Weekly Photo Challenge – SMILE

  The camel was probably laughing at the tourists who were trying to bribe the owners of the few horses that were there to help those who couldn't walk through the old city in the heat.  I won't disclose the nationality of those who had disembarked from a cruise ship and thought to buy their … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge – SMILE

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rise/Set

Sunrise in Thailand, as it came up over the Gulf.  Taken from the balcony of my favourite hotel, the Dusit Thani Hua Hin. This next one may not fit the bill exactlyl, but it's one of my favourites, reminding me of a special trip.  I can almost feel the heat of the day as I … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Rise/Set

Photo Challenge: Face in the Crowd

  Like many people, I hesitate to photograph people without their knowledge.  Sometimes, if the mood is right, I ask permission, but then the people invariably strike poses or give an embarrassed smile for the camera.  So, the few I have are usually street scenes or action scenes.  Some I feel I couldn't display publicly … Continue reading Photo Challenge: Face in the Crowd

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend

My one and only balloon trip was over the vineyards of Rioja and the town of Lograno in Northern Spain.  It was both exhilarating and exciting but I'm not sure I would do it again!  It was dark when we got to the spot and dawn was just breaking when we took off - it … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend

Photography Challenge: Pedestrian

A misty morning on the pedestrianised bridge over the Lake of the Restored Sword in Hanoi, Vietnam. They assured me I could walk in safety here but I chickened out when I saw the railway line running down the middle of the street.  Unfortunately, it also started me humming The Railroad Runs Through the Middle … Continue reading Photography Challenge: Pedestrian

Weekly Photo Challenge – Texture

Both my 'texture' pictures come from Bratislava, a lovely city where old traditions are still honoured, lace making is still practised by ladies who sit in the square with their spools of white cotton, and where the coffee house is an institution. This first picture definitely reminds me of texture.  Before visiting I had read … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge – Texture

Weekly Photo Challenge – UNUSUAL

  I couldn't resist this one.  I also saw it printed in very large white letters on a wall in the downtown area but it was in an area in which one felt uneasy taking photos so I didn't even take my camera out. It reminded me that we once had notices all over the … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge – UNUSUAL

Weekly Photo Challenge – Bridges

Just literally bridges.  I thought of all sorts of ways in which to interpret the challenge, but when I started looking through my photos I decided to go with the obvious.  It's too hot for serious thinking today, so here is a selection of some of my favourite bridges. Above - Sur le Pont d'Avignon … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge – Bridges

Photography Challenge – SURPRISE

Surprises come in many forms and here are three of mine.  I was totally bowled over by the tame wild-life (well, rabbits, squirrels, peacocks and other birds) which allowed me to get up close and personal on one of Croatia's islands.  This was helped no doubt, by the fact that it was traffic-free.  I fear … Continue reading Photography Challenge – SURPRISE