They also remind me that Summer is gone . . . . . . . .
But at the moment, I just enjoy these views outside my window!
I would like to share these two images of Autumn.
The black and white image of the same photo shows a more solemn look and a bit surreal.
Please enjoy :-)
The Photo Challenge of the Daily Post this week is Refraction.
This is a photo which I have not shown to anyone.
This is what you see when you view down the clear calcium rich waters of the lakes in Jiuzhaigou, China.
This is also a perfect example of Refraction ( this is not to be confused with reflection which some people have submitted for this photo challenge).
When I studied physics in high school, I understand that when a wave travels through medium of different refraction index, its speed of travel changes according to the medium, this is detectable when say, light (as a wave), travels in water and air etc.
The picture shows not only fishes in the clear water but also tree trunks which have fallen into the water. The tree trunks look bent from their original straight alignment when immersed in the lake water – a good example of refraction.
If you look directly over the lake water, the bottom is the lake appear shallower, again, a result of refraction.
The Daily Post asks us to show a picture to show our understanding of refraction; this is perhaps the best example that I can give!
Here are two photos which were taken by me in 1985 and scanned a few years earlier.
The photos show the Moorish architecture of the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba.
I don’t think I can better describe this than what has already presented in Wikipedia which is presented below in italics:
The Mosque – Cathedral of Cordoba is the Catholic Christian cathedral of the Diocese of Cordoba dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and located in the Spanish region of Andalusia. It originally was a Catholic Christian church built by the Visigoths, although it was later converted to an Islamic mosque in the Middle Ages; after the Reconquista, it was made a Catholic Christian church once again. The cathedral is regarded as one of the most accomplished monuments of Moorish architecture.
The building is most notable for its arcaded hypostyle hall, with 856 columns of jasper, onyx, marble, and granite. These were made from pieces of the Roman temple which had occupied the site previously, as well as other destroyed Roman buildings, such as the Merida amphitheater. The double arches were a new introduction to architecture, permitting higher ceilings than would otherwise be possible with relatively low columns. The double arches consist of a lower horseshoe arch and an upper semi-circular arch. The famous alternating red and white voussoirs of the arches were inspired by those in the Dome of the Rock, and also resemble those of the Aachen Cathedral, which were built almost at the same time. A centrally located honey-combed dome has blue tiles decorated with stars.
Please enjoy :-)
Those who have been following me may remember I have posted a series on “Abandoned”.
Just yesterday, I revisited the place where there were abandoned houses and abandoned cows.
I took some pictures which I have not been able to take in my last visit – mainly because of accessibility and adverse lighting.
The plants and vines have grown so much up on the roof, overwhelming the whole building.
Readers maybe surprised why this house is abandoned even though it looked quite new.
I wish I knew – the people once resided there has abandoned farming as local vegetables no longer have a market and they may even have emigrated.
The second picture was taken at the beach where I have taken a similar photo with about 20 cows lying there last time.
This time, there is only a lone cow, just woke up and stood there on the beach.
Apparently, he was abandoned by his mates, but the whole flock was abandoned by the villages when they decided to abandon farming.
This cow has sand smeared all over its face, making it looked grotesque.
Nobody likes to be abandoned, it must be bitterly!