CBBH Photo Challenge: Looking Up (11th edition)

There is a lady blogger on WP that did something not that unusual for the English; she packed her bags and moved to Spain to catch some sun and teach English. While there she learned the Spanish ways, but never left her English customs behind ;). She still shouts “white rabbits” for good luck on the first day of each month, only now she calls them “conejos blancos”. Conejo Blanco Blog Hop is the name of the new photo challenge that Marianne (the lady in question) came up with. This time it is a monthly photo challenge, and therefore the one I am most likely to carry through. Here is a link to her blog for anyone interested to find out more.

The firstΒ  CBBH theme is: LOOKING UP…You can look up to find someone or something, you can admire someone, you can raise your eyes, tilt your head and get lost in your thoughts (while looking up), you can learn how to look UP and NOT DOWN … You can look up at the sky, see a falling meteor, and make a wish upon it, and things just may start to look up for you πŸ™‚

Don’t forget to look up! You never know what you may see. I did, and it tickled my imagination…

Look at the photo while listening to Moby’s 02 – In This WorldΒ Β (…so many times I’m down, down, down with the ground)

*The propositions of the challenge say that we should provide a link to two bloggers we commented on every time we respond to CBBH challenge, and this month I will mention Β Jeff, a brilliant photographer that I look up to who makes magic with his camera, and a Greek girl named Ioanna who I look forward to reading and visiting every chance I get.

I hope you will enjoy my “discoveries”. Happy blogging everyone!

New edition: after one glass of wine this modification seemed like a good idea; now it almost makes me puke…. Β Three glasses of wine later, I decided to make it black and white.. and the mushroom got a form of a silver coin.. to be honest in both pictures they look like money… There, some of you will finally get into their heads that some of my pictures are crap πŸ˜€

And now the one that should have been enough – editing can make you do strange things; it is important to know when to stop….


And less invasive B&W conversion but nevertheless a complete disappointment πŸ˜€


40 Comments on “CBBH Photo Challenge: Looking Up (11th edition)

  1. This is a wonderful view looking up at the tree from an unusual angle. I often find that looking at things (objects, problems, personal views etc) from a different angle produces surprising results. Your photograph is no exception!

    Great shot Paula and welcome to the CBBH Photo Challenge. IΒ΄m hopping over to look at your links now!
    Marianne x


    • Thank you Marianne πŸ™‚ It feels good to take part in this challenge… I hope your next themes will be as inspiring as this one and open to many interpretations…


  2. I gotta check out the links later on tonight (at work now)… you know what I really like about you Paula? You are a real blogger that is not after the stats count πŸ™‚


    • Thank you Bashar really. I appreciate you noticing that crucial bit about me πŸ˜‰ and furthermore taking time at your work to check out my blog. I enjoy your photoblog immensely πŸ™‚


  3. Love the composition, the point of focus is very well done, along with excellent use of depth of field. Bravo!!

    And thank you so ver much for the mention. I appreciate it to no end πŸ™‚


    • Your words are a balm to my soul today… I am having a photographic crisis right now :D. Thank you Arindam from the bottom of my heart πŸ™‚


  4. I walk early in the morning everyday. Take the same route, up the same hill, paste the same houses. But I see and enjoy something new everyday. Never stop looking up and down and all around. πŸ™‚


    • πŸ˜€ You are probably right πŸ˜€ the more I stare at it, more possibilities I see … the difference between monitors at home and at work are making me crazy … which monitor should I trust πŸ˜‰ Yeah, copper coin it is then ….. Thanks Jeffo and forgive me my pushiness πŸ˜‰


  5. Honestly Paula, you can go blind playing around with photos and that’s without the wine – I know I have at times! I love your first shot with the drippy silver / blue/ green background, the deep ashy trunk of the tree and the brilliant copper of the mushroom. It glows!


    • πŸ™‚ Patti, your words have convinced me…. I have listened to the boys that commented, but I needed the opinion of a smart and well-spoken woman :). Thank you!


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