This month Jude wants to see macros or close ups of anything you’d find in the garden, for her monthly Garden Challenge. I can’t remember what was going on here, if this is one bug or two, so if you have any ideas, please let me know. I’m hoping that Sonel may have the answer, some kind of mantis perhaps?
This image is from the Bird park in the 20 acre KL lake gardens, which reputedly has one of the largest free flight walk in aviarys in the world.
If I danced whenever I want to, many more people would know I’m even crazier than they thought. Just a few days ago I was lamenting my inability to sing or play a musical instrument, she said ‘I bet you can dance Gilly’. She was right, I love dance in all it’s forms, but the very best kind is spontaneous.
when you’re moved by the beat
right there on the street
come on feel the heat
now get up on your feet
and dance with a perfect stranger
Jude is running a monthly bench challenge and for March the topic is wooden benches. I found this one a few years ago at a cultural centre in Kuala Lumpur and it’s always stayed in my mind. It wasn’t particularly comfortable but it was very tactile!
Perhaps you have a wooden bench to share? If you’d like to join in visit Jude at
Michelle at The Daily Post says,
‘In a nutshell, a three-picture story is a way to help you think about storytelling with images. To create a three-picture story, gather:
- An establishing shot: a broad photo of your subject.
- A relationship: two elements interacting with one another.
- A detail: a close-up of one part of your subject.’
It took me a while but I think I’ve got it right, what do you think?
So this is my broad shot, my subject is there 420 metres high, but furthest away.
Here, two elements are interacting as I took this shot from the top of my first distant subject.
This is the close up of my subject, the Kuala Lumpur Tower and it shows the 335 metre high 360 degree pod that I had been inside!
Maybe you will join the challenge, http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/weekly-photo-challenge-threes/
Ailsa wants to see our slant on tilted this week. Well virtually all the horizons are tilted in my photos because I’m hopeless! I wasn’t to blame for these wonky images though.
A tilted frame in the Kuala Lumpur Tower but I think the buildings are straight.
Tilted beams on the waterfront at Kota Kinabalu.
Fairy chimneys tilted by nature in Cappadochia.
To join in visit Ailsa at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/07/19/travel-theme-tilted/
Cheri Lucas Rowlands says,
‘The World Through Your Eyes. Earlier this week, photographer Ming Thein gave us an overview of the fundamentals of photography and talked about observing your subject or scene and what’s needed to create a good photograph. We see many excellent shots out there in which a photographer’s intent is clear: where he or she leads us to the photo’s subject or main focus — using light, composition, and other criteria — and is able to convey what they see in their mind at the moment of capture.
It’s that little extra something in a snapshot that transforms a photograph into something more: a visual interpretation of one’s vision. A story, captured in a frame. It’s that special skill that Ming mentioned — the photographer’s eye.’
This is my interpretation. My eyes see art, do yours?
My eyes see the built environment at it’s best, do yours?
My eyes see the natural environment – with some ancient dry stone walls
My eyes see people
My eyes see wildlife
Show us the world through your eyes this week at
Sara Rosso has chosen Up this week. I knew this was familiar and sure enough some of us have been UP before. Here is mine from 2011 https://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/weekly-photo-challenge-up/ I still love my laughing Arabian!
To join in this time go to http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/weekly-photo-challenge-up-2/ and add your entry.
This time I’ll show you one just snapped at the park.
Further from home, the tower in Kuala Lumpur
and one to make you rush! If they rang you had to get up really quickly!
Ailsa has chosen roads, not the easiest for me, whenever I see a really interesting road I’m always driving it! Here are a few from around Devon and some more exotic places.
Join in at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/03/01/travel-theme-roads/
Even a Gingerbread House has windows! Merry Christmas
Join in with Sandra’s Thursdays Windows here. And visit some gingerbread palace’s here http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/12/21/gingerbread-house/