photography

Greeting the light

One of the things I love most about photography

Is trying to capture the light.

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It’s much easier to do

When you visit a magnificent cathedral

Like Notre Dame in Paris.

Interior_rays

You don’t have to be religious

To have your breath taken away by the interior

And the simple yet beautiful ceiling.

Ceiling copy

I love the way the stained glass windows

Create rainbows of light on an old wall in the cathedral.

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The play of shadow makes the sculptures

Look like real people.

Window

Back outside again, I’m surprised by a shadow

Of what appears to be an alien.

I have to look twice to see

That it’s the shadow of an eagle!

Roof shadows

For more light-filled shots, please visit: Our World.


Postcards from February

The skies in February

Ranged from peaceful snowy scenes

Snowy scene

And my favourite kind of sparkle —

Hoar frost in the early setting sun

Hoar frost sky

To the jackpot of frosted branches

And gently falling snow.

Sunset branches

For more peaceful scenes, please visit: Skywatch.

 


Sunburst

The great big

Hallelujah of the sun

Sunburst 1

Bursting out into song

Over rooftops and trees

Gives me energy.

Sunburst 2

Even the melody of the setting sun

In the city a couple of weeks ago

Sang a beautiful tune.

Urban sunset_2

For more music, please visit: Skywatch.


Small beams of joy

It’s been gloomy and grey here

And I’m sad to see winter trying to say farewell.

Rays copy

But sometimes, all you have to do

Is look up (and hope you have your camera with you)

And appreciate the rays of light where you find them.

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For more joyful beams, please visit: Skywatch.


Heart’s delight

When the broken yolk of the sun

Splashed over the ice,

I knew a wonderful sky was coming.

(I snapped Ruby with my mobile phone.)

Ruby

I rushed home to get my ‘big’ camera

Pink

And was just in time

To see the sky

Romancing the snow.

Red canopy

For more heart-felt skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Golden horizon

November was mild and grey —

But one day, the sun broke through the cover

To create a lovely golden horizon of trees.

Golden horizon

Clouds floated by

In rainbow colours,

Reflections

And, of course, Ruby had to pose

At the end of the jetty under the silver sky.

Ruby copy

For more golden skies, please go to: Skywatch.


Frosted dawn

Purple haze,

Frosted jetty —

The approach of winter brings beauty.

Frosted jetty

For more frosty shots, please visit: Skywatch.


Tattered

You can be tattered, but still beautiful.

Tattered and beautiful

My father is ill so I’m in England visiting him and won’t be replying to your kind comments.

See you at the end of the week.

For more beauty, please visit: Our World.


Playing the blues

There’s nothing more delicious

Than the blue hour of morning,

Blue view

When clouds freckle the lake,

Boats float on blue silk,

Boats

And leaf-studded frost

Decorates the jetty.

Ruby-jetty

For great shots, please visit: Skywatch.

 


Autumn is leave-ing

November is a grey month, so you have to look hard for colour.

I found it here

In a red leaf with rain in the background.

Rain copy

A flash of gold

Reminds me that we have to hang on

And have hope at this time of year.

Lone leaf

In the right light,

Even an ageing leaf

Can look like a stained glass window.

Hanging on copy

“Don’t leaf me!” Ruby seems to be saying,

As we wave farewell to autumn.

Don't leaf me

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