Picture Kaleidoscope 1/27/16

Hello Wednesday!

Koh Poda by Drew Harper at Earthshots.org. Look a the colors on that water. Love the giant rock! Drew has other lovely photos at this site. Some neat color contrasts! Check out Looking Forward.

Heron Art by Prelena Soma Owen at Earthshots.org. Like a game of peek-a-boo! (No website link for Prelena though 🙁 )

Rock Ablaze by Michael A Blanchette at Earthshots.org. Look at all that PINK~!

Michael A Blanchette has a lot of other awesome photography at his site. This one is called Runway to the Sky!

Portraits of 10 Different Lives in 10 Identical Units of a Communist-Era Apartment by Michael Zhang at PetaPixel. Photography by Bogdan Gîrbovan. Quite an unusual project! (He’s got neat stuff at his site as well. Will take a minute or two to load. The pics run to the right.)

These Photos Got a Photographer Banned from North Korea by Michael Zhang at PetaPixel. Photography by Éric Lafforgue. My. Lafforgue has a ton of other countries in his portfolio at his site. He’s been all over!

Have a great one!

Picture Kaleidoscope 1/20/16

Morning all!

We’re getting towards sunrise viewing times again! 🙂

If you note at the bottom egde, our skies have been really dirty lately at the horizon. Don’t know what’s going on. 🙁

Almost looks like Tatooine, no? 😛

The pole is right down the middle of the sun. I could not have planned that if I tried!

Molten sunshine!

Love those blues!

Guess that’s enough torture for the week. 😛 The watermark is a neat feature not that I am using Piwigo for an online photo album. Puts it on specific sizes automatically. Have more Texas pics – so if you want to see more – the album is here.

Have a great Wednesday!

 

Picture Kaleidoscope 1/6/16

Morning everyone!

Let’s do this!

20 of the Top Wedding Photographs of 2015 by Michael Zhang at Peta Pixel (Above photo by Danny Dong)

 

This Wedding Photo Shoot Was Held in the Rubble of War-Torn Syria by Michael Zhang at Peta Pixel. Photography by Jafar Meray.

Had some glitches this morning, so this one will be shorter than usual. Weirdness abounds! 😛

Picture Kaleidoscope 12/30/15

Morning all!

Lotus Garden by Drew Hopper at Earthshots.org – such an unusual composition/situation just draws the eye, don’t you think? He’s got a lot of gorgeous pieces at his site!

Zion Oasis by Andre Schwabe at Eartshots.org – love the color contrasts!

There’s more of Andre’s fabulous work at his site. More lovely color contrasts!

Bee Benefits by Linn Smith at Earthshots.org – no website for her though. 🙁 Lovely closeup!

Orangutan in the Rain by Andrew Suryono – won honorable mention at the National Geographic 2015 Photo Contest – article and more photos at Peta Pixel’s article Here Are the Winning Photos of the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest by Michael Zhang.

Running late, but I still got ‘er done. 🙂 Have an awesome day!

Picture Kaleidoscope 12/23/15

Morning!

Running late as my back muscle continues to be a naughty spoiled brat. *sigh*

Cloud tidal wave! Look at the horizon.

(It’s rather sad that now that we’re in a tall office building giving me a better vantage point for taking some cool pics, the lights and the windows themselves botch the opportunity) 🙁

The sky has been looking very dirty of late. (The reflection of the window make the pic look put together like a puzzle. No?)

Sunrise!

Different angle, same sunrise.

A gorgeous sunset. Too bad the colors get washed out due to the camera.

This one is slightly better. Gives it a little of a spooky feel.

This is a lot of clouds for Texas. 🙂

Have a great day!

Picture Kaleidoscope 12/16/15

Morning!

Drying Off by Christopher Schlaf at Earthshots.org – He looks more like he’s clapping, no? 🙂 His big red eye is a little creepy when you look at a bigger version of the picture. Heh heh. He’s also got landscapes, pets, macro, and all manner of other photography at his site. Nice!

Shooting Mountain Biker Silhouettes Against an Epic New Zealand Landscape by Michael Zhang at PetaPixel. Photography by Miles Holden. Terribly cute idea! More gorgeous shots at his Instagram site. 🙂

This is a Norwegian Camera Shop’s Christmas Photo by Michael Zhang at PetaPixel. Very inventive! Stavenherfoto – too cute!

Have a great day all!

 

 

Picture Kaleidoscope 11/25/15 – Puerto Rico Edition

Morning!

Figured I’d start sharing my Puerto Rico pics. Will be setting up a gallery for them all, but it’s not ready yet. These are all phone camera pics. The gillion others were with my camera. So expect all sorts of photography mayhem soon.

Heh heh heh

Puerto Rico – a property of the US. Only need a drivers license to go there. Currency is the US Dollar. Main language is Spanish.

View of a little island we spotted from the plane.

Amazing skies. Clouds are the main thing you miss when you move away from PR.

Panorama from my uncle’s house in the mountains.

More views from his porch.

He has a set of  Hibiscus bushes as a partial fence.

I love the flowers from these bushes. Always make me think of home.

View from the balcony of the condo we got to stay in overnight.

Panorama from the top of the 1st viewing tower at El Yunque – PR’s protected rain forest.

Pano of the other side on the tower.

Pano at El Morro. Spanish fort in San Juan. All the pink shirts are students on a field trip.

Different pano view from the fort.

View from El Morro looking out. Huh, something happened as this bugger looks stitched! lol.

These are Quenepas. I’d not had some in 20 years! Last two times I’d made it home, they’ve not been in season. Ran across some when we went south. YAY! You bite the green to peel off the top. Then you use the bottom half as a cup. The fruit strands are stuck to a large seed. You put it in your mouth and suck off the strands. So good!

More torture to come later. 🙂