WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: AGAINST THE ODDS

In Stresa, the promenade along Lake Maggiore is quite impressive.

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In among the hedges and shrubs and hickory trees, there are signs.img_1340

Translation: *it is forbidden to administer food for the birds

But birds flock here because there’s room….

img_1342…and board.  That’s just the Italian way.  Che gentile.

Toni 2/18/17

 

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: SHADOW

Shadows are fun to capture. I’ve read that the challenge in shooting a picture that has both light and shadow is to get the details without washing out the light or turning the shadow into unrecognizable black area.

Rich shadows make flat images seem 3D. I’m so jealous of Merilee’s skillz. Lucky for me, there’s an edit button.

Walking along the Indian River, I stood on the pier so I could get a better shot of the river.  But it was the play of shadows cast by the metalwork bench that caught my eye.

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Toni 2/10/17

My hope for this country and the world? Let’s find Common Ground. (It can’t be totally salted and burned!) This photo shows the reason(s) for my ardent wish.

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