Love and a Good Book! What More Do You Need?

Love and a Good Book

Love and a Good Book

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What I Want to Do This Weekend!

My idea of a book club!

READ!

READ!

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Photography 101: Day 15, Landscape

A fairy tale village in the south bohemian region of the Czech Republic. I’ll be writing many posts about it, it was so beautiful! Stay tuned!

Cesky Krumlov, the Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov, the Czech Republic

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Photography 101: Day 14, Swarm

Todays assignment. Swarm: To fly off together in a group, to move in great numbers. I hate swarming! I hate big groups and trying to wedge myself into the melee to get a picture! The road I was traveling on was blocked off. What? What is going on? I might as well get out and take a look see. I wiggled my way into the crowd along the street. “What are we waiting for?” I asked the policeman. “The Tour de France is coming through town,” he replied.

OMG! Where is my camera?  Swoosh, swoosh, and they’re here and gone just like that! Two seconds and gone! The Ultimate Swarm! Enjoy!

Tour de France

Tour de France

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Photography 101: Day 13, My Moment of Movement

Need I say more?  Today the photo is all about Movement!  Click fast and Enjoy!

Get Out and Ride!, Interlaken, Switzerland

Get Out and Ride!, Interlaken, Switzerland

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Photography 101: Day 12, Architecture

I LOVE ARCHITECTURE! I am always amazed by texture, shapes, curves, color, and style. These are my pictures for today, all taken in Bruges, Belgium, a great city for architecture!

Part of our assignment was to convert a picture to black and white to bring out the features of the architecture.

Stonework in Black and White, Bruges, Belgium

Stonework in Black and White, Bruges, Belgium

I always look for unusual ironwork and lighting fixtures when I travel. It can be very intricate, as shown here.

Fancy Lighting, Bruges, Belgium

Fancy Ironwork , Bruges, Belgium

This picture reveals great architecture in the buildings, stonework and ironwork. I was lucky to get all three in one shot! First the picture in color, and following, the same picture in black and white.

Buildings, Stonework, and Lighting, in Bruges Belgium

Buildings, Stonework, and Lighting, in Bruges Belgium

Black and White, Buildings, Stonework, and Lighting, in Bruges Belgium

Black and White, Buildings, Stonework, and Lighting, in Bruges Belgium

I particularly like to photograph unusual buildings arranged at odd angles. This was the beautiful restaurant called the Vlaamsche Pot. The architecture drew me to it, but in addition, the food was fabulous! Notice the lighting sconce?  The pops of color?  Throw in foliage and bicycles! Perfect!

Vlaamsche Pot Restaurant, Bruges, Belgium

Vlaamsche Pot Restaurant, Bruges, Belgium

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Photography 101: Day 11, Pop of Color

I love RED! So here is the Pop of Color for today’s challenge. Enjoy!

Old Windmill, Bruges, Belgium

Old Windmill, Bruges, Belgium

Old Barn at Ter Doest Monastery, Belgium

Old Barn at Ter Doest Monastery, Belgium

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Photography 101: Day 10, Mystery

This picture is a mystery to me! It was taken at Christmas on the streets of Paris. That tree was not white! However, it must have had some kind of lighting on it. My first reaction, when I saw the picture, was to delete it, but the more I looked at it the more I liked it! It was taken on my cellphone, because it was pouring and I didn’t want to take out my camera. Enjoy!

Mystery on the Streets of Paris

Mystery on the Streets of Paris

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Photography 101: Day 9, Warmth

Today’s photography assignment is to capture an image of warmth, using the sun as your source.  Ok, here is the skyline of Budapest, Hungary as the sun is setting!  Enjoy!

Budapest Skyline

Budapest Skyline

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Photography 101: Day 8, The Natural World

Natural Beauty at it’s finest! I love the colors, texture, shapes and design of God’s handiwork! Enjoy!

The Natural World, Flora in Bruges, Belgium

The Natural World, Flora in Bruges, Belgium

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