This place Jiuzhaigou has afforded me a lot of inspirational moments.
Lush trees standing out so clearly from the background mountains.
Clouds just beyond the yonder mountain covering partially the mountain top.
The blue water of the placid lake forming seemingly the first layer, followed by layers of different colors.
These are my inspirations!
The DP’s theme for this week is Half and Half.
Photographers talk about the rule of thirds.
Taking pictures half / half is usually not recommended.
This week, I will be sharing pictures which are half / half.
This picture was taken at Lake Geneva at Morges, Switzerland.
The sea and the lake are basically of the same color, highlighted by some clouds and yachts.
It was a view to behold.
This week’s photo challenge is Rule of Thirds.
I learned this rule very early but have basically forgotten about it when taking pictures.
I would like to think this is a rule for the novice so as to get them away taking photos with subject of interest exactly at the center.
Composition is a complicated subject, only by taking photos with the subject of interest at the third points rigidly is not a panacea.
The picture here was taken by my wife while travelling in the South West of USA, visiting many national parks.
On this picture, the tree trunks are taken at almost the third points, leaving a lot of “empty” space to show the background – in observance of the rule proposed by the Challenger.
Unfortunately, this is the only one picture I can find right now fitting this week’s theme!
The theme of Serenity runs through my blog.
Here is the Serenity Prayer:
Serenity Prayer – God Grant Me The Serenity – Full Version
God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
As it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
If I surrender to His Will;
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life
And supremely happy with Him
Forever and ever in the next.
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!