When Krista posted the theme of ‘Experimental’, for this weeks photo challenge, I knew I would have a play with an image. I got my first copy of Photoshop at lest twelve year ago and back then I would spend ages trying things out. I never became proficient, perhaps if I’d had some lessons, I might have been good at it.
Now of course there are far easier ways to create with free apps for tablets and phones, my camera has lots of instant and fun settings of its own.
So here’s my entry, edited with Nik free software and then cropped with photoshop elements.
Experimenting is fun, perhaps you’ll join in?
At various stitching, hobby and craft shows around the country, I saw them at Westpoint, Exeter in September.
The last two are my favourites, I could have happily taken then home. I’ve worn a sari and a salwar kameez, but never a kimono, have you? Click for a better view.
I’d more or less abandoned the idea of going to San Gimignano while in Florence, it just seemed we’d be trying to pack too much in to a week. A late change of plan made it possible and The Duomo, Santa Maria Assunta stands out as one of the high points of my visit to Tuscany. The walls are covered with 14th century frescoes of the Old and New Testaments, that are truly stunning. Here you can see a glimpse of fresco and some of the ten round and four octagonal columns.
And the amazing ceiling.
I’m posting for Paula’s Thursday special, she’s be happy to see you if you’d like to join in.
Ben Huberman has a lovely autumn photo this week as an example for the weekly photo challenge of temporary. Very apt, the autumn colour really is fleeting, enjoy it while you can.
I did an autumn post last week as a Thursday poem, so I’ve gone back in time for my temporary entry, to Colyford Goose Fayre a few years ago.
Where’s there’s always a temporary stage.
And all are welcomed.
The town crier may look grumpy.
But he’s happy ringing his bell, ‘Oyez, Oyez, Oyez!
As for the Morris Men, well they just do their crazy thing, don’t worry it’s only temporary.
Nosy, moi? If a gate is open surely it invites little peeks.
Especially if there’s a garden inside.
Of course some people are innately inquisitive!
And some just wonder if it’s worth climbing to the top of the hill.
If there’s a cafe opportunity, I like a peek before I decide.
It’s imperative to know what’s beneath the castle wall.
and even little ducks have to take a peek before they go under the bridge.
Have you joined this weeks photo challenge yet? In case you haven’t guessed, the theme is peek!