Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge this week is “white or off-white.”
Hammad’s Weekend Sky #30
This is my first time participating in Hammad Rais’ Weekend Sky challenge.
I captured this cloud pattern one recent evening – white ribbons of clouds streaming toward a mass of darker clouds, about an hour before sunset.
April Square: Golden Sky
There is a saying that all clouds have a silver lining. In the case of this image, the clouds have a tinge of golden lining, lit by a September late afternoon sun. This bright scene is my contribution today for Becky’s April Square: Bright.
Sunshine’s Reflections is a photo challenge by Irene at Heaven’s Sunshine, a weeklong challenge with no prompt nor minimum or maximum limit on photographs. It is Week 5, but this is the first time I am posting photos for this challenge.
Clouds on a lake
Ducks on a pond
Swans on a river
The Hunt for Joy: Making a Rainbow
Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy is in its 18th week and the theme for this week is Make Your Own Rainbow.
I love to draw and occasionally paint. I also enjoy coloring books. Here are two coloring pages I did. The first is called “Rainbow Wheel Mandala,” done with markers. The second is “Rainbow Tessellation,” done with gel pens.
Some of my other artwork: The first is called “Arizona Desert,” which I painted with acrylics; the second is untitled, drawn with charcoal pencils.
As bloggers who follow me know, I do a lot of photography also. These photos I took in various places at various times.
CFFC: Trees & Country Roads
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge right now has a series of picking a topic from a photo she posts weekly. Here’s this week’s photo:
My take on it:
CB&WPC: I’ve Looked At Clouds
Cee’s black & White Photo Challenge this week has the topic clouds. This is an interesting topic, because one of the things that makes cloud pictures spectacular is color – especially sunsets. I tried and rejected several photos because they just didn’t have appeal without the color. Others, however, look even more dramatic in black & white! So here’s what I chose.
I’ll start with clouds seen from above (through an airplane window).
I got some dramatic sunset photos in black & white when I looked for strong contrasts between the clouds and the sky.
Sometimes, what attracts me to take photos of clouds is the variety of shapes. It can be especially dramatic in the wide open spaces on the prairies of North Dakota…
…or a sunburst over the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
More subtle effects over the pond on the campus of our community.
In this photo, the clouds are reflected in the rippled surface of the water.
Sometimes, instead of a prairie, a dramatic landscape – such as majestic mountains – enhances the photo, offering a dramatic contrast between land and sky.
The official title of the following song is Both Sides Now. But this is a pretty rendition with ethereal moving clouds. Although the song was written by Joni Mitchell, who sings it here, it was first recorded by Judy Collins, which was the first version of it I heard.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Stark
Debbie Smyth at Travel With Intent has a weekly photo challenge and the theme this week is stark. I looked up the meaning of this word and found two basic definitions:
1. bleak, desolate, barren, unadorned
2. standing out in sharp outline
Therefore, I chose this picture taken on a late May afternoon in Northern Wisconsin. The trees stand out in stark silhouette against a darkening sky. A storm was coming!
WordPress’s Weekly Photo Challenge is liquid.
Fluidity: Still water peace
Wave: Ocean in motion
Aqua: Water is life
Reflection: Moisture in air’s reflection on lakeBuoyancy: floating on water
Frozen liquid: dripping
Rainbow: Moisture refracted, light dispersedWater cycle: Condensation
Fog is but a cloud
that touches the earth.
Water = Life
CFFC: Oh, you!!
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is the letter U – must have both an ‘o’ and a ‘u’ in the word.