…at ‘The Great Storm’
We had thunder, lightning, rain, hail and a very fast running terrified looking greyhound called Pepsi and all I did was make some pictures…
The storm was forecast and may have been ‘great’ but it didn’t last long.
Look Up Look Down is a wonderful meme inspired by Helena
Bonnie’s challenge this week is Abstraction(s) from nature.
I had lots of fun with this one. I have noticed so many beautiful abstract patterns in nature this week thanks to this challenge and with a few tweaks with levels, curves and Topaz here are some results.
I don’t know the name of this plant but loved the patterns and the fabulous purple.
I have a new lens, a much longed for 60mm Macro. I am finding it a challenge but am more than happy to keep practising when I see a dragon fly up close and
looking at me personal. How beautiful her wings are. I liked the wings in black & white, they seemed to sparkle.
And the beautiful wings of the hover fly. I found it a bit scary when I saw the fly so huge in my lens! It reminded me of our biology lessons at school, Oh so long ago. The boys in our biology class liked nothing better than swapping what the girls were supposed to be looking at for a spider!
I am endlessly fascinated by the beautiful webs made by spiders in the garden. They are even more beautiful after the rain or perhaps the sprinkler? I played a little in Topaz, just for fun.
I also had a play with another way of looking at abstract.
I have loved this challenge and I am sure there will be fabulous interpreteations of Abstraction at Photo Art Friday this week.
Hope you have nice weekends. Maybe we will be dry here in the UK?
I am linking up with Bonnie over at Pixel Dust Photo Art today with my picture that says goodbye again to Lotta. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we see her again.
There are some gorgeous pictures hanging on our virtual wall already this morning.
…to demonstrate a point.
Am I the last to join Julies Height of Summer?
I can’t find a full length photo of me that is anywhere near
flattering recent. So would a picture of my airing cupboard door do?
Last time Lotta was here there was an early morning discussion about height. (No, I have no idea why). She and Ben think and talk in metric whilst Paul & I are firmly planted in imperial which didn’t help the conversation at all. Ben was
telling suggesting to Lotta that she had her height measurement wrong and that if it was right she would be as tall as his mum.
Ooops! note to son: never compare or even allude to comparison between girlfriend and mother…bad move.
So this was what he did…
He got his parents and girlfriend out of bed, searched around for a pencil and tape measure and made us all stand by the airing cupboard door. We were still in our nighties! We each had to be measured, twice. Once in metric and once in imperial.
I would have preferred a conversion because I am five feet six inches when I do that!
Thank you Julie for such a fun challenge.
My batteries are completely flat so I’m taking a break from blogging for a few weeks.
I saw this picture, it made me smile and thought that’s me! that’s how I feel.
See you soon x