After what seems like weeks of sunshine, finally thick, grey clouds appeared and heavy rain fell. Went outside for a while to enjoy the cool breeze and splashes of rain. One of the positive things about the lockdown has been more time to enjoy my garden. What I liked here, where the little spheres of water formed in the middle of the leaf, which glistened in the light. The original was a colour picture full of vibrant greens, but I prefer this version in back and white.
How do you feel about symmetry?
The waterlily is placed on thirds in the frame, but in itself symmetrical. For myself, I find symmetry rather unsettling – like a bow tie – so I like things to be slightly different.
Not a big picture, but I still like it.
Lake Ilopango is a formed in the mouth of a dormant volcano. I went scuba diving there once, but on this occasion, it was a cruise amongst the water hyacinths. As you can see a friend dipped her feet in water making a little plume as we went along. I didn’t take a camera, instead using a Nokia feature phone – less than 1 megapixel- but like I said – I like it.
I wander between photographing in squares and rectangles. My squares tend to be more thoughtful, because I’m using an inverted image on a ground glass which is just a slower way of doing things.
I really enjoyed my visit to the Kyoto Imperial Palace, it is beautifully cared for and the staff give the impression that they are very proud of it.
Here, I have shared an image from the gardens, which I rather enjoyed.
Once upon a time, Penang was a hub beween the UK and Hong Kong. During the war, various battles were fought in the Straits of Malacca and later it was a submarine base for the Japanese. These days, the harbour mostly handles cruiseships and ferries carrying holidaymakers to Langkawi (which I will probably write about another time).
When I lived there, once a week, I would try to walk from my home to the ferry terrinal. Some days, it would be fiercely bright, making the sea look a light blue and on other occasions, thick clouds would appear and the sea would take on a greener hue (like here).
When I moved to to Atlanta, I was convinced that I had managed to avoid a British winter and that it would be short sleeves all year round. You know, ‘cos it’s next to Florida. As it turns out, I was wrong, and it was freezing!
I think I found this picture in Emory, which is a small suburb of Atlanta near Decatur where I lived (home to an illustrious college).
Olympus OM2 + 50mm F1.8 using Kodachrome 64. I used to love Kodachrome, each frame being a drop of beautiful colour.
Very misty this morning, which slowly turned into a heavy dew.
I like how the drops of water magnify the details of the leaf.
I was trying out how close my new camera would focus – quite close it seemed.