two flowers in a vase on a windowsill

Anpanman on the street, twin flowers and ravine attempts

Today was more black and white photography fun! What I’m really saying is that amongst the many, many over or underexposed, blurry and blah sprouted a few that I’m happy with. My problem yesterday was discovering that the auto focus on the lens was no longer working. I thought it might have been related to…

side table outdoors in black and white

Black and white photography is hard

… but that’s good. My personal challenge of tackling black and white (b&w) photography this month is liberating. I have to use my brain. I have to struggle. I have to fail. And I learn. Thank you, dear helpers Yesterday, I couldn’t find b&w settings. Today I woke up to suggestions (thank you, Perelincolors!) and found a…

package of udon noodles from Japan

Home is where the food is – photo101 once more

Last November, I was bursting with excitement and joy. I learned how to use our dSLR, knelt in the snow until my fingers froze taking pictures of frost covered twigs and spiky plants, and had plenty of failed photos. Through it all, I learned and improved and didn’t want to stop the fun. What was I…

Zoo-chan, Japan

“On the way” in Japan, Thailand and suburban Canada

This week’s photo challenge is “on the way”. I swooned when I saw Michelle W’s photo to kick off the challenge. It is taken from the air before landing in Amsterdam with the tulip fields in full view. Incredible! I highly recommend WP Weekly Photo Challenge – on the way. My favorite mode of transport is…

railway museum, Canada

Broken and abandoned: 1 train, 1 shop and 1 ?

Abandoned is perhaps a closer description of the photos below but broken also fits. This impressive car is part of an outdoor railway museum that we visited recently. Our toddler loved it and so did we. Choo choo! Anything old, abandoned and disintegrating is high up on my list of all things interesting, especially when…

a giant leaf

Surrounds of nature in Hawaii plus a Thai temple

The WordPress photo challenge for this week was enveloped. This one was a toughy for me. All I could come up with was taking photos of our wedding money envelopes from years ago but… they are still packed in boxes after our move. Instead of going new, once again the archives sang their song and…

beach near Twelve Apostles

The beautiful forces of nature in Australia and New Zealand

Like the last weekly photo challenge, intricate, I jumped back into the archives. This time, we are visiting Australia and New Zealand to showcase the gorgeous forces of nature. Napier was one of my favorite stops during our New Zealand trip. The penguin rescue centre program and art deco tour were fantastic and fun experiences but…

jump and kick!

Flying kicks, dapples of light and dancing owls

It’s been a long time since I participated in the WordPress weekly photo challenge. In fact, the last time was the beginning of January. It’s not for lack of trying. I see the themes every week and make attempts but once I’m ready, the challenge is long gone. That said, a problem it is not! I’ll…