Artificial Light

“I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.” – Vincent Van Gogh Different uses of artificial light for this week’s Lens Artist Photo Challenge. A festival of lights in Melbourne, called White Nights A water closet somewhere An exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria Christmas light…

Looking Up then Looking Down

“Look up to the sky. You’ll never find rainbows if you’re looking down.” – Charlie Chaplin For this week, the topic for Sofia’s Challenge is Looking Up/Looking Down. I experimented on the slider using it from top to bottom. This is the St Stephen’s Cathedral and is a landmark of Vienna. It is the most…

Walking Up Petrin Hill

“The best view comes after the hardest climb.” – unknown This was in November of 2018. I read that Petrin Hill is a must see and it is very easy to reach it by getting on a funicular. So on one of our “not too hectic” days in Prague, we decided to go. But when…

Chasing Light

“Hope is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.” – unknown Update: I was watching the news morning and seeing that cases of Delta in Melbourne is continually rising and Sydney as well… it doesn’t seem like this will come to an end soon. At first we were casually saying…

Shoes on the Danube Bank

“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.” – Elie Wiesel On the banks of the river Danube, just in front of the Hungarian Parliament Building are 60 pairs of iron shoes. The “Shoes on the Danube” is a moving holocaust memorial, which honors Hungarian Jews who were murdered in 1944-1945. It is…

Whatever makes me smile is inspiration…

“If you’re reading this…Congratulations, you’re alive.If that’s not something to smile about,then I don’t know what is.” ― Chad Sugg Everything inspires me … not just a specific thing but that I am seeing this world through my very own eyes, I can dream, I can see my kids even in video messaging, I can hug my…

Postcards

“The postcard is sacred to me. It makes me sad that no one sends them very much anymore because of email and texting. I still like to buy them, but they’ve lost their original function and now just seem like reminders or mementos of what they used to be.” – Elaine Equi I don’t receive…

Through Tim’s Lens

“Sometimes you just got to find an old dirt road and go where it takes you.” – unknown London has now reopened post pandemic (jealous!) Tim and Leigh (my son and daughter in law) decided to go for a few days away to the country roads of Dungeness. These photos are from Tim’s lens and…

Getting Away!

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.” -Dr. Seuss Ah “Getting away” – What a beautiful thought, especially now that lockdown is…

Black & White

“What the human eye sees is an illusion of what is real. The black and white image transforms illusions into another reality.” – Ruth Bernhard I am not a master of black and white photography so my take on this topic is something that I experience and not from a technical point of view. I…

On the Waters of Faraway Lands …

“Travel opens your heart, broadens your mind and fills your life with stories to tell.” – Paula Bendfeldt Missing travelling? 2 years and 8 months, that has been the amount of time that I had not done something that I so love. Especially now that borders have been opening up in other countries, I am…

One Photo… Two Ways

“Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.” – unknown For LAPD Lens Artist Photo Challenge – For Jez’s Water Water Everywhere My first photo is a rough rendition of boats in the Vltava, the longest river in the Czech Republic. This is just my trial of the Adobe Paint…