The rapeseed fields of Cambridgeshire, England.

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

” Share a photograph with a prominent colour that reveals more about you. It could be a symbolic, meaningful shade; a colour that expresses how you currently feel; or a combination of colours that excites you and tells a visual story.” One of my favourite colours has always been yellow. I think it is a…

Lines ans patters formed by the columns of Luxor Temple

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

From lines to patterns. We see lines and patterns in the world around us, in nature and things man-made. Sometimes we don’t realize they’re there: on the street, across the walls, up in the sky, and along the ground on which we walk. Today’s challenge is inspired by Evan Zelermyer‘s stunning urban, abstract, and architectural images from…

The last rays of sunlight reflecting of the water and bringing with it a cool breeze

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea and Sunsets

There is something about sunsets and beaches that make me feel close to nature. It is as if you get a glimpse of the magnificence of nature through a sunset over the ocean.  Walking along at the stretch of beach at the harbour in Richards Bay on a lovely summer evening in December. Sitting down watching…

The Magnificent Mist covered Xian Wall

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow

Foreshadowing is a literary device in which an author hints certain plot developments that perhaps will come to be later in the story. It is used to arouse the reader, viewer or listener about how the story will proceed and mentally prepare them for how it will unfold. Exploring the magnificent city walls of Xian during our China Odyssey was definitely an…

Fresh from Yangshuo

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh from China

Fresh. The definition for fresh has a bit of a fork in it – it’s a state (new, recent, previously unknown) and it’s a taste or sensation (cool, sweet, invigorating, refreshing). Fresh homegrown fruit indigenous to Southeast Asia picked in the early hours of the morning, and carried down from the hills of Northeast China, to be…

Meeting the rising sun over the valleys and vineyards of Cappadocia

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

The Golden Hour. In photography, the “golden hour” is the first and last hour of sunlight of the day. Photographers venture out on sunrise hikes or sunset treks to capture a magical shot, due to the quality of the light during that time of day. My most memorable “golden hour” moment was while floating in a…

Just in case you were in a hurry, you could reach the rope way station in 7 minutes....if you run a little!!

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

This sign was along the path I walked through Miyajima Island while exploring some of its many shrines and temples. This shrine filled island is very peaceful and people were all strolling around and appreciating the peaceful atmosphere. I couldn’t imagine anybody being in a hurry while exploring this lovely island. But just in case you were,…

Working Geisha in Kyoto, Japan

Weekly Photo Challenge: Color of Japan’s Geisha

This weeks photos challenge is colour, and what is more colourful than the bright kimonos of the Geisha in Kyoto!?Geisha are traditional Japanese female entertainers who act as hostesses and whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music, dance and games. I spotted a few of these beautiful women in Gion, Kyoto‘s most famous geisha district. It is…

Grass made from glass, absolutely beautiful!!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

This weeks Photo Challenge is Unique.  I traveled to Jerusalem a while ago and there I came across this beautiful “fake grass”. It is GRASS made out of GLASS!!! I have never before seen anything like it and thought it was stunning!! This was inside David’s Tower museum and it was part of a glass art…