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Monochrome Monday 6-48

Is it fair, to show blossoms in monochrome now when they finally start blooming and end the winter? Last week, we had two wonderful sunny and quite warm days (approx. 14-15°C). Birds are singing everywhere. It’s their mating season and they try to attract a partner. The buds are growing on the trees and bushes, ready to break up soon to give free the leaves and the petals. Just like the blossom of the star magnolia in the image above. In my opinion, the image works well in monochrome because of the naturally white petals and the backlit situation in the scene. What do you think? I’m looking forward to your opinion. Just type it in the comment box below.

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Monochrome Monday 6-47

This is another image taken during my winter trip to northern Norway in February/March 2016. I’m standing at the ferry port of Olderdalen and looking over to the other side of the Lyngefjord. You can see a tiny boat on the fjord in some distance. It’s a very big ferry. Even a couple of lorries are fitting in the ferry beside passenger cars. The distance to the mountain range is approximately 9 km. So, it gives you kind of a scale.

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Throwback Thursday: Scones

Last year I was in northern Wales. During one of our trips, we had a pause at a very small café where they offered these scones. They were so delicious. I included parts of my hand in the image to illustrate how big the scones were.

I wonder if one of my followers from England is able to send me a good receipt for scones and for clotted cream as well.

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Throwback Thursday: They are coming back

This image is taken on Feb. 26, 2019. But, Wednesday night last week they were crossing our house heading north. Late, after sunset, I was able to hear the troop trumpeting, went out and was able to see them flying quite low above the nightly scene. Spring is just around the corner.

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