Travel Theme: Bountiful

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Good morning from a cold, frosty Hastings morning.  At least it is calm after yesterday’s nasty storm with heavy winds and rains.  Now we have a frost.  Spring is taking a back step.  Hopefully today and the next week she will be back.

So onto this week’s Travel Theme.  I noticed going through my reader that there were a couple of posts featuring birds.  So, of course, here are my birds.  I took these photos the same day as my sparrow photo from Wednesday’s pet post.  This time I decided to do some black and white.  I haven’t really done much lately owing to a lack of my mac.  Then last night I played around with these photos on my iPad and I found that I could do a lot with black and white editing.  I can’t adjust the tones much as I just have to use the filters that I have – so these are edited in Snapseed, Photoshop and Distressed FX for an Ansel feel to them.

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Here is Ailsa’s post to check out this challenge:

Travel theme: Bountiful

And a couple of other great posts:

http://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/travel-theme-bountiful/

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/travel-theme-bountiful/

Travel theme: Bountiful

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/travel-theme-bountiful/

Thanks for visiting.

Cheers

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge: Continuous

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Good morning from a drier sunnier Hastings morning.

I have been enjoying this challenge by Ese’ s Voice where we find quotes to go with our photos.  It makes me think a little about what my photos are about as well.  Anyway this weeks challenge is     Ese’s Weekly Shoot&Quote Challenge – Continuous      .  I first searched the internet for quotes before searching my archives for photos to suit it.

My quote this week is:-

You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.

Alan Watts.

My photos were taken a few months ago in Napier.  The beach here is just pebbles and rather wild.

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They have been edited with the cartoon filter with the GIMP editing programme.  I found it made the images look a bit sharper and adding some drama to them.

Thanks for visiting and take care.

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