Saturday, 24 June 2017

Picture This #407 ~ Light

Welcome to Picture This!

Wonderful banner shot by Mitch of the sea slowly but ever so surely demolishing the stone cliff. Actually it was another picture of Mitch's (you can see it on FB; the backlit grass) that inspired this week's theme: Light.  Light is such a basic element of our picture-making that we often don't think about it. Backlight, direct light, reflected light and so forth are what we use to make our photographs.

Here are mine:


Stone doves

Evening light kisses these two stone doves


Leaves

Light behind the leaves


Building

Light on the windows of a building


Back window

A picture shot in very low light

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Picture This #406 ~ Dismantling/Demolition

Many thanks to Anders for hosting this week. An interesting theme, and one we definitely haven't done before. I had to hunt around in my archives for some shots for this theme, and then I couldn't get into my Flickr account!! Seems to be ok again now. 

1) This used to be a popular hotel in Tenby, here in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It was badly damaged in a fire and had to be demolished.
End Of An Era

The sea-cliffs, here in Pembrokeshire,Wales, are very slowly being demolished by the power of the ocean.
Power Of The Ocean 2

3) I saw this old shed/barn on a desert road in the middle of nowhere in the Mojave Desert. Looks like it's on it's last legs!!
Ramshackle 1

Time, the elements and war......all have contributed to the gradual dismantling of Llawhaden Castle, here in Wales.
Imposing Gatehouse 1



Picture This #406 ~ Dismantling/Demolition

Wonderful banner picture from Belita, loved this when I first saw it. Thanks for hosting Anders.

I live in a demolished, dismantled world at the moment as our block of apartments is being completely renovated and naturally I am constantly taking photos. At the moment I have 5-600 photos so have a small problem choosing which photos to show here. I will not title them individually as they are self explanatory.
Renovation 02.05 (12)

Renovation 23.05 (7)

Renovation 04.'5 (23)

Renovation 12.06 (2)

Renovation 03.05 (8)

And a normal scene from my window when the workmen are balancing on the scaffolding.
Boots





PICTURE THIS #406 ~ DISMANTLING/DEMOLITION

HI ALL FROM EUROPE. 
GREAT BANNER BELITA AND 
THANKS ANDERS FOR BEING OUR HOST AND FOR 
A VERY INTERESTING THEME.


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NATURE IS SLOWLY DEMOLISHING (EROSION) THE SAND MOUNTAINS.9abf-1

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Friday, 16 June 2017

Picture This #406 ~ Dismantling/Demolition

I had a surprising number of pictures for this theme. But I whittled it down to four.

Old barn
Wooden barn being demolished by the elements.

Backhoe
A backhoe dismantling our front lawn to put in an improved underground cable.

Caspersen
More noisy machinery demolishing a building at Caspersen Beach. This was an old changing house. The new changing house is on stilts up 3 stories high, too much for me to climb after a day in the sun, so I don't use it.

Shed
I know I have posted this before. This is my neighbor's shed after a tree fell through the roof. They sawed it partly off and then removed the whole thing. I never liked this shed so I was just as glad which I am sure is wicked of me.



Picture This #406 ~ Dismantling/Demolition

Great banner by Belita!

Greetings and welcome from Sweden - this is  Anders and I'm hosting this week.

These photos show parts of the gradual stone by stone dismantling of the chimney of the Helsingborg Rubberboot factory.











Monday, 12 June 2017

PICTURE THIS #405 ~ WARM/WARMTH

Congratulations, Heidi, for the beautiful banner image! 
Thanks, Mitch, for the excellent theme! 

The photos below depict my interpretation of the theme.
I'll be back tomorrow to drop my comments on your photos.
Meantime, may you all have a good week. 
WARM/WARMTH


WARM/WARMTH


WARM/WARMTH


WARM/WARMTH

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Picture this #405 ~ Warm/Warmth

Congratulations Heidi on the super banner photo and thanks for hosting Mitch.

Meet Fuzzy, my friends little dog. He always has this warm shoe on his foot as it is one of his weak points. She adopted him from an organisation that rehome stray dogs. He was found wandering the streets of Croatia and was flown into Switzerland for his new home.
Fuzzy

One of our builders was warming something up with this flame for sealing the isolation.
Blow Torch

There is nothing like a pan of chilli con carne for warming you up.
Chilli con carne



PICTURE THIS #405 ~ WARM/WARMTH

HI ALL!! HOPE YOU ARE ALL HAVING A GOOD WEEKEND. 
THANKS MITCH FOR USING MY PICTURE FOR OUR BANNER, AM HONORED. 
LOVE YOUR THEME SO MANY POSSIBILITIES!!


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SO SOFT AND WARM.49d603eb-5222-46ec-a948-01036dd60f65

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  WARM GLOW.4a916932-ab33-419a-a05c-3d562a2535c5




Picture This #405 ~ Warm/Warmth

Greetings all, I am just up and looking at the ruins of my garden, wilting in very warm and dry weather and being eaten by insects. So this seems like a perfect theme.

Bench in sun
A nice spot for coffee on a warm morning.

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A warm pool for an evening swim.

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Warm colors of the sunset.



PT CDV ~ Warm/Warmth

Wonderful theme by Mitch and banner by Heidi

These three shots were taken at various visits to the Sofiero Castle Gardens.

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Picture This #405 ~ Warm/Warmth

Greetings everyone!! This is Mitch and I'll be hosting this week. Before we get to the theme, can I just remind you that because this is such a small group everyone should make an effort to comment on everyone else's entries. Please try to make these  more than just 'nice pic' type comments as well. I tried to find a theme we haven't done before, and I believe this one hasn't been done before. The theme is 'Warm/Warmth'. Anything you think looks warm or portrays warmth. Looking forward to your entries!!

1) The warm colours of this opening Xerochrysum flower.
Xerochrysum Opening 1

2) This Ocelot was enjoying a nap in the warmth of the summer sun.
Ocelot 2

3) These flowers are called 'Red Hot Pokers', but they only look warm to me!!
Red Hot

4) This Eider Duck was finding the weather too warm. She was keeping her eyes closed and breathing through her open beak a little like a dog panting. 
Eider Duck 5