably my favourite subject, though, is reflections, so here are two images (I coudn’t choose between them) that haven’t been posted before.
The first was taken from a boat on the River Lot in the town of Cahors and is of a buoy, which has the inestimable advantage of constituting a red foreground object. I also like the contrast between the sharpness of the buoy and the blur of the reflected trees and buildings. With a bit of post-processing, it’s also possible to see why it’s there.
The second is of the River Vienne in the town of Chabanais on a peerlessly calm and sunny day: in October, no less.
Posted on November 29, 2017
There are few things that convey a greater sense of serenity than a perfect reflection, as in this image of the River Vienne as it flows through the town of Chabanais.
Posted on November 10, 2017
Early morning mist on the river Vienne at Chabanais (which thoughtfully also provided the inspiration for an earlier post in this weekly challenge)
Posted on October 20, 2017
As the early morning mist starts to lift from the Vienne river at Chabanais, the bridge in the distance beyond the weir becomes visible.
Posted on May 11, 2017
Posted on February 23, 2017
“A harmonious, pleasing combination” – the old stonework of the Pont Vieux that crosses the Vienne river as it flows through the town of Confolens on a calm, sunny day.
And what could be a better match than a reflection – especially when even the tall trees in the background echo the reflection in the water of the lamp post in the middle of the bridge?
Posted on August 29, 2016
Very happy to see that reflections is the new topic for the 52 Weeks Photo Challenge. That’s much more like it – one of my favourite subjects, in fact.
This is an image of the River Vienne as it runs through Confolens. The water is calm at this point, just upstream from the weir
Posted on December 10, 2015
To be honest, finding ‘ready-made’ images that occupy two-thirds of the picture was a bit of a challenge. That probably just goes to show that I am (or was) too wedded to sticking the subject in the middle of the photograph as a matter of course. Still, a bit of creative cropping did the job.
This week, I have three pairs of similar images illustrating the 2/3rds theme (hover over the image and caption for a fuller description).
To begin with, a couple of archways:
And here are two water-based scenes:
And finally (appropriately) two sunsets:
Posted on April 11, 2015