Photo: Cee’s B&W Challenge – Trees

This week I though I would pass on the challenge, due to my vacation trip that is making me not even check the blog much, but then I just found a perfect match for the theme in Italy, at the margins of lake Como…



This post was written in response to Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Trees

Photo: I see faces – August 2016

Sometimes I take pictures of odd stuff, and a few months ago I liked the pattern of the fat in the water when washing a frying pan, so I grabbed my camera and snapped a picture of it.

Last month I discovered this challenge and going through some old pictures I saw not one, but 2 faces, on the fatty bubbles of my frying pan.
One of a sort of a big-eyed jelly monster, and the other of a creature with flowing hair…

Can you see them?


If not, you can check them here.


This post was written in response to I See Faces from August 2016.

Photo: Travel Theme – Pastel

Pastel colors at dusky sky…


“It was that time of dusk when there is a—deepening of the interior shadows. It is a melancholy time: all you need do is switch on one lamp and the inside and the outside will separate, held apart by the reflections in the glass, and evening will begin.”
Rudolph Delson, Maynard and Jennica

This post was written in response to Travel Theme: Pastel

PS. for the Seattleite’s trained eyes, you can even see the shadow of Mount Rainier being slightly overlapped by Safeco field… 😉

Photo: WPC Challenge – Cherry on top

Seeing Mt. Rainier always makes me smile.

Seeing it from above hanging out with his pals Hood, Jefferson and the Sisters is unbelievably cool.


My last Spring break trip with the family was all good, nice and relaxing, but the coolest part was being able to take pictures of big landmarks from above.

I picture the mounts here, but I was also able to identify the Salt Lakes and Canyonlands, both in Utah, until the clouds came and ended my fun.


This post was written in response to the  Daily Post Weekly Photo Challeng: Cherry on top.

Photo: Details

When you look at the details, you can even find a computer monitor stand smiling at you…



This post was written in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Details but is also fit for Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge.
This stand was left on the corridors of my building for recycling, but recycling guys took a while to come.
I would pass by it everyday, notice the smile and sortof smile back.
One day I simply couldn’t resist and took the picture.
Too cute to let it pass….

Photo: Cee’s B&W Challenge: Roads


This post was written in response to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Roads of Any Kind

Black and white worked great for this picture, because the windows though which I took the picture was pretty dirty and in colors the strikes of dirt are hard to remove. For this one, I removed all color, played a bit with brightness and contrast, then applied a Nanquim filter at 70%, all using Fotor app for Windows.

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Two of Anything

Two pictures of twos. One man-made, one nature-made.

Two glass sculptures at the Bridge of Glass, Tacoma, WA


Twin trees at Lakeside Park, Lake Chelan, WA



This post was written in response to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Couples, Twins, Two of Anything.


Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Sepia Tones Only

For this week’s challenges I decided to choose a picture of people and another one of a outdoor seeting.

For the people’s picture, the picture is indeed somewhat old (25 years?) but it looked already worse than a regular 25-year-old picture. I don’t know what happened at the time of the shot, but it came out with a sort of a haze, which made it look even older than it is. I also like the fact that it shows people celebrating (high school graduation, btw… ;o)

I still changes it to make sepia tones only, as in the original there was still some little color. Then I added a filter of antiquity to make it look older still (like it was my grandma, instead me me, maybe???



For the second one, I took this picture recently and I liked the remoteness of the cabin with the tent in front of it, amidst a lot of snow. I used a few effects on this one too, to give it an old picture look as well.



This post was written in response to Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Sepia Tones Only


Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Weather

For this week come back to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge, I decided to pick some picture that had somewhat expressive clouds, even though the color version of them didn’t look too dramatic.
Then, while editing the images to remove the color, and adjusting contrast and brightness, I was amazed by how much more drama I could get on them. Especially on the second one.

Here are my pictures.



This post was written in response to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Weather