Virtual Blog Tour

Aletta at http://nowathome.wordpress.com/about/ Invited me to take part in a Virtual Blog Tour on Monday August 04, 2014. Thank you Aletta for inviting me.

Aletta is a retired Primary teacher from Cape Town South Africa. She says: ” I love to discover new places, being outdoors and exploring the surrounding areas with my camera, family and friends!” Please visit her wonderful blog on many different  loves.

Virtual Blog Tour

The Virtual Blog Tour is a relatively new project for bloggers.  The rules are fairly simple:

  • Compose a one-time post which is posted on Monday (date will be given to you from whoever passes on the tour)
    1. What am I working on? 
    2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
    3. Why do I write/create what I do? 
    4. How does your writing/creating process work?  
  • Answer four questions about our creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires us to do what we do.
  • Then pass the tour on to up to four other bloggers. Get their permission first and give them rules and specific Monday they are to post.

Well Here we go

  1. What am I working on?

I am still doing my advanced photography course which is going to end soon. I have taken many photos around my son’s wedding this past weekend and still need to sort them out.

Here is one taken from just outside my room at the guest house where we stayed for the wedding weekend.

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       2.  How does my work differ from others of this genre?

I try to take photos of every day experiences while walking my best friend Trompie. I have a special blog just for him http://scrapydodog.wordpress.com/

I also vary my subjects/projects by giving extra information or sometimes just a photo.

3. Why do I write/create what I do?

I am an animal behaviorist (specialized in dog behavior). I use my everyday information on my Scrapydodog blog. I also need a lot of practice in English writing that’s why I follow some writing blogs and take part in Daily Post challenges. Photography also gives me the opportunity to capture special moments.

4. How does your writing/creating process work?

I usually start with a photo and then build some interesting information around it. I sometimes take at least a week to formulate some of my ideas. While I am walking Trompie my brain works overtime and sometimes it as if a light turns on and I would just do it as it comes up.

This is what we saw when we passed Mt Ruapehu on Thursday 31 July 2014

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Ruapehu is one of the world’s most active volcanoes[2] and the largest active volcano in New Zealand. It is the highest point in the North Island and includes three major peaks: Tahurangi (2,797 m), Te Heuheu (2,755 m) and Paretetaitonga (2,751 m). The deep, active crater is between the peaks and fills with a crater lake between major eruptions.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Ruapehu

Now I also have the pleasure of introducing you to Ann-Christine at  http://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/

Ann-Christine says : “I have some experience of life as I have already been here for the first half of it – provided I will have an average length of life. A great deal of it, so far, has been dedicated to travelling, and travel experiences will be quite apparent in many of my posts.”

She takes beautiful photos not only from her travels but also at home and her orchids. Thank you for joining us on Monday

August 11, 2014 Ann-Christine. I am looking forward to your contribution.

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Rame(frames): Uitdaging 44

Uitdaging 44 – Rame

 

Rame is baie belangrik as jy n mooi foto wil beklemtoon.

In fotografie speel rame ook n belangrike rol.

As die prentjie wat jy afneem omraam word deur

hetsy bome of gras of wat ookal

word die “prentjie” binne die raam beklemtoon.

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Inspire me Monday – Week 54

Inspire Me Monday

Welcome to Inspire Me Monday
A place to share your creative inspirations
Sharpen your creative vision and
Showcase your creative talents!

I invite you to inspire others and
Nurture your creative spirit by
Joining our Creative Blog Hop!

To participate, simply join my creative community and
Follow the guidelines at the end of this post!

What’s Inspiring You This Week?
Here’s What’s Inspiring Me…

Visit the following blog to get inspired:

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Here is what inspires me at the moment to go on taking photos!

I started with a photography course on January 5, 2013.

I hope to put my best photos on my blog as I take my practicing steps to take better photos and also make better use of my camera.

In the past I would just take a quick photo of something interesting.

Now I have to really start looking for certain things to take photos of.

First lesson was

Light and shade(Dark)

My 4 photos I used look like this.

I would appreciate if you tell me what you see and think!

1. Hanging basket

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2. Early sunshine.

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3. Sun shining on the table

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4. Flax in shaded colors

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Sunday Stills: Black and white animals

Trompie

in

BLACK & WHITE

Ed says

Here is a combo challenge thats easy as 3.1444444 Most cameras now have a B&W setting or you can edit the pic in photoshop. So lets see if ya’ll can find any new four or two legged friends.

And a special thanks to Henry GL for designing the new Sunday Stills header banner…

http://sundaystills.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/sunday-stillsthe-next-challenge-animals-in-black-and-white/

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: GEOMETRY

Share a photo that means GEOMETRY to you!

Tip: Once you have found a good subject that contains an interesting geometry, try to crop tightly into the subject to make an unexpected composition. Your goal should be to create an abstract composition so the image is more about underlying shapes than a literal representation of the subject matter itself — by doing this you create art rather than a snapshot.

I’m Quintin Lake, an award-winning architectural and fine art photographer based in Cheltenham, UK. I’m a former architect and author of Drawing Parallels: Architecture Observed. Visit my blog to share my enthusiasm for architectural photography.

 

GEOMETRY

 

Sunday Stills : FACES

 

Some of my favorite FACES  of my dog Nancy.

Called Nancy after Nancy Reagan!

1994 – 2009

The next few are not good photos but they are still good enough for me.

The last one is one that I will always remember.

Sunday Stills, The Next Challenge – Faces

Let’s take some mug shots this week :-) .

http://sundaystills.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/sunday-stills-the-next-challenge-faces/

 

Travel theme: SUNSET

 

 

http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/08/17/sunset/

Now I know there have been previous photo challenges on sunsets, but I also believe it is a universal truth that we cannot resist reaching for our cameras as the sun puts on its goodnight performance. You’ve probably got a myriad of dazzling sunset shots just waiting to be put online, so if you would like to join in this week’s travel theme, create your own post titled Travel theme: Sunset and don’t forget to put a link to this page in your post to make it easy for others to find it. Don’t forget to check back in next Friday for a new travel theme.

xxx Ailsa

My SUNSET  photos were taken at the end of the shortest day 2012.

June 22, 2012

Near Wellington, New Zealand

First 4 photos taken from my front steps. Taken away from sunset.

Last two photos taken from the back of my unit. Taken towards the sunset

http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/its-shortest-day-year

Today is the shortest day of the year with the solstice at 11:09 am.  Auckland will have just 9 hours and 38 minutes of daylight today.  Wellington will 9 hours and 11 minutes of daylight.  Christchurch will have 8 hours and 56 minutes.  Invercargill will have just 8 hours 35 minutes.

Of course this also means that the days start getting longer again as of tomorrow.

 

Sunday Stills: Something bizarre

 

This is kind of bizarre! Students are students. They are young and funny and do things that sometimes looks a bit bizarre.

Here is a drawing of the moment when receiving a degree!

I think this young man really felt the drawing was on his back!

Picture drawn by using those lovely  nails.

Here is the same young man looking bizarre over his cooking.

Join us in a weekly photography challenge.

 

Sunday Stills is a place to hone your photography skills. Each Week Ed issues a new “Challenge” that gives us the opportunity to pick up what ever kind of camera we own and try and meet it. Sometimes we’ll look forward to it because it might seem fun and easy and sometimes we might have to rack our brain to get the appropriate shot to meet the assignment requirements. The purpose is to get out there and use our cameras.

Each Sunday Ed will provide us with a new challenge and maybe give some tips on getting the job done. Any one can join in, the more the merrier. After you’ve put up your Sunday Stills post on your blog send us the link to the post and we’ll put them up here so everyone can go visit your blog, check out your pictures and comment.

Sunday Stills, The Next Challenge – Something Bizarre

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like at least once a day I see something and think “That’s bizarre.” It might be a funky fungus growing out of a tree, some crazy clouds, our dog dozing with all four feet in the air. Sometimes it’s just my husband ;-) .

This week let’s look for some bizarre things or maybe just a bizarre way of photographing something ordinary.

http://sundaystills.wordpress.com/2012/08/12/sunday-stills-the-next-challenge-something-bizarre/

 

Sunday Still’s: In the air

 

About Sunday Stills

Join us in a weekly photography challenge.

Sunday Stills is a place to hone your photography skills. Each Week Ed issues a new “Challenge” that gives us the opportunity to pick up what ever kind of camera we own and try and meet it. Sometimes we’ll look forward to it because it might seem fun and easy and sometimes we might have to rack our brain to get the appropriate shot to meet the assignment requirements. The purpose is to get out there and use our cameras.

Each Sunday Ed will provide us with a new challenge and maybe give some tips on getting the job done. Any one can join in, the more the merrier. After you’ve put up your Sunday Stills post on your blog send us the link to the post and we’ll put them up here so everyone can go visit your blog, check out your pictures and comment.

http://edprescott.wordpress.com/

 

Sunday Stills, the next challenge: In the Air

So for this weeks challenge its all about looking up and seeing whats in the sky. From planes flying, birds flying to clouds to the moon, if its not connected to the earth go for it..:-)

 

In the air seen through the window of an aeroplane!

In the air over Australia.