Weekly Photo Challenge: Frame

Frame defines our view and make some features stand out more clearly. Here are the picks for last week’s photo challenge.

Here are a couple of frames from Dubrovnik. It looks so pretty and so bright in the cold grey frame of the city wall:

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik 2

And this one is from Lake Tahoe. It’s wonderful to wake up to a view like this:

IMG_0298

Have a nice week, everyone! Happy September 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare

What’s rare nowadays for me is time. That’s what I thought when I saw the theme for last week’s photo challenge. August has been busy with all kind of projects, and I’ll tell you more about one of them later.

But back to “rare”. These are the photos that reflect it best.

This furry friend is from Brazil. We met him when we were getting up to the Sugar Loaf Mountain. This buddy spotted some food and rushed down from the top of the tree to check what that was.

IMG_1466

IMG_1475

The other image is from out trip to Arizona. They have some seriously huge cactuses.

IMG_8229

And these photos are from Eureka, CA. There is one very strange festival arranged there once a year – Kinetic Sculpture Race. According to Wikipedia, it’s a “contests of human-powered amphibious all-terrain works of art”. It’s a lot of fun and it’s very unusual and rare to see something like this 🙂

IMG_9432

IMG_9438

IMG_9440

IMG_9441

That’s all for today, and I wish everyone a nice week ahead 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Narrow

This week’s task is to share photos with our take on “narrow.

When I think of “narrow”, streets of old towns in Europe comes to mind first.

Here is one of the streets in Tallinn:

IMG_0296

Or this one in Stockholm:

IMG_1776

It also reminded me about narrow tranches around the old fortress of Lappeenranta:

IMG_1013

And the narrow dome of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona:

IMG_7494

And the narrow strips of land along the ocean all the way down 101 road in California:

DSC_9277

Have a nice week, everyone! Hope you enjoyed this collection of images featuring “narrow” topic 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cherry on Top

This week’s photo challenge “Cherry on Top” is about something extra that makes an already good thing even better.

I thought about the photo below. It was taken in Carmel Bay, CA. We stopped there for a night on our road trip to Los Angeles. We woke up to a nice sunny day, and spotted these guys on the rock enjoying their sunbaths. It was the first time I saw seals in a wild nature:

IMG_8014

And this photo is from the recent trip to Budapest. We were climbing up the hill on a very hot day. I was happy when we reached the top, and the view was totally worth it:

IMG_2254

Have a nice weekend, everyone 🙂

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up

Last week’s photo challenge was “Look Up“. How often we let our immediate surroundings lead the way. We focus on what’s given, what’s near, what doesn’t require an effort.

Looking up, observing and noticing can help to change a prospective and experience new emotions.

For this photo challenge I chose those three photos below.

This one is maybe the most touristic, but I see it differently. Although I was googling what to see in Rio and stumbled upon similar photos, it’s not the same when you see the Christ the Redeemer’s statue yourself. It’s powerful, beautiful and moving.

IMG_1424

Another one was made on my way to work at the time when we lived in Mountain View, CA. It was a normal workday morning, and I was listening to the radio on the way to the train station. I passed by the same route that I took every day – main street of the small city with lots of cafes and small shops. One of those places was an Italian ice cream shop. It was very popular with locals and on my way back home in the evening there always were long lines. I liked its advertisement poster, and every day it reminded me about Europe, past trips and new adventures.

IMG_0697

Weekly Photo Challenge: Opposites

This week challenge is about opposites and how they work together on photo.

Here is this week’s choices.

This photo has been taken in Istanbul. There are two kiosks pictured here. One is old, vintage and grand, with beautiful ornaments and attention to details. Another one is modern plastic version with popping bright colours.

IMG_6923

And this photo is from sunny Barcelona, where bright green parrots, lively and chatty, are sharing meal with their blue-grey and more introverted city residents, pigeons.

IMG_7435