Tuesday Photo Challenge – Bank

Inside Passage, Alaska

The challenge poses a different challenge. The email indicates that the challenge for the day is “Flow”, but the post indicates “Bank”. I found a great photo for flow, but I think it can also work for bank. Let me know what you think.

Inside Passage, Alaska

Frank Jansen Photography has been sponsoring this challenge in his blog ‘Dutch goes the Photo!‘ for several years now. He now has quite a steady following with some terrific contributors. Follow the link to see other entries in this week’s challenge.

Which Way Challenge: January 17, 2019

Poorvoo, Finland

If you look at the street sign, you will see that motor cars and motor bikes are not allowed on this particular street. The incline is quite steep and the surface is cobblestone. It appears to be an accident waiting to happen.


Poorvoo, Finland

The Which Way Challenge is sponsored by the blog sonofabeach96. You can find other great entries by following the link.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Vanishing Point

Helsinki, Finland

Nancy Merrill Photography always brings out the best with her weekly challenges. This week, with ‘Vanishing Point’, she highlights one of the principal guidelines in taking great photographs – Perspective. Nothing aids perspective more than a proper vanishing point to guide the eye through the subject matter of a photograph or painting.

I have chosen two photos from our trip to Helsinki to demonstrate both the curved and the straight line vanishing point techniques.


Curved Vanishing Point

Straight Line Vanishing Point

Note in the second photo that everything is moving away from the observer toward the vanishing point, emphasizing it even more.

Neither photo is of prize winning quality, but both are useful in demonstrating the technique of the ‘Vanishing Point’.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Unusual Perspective

Poorvoo, Finland

I have found that you often get a better “reflection” photo when you lower your perspective significantly. In this case, I dropped down on my haunches to capture the building and sky reflection in a pool of rainwager.

Poorvoo, Finland

Follow this link for other posts on Cee Neuner’s CB&W challenge for this week.

A Photo a Week Challenge: The Great Outdoors

Chilean Inner Passage

This photo was taken as we cruised north off the Chilean coast. This area of the planet is almost completely untouched by humans. I have several dozen photos take over two days while we cruised this beautiful coastline.

For other entries in this week’s challenge, go to the blog Nancy Merrill Photography and browse through the comment section. Even better, dig through your photo stash and find a photo of The Great Outdoors and share it with others.

Ice Storm: Jan 14, 2019

Summerfield, NC, USA

We had our second major winter storm this weekend. When I went out this morning, the temperature was still below freezing, so the ice had not melted from the trees. I just had to pull over and take a few photos with my iPhone for everyone to enjoy. Let me know what you think.


Sun Peeking Out from the Clouds

Back lighting – Sun to the Right
Sun at top of the fram