Don’t think I have sufficient material to write a good book on Annecy, France.
I like this medieval town in France, with a waterway going through it and the pastel color buildings on the sides of the waterway.
Of course, there is the Annecy lake which is so picturesque.
If I ever write a book on Annecy, this will be my Cover photo.
The castle (which was actually a prison) stands in the middle of the waterway. Two birds were gliding past – what a sight!
Please enjoy :-)
The challenge for this week from the Daily Post is Cover Art.
Hokkaido, Japan s a place that I will never be tired of visiting.
It is beautiful, picturesque and peaceful.
If I were to publish a book about it, this photo will be the cover.
Color foliage, peaceful lake with tree branches in the dark blue water!
It was cold and we were up in the mountains of Yunnan, China.
Our trip brought us to the Napa Lake; but at this time of the year, the lake was totally dry so that you can walk on the lake bottom.
As the extent of the lake was immense, horses were available for renting out.
We walked the lake and felt the immensity of the place.
Walking back we noted these three girls, who looked after the horses, were in a dialogue.
Their costumes and colors have prompted me taking this picture.
Of course, I never knew what they were chatting about!
In the last two times I visited West Lake (Hangzhou), it was deep Autumn and rainy.
So, my pictures all have a very bluish tint and didn’t look too interesting.
Here is a photo supplied by my friend CP Chan, showing the silhouette of a pagoda, in the water.
This image illustrates Hangzhou at its best, when everything seems to be an impression, rather than real.
We have the coldest February since 1996. Where I live, the temperature was down to 6 degrees Celsius this morning. You may say that this is already high by many standards. But mind you, I am living in the subtropics!
It is rainy and gloomy too. This reminds me again of my trip up Snowdonia in 1985.
From a high altitude, I had a good glimpse of Llyn Llydaw – one of Snowdonia’s deepest lake.
The following is lifted from Wikipedia which gives a detailed description of the lake:
Llyn Llydaw – 1,430 feet (440 m) high, 110 acres (45 ha) – lies in Cwm Dyli, Snowdon’s eastern cwm, and is one of Snowdonia’s deepest lakes, at up to 190 ft (58 m) deep. Various explanations of its name have been put forward, including lludw (“ash”), from ashen deposits along the shore, to Llydaw (“Brittany”). It contains evidence of a crannog settlement, and was the location of a 10-by-2-foot (3 m × 0.6 m) dugout canoe described in the Cambrian Journal in 1862. The lake is significantly coloured by washings from the copper mines nearby, and is used by the Cwm Dyli hydroelectric power station, which opened in 1906. The lake is crossed by a causeway, built in 1853 and raised in the 20th century to prevent the causeway from flooding frequently.
The most prominent feature on this image is the causeway – a causeway which I crossed when we descended the mountain.
There are people who like Black and White images, but also there are people who hate them.
I like converting some of my colored pictures to B&W to see if they convey a different mood. Whether I like them depends on the mood they give me.
The picture was taken at Lake Geneva, I like the clouds in the B&W which dominate the picture.
For comparison, the colored version is also shown. It gives a more peaceful feeling. Also, the snow capped mountain can be more clearly seen.
Sometimes, I ended up liking both versions.
Our days in West Lake, China were spent strolling around the lake, admiring at the beauty of the scenery and looking at reflections in the calm lake waters which brought so much peace to our hearts.
It was November, the sky was grey and this imparted a blue hue in the water. The reflections of the trees in water instilled a range of moods which sometime seemed even poetic.
The love of bridges took us to this part of the lake. The arch bridge looked balanced and aesthetically pleasing. It looked so calm sitting on the water, casting a perfect image.
There were many willows along the banks of the lake. The reflections from the lake seemed to show even the smallest leaves.
At this time of the year, there was basically an absence of bright colors, the bright colors on this tree gave a strong contrast to the otherwise dull background . . . . . . . . . . . . .