Red railing

You could argue all night about what is the photographer’s greatest friend, but I’d have to say that a red foreground object must be among the frontrunners.

Imagine how dull this picture would be without that red railing.

[Taken in Oman in about 2004 with my first ever digital camera, a plucky little Olympus 3mp compact]

Cee’s Fun ‘Foto’ Challenge: Red

Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude

On a sunny autumn day in St Andrews, my grandson dips a toe in the waters of the North Sea.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience

Ambience: the sense of a place. This is poolside at the hotel on Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Quite possibly one of the most relaxing places we have ever been to (several times).

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience

52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 19 – View

Have I got views for you. So many to choose from, but here’s a view – taken on a lovely calm, sunny day at the end of October this year – of the harbour at St Andrews in Scotland:

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52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 19 – View

Weekly Photo Challenge: New Horizon

The first time we visited Muscat, in Oman, we went on a sunset cruise, so this was a new horizon for us at the time.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: New Horizon

Rule of Thirds (2)

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:

 

Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge: Using 2/3rds of your photo frame