Here are two images of babies with a lot of contrasts between them.
The first one was taken in Japan.
I seldom take pictures of pictures. However, I have taken this from a photo by the side of a photo shop in Shinkoku, Japan.
I was attracted by the expression on his face and the seemingly large head when compared with his body.
The second photo was taken by Jennie, my sister-in-law, in Botswana.
It is the image of a baby girl of the Bushman tribe – an image I have shown before.
There is so much contrast between the two – one with white skin, eye almost closed, well dressed while the other is almost naked (apart from the necklace), dark skin, large and hopeful eye. They are of course from different parts of the world and so far apart.
To me, one represents joy while the other represents hope – and we need them both, as they are the Future of Humanity!
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This week’s challenge is Adventure.
My sister-law- law should be the one who present her photos here after having been to an adventure in Botswana and nearby countries.
People who like to adventure may not necessary like to write and, of course, vice versa.
Here are some photos which will give you some idea of real adventures when you meet these animals eye to eye in a natural environment.
These wild animals and their eyes may just make you shiver.
I am glad that I didn’t take these pictures.
But equally, I feel that I have lost the opportunities to be in close proximity to these interesting animals.
Anyway, my thanks to all the images provided by Jennie!
The theme for this week’s challenge is quite a difficult one.
Are we suppose to show on one picture Dialogue or are we to show two pictures the subject matter of which are talking to each other.
From a cursory search, I decided to post this photo.
Are the two elephants in Botswana having a dialogue?
I don’t know but they are an intelligent animal!
Again, photo the courtesy of Jennie, my sister-in-law.
I have been showing carefully sculpted Trees in Japanese gardens.
Here is a photo showing trees in nature silhouetted against a colorful sunset.
The photo was taken by my sister-in-law Jennie while travelling in Botswana to whom the credit is due.
Trees and sunsets are my favorite topic.
What a wonderful sight! Something that I wouldn’t hesitate to share.
I am glad that the Challenge for this week is Silhouette – as I have quite a few photos to show.
However, they are not all taken by me. I just wanna show photos which best illustrate the theme.
The first photo was taken by my sister-in-law in Botswana.
The sun was setting and the beauty of the image is not in the silhouette itself, but in the sky and the reflections in the water.
Some more photos from Jennie, my sister-in-law, on sunset in Africa.
This is a series of four images, taken as the sun went down.
Beautiful sky with swirling clouds, the sun reflected in the calm waters, tranquil lake with tropical water plants.
La Hora Magica – as one of my readers described this golden hour in Spanish!
In fact, no words can adequately describe it, it is something to be experienced – no matter where you are – in a city, the bush, rainforests, mountains or lakes, you will love experiencing the African Sunset.
When the sun finally set and give way to total darkness, you are overcome by the trillion of stars in the sky.
This week’s photo challenge is The Golden Hour.
In photography, the “golden hour” is the first and last hour of sunlight of the day.
While I have quite a few images taken in the “golden hour”, but I consider that the images taken by Jennie, my sister-in-law, out of Africa are more superior; for this reason I am posting a couple of them (or more of them, depending on the response) for sharing.
I can imagine that the burning heat rises up creating ripples in the air and there is a strong smell of the trees and grass in front of me.
While feeling the heat and the humidity, I can see the distant trees silhouetted black against the colorful sky in the last hour of the sunlight.
Maybe, by now the birds and the wild beasts are all heading home as the sun sets, ending another normal day in wild Africa. . . . . . .