Black & White Sunday: Man-Made

It’s time for another Black & White Sunday photo challenge. This one is very easy – post anything that is man-made. My chosen subject was shot above Lisbon, Portugal.   Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday!         Check out the entries to Black and White Sunday. Please click on the following titles:  Hand- and Foot-Made A B&W Statue Man-Made  La estacion de tren,…

Black & White Sunday: Manipulation

What are your views on photo manipulation? Historically speaking, it is as old as the 19th century, but today it is widely used for different purposes. Some photo manipulations are considered an artform and others are frowned upon as manipulations intended to deceive viewers especially those used in sales or political propaganda. My trooper bellow is not selling anything. I made him black and…

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: STRUCTURE

The quaint looking field structure known as kazun in Istria has been widely used in the past once as a dwelling, but most commonly as a shelter, and later on for storing agricultural tools. The changed way of life gradually made them obsolete, but their cultural and historical value is greater than it may at first appear. Most of the examples that can be seen…

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: TRACES OF THE PAST Y3-07

  It has been a few years since I was in Paris, but memories are not gone. The photo bellow shows a remarkable trace of the past in the form of church of St. Etienne, which you might also know from Woody Allen’s movie  “Midnight in Paris”. ©Paula Borkovic Traces of the Past is a recurrent photo challenge that happens every month (one month in…

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PICK A WORD IN JULY – Y2

  It is the first week in July and it is time for another PICK A WORD theme. Here are the words to choose from:         soaring     gaiety prostrating ephemeral colossal  ©Paula Borkovic Note about my images: #1 is the view I see every day getting out of my apartment #2 I said recently that I would be focusing on…

ISTRIAN HERITAGE

Most visitors to Croatia go to Istria, our largest and westernmost peninsula, for its coast, for Roman amphitheatre in Pula, for Brijuni Islands, for beautiful Rovinj, or for Unesco-protected Basilica in Porec, but not everybody thinks that they should venture into hinterland, oblivious to all the beauty it hides. Last December my husband and I went to Istria for a weekend, and once again…

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PICK A WORD IN MARCH – Y2

  For the Pick a Word challenge in March I chose five unrelated words and five unrelated images.  As usual you are free to choose one of the 5 offered words, and depict it in a photograph or you can do more than one word and post more than one photograph, or you may choose all of the words and depict them in a…

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: ON TOP

In an area of 49,000 square kilometres at the historic crossroads of cultures, religions and conquerors, Slovakia boasts more than 300 old castles and ruins. The castle in the photo bears the name Hrad Beckov and stands proudly on the Beckov cliff on the road that runs from Bratislava to High Tatra mountains. Many legends are told about the place, but nobody really knows…

CHANGE OF SCENERY

This has  been a busy, exhausting month, but a day at the sea made a difference.   ©Paula Borkovic     This is my offering for Cardinal Guzman’s monthly challenge Changing Seasons. Hop over there and see if you can contribute with your entries. A reminder: If you haven’t seen it already, the new Thursday’s Special is on with the theme minimalism. You may post…

Thursday’s Special: Traces of the Past Y2-05

Santuario della Beata Vergine Maria delle Grazie; Curtatone   “Traces of the Past” is a recurring photo challenge theme on this blog (one month in colour, other in B&W). You don’t have to look far into the past for it. People from “old” continents do not have to have advantage over bloggers from the North American continent. I mostly post old architecture for this event,…

Thursday’s Special: Mirroring

Mirrors do not always show the true state of things, do they?     I don’t think you should have problems coming up with a photo for this theme. You may post it any time by next Tuesday, 30th June noon (CET), however this time there will be no voting for the best entry due to my approaching holiday. Leave links to your posts…