Travel Tuesday: building castles


I guess, it’s a universal idea: when having a sandy beach, kids start digging and building castles or towers, just like the kid in the image above. The parents probably have rent one of the beach chairs and observing their hard-working kid from their shady and wind safe comfortable place. Maybe they are reading or simply dozing and enjoying their vacation.

Take care!

 

Monochrome Madness 4-17

Finally a (sun)day worth being called a mid-summer day. Only a few more days and the wheat will get harvested.

These hot summer afternoons with crisp blue skies and a few white clouds are ideal for taking monochrome images. Takin either a yellow, a red or an orange filter to get such an amazing sky.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

Finally a sunny sunday

How well it is, having a sunny day after all the long grey and rainy weeks. OK, every now and then, there was a sunny moment between the rain. But most of the time we have had not only drizzling rain, but huge amounts of downpour. During few hours some regions suffered more rain, than during an average month. And, July and August are meant the hottest and driest months of the year.

Although we have had a nice sunny day, we only have had about 16°C. That’s at least 20 degrees too little. This also means it t-shirt weather when walking in the sun, but you need a jacket when walking in the shadows.

But, nevertheless, such a nice day does very well. Btw. the next rain front is expected to arrive here on Tuesday 😦

Take care!

Monochrome Madness 4-15

This time, we have another themed MMC: “season”

Usually, when thinking of “season”, I think of the seasons of the year first. Depending of the region, you’re living in, they are slightly different. While having no seasons in equatorial areas, the seasons of the northern and the southern hemisphere are opposite to each other. So, Leanne asked for an image not showing winter or summer.

Here in Germany, we have a so-called 5th season in some regions: For Carnival (or Mardi Grass in French) colourful processions are organised to celebrate the start of the Lenten season during the last 40 days until Easter. But, showing monochrome images of colorful processions is not a good idea in my opinion.

Thus, I’ve chosen an image of a wheat field, nearly ripe for harvesting. Harvest season has started.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!