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Friday, June 26, 2015

Cee's BW challenge - HOUSES

Dinard, France

Uros islands, Peru
The Uros use the totora reed, which is plentiful along the edges of the lake Titicaca, to make their homes, their boats, and the islands they live on. Islands  are usually moored to the bottom of the lake, but can be moved if necessary. As reeds disintegrate from the bottom of the islands, which are four to eight feet thick, residents must add more to the surface, which is soft and occasionally spongy.
Each island has a collection of simple, reed houses, each one housing one family.

A Photo a Week challenge - These FEET were Made for Walkin’

sumo wrestler

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thursday's Special - Traces of the PAST

Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), 
Kyoto, Japan

Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. The temple was the retirement villa of the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, and according to his will it became a Zen temple of the Rinzai sect after his death in 1408.

Each floor represents a different style of architecture (shinden, samurai, and zen).

It has burned down numerous times throughout its history including twice during the Onin War, a civil war that destroyed much of Kyoto; and once again more recently in 1950 when it was set on fire by a fanatic monk. The present structure was rebuilt in 1955.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

MM2 - 15

in response to Leanne's Monochrome Madness 2-15

One Four Challenge JUNE

in response to Robyn's One Four Challenge JUNE

week 3

Lightroom edit

other than basic adjustments I added 2 graduated filters - one with reduced exposure & saturation                                                            another with reduced exposure, maximum clarity and yellow hue

week 2
week 1 

Bench series - June - ART EFFECTS

Lisbon, Portugal
Vasco da Gama bridge in the background

Cee's ODD BALL challenge