Category Archives: Postaday

Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange


This week we have Orange.  Interesting choice.  I took this sunset photo on Kootenay Lake in September of 2014.  The pictures do not do it justice.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie


Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie

This week’s challenge is to post an image of a selfie. I have used this one before, but I really like this photo.  We were on a 7 hour road trip from Calgary to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.  What adds to the photo is my son’s dog.  He spends a lot of his time on trips like this, doing exactly what he is doing.  Paws on the dashboard watching the road unwind.

Vader shows us the way

Vader shows us the way

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand


Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

On a recent rip to the Canary Islands, we took a tour of the island of Lanzarote.  The island is about 80 miles off the coast of Africa and is an autonomous province of Spain.  The island has been inhabited by Europeans since the 14th century.  It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in 1730, which lasted until 1736.  Most of the island was covered by lava and ash, creating this landscape.  A very interesting tour.

The Moon on Earth.  Lanzarote Island, part of the Canary islands

The Moon on Earth. Lanzarote Island, part of the Canary islands

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns


Today I try the newest challenge from WordPress.  The Weekly Photo Challenge : From Lines To Pattern.  I took this photo at St Pancras Station in London, UK.  This is where the Eurostar arrives and departs in London.  A great mixture of old and new.  It is also the station that Harry Potter uses to go to Hogwarts.

St Pancras Station in London, UK

St Pancras Station in London, UK

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV


This week’s challenge – Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV.  I chose this photo taken from a canal boat in Amsterdam.  The city has about 1200 bridges, most similar to these.  This makes for some stunning views as you traverse these routes, especially where they join, as in this shot.

Amsterdam Canals

Amsterdam Canals

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea


This weeks photo challenge is simply titled, Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea.  Those who follow me know that I have an affinity for the ocean, and may expect a shot of us sailing the Caribbean or something.  Not happening.  The shot I have chosen was taken in Eastbourne, UK in 2008.  Eastbourne is on the English Channel.  We were along the beach, when I noticed Lori’s young cousin standing on a pylon staring off into the sea.  I always liked this picture and am happy to have had this opportunity to post it here.  She captures almost exactly what I feel like when I am on or beside the sea.  The sheer power of the ocean, and the peace it usually has is awe-inspiring and  at the same time, contemplative.

The Nature of the Sea

The Nature of the Sea

Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree


The task this week from WordPress is “Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree”.  This was especially hard to come up with something.  I mean. 9 bajillion pictures and finding one that epitomizes carefree, a toughie.  Then I ran across this beauty from our trip into Barcelona in October 2012.  We were at a restaurant with some friends from the UK, when, quite suddenly, a pretty good thunderstorm rolled in.  We were seated outdoors, under a bit of a covered part of the sidewalk.  Wasn’t helping a lot, so we backed off closer to the walls of the building.  John decided to stick it out, showing not a care as he downed his tea in the driving rain.  Check the pounding rain on the pavement on the street, and a few very wet people.  Classic.

Carefree

Carefree

Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways


This week we have “Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways”.  An interesting concept.  With digital cameras, most pictures we take are multiple shots of the same vista, done in different ways.  This makes it very hard to come up with the perfect set.  We’ll give it a go though.

I took these shots at Waterton Lake, Alberta in Canada.  They are of a 1920’s vintage railway hotel known as the Prince Of Wales Hotel.  Quite a stunning site.  Waterton is part of the Canadian National Park System.  It straddles the Canada-USA border and borders Glacier National Park in Montana.  It was created in 1895m as Canada’s 4th national park.  It was October when we were there and it was not a classic weekend weatherwise.  Added to the photos though.

Prince of Wales Hotel

Prince of Wales Hotel

Waterton Lake

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow


This week WordPress has “Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow”.  They suggest a storm or a flower budding out.  I chose some photos from our trip into the Laurentian Mountains in the Canadian province of Quebec.  We planned the trip for mid-October when the fall colours would be approaching their height, landing in Ottawa and renting a car for a cruise into Quebec City. Our route would take us into Mt. Tremblant, then on to Montreal, Quebec City and back to Ottawa.  A spectacular trip it was.

The Change

The Change

They'll be gone soon.

They’ll be gone soon.

In a week or two, the brilliant foliage will have fallen and then the area awaits the snow and the arrival of the many skiers.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece


I chose these pictures for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece as I love scenery and consider it both man’s masterpieces of creation complimenting the natural beauty of many vistas.  The first is photo taken in Ravello, Italy.  It shows the creativity of man, building homes and agriculture in nearly impossible locations.

The Hills Around Ravello

The Hills Around Ravello

This next photo wass taken in Montserrat, Spain.  Absolutely stunning scenery.  If you are in Barcelona, you MUST go to Montserrat.

Montserrat From The Townsite

Montserrat From The Town-site

And from above

Looking Down On Montserrat

Looking Down On Montserrat

 

 

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