Weekly Photo Challenge: depth

Visual depth

Depth, is the theme in this weeks WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. My entry is supposed to give a sense of depth, visually, when you look at the photo. I hope that you can see that:)

The photo is taken in Paris, just below the Sacré Coeur. The view was stunning, a day in May last year.

If you wish to participate in the challenge or just see some more entries, please click on the link: Weekly Photo Challenge: depth

depth

Finding serenity in nature

Serenity

This post is an entry in the weekly photo challenge, to find other posts or to participate, click the link.

I find peace by the sea. There is nothing more calming than watching the water, the sky and just feel the nature surrounding. That is serenity for me.

I have lived near the archipelago all my life and I often go there, its beautiful all seasons, and it always offers peace to my mind.

The photos for this weeks challenge is taken in a place I used to pass every day to work. The mornings where stunning. A new day begins and that is a beautiful thing. Watching it by the sea is almost overwhelming, for me:)

Photos can hardly give justice to the real views but I hope these will show some of its greatness.

The new day begins and offers new opportunities. Every new day is a great gift. We should feel gratitude and salute every new day.

 

Weekly photo challenge: shadowed

Autumn light -shadowed leaf

Shadows can be frightening, they can give contrast in a picture.

Shadows can also offer some coolness during a hot summer day.

When taking photos, shadows offer a lot of creative ways to give some tension to the picture and also contrast or effect. It might be frightening or just peaceful. The photo below shows shadows in the forest during an autumn day. The sun is no longer very high up, that gives nice shadows and light also in the middle of the day.

This post is an entry in the weekly photo challenge, the theme for this week is shadowed. To see more entries, or to participate, please click the link.

I hope you will enjoy this entry in the challenge!

Shadowed

Weekly Photo Challenge: New

A new day has come

Every morning they live. Every evening they pass away.

Every day I find a new Morning glory. And it always dies before sunset. Every day during summer.

Morning glory is one of my favorite flowers, so beautiful and vivid while they live their short life.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, this is my entry in the weekly photo challenge, if you like to see more, or participate, please click on the link.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Warmth

I noticed I am a bit behind in my posting. Already a new week, must be all the holidays…

I also live in the north and now it is rather cold outside, I think I need all the warmth I can get. I will enjoy all other entries this week to really get a lot of wonderful warmth from the photos:)

If you like to participate please click on the link: weekly photo challenge: warmth.

To be given flowers is wonderful and I think it warms my heart, especially the red roses:) Red is the color of love and passion.

I hope you will enjoy my entry for this theme.

warmth

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow

Yellow is a color that makes me think of the autumn. The wonderful leaves that are all around… This weeks photo shows a huge leaf on my sunflower, which was dying at that point. Sad but still very beautiful.

If you also like to participate in this challenge, please follow the link: Weekly Photo Challenge.

Have a great weekend!

Leaf

WPC: Gone, but not forgotten

Gone, but not forgotten might be a bit sad…
And it might bring some bright memories.
It also might bring us back to another life, at least that is what it seems like…

For this weeks theme I chose something personal and something from a period when I was taking photos mainly for documentation. I lived in a wonderful place on the countryside. My garden was my biggest passion. Photos were taken every year to see the differences and to plan for the next season. I miss that place a lot, even five years after I moved away from there. But I miss it with bright and joyful memories. Everything in life have it’s time and place and every new passage brings new joys and opportunities.

The best time in the garden was spring and early summer and the cherry tree blossoms where amazing:)

Of course I would like to have such a wonderful garden some other time, but till then I can enjoy my photos:)

To see more entries in the weekly photo challenge, please click on this link: Weekly Photo challenge: Gone, but not forgotten.

Time for a break?
Time for a break?
Cherry blossom
Cherry blossom
Gone, but not forgotten
Flowers
Cherry blossom
Cherry blossom

 

Weekly photo challenge: converge

Converge this weeks theme in the weekly photo challenge (click on the link to read more).

The theme seamed easy at first… Then it seamed difficult… And at last I had to decide, but I still could not choose which approach I should have. The result is shown below, my entry this weeks consists of two photos from some seascapes with wonderful lines and vanishing points.

The other photos shows a lot of lines, different shapes and horizons, they are taken in Paris.

I hope you enjoy my photos and that you also get some inspiration to participate in the challenge this week.

converge

Weekly photo challenge: Nighttime

Nighttime in the weekly photo challenge

This post is an entry in the weekly photo challenge on the theme nighttime. To read more or to participate, please click on the link.

I think nighttime photography is awesome, and hard to accomplice. I don’t have a tripod which results in high ISO (1600) and photos that not are so sharp and clear that I want them to be. In my photos for this week you will se one handheld photo with ISO 1600 but you will also see some photos from last December, where I’d borrowed a tripod (ISO is just  set to 100).

I like the sharpness in the later photos, but the first one contains more of a story with a couple sitting on a beach in the night. I hope you will enjoy my entry and I am also checking on yours to se what you have chosen for this theme.

A lonely couple
A lonely couple
The calm water
The calm water
Another water capture
Another water capture

Weekly photo challenge: contrast

Contrast

A contrast might be a lot of different things. It might be a color different from the surrounding or a shadow. I might also be a lonely flower in the street and so on.

To see more entries or to participate in this weeks challenge please click here.

Last evening I spent in one of my favorite places, situated in our archipelago. I went to a place where I have been many times, but it’s always amazing. This time there where a light wind and wonderful sounds from the sea. I always love the views, the smell from water and also the calmness it brings me.

Our weather is a bit moody this summer. We noticed it had just rained before we got there but the sun just returned. It created a wonderful evening light with great skies.

Of to the challenge now… The first to photos shows the same place at winter and now when it’s summer. You can spot a part of a cabin, that is  where the lighthouse personnel lived during the years 1867-1954. The belfry were used to warn ships in misty weather.

Next photo shows the lighthouse, I like the contrast between manmade and nature.

The lighthouse
The lighthouse

The last photo for this challenge shows a silhouette of a man standing on a rock just beside the lighthouse.

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Silhouette on a rock

Now it’s time for a poll, please tell me which photo do you favor? You might use multiple choices. The poll is open until 10th of July 2014.

Weekly photo challenge: between

Between

I have been through my archives this time and I found some photos that are “between”, literally. I wished to find something more sophisticated, but these will do… The photos are taken in London and Paris and shows only some objects to illustrate the theme of this week. Please feel free to give me your thoughts in the comment field below.

There are a lot of other wonderful entries in this weeks challenge, you can find them here: Weekly photo challenge: between

The first photo is taken an early morning in January in London. The window opener looked very “Photo kind” and I think it is a great detail. I also love the soft colors and patterns at the window.

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Window detail between the blinds

Looking out through the window there was some wonderful small gardens. I love the contrast between the plants and the rough tiles on the walls. Makes interesting photos.

Small garden
Small garden in a backyard, London

In larger cities the spaces to park is rather small… I always wonder how they manage to get out of there. n the other hand the cars in cities have some bumps and scratches;) I guess it is not easy to drive here.

Narrow street
Narrow street in Paris

Weekly Photo Challenge: extra, extra

What’s extra in a photo?

This weeks challenge, “extra”, makes my brain and creativity work a bit harder than it usually does;) And that is fun, and also how a challenge works.

To read more posts in the challenge, or to participate please click this link: Weekly Photo Challenge.

I have been searching my archives to find something “extra”, I have been looking and judging. Finally I ended up in my own interpretation, of course. There are no “correct” interpretation, like there never are when it comes to artistic expressions. This in fact means that I have chosen some photos that I think have something extra. If you agree, or don’t agree, please tell me in the comments field. Feedback are always welcome! I especially love the huge cup of tea, and the carrot bracelet that matches the carrot.

Weekly photo challenge: room

A room is a space or a place

It might be a home, a school, an office, a hotel or almost everything

A room is also a sphere where people meet or it can be a garden, a toilet or a boat

It is also a place to rest or where I can put my sofa

The interpretation is free and the viewer will judge:)

Enjoy my views of different rooms:

This post is an entry in the weekly photo challenge, to read other posts or to participate, please click the link.

Weekly photo challenge: twist

Weekly Photo Challenge for week 22

This post is an entry in the DailyPost weekly photo challenge on the theme “twist”. My entry is represented by the unexpected and some humor. For more posts on this theme or to participate, click the link above!

Photos on this theme was a bit difficult to find. I have never actually thought about “making” a twist when I take photos, it’s more of a coincidence if I have accomplished that… I am not sure whether I have succeeded in my choice of photos this time, you can tell me by voting below the photos.

The photos have different approaches to this weeks challenge. The first I took for another photo challenge on the theme “transparent”. It shows a girl through a glass of water.

The second photo shows a very popular swing in my neighborhood. Kids line up to get the opportunity to go for a ride, not when this photo was taken though. And that might be expected in the winter:)

The third photo is taken in Rome, early in January. The water was really high, the bicycle sign seems to be a bit misplaced. I think this a bit amusing…

The girl behind the glass
The girl behind the glass
twist
Like to go for a ride?
A lot of water on the road
A lot of water on the road

Weekly photo challenge; different artwork

-Weekly photo challenge; different types of artwork-

There are a lot of different types of artwork in this world, a lot of wonderful things to admire.

For me art can be a painting (not a surprise I guess) like these, made by my partner, Christer (see more here).

It can also be a shadow on a wall:

different types of artwork
Shadows

Architecture are artistic creations, here you can see the concert hall in Uppsala and the Castle of Gripsholm. The Castle is built by Gustav Wasa and was finished in 1537. Today there is a museum with lot of Royal and celebrity portraits from year 1400 and forward. These photos make a great contrast between modern and mediaeval architecture.

Kids are excellent artists, here you can see some artwork in ice:

Icy art
Icy art

Photographies of our great nature is art for me. That is my way to create art. A way to express my passion for the beauty of nature:)

A lonely shore in wintertime
A lonely shore in wintertime

To read more about the weekly challenge, please click on the link at top of this post.