For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Flowing Water
For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Trees
It’s chilly today, and I recalled a freezing, windy, hectic and fun day spent at Dublin a few years ago. I’m happy it’s nowhere near as cold now as it was then. 🙂
Cee has added a nifty twist to her Fun Foto Challenge for the next few weeks – she posts a picture, and we pick items or colors from her picture to base our pictures on.
There are days when I’d rather be anywhere but wherever I am; but mostly, I’d rather be in the calming company of Nature..
Happy Earth Day!!
Picture clicked at Nevada Fall, Yosemite
For Jennifer Nichole Wells’ Color Your World Challenge: Blue.
People… Who needs them when one is in surroundings as pristine as these! Solitude FTW. 🙂
Clicked at Nevada Fall, Yosemite National Park, California.
For themed Monochrome Madness: Road. Some painterly effect added in.
Trees lush with leaves in spring look empty with their narrow branches in winter.
Clicked in the gardens at the royal palace of La Granja.
While we were touring Cambodia, we had to visit the famous Ta Prohm temple. (Lara Croft, anyone?) It’s just amazing to see how the tall, beautiful trees there are one with the ancient, dilapidated buildings.
As we left the temple, I glanced back the way we came, and saw the crumbling structures, the swaying trees, the absorbed tourists. I felt like capturing it all, so I clicked a series of shots thinking of assembling a panorama from them later. I still have to process most of the photos I clicked there, but this panorama was one of the first ones I worked on! I used Hugin to stitch 4 photographs for this one, and had to use quite a few post-processing skills later ( 😛 ) to remove duplicate people and solidify ghostly ones. 😉 It isn’t a 360˚ (or even a 180˚) view, but I like how it reflects everything that my eyes saw then.
For SL-Week: Panorama.
Temples in India, at least ones that have a courtyard around them, have trees in the courtyard. I clicked this tree at the huge courtyard of the Lepakshi temple. Of course, the picture doesn’t do justice to the size of the tree — it extends far beyond this frame, but the view of the tree through the pillared frame, in turn leading to glimpses of sky (and the temple) through the tree’s branches, was too good to resist a couple of clicks! 🙂
For SL week: Trees.