This week’s photo challenge is Shine.
I like photographing against the light; in particular I like photographing trees and leaves against in coming light.
If the camera is set as Automatic, this usually poses a problem as the light sensor will sense there is strong light and the aperture will automatically reduce, giving a picture which is too dark.
I intend to upload a series of photos which has been shot against the light.
Here is a photo shot in the Kew Gardens, England more than 30 years ago.
It was an early morning in 1985.
I stayed at a beach side hotel in Harlech, Wales.
Woke up early in the morning and decided to go down to the beach.
The beach was nothing I have seen in the past. It has some sand dunes piled up quite high parallel to the beach.
I climbed over the dunes; in my climb, I noticed some rabbits jotting about from their hiding places.
When I got over the dunes, my eyes were met with this magnificent sight.
Jesus light from the sky above and lines of waves coming in from the sea.
I was bewildered and took this photo.
It is definitely Summer now.
This picture taken in the UK will attest it.
Please enjoy while Summer still last.
I always wonder how long those DP Weekly Photo Challenges last.
Each of them has a definite starting point – when it is announced every Saturday.
However, is there any end point? I don’t honestly know .
Here I presume it has no end point, all interested bloggers can still upload their posts on the Challenge once the challenge is announced.
Here are a couple of photos my friend YM Chan has taken at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, Scotland.
They show so many faces of different expressions. These are so relevant to the theme that makes me want to contribute to the challenge.
I will be doing a series on streets and alleys of the Baltic countries.
I have been to all the Baltic capitals which includes visiting of some of the UNESCO Heritage sites like Vilinus, Riga, Tallin etc.
What I found most interesting are the alleys and the streets which all have their own characteristics.
I am not able to tell you exactly where those alleys and streets are; in my simple mind, they are my memorable parts of the Baltic.
I like the cobblestones, the quaint street, the colored walls on both sides of the alleys, the cafes along or encroached onto the roads, the crude masonry wall facing and last, but not the least, the friendly people.
They leave an undeletable part in my memory!
Most tourists head for the fortress side of Dubrovnik; we did the same too.
Many of my photos show the fortresses, the walls and the many terracotta roofs.
For a change, this picture was taken towards the sea, away from the fortresses, when the sun has set.
We were walking back to the hotel and my eyes were captured by the very peaceful feeling of the sea and the cliffs and the lone house by the seaside.
Altogether, a very soothing view!
These flowers are so vibrant at this time of the year.
The pictures were taken on our way to Luoping, Yunnan in China a couple of years ago.
Spring was in the air.
There is so much of a festive mood in seeing the flowers.
On a rainy day, we found ourselves hiking laboriously in the mountains of Snowdonia, Wales.
My shoes were soaked, water penetrated my shoes, part of the skin on the feet has come off.
Gazing afar, we saw this beautiful lake of Llyn Llydaw.
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.
There was clearly a connection down to and across the lake, in the form of a causeway.
On that gloomy day, we did hike down and across the lake, in the form of a causeway. A day always remembered.
I like bridges as it connects places which otherwise are separated or inaccessible.
Here are a couple of photos which I took near to the entrance of some very big caverns in Yunnan, China.
The first photo shows in more detail the bridge which connects both sides. Water flows quickly swiftly below the bridge into the cavern. A bridge over troubled waters?
The photo may be a bit hard to visualize; therefore, I have included a second photo in portrait format which shows the outline of the caverns.
It is hard to imagine how to connect both sides before the bridge was built.