52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 21 – Peaceful

For this week’s instalment of the 52 Week Photo Challenge, The Girl That Dreams Awake has chosen the theme of  ‘Peaceful’.

Her own interpretation is an image of a pile of books and that inspired me to dig out this photograph, which I took a few years ago somewhere around Sydney. What could be more peaceful than sitting quietly in the sunshine by the waterside and reading a book?

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Fishing Boat At Anchor

On a very calm and sunny day in the harbour of St Andrews, this little fishing boat was reflected almost perfectly in the still water.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Reflections

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

Tuesdays of Texture: Abra

By far the best way to cross from one side of Dubai Creek to the other is on one of the little passenger boats called abras (think motorised gondolas). This one was tied up on the Deira side.

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Tuesdays of Texture

Macro Moments – Week 14: Raindrops on Roses

This week, for Musin’ with Susan’s maco challenge, here are some raindrops on roses. Don’t expect whiskers on kittens any time soon.

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Nikon D300 with Nikkor 105mm f2.8.Macro lens. 10 sec at f4.5 ISO 200. Edited in Lightroom.

Macro Moments Challenge: Week 14

Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O

You say ‘water’, I think ‘reflections’, as in this example from the Charente River, near Chaniers.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O

Tuesdays of Texture: Landing Stage

Staying on the island of Burano, where that church door from last week needs a lick of paint, is this little wooden stage that allows boat-owners to avoid getting their feet wet when boarding or disembarking from their vessel. I was struck by the contrast between the glassy (anti-texture?) water and the rough surface of the wood. Complementary colours, too.

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Tuesdays of Texture: Week 41