Friday, March 25, 2011

caught in the middle

caught in the middle by [ ]
caught in the middle, a photo by [ ] on Flickr.

Minimalism Tuesdays: Admins Choice
I just love the silhouette of this little guy, what a great eye you have [ ].
Congrats on having this fantastic photo blogged as admins choice.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cute boy.

Cute boy. by Yagoda*
Cute boy., a photo by Yagoda* on Flickr.


This boy was photographed by me at Moscow subway. I think he’s fairhaired angel. So beautiful. I was sitting in front of him.

It’s very hard for me to photograph people in metro. Because I’m afraid of that they will notice that I want to have their image in my camera. +)
People in Russia don’t like to be photographed by unknown man. It’s a pity.


Thanks for sharing this with the group Yagoda*.

Monday, March 21, 2011

'Protestants and sheep'


© James Dyas Davidson “They call it the ‘Metropolean o’ the Waterside’. What they meant was that it was Glen Gairn’s metropolis; where they said ‘fowk had a’thing amang themselves’. This was Ardoch, one of the biggest clachans on Gairnside, whose fourteen fire-houses (houses with chimneys) lay on the lower slopes of Mammie Hill, looking down to where the River Gairn sweeps towards the River Dee.” The Land of the Lost by Robert Smith.
The folk of Ardoch belonged to a self contained community and they seemed to be happy with their lot. That is until the early years of the 19th century when Roman Catholics were evicted in favour of Protestants and sheep.
It is in front of this houes, Ardoch, that the remains of the old community of Ardoch or Ardachie can be seen.
Why this house was abandoned, I'm not sure. It was probably less to do with religious persecution and more to do with economic downturns, change of land use from crofting/farming to sheep, deer and grouse enterprises, as well as technological and chemical advances in farming.

For a lot more of this kind of stuff:

James at Slack

Thanks for sharing this with the group James. Great shot and info.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Paesaggio al Tramonto

Paesaggio al Tramonto by TheFella
Paesaggio al Tramonto a photo by TheFella on Flickr.


The coastline around Napoli is fantastic. I'd spent the day driving around (well, being driven around, thanks Sara) looking for the best place to capture the sunset. We eventually went back to a part we'd been to previously that day, after crisscrossing the city all afternoon. I'd taken a good hundred or so photos of the sunset and was walking back to the car when I turned around and saw this tree on the cliff silhouetted against the almost completely set sun. For some reason the scene reminds me of Africa, not Italy. Perhaps it's the shape of the tree? What do you think?

(Thanks to Marco for providing the title of this photo)


Thank you for sharing this beautiful image with the group. Well done!

Friday, March 18, 2011


Maelstrom by the Snow Tiger
Maelstrom a photo by the Snow Tiger on Flickr.


One light source, and a simple prop. Comments, critiques, and observations are more than welcome.

The above photograph was executed for artistic purposes and moody effects. It does not and is not meant to be an accurate depiction or reflection of the subject's image, beliefs, or practices.

the Snow Tiger

Thank you for sharing this portrait with the group. Excellent work!

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Moon by Isle of Sam
Moon a photo by Isle of Sam on Flickr.

Minimalism Tuesdays: Admins choice

I can never get a good shot of the moon, this is great! I love the negative space and the focus...well done!
Congrats on having this awesome photo blogged Isle of Sam :-)

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Sharp by Romair
Sharp a photo by Romair on Flickr.


Believe it or not, I used to shave with this. When I first started growing whiskers, 30 or so years ago, I got it in my head that I needed a straight razor to get into the tight places, under my nose, etc. So I bought this, along with a shaving brush and mug, and went to work butchering my face. Actually, I got pretty good with it, but it didn't take long for the novelty to wear off, and I reverted to more modern methods. Yet, every now and then, I'll run a few passes over the razor strop and give it another try, just for old times sake and generally manage to keep my face pretty much in tact.

The topic for today's Our Daily Challenge is "Sharp," which is what gave me the incentive for this photo.


Thank you Romair for sharing this image and story with the group.

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Duckie Thing

The Duckie Thing by rodneyharrison1966
The Duckie Thing a photo by rodneyharrison1966 on Flickr.

Admins Choice: Minimalism Tuesdays

Congrats on having this awesome photo chosen as admins choice Rodney.
I simply adore the warm color, very peaceful and serene. Your title is fun :-)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

BRISTOL: cycling offence

Street Photography Wednesdays

This gentleman cut across two lanes of moving traffic on his pushbike. Cursing and waving at the cars as they slowed and tooted!! ...what he didn't realise was that one of the cars was a police officer. Busted!!

Johnathan Taphouse

Thank you Jonathan for sharing this with the group. Great capture!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Swiffer on Adventure

Monthly Showcase

She still does not like to go outside, so it's really cute to see how careful she is when she sets her first steps in the garden.

J.L.N Photography

Thanks for sharing this with the group. Fantastic capture!

Monday, March 07, 2011


daybreak.. by holmeswales33
daybreak.. a photo by holmeswales33 on Flickr.

The light and colours in this beautiful image are stunning!
I hope the rest of the day was as wonderful.
Congratulations on being blogged Nigel!