Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Words that end in ”ock”

For Cee this Thursday – A Rock or two, and the very rocky hike towards Stenshuvud in Kivik, Sweden.

 

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Objects or People Older than 50 years

For Cee this week – a Bhutanese woman trekking up to the monastery, Tiger’s Nest,  3200 meters up. Thin air and tough, steep paths. But she was faster than most of us and had no difficulties whatsoever, it seemed. She offered me some nuts to keep up the pace. So sweet – they all were. I bet they all smiled to themselves seeing us westerners sweating and panting…

She was 76

Black & White Sunday – After and Before

Paula’s After and Before is a fun way of looking at your photos in colour and black and white. And looking at others’ as well. Think again!

After

 

 

Before

 

 

 

Enhancing, Destroying – or Just For Fun?

I have been playing around with Photoshop, and Nik filters. I wanted to show this little island, Tylö, in three different interpretations. In the first picture – in the header – it lies hidden in a haze, seen from the attic window of the hotel building.

In the second one, you see it in a B&W conversion, a bit old style, with only the sea in front and behind …

…and in the last picture, you see the island the way I did through my camera lens.

It is not the same picture, but the same island photographed. I would love to hear your thoughts and reflections: Which interpretation do you prefer? Why? What feeling/mood comes up when you look at one of these pictures?

Do you like to enhance/change your own pictures much before posting, or should they go as true and ”natural” as possible?

Wish you a great weekend!

 

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Open Topic

 

England – Scarborough, Whitby, somewhere. For Cee’s Open Topic this Thursday – Why not join in?

Black and White Sunday: Still Life

For Paula, at Lost in Translation, this Sunday – a high key shot of fading tulips.

 

Cee’s B&W photo Challenge: Toys for Children or Adults

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Toys for Children or Adults

Street market in Sofia, Bulgaria. My favourite toy.

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Arches, Domes, Half Circles

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Arches, Domes, Half Circles

For Cee – both man made and natural. In both cases, these shapes are pleasant to the eye.