Saturday, 18 November 2017

Picture This #426 ~ Favourite Songs

Thanks for hosting Anders, and thank you for the honour of the banner photo this week.

Choosing songs and finding a photo is difficult, so I am afraid I did it the other way round. I am a music lover and like all sorts of styles. 



My first one is "Lean on me". I have two walking sticks, the nice one for outside and the other more for at home, but both a very good support.

Walking Sticks

And what about some "Autumn Leaves", "Les feuilles mortes"
Autumn Tree 17.11.2017

l Shot the Sheriff.
Road to Langendorf 15.11 (4)

Sleigh Ride.
Sleigh with flowers



Picture This #426 ~ Favorite Songs

What a fabulous banner shot by Pat! And a great theme by Anders, well done. People's music tells us much about them. I had fun finding pictures to go with some of my beloved songs. (Couldn't find anything to go with Dylan's "Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll", and maybe that is just as well.) Anyway, here they are.

Jasmine
Jasmine, taken in Georgia. "Georgia On My Mind" by Hoagie Carmichael, sung by Ray Charles and also by Willie Nelson and others.

Pelican
"Shine On, You Crazy Diamond", Pink Floyd.

Appleblossoms
"I'll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time", by Emmy Rossom, sung by the Andrews Sisters. A favorite from my childhood.



Picture This #426 ~ Favourite Songs

Many thanks to Anders for hosting this week, and an unusual theme he has come up with. I hope everyone has fun with it, I did!! These are not necessarily my all-time favourite songs (that list would be quite long!!), but they would all probably make my Top 50!!

1) Songbird - Eva Cassidy.
Something To Say

2) Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple.
Fire On A Sailing Day

3) River Deep, Mountain High - Ike & Tina Turner.
Virgin River 2

4) The Road To Hell - Chris Rea.
Desert Road Heat-Haze



PICTURE THIS #426 ~ FAVOURITE SONGS

HELLO FROM A FALL MORNING IN GERMANY.
THANK YOU ANDERS FOR A COOL THEME. 
PAT, A VERY GOOD BANNER.

I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO ~ TONY BENNETT bb5ba0ba-0ad3-45d9-bffe-f50214f749f5

IF I COULD BE WHERE YOU ARE ~ ENYA39e87a24-aaa6-4773-9f9a-ebb721956000 

  YESTERDAY ~ THE BEATLES
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ORINOCO FLOW ~ ENYA Scannen6-2



Friday, 17 November 2017

Picture This #426 ~ Favourite Songs

Great Banner by Pat!!

Greetings and welcome from Sweden! This is Anders and I'm hosting this week. Hope the theme will prove to be a fun challenge, Looking forward to your photos.

Franks Sinatra - Fly Me To the Moon.
Anders1

Gerry & the Pacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone.
Anders2

The Hollies - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.
Anders3



Saturday, 11 November 2017

Picture This #425 ~ Art Or Photography

Great banner shot and very intriguing theme. I am late, and in a bit of a hurry, but will be back later to comment.


Doorway
I was having trouble, in Florida, getting my camera to focus on the moon. I thought I had it set up, but the shutter seemed frozen. So I pointed to the doorway and the shutter clicked, so I renewed my efforts to get the moon.

Solar eclipse
I wasn't able to get eclipse glasses and thought I would miss it. Then I saw pix people had taken with light boxes and colanders that showed the crescent of the sun and the shadow of the moon. I rushed out with my colander, an assistant, and my camera. You can sort of see the eclipse. Sorta.

Driftwood
Just couldn't get this driftwood to look like I wanted it to. I took about 10 shots.



Picture This #425 ~ Art Or Photography

Many thanks to Pat for hosting this week. A great theme with lots of possibilities. I had to have a think about this one and had fun going through my archive looking for suitable shots. Hope you like my interpretation of the theme.

1) I spotted this odd figure during a walk at Aberglasny Gardens. I have no idea why it was there. I decided to call it "Spirit Of The Gardens".
Spirit Of The Gardens

2) A close up of the inside of a plasma-ball. Looks like abstract art to me!!
Plasma

3) The ceiling of the 'Arab Room' at Cardiff Castle.
Arab Room Ceiling

4) Buildings reflected in a mirrored fountain. Another abstract artwork!!
Fountain Tower Reflection 2



PICTURE THIS #425 ~ ART OR PHOTOGRAPHY

HI ALL!!
SO GLAD TO BE HOME AGAIN.
PAT, A GREAT THEME!!
MOST OF MY PHOTOGRAPHY IS ART.

KOI ARE AN ART.
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FALL IS ART!!!!!
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BOTH ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY.DSC02738

ART OR BOTH.
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PT CDXXV ~ Art Or Photography

Grand shot of the lily beetle by Mitch and great theme by Pat.

The first one was taken with my newly bought cellphone in '09.
Anders1

And this in 06 - I just threw the came up and took the shot.
Anders2

And same goes for this one.
Anders3



Friday, 10 November 2017

Picture This #425 ~ Art Or Photography

Pat calling from the middle of Europe, somewhere in Switzerland where the hedgehogs and cats say goodnight to each other. As usual I am posting on Friday evening as Saturday does not work for me, especially in the morning.


Sometimes we have a surprise (or even a shock) when we upload our photos from the camera. It wasn't quite what you imagined, but hey it is not so bad. The shocks we just throw away. This week you can show the artistic ones, the surprises, according to your own taste. Perhaps a little explanation of why and how would be good.


I call this one "The Last Man" and I took the photo on one of the last days where I live when they were removing the scaffolding from the building work. One of the last builders leaving the scaffolding, the next day it was no longer there. I was surprised how it came out, and I did not photoshop. The light was right at the right moment.

Scaffolding 25.10 (1)
This was another lucky one. We drive past this building on the way home at least three times a week from the supermarket. There are trees opposite and the sun was shining, so the perfect time for reflections of the trees in the surface of the highly polished building.
Road to Langendorf 20.10 (6)
Being a member of The Cloud Appreciation Society, with a badge and everything, I cannot resist taking cloud photos. This is one of my specials, not an everyday cloud.
Clouds 19.10 (7)
There is nothing as fascinating as cranes, they spring up everywhere. Another one on the way to the supermarket, but this time the cranes have a wonderful background of the Bernese Alps.
Road to Langendorf 04.10 (12)




Sunday, 5 November 2017

PICTURE THIS #424 ~ TINY OR SMALL

Congratulations, Pat, for the image of a very creepy pumpkin... 

Note: I will be back in the evening to comment the beautiful shots posted by all of you...

A family picnic in a park TINY OR MINIATURE  

A war tank at the gate of a military headquarter TINY OR MINIATURE  

A few miniatures of Portuguese ceramics. I added the ashtray just to enhance the small size of the pieces. TINY OR MINIATURE

Saturday, 4 November 2017

PICTURE THIS #424 ~ TINY OR SMALL

HI MITCH. THANKS FOR HOSTING. LOVE THE THEME AND PAT'S PUMPKIN IS GREAT!!


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FORGET-ME-NOTS HAVE VERY TINY FLOWERS.DSC00148JPG  

FOR SOME THIS IS A TINY BIT OF COFFEE(ESPRESSO) c026d28b-4c30-425c-80c4-2e669b1a18e1

FROM FAR AWAY THE SAN FRANCISCO SKYLINE LOOKS SO TINY.DSC00968  

WILD VIOLETS ARE SO TINY, THEY ARE PROTECTED IN GERMANY.
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PT CDXXIV ~ Tiny Or Small

Beautiful banner by Pat and theme by Mitch

A fountain pen and ink bottle.
Anders1

A spice cabinet.
Anders2

A pebbled area of the road.
Anders3



Picture This #424 ~ Tiny Or Small

Thanks for hosting Mitch and for featuring my Swiss pumpkin as a banner shot with all its lumps and bumps.
Sorry to inundate you with so many photos. At first I though I have none, but when I entered the tag macro, I found many. Some perhaps not so macro, but I just couldn't decide, so here are my tinys. I am still learning this lens, it is not so easy I discovered. 


This spider was living in the scaffolding in my garden almost all summer, but catching the light in the right place and getting the focus was not easy. I eventually did it, but more luck than judgement.

Spider Webs 14.10 (4)

If you ever see anything like this growing on a plant, then throw the plant away, destroy it, abandon it and keep it away from any other growing thing. I bought myself my annual basil plant in Spring. Suddenly I noticed these find threads sprouting from the top. I thought they might be roots. It is dodder, something known quite well in the States, and there is also a European species. This seems to be the original American version. I bought the plant in the local supermarket and it was probably waiting in the earth to go forth and multiply. It is a parasite, weaving its find threads into its host plant and moves on to infect the complete garden. Luckily I have online contact with a horticulturalist on my WordPress site and he filled me in on the information. Even my gardener didn't recognise it.
Basil and Dodder 23.09 (4)

The details of a protea (my favourite triffid).
Protea

My bromeliad decided to produce new plants. They began sprouting out of the leaf basis.
Bromelia 20.09 (5)

The internal life of an amaryllis.
Amaryllis 11.12 (5)