Sunday, 30 June 2013

Picture This #206 - City, Town, Countryside

Great theme you have chosen.  Here are my chosen for my part of the world.




Tiger Mt. with wild flowers in bloom
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Cascade Mt. range from Squak Mt cascade mts photo ViewofcascadeMtsfromSquakMt_zps95662a1c.jpg

Old restored Garage in town old garage photo Oldgarage_zps926a3ba0.jpg

Picture This #206 ~ City, Town, Countryside

Picture This ~ City, Town, Countryside



Fun Theme this week, and I am going to make it early too. WOW!

Starting out with a shot of Seattle from the water. This was two shots put together. I added the round shape so it would look a bit like a fish eye lens or a very wide angle lens. 


Seattle



This next one for town, I added a sixties vintage look. That small town 4 of july celebration look.


Town Soap lake

For Country, I will use the cows feeding on the pumpkins. It says country to me anyway.


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Picture This #206 ~ City, Town, Countryside

 
The city of  Wilmington, NC is also known as "The Port City"

 The town of Oak Island was formerly two towns. Both of which were devastated in a hurricane, therefore (for economic reasons) the two small towns joined together to become one.

Rural Brunswick County

PICTURE THIS #206 ~ CITY, TOWN, COUNTRYSIDE

Wien (Austria) - one of my favourite European cities city

Town (Azores)
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Countryside (North of Portugal)
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Picture This #206 ~ City, Town, Countryside

One of each:

City of Las Vegas:
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Town of New Hope, Pennsylvania:
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Countryside: Longstreet Farm, Holmdel:
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Saturday, 29 June 2013

Picture This #206 ~ City, Town or Countryside


Thanks again for putting my Honesty picture at the top. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw it yesterday.

Here is the Market Street in the local town of Solothurn on a market day which takes place twice a week, Saturday and Wednesday morning.

Marktgasse from St. Urs Stairs



Our village of Feldbrunnen, just down the main road from Solothurn, is actually split into two parts. The bottom part, South, where we live that borders onto the River Aar and the top part, North, know as St. Niklaus, that lays at the foot of the Jura mountains. Here is a view of St. Niklaus, a conglomeration of farms and country houses.
St. Niklaus, Feldbrunnen


Here is part of the agricultural zone that surrounds our little village just after the harvest.
Harvested crops and corn field

Picture This #206 ~ City, Town Or Countryside

Many thanks to Benni for hosting this week, and for a great theme!! I'm looking forward to seeing all the comparisons between big cities, small towns and beautiful countryside!!

Here are mine:  

1) BIG CITY - New York, of course!!
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2) BIG COUNTRY - Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce - Sunset Point 2

3) SMALL VILLAGE - Corfe Castle, Dorset, England
Street In Corfe

4) GREEN COUNTRYSIDE - Brecon Beacons, Wales
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Picture This #206 ~ City, Town, or Countryside

Hi all sorry I did not get back to everybodys contribution last week had a crazy busy time, I love the theme this week Benni and here are my three images. Everybody have a wonderful weekend;)


City Lights - Down Town Detroit, 

Michigan, USA

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Small town America - Manistee, Michigan,

USA


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Countryside - Moors Lake, Moors Valley,

Dorset, England

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PT CCVI ~ City, Town, Countryside

A ceremonial gun in front of the Messhall of the Kristianstad 3rt Artillery Regiment.
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My old secondary school, also from Kristianstad. The city lies in the northeast corner of Scania.
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From a visit to the Krapperup Castle Garden. Wiki link
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PICTURE THIS #206 ~ CITY, TOWN, COUNTRYSIDE

THANKS BENNI FOR A WONDERFUL THEME

UNION SQUARE IN SAN FRANCISCO
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RIQUIER, FRANCE, a small totally walled town from the 13th century.
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RHINE ON THE SWISS GERMAN BORDER: great country side right outside my door.
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Friday, 28 June 2013

Picture This #206 ~ City, Town, or Countryside

Hi, this is Benni and I will be your host this week. I just returned from a visit to my brother in Chicago and was inspired while there. But I am mostly a country mouse, not a city mouse, and tend to enjoy smaller towns and the countryside as well.

So the theme for this week is a mix-or-match theme: 3 shots in any combination of a city, town or the countryside. All 3 can be of the city, or 2 of one and one of another and so forth.

I hope you have fun taking or finding pictures. Congratulations to Pat on her lovely green Honesty plants which serve as this week's banner.

O'Hare

Chicago's busy O'Hare airport.


The Bean

Formally named "Cloud Gate", this stainless steel structure is universally known in Chicago as "The Bean".


Summer houses

North of Chicago, on Lake Michigan, sit these summer houses in the village of Holland.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Picture This #205 ~ Green

Ok, down to the wire again. LOL. What is happening with me and the time line? I have been checking in after work, just thinking 'where this theme will take me?' but as of today, I have been really way out on a green limb of sorts. Well time to get off the pot, so here is what I have for this weeks theme. A really good theme it is too. Kind of pushes the mind to come up with something new, but alas new is not in the cards this time. So from my eyes and the files taken before, here is a real bugger for me. Green dragonfly. 

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Or here we have some new green life unfolding before my eyes. A fern is born.

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Ok last, and still keeping it small. A green back drop for a butterfly, with a splash of color in between.  Have fun and always carry the camera. When you don't have it with you the moments always show them selves. Sheesh, I need to live by my own words here. LOL.

Picture This #205 ~ Green

Oh I am so late this theme, so without further ado my pictures.


Solomon Seals

A wildflower, Solomon Seals.


Wild turkey

In the dark green of the woods, a wild turkey.


Pine needles

Pine needles.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

PICTURE THIS #205 ~ GREEN

Hi Mitch and everyone else still around this Tuesday into a Green week. 


 Not my favourite colour either, though I love the green countryside after a spring rain. That is not going to happen here as we are in  the middle of winter. Spring Day is way on, 1st September and the first rains only expected about October, November. 



Got some greens for you anyway *smile*




1.  GREEN GUMBOOTS PUT TO USE ANOTHER WAY  IN A GARDEN SHOP

GREEN - GUMOBOOYTS



2. MY GREEN CERAMIC POND FROG PEEPING OUT THE GREEN FERNS
  GREEN - MY GREEN POND FROG



3. AFRICAN GREEN PIGEON STUFFING HIS FACE WITH BERRIES IN A GREEN BUSH
  GREEN - African Green Pigeon

Monday, 24 June 2013

Picture This #205 ~ Green

This winter green was captured while Belita was driving, 
from Obidos on the way back to Lisbon.
Orange House


This photo was taken on a farm trip to Northern Ontario.
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By the way, Green is not my color, I often find it difficult to manage when I paint. I am glad Mitch only ask for photos.  :)


Sunday, 23 June 2013

Picture This #205 ~ Green

A marker at the Irish Hunger Memorial, Battery Park City ~ NYC 

(click on pictures to view larger size)
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Tree tops at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NYC 
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 Enjoying a green space beside the Hudson River, Battery Park City ~ NYC
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PICTURE THIS #204 ~ I WONDER

I am late, I am late, for a very important date, no time to say hello, goodbye, am late, am late, am late............ so sorry dear Belita, I am running against time, but did manage to do your wonderful theme, albeit very very late.  Loves and Hugs. 

"I wonder what this darling granddaughter of ours is going to grow up to be.........."  My husband asked me:-  

Will she be pretty? Will she be rich?"
Here's what I said to him  ....................... "Que, sera, sera, whatever will be will be, the future not ours to see ......."
 .............. "As long as she is happy, healthy  and safe.......... " IMG_5885



I wonder ............... "can he sell this old kettle or use it himself?"
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I wonder ............. "what song did the old gramophone play last?"
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