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Random July 11

I am going to continue with macro shots,  hope you enjoy the colorful bubbles. 

New Blog and Monthly Theme

Hi all,

it is nearly new year and I decided to make a bold move. I changed my theme here on WP – what do you think? My aim was to lessen the clutter and give the spotlight on my photos.

As you know I am not a writer, I don’t have that much to say at least I do not think that too many would be interested in my rambling style of writing. My writing reflects the clutter in my mind, hopping and popping from one thought to an other. So to get a something other than a mind flow kind of text from me here is a challenge. I reserve that to my work.  This is for my photos, the way I see the world through my lens.

As a hint of the coming month – I am once again picking a theme. I will be visiting friends in Florida in January, so my photos will be filled with sunshine and sights. I am posting some photos from my previous trip to begin with and when I get there, my uploads will all from my mobile as I an not going to carry my laptop with me – you know I will be on holiday.

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Lets see what I will find in my archives?

Lapland

Hi, just in case if someone misses my photos or notices that I am absent from the blogging world. I will be visiting Lapland and the Arctic Circle until Saturday evening, work can be fun.. So most likely you will see lots more photos of snow in days coming, maybe a rain deer or two…huskies.

See you at the end of the week. These photos are near my house in Southern Finland and all can be enlarged by a click 🙂

Monochrome Madness (25) – Devil’s-bit

This is my next (the first photo) entry to  the  Monochrome Madness Challenge (MM) hosted by Leanne Cole and Laura Macky so happy to be able to be part of this talented group!. I have not done a black and white entry of a flower for them for this week( 25), so here is Succisa pratensis, Devil’s-bit or Devil’s-bit Scabious ,…. I think it looks good  in monochrome.

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Original photo below.  All details can be seen better by clicking at an image to enlarge them.

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  More beautiful photos at Monochrone Madness Tuesday August 19th.

Monochrome Madness (24) – Young boy

This   is my submission to week 24 to the  Monochrome Madness Challenge hosted by Leanne Cole and Laura Macky. I like the expression caught by the camera, my son had just woken up and was in no mood to be photographed. I think it is captured in this shot. I like that is not a posed shot.

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Original photo below.  All details can be seen better by clicking at an image to enlarge them.

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  More beautiful photos at Monochrone Madness Tuesday August 12th.

Monochrome Madness (23) – Point Vicente Lighthouse

The top one of these photos is my submission to week 23 to the  Monochrome Madness Challenge hosted by Leanne Cole and Laura Macky.  This light house is from California,  Point Vicente Lighthouse.  I did various versions of this, the original photo is at the bottom of the post.

Ritva Sillanmäki - CA light house (1 of 2)

Ritva Sillanmäki - CA light house (3 of 3) Ritva Sillanmäki - CA light house (2 of 3)

 

Ritva Sillanmäki - CA light house (1 of 3)

Ritva Sillanmäki - CA light house (1 of 1)

 

 

More beautiful photos at Monochrone Madness Tuesday August 5th.

Monochrome Madness (22) – Wooden wall

The top one of these photos is my submission to week 22 to the  Monochrome Madness Challenge hosted by Leanne Cole and Laura Macky.This wall is from an old barn,it is  now days used as a junk store. I liked how the light came through the wooden planks. This time I also like the original photos, maybe even a bit more.

All details can be seen better by clicking at an image to enlarge them.

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I am again ahead of time,  as last time I was late with my entry.Did not make it , my bad. More beautiful photos at Monochrone Madness Tuesday July 29th.

Monochrome Madness (21) – Wooden train from 1952

One of these photos is my submission to week 21 to the  Monochrome Madness Challenge hosted by Leanne Cole and Laura Macky.

I saw this wooden train(1952) in Porvoo, it still regulary takes tourist on a ride it is pulled bya steam locomotive .All details can be seen better by clicking at an image to enlarge them.

 

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more at Monochrone Madness tomorrow July 22th.

Monochrome Madness (20) – Books

One of these photos is my submission to week 20 to the  Monochrome Madness Challenge hosted by Leanne Cole and Laura Macky.

I chose these photos  because I liked the looks of these books as they are, old hardcover books are so beutifully binded.They are also well read and that is the so important in a book… I thought they would look good also in BW. Hope you agree.

All details can be seen better by clicking at an image to enlarge them.

Books- Ritva Sillanmäki (2 of 4) Books- Ritva Sillanmäki (3 of 4) Books- Ritva Sillanmäki (1 of 4) Books- Ritva Sillanmäki (4 of 4)

 

 

more at Monochrone Madness tomorrow July 15th.

Weekly Photo challenge – The Daily Post – Twisted

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“Twist” is filthy with meaning: it’s the unexpected, it’s surprise, it’s even an amazing ice cream choice. What does “twist” mean to you?

The first tree are twisted…others are suprises and in an other post

Click the photos to enlarge them. More at: The  Daily Post Photo Challenges

 

 

 

Weekly Photo challenge – The Daily Post – Work of Art

Art” isn’t just paintings and sculptures, it can be anything in which we find beauty and meaning — even food. Show us a thing, place, or person that’s a work of art to you.

Art is in the eyes of the beholder, flowers, nature are art in its self. Churches are full of art, in an outside. Landmarks, statues, paintings, everyday cutlery can be art. Jewels….

Here are few I have captured

Click the photos to enlarge them. More at: The  Daily Post Photo Challenges

 

 

 

Weekly Photo challenge – The Daily Post – Work of Art

Art” isn’t just paintings and sculptures, it can be anything in which we find beauty and meaning — even food. Show us a thing, place, or person that’s a work of art to you.

I am going to raise my own tail, here are photos of some of my own “ART” work. Oil paintings, sculpture, digital art. Word is free, let me know what you think 🙂 I’ll have to do an other post with a different take on the topic .

Click the photos to enlarge them. More at: The  Daily Post Photo Challenges

 

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge – Different Point of View

I took photos of this old wooden barn –  I have not taken  one single shot  of the whole building,  but the parts that are about to be destroyed by time.

I do not once again know if this a different point of view… of what. But it is beautiful in its ugliness.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Different Point of View

Bandon Beach, Oregon

Bandon-by-the-sea is a small, charming coastal town with the most lovely beach. Here are some of my photos from there.

This post is linked to  Skywqtch Friday – Season 7, Episode 10 and http://travelphotodiscovery.com/sonoma-hike-through-olompali-travel-photo-mondays-12/

Birds of a Feather! 2

I’m participating in LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s Challenge is: Birds of a Feather!

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These first tree are Pikkukäpylintu -(finnish name) photos were taken last fall. The yellow one is a female

The other three photos were taken in Sri Lanka – and if I knew my birds – I would tell you their name.

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Beautiful hazy foggy day

You can find beauty in a day full of hazy fog…if you look for it.

The sun was already going down and it was around 2 pm, in the first photos, and 4 pm in the last 4 photos.

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Skywatch Friday, Season 5, Episode 26

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