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It’s Saturday! So, it’s time for Lens Artists Photo-Challenge. This time, Tina is our host and she challenges us this week with the topic “opposites”
Although, Tina brought up the topic by combining two images to show the opposites, I preferred to find images with the opposite in itself. Thank you so much, Tina, for this challenging topic!
Maybe, I was able to inspire you to dig in your archive and find some images, you can publish your images on your blog and set a link to Tina’s inspirations post. Don’t forget to tag it with the tag LENS-ARTIST, so that we can find it.
Today, Sofia invites us to share images showing urban environments. After pausing the last two weeks because of a vacation, I’m on board again to participate in Lens-Artists weekly photo challenge.
You know, I’m much more interested in nature and wildlife than in cities. Being in a city is generally more of a necessary evil than doing it voluntarily. But, every now and then, I’m also in a town with my camera.
You can see, even from a photographer’s point of view, there are a lot of opportunities to switch your camera on and take an image.
Maybe, I was able to inspire you to go out in your city or town with your camera. When back, you can publish your images on your blog and set a link to Sofia’s inspirations post. Don’t forget to tag it with the tag LENS-ARTIST, so that we can find it.
You can consider this as a follow up to my post from Monday. An old railbus parked in a former steel plant, now a museum. That night, they illuminated the remains. It was a great opportunity for a photographer to expore a known area under way differernt conditions.
Last week, I was searching for some images taken in my town to complete a coffee-table book. While searching for a certain image, I stumbled upon a folder on an external disk, I’m using for storing undeveloped images that needed to get removed from my computer to reclaim some space. Over time, I have a couple of GB on that disk 😳
Among the oldest folders on that disk, I found 3 folders with images taken at the same location at three different points in time: mid-April, end of July, and end of October 2009 😳 (how young my kids were in those images).
The above image is from the October trip. In my opinion, a perfect fit for monochrome: an old railbus.
Today, we have a guest host for Lens-Artists Challenge. Cee is our host and she asks for one single flower.
For this challenge, I limit myself to only one image.
This schlumbergera (I guess it’s a Schlumbergera truncata) grows well in our living room. I love the intense red color. As the window in our living room goes to the north, it’s not hot and not too bright. So, each year we’re getting some wonderful blossoms around Christmas (mostly in early January). We have a second one with pink blossoms. But I like the red one more.
In German it’s called Gliederkatus or Weihnachtskaktus. Translating it literally, the first one would translate to element or rank cactus and the second one Christmas cactus.
When photographing blossoms, it’s sometimes hard to limit yourself to only one blossom. But in this case the single blossom stands for its own and can be admired without getting distracted.
I guess, I need to pause for the next 2 weeks, because I’m going on a trip on Monday morning ’til the end of June. My regular posts are pre-scheduled.
Today, it’s Tina’s turn to challenge us and the asks for long and winding roads.
Come, follow me to the fantastic island located in the nothern Atlantic: Iceland
Or do you prefer Scotland?
Now, we’re on the Isle of Skye:
You can also travel in Wales.
Maybe you like a railrod more than a paved or a gravel road
A short trip to the Czech Republic for visiting their nice capitol: Praque
In the Alpes, like here in Switzerland, you can find lots of winding roads .
Sometimes, roads don’t look like a road, but they are like here in the wonderful Valley de Viñales in the north of Cuba
Also, rivers are roads:
You can see the roads even better from above by getting in an hot-air ballon:
Now, lets sing together with Louis Armstrong “(What a) Wonderful World”!
btw. some guys really love winding roads:
Today, it’s Amy’s turn to challenge us. And she did. She was thinking of people wearing traditional clothes in a modern city or using modern machines. Another idea she told us, is a cityscape taken in a city with a history where new building standing beside old buildings or modern vehicles in front of historic buildings.
Here are my images for this challenge. As usual: click on the images to enlarge them.
I want to show you modern machine digging in the ground for coal, cerated eons ago.
Modern art in the middle of the king’s castle of an old kingdom?
Coal made the Ruhr area rich. Nowadays only the once dirty but now the remaining symbols are keeping the memory alive.
Some ancient traditions are kept alive by modern soldiers in traditional uniforms to keep the memory alive.
Once this was a dirty and busy harbor. Now startups, expensive restaurants, media agencies and hotels residing in the brick stone buildings as well as in the modern glass-and-steel buildings.
Even when visiting tiny greek islands you will stumble upon the achievements of modern society.
Have a nice weekend and
For a long time, I wanted to go out photographing this bus station at night. Different from other photos taken of illuminated buildings, I opted for going out late to make sure to have a black sky. You know, usually, I go out at “blue hour” for taking such photos. I’m quite happy with the results. I really like the kind of graphical look.