THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: SATURATION

I am sorry I can’t always keep this photo challenge a weekly event due to my ever increasing workload and stresses at work, but whenever I can I am happy to be here to challenge you and look at your entries. For this week I thought it would be a good idea to tackle “saturation”. It can be interpreted as colour saturation in photography – especially evident in the image post-processing, which is what I did in my examples below, but you can also take it from another angle. Did you know that you can be saturated with work too? 

 

Laurisilva, La Gomera

 

And with a bit of necessary saturation 

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©PAULA BORKOVIC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: ONCE OVER

If you think that you have seen this image before, you are right. I have posted it once for “After and Before” challenge. This time I would like to show a variation of the same scene. In the first photo I placed a tripod on a small bridge facing the rocks to be able to do a long exposure. There wasn’t much room to maneuver especially with passing visitors.

In the second one however, I placed the camera on the fence of the bridge which allowed me to frame my shot better. This is the frame that I prefer. I did not stop there I edited it a bit differently too, by giving it a fresher look. I hope that this time people will be actually able to see the faces on the rocks 😀

©PAULA BORKOVIC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 

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Take your time posting for this challenge. I will look at the entries early next week. 

P.S. I posted two different frames of the same scene here to show the difference and to show how sometimes a compromise of using a fence or other stable surface can come handy instead of a tripod that requires some room. It was not by any means an invitation to criticize my photos. I know that people that do it are not photo experts, but this is my blog, I keep it as a source of relaxation for myself and not for others to annoy me.

HOW GREEN IS MY HOME!

 

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Maybe this little fellow will find his way to Jo’s Monday walk . This is also my offering for the weekly photo challenge: GREEN.

Black & White Sunday: Rural Photography

When approaching rural photography you may think of it as rural landscapes (which is perfectly fine) or you can capture something (or some place) that has to do with a rural lifestyle. Your photos do not need to show what life used to be in the past (which is the case with my photo of a reconstructed Iron Age Celtic farmstead captured in Slovakia at Liptovska Mara). It can be rural life as it is today, with or without livestock, abandoned or active. The choice is yours.

 

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 (click on the photo to see the full size image)

I look forward to your photographic interpretations of rural. Make them Black & White and link to this Black & White Sunday challenge.

 

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Please check out the entries for this challenge. Click on the links bellow:

 

https://artishorseshit.wordpress.com/2016/03/06/bw-sunday-rural-photography

https://teepee12.com/2016/03/06/black-white-sunday-a-country-life/

https://dailymusing57.wordpress.com/2016/03/06/black-white-sunday-rural-photography/

https://sonyavdg.wordpress.com/2016/03/06/black-and-white-sunday-rural-photography

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2016/03/feet-in-water.html

https://morselsandscraps3.wordpress.com/2016/03/06/black-and-white-rural

http://collinesblog.com/2016/03/06/black-white-sunday-rural-photography

http://tishfarrell.com/2016/03/06/farm-hedge-winter-sunset/

https://thepisceanme.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/black-white-rural-photography

https://mostlymonochrome.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/a-farmers-field-21st-century/

https://travelwithintent.com/2016/03/08/edinburgh-holyrood-ruins-salisbury-crags

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2016/03/08/a-lingering-look-at-shropshire

https://photographyplusblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/08/country-roads

https://photographyplusblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/08/country-roads/

 

On this page you can see slideshows made of participants’ contributions.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

When I saw this tree it reminded me of the character て from Japanese syllabary Hiragana.
The enclosed track titled “Tree” is a composition of Kitaro, a famous Japanese musician, composer and multi-instrumentalist who is regarded as a pioneer of New Age music.

 

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This is my entry to WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: Letters

 

https://bopaula.wordpress.com/category/weekly-photo-challenge/

Weekly Photo Challenge: LAYERS

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My thanks to Ms Rosso for this theme that permits a variety of interpretations. Check out other entries to Weekly Photo Challenge here.

Black and White Photo Challenge: Nature

Touch, I remember touch

Pictures came with touch

A painter in my mind

Tell me what you see

(Touch by Daft Punk)

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This is my entry for Sonel’s awesome B&W Photo Challenge. Check out her fabulous photos here.

SUNDAY POST: Perspective

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This is my  entry for Jake’s “Perspective” challenge.

SUNDAY POST: Simplicity

“Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.”
Isaac Newton

 

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You can see other entries for simplicity challenge here.

SUNDAY POST: Architecture

What is the purpose of architecture, beside the utilitarian and aesthetic one? It is to teach us history, like in the case of this small quaint chapel in the middle of Slovenian woods.

During my recent trip to Slovenia I stumbled upon an odd piece of architecture, a Russian chapel, standing amid the forest near the edge of the Vršič pass road at some 1,600 m altitude.

What struck me as odd was the typical Russian design which was never to be expected in the western Balkans. This has made me research, naturally, and I’ve learned that the chapel was initially built in 1916 by WWI Russian prisoners that had been ordered by Austro-Hungarian authorities to build a road through then strategically important town of Kranjska Gora. The prisoners worked in appalling conditions fighting heavy snowfall, and during an avalanache some 300 of them were killed. A year later a Russian memorial chapel was built by the remaining prisoners to honour their perished comrades.

My picture shows the chapel as it was renovated in 2005, a year before the Vršič road itself was renamed Ruska cesta (Russian Road) in memory of the killed soldiers.

Being a reminder of WWI, and a symbolic link between Slovenia and Russia, this little chapel provided me with another lesson in history.

Here is a traditional Russian song (instrumental) I hope you’ll like. 

CBBH Photo Challenge: WINDOWS

Windows of possibilities

A view of the unknown,

Coupled with a reflection

Of a love of my own. 

Please listen to Moby’s Love Theme. 

This is my response to CBBH monthly challenge: Windows.

You may also want to check out some other entries for the challenge:

http://thewanderlustgene.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/the-window-in-the-wall/

http://algarveblog.net/2012/10/08/cbbh-photo-challenge-windows/