Of course, the person in this boat on Ha Long Bay is far from alone, which means I’m very much faking this weeks PhotoFriday challenge, “Solitude.” But he looks alone and the landscape is empty and beautiful so I think it fits the bill!
Please also vote for my entry in last weeks challenge, “Black and White.” I’m entry number 48.
It’s been a while since I entered PhotoFriday, but, for something I did quickly on my iPhone, I really like this image. And it’s one that works well in Black and White, which happens to be this week theme. It’s the charred remains of a building that burned down not far from home.
Last year we went to Barcelona and visited the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s amazing, unfinished cathedral. The organ was beautiful but it was difficult to get a picture of, until I realised the Reflection — this weeks PhotoFriday theme — of the stained glass window worked pretty well. (Don’t tell anyone, but my wife zoomed in closer and got a better image that I did.)
Please also vote for my entry in last weeks challenge, “My obsession.” I’m entry number 56.
I’ve not had an entry for the last few weeks of PhotoFriday, but an image jumped straight to mind when I thought of this weeks challenge, “My Obsession.” This was inspired by a day working from home on a cold, wintry day followed by some relaxation afterwards and my realisation that they looked pretty much the same from the outside…
What a difference two years makes. Just a little over twenty-four months ago we were awaiting the arrival of our son. To commemorate the occasion we went to the park and took a few pictures. The bump, after all, would be short lived.
Since then we’ve spent a lot of time in the playground where these pictures were taken.
Last week we did the same thing, now that we’re expecting our daughter in a few weeks. Other than the obvious difference — we had a two year old in tow this time — we had a very different time of year and a change of location — Cannizaro House.
With six weeks to go, the bump is quite possibly as big as it was at the end of the last pregnancy. This is unfortunate as last time there was no need to run after a very energetic toddler…
Make that an energetic, wilful and opinionated toddler. This picture is after chasing him around a flower garden for five minutes!
Still, he stays still for a while when something piques his interest. And, in this respect, you can’t get better than a really good stick.
With him suitably distracted, we managed to take a few more pictures. It was a nice, bright February day. The light was great.
And we had a lot of fun taking them. Hopefully it will be good to look back at them in a few years time.
While a landscape is more typically about land, I didn’t really visit anywhere very far inland in the last year, hence this image of a walk between Perros-Guirec and Ploumanac’h in France as my entry in this weeks PhotoFriday challenge, “Landscape 2014.” In any case, the landscape here is influenced by the nearby sea so I don’t think I’m too far from the mark!
Please also vote for my entry in last weeks challenge, “Twilight.” I’m entry number 98.