Color Your World : Magenta

Waiting for the Band

Lisstening to the Band

The magenta daisies and petunias listen to the music on a summer day.   This photo was taken at the bandstand in Cobh, Co Cork, on a sunny weekend last summer.   Apart from its famous Cathedral overlooking the town, Cobh is well known because it was the last port of call for the Titanic 100 years ago.

A summer bouquet

A summer bouquet

Lined to Color Your World

 

Playing Around with my Photos

In photography,  Aspect Ratio is something that I had vaguely heard of, never used much, (except maybe by accident when editing photos –  but I admired the look of it in other photographers’ work.    Now thanks to a great post by Luvo Photography – What is Aspect Ratio and How to Use it – I picked a few of my sunny September photos and played around with them – hope you like the result.

Whale Watching in West Cork

Whale Watching in West Cork

The lone boatman

The lone boatman

Blue on Blue

Blue on Blue

Looking towards the horizon

Looking towards the horizon

Wordless Wednesday : Summer Treat!

Creamy ice cream cone with a Flake!

Travel Theme : Grasses

Dry mountain grasses

Dry mountain grasses

Grass is usually a shade of green, but sometimes in summer/autumn the colour can change as the grass dies and waits for the new growth in spring.

Clumps of grass

Clumps of grass

Here is a nice contrast to the two photos above, a well cared for edging showing green grass and daffodils

Crosshaven Walkway

Crosshaven Walkway

And of course golf courses often have the best grass, to help that little white ball run a long way!

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While the grass on the roadside looks different again…

Roadside grass

Roadside grass

The African bush looks a little different, but still the grass grows there.

African bush

African bush

Linked to Ailsa’s Where’s my Backpack

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge : Lime or Bright Green

Well tended lawn in Dublin

Well tended lawn in Dublin

The bright green lawn above looks inviting, along with the little covered bench, where you can sit and dream.   This photo was taken at the weekend at the Casino at Marino in Dublin, an Irish Heritage site (which I will write about in a future post).   In summertime there is a lot of greenery all around, especially with the ‘soft’ (meaning dampish) Irish weather, and in my next photo, the ferns are in full bloom

Ferns in west Cork

Ferns in west Cork

 

The sheep are also enjoying the lush sweet green grass around the countryside.

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Visit Cee’s page for more green posts.

Wordless Wednesday : Come Swim

Blue Lagoon, Malta

Blue Lagoon, Malta

Sunday Stills : Clouds

A perfect sight

A perfect sight

Clouds at sunset or sunrise turn an ordinary glow into something far more interesting, don’t you agree?

Garrettstown beach, Co. Cork

Garrettstown beach, Co. Cork

And on a warm summer’s day, a few white fluffy clouds are always welcome!

Check out Sunday Stills for more clouds.

One Word Photo Challenge : Scarlet

Scarlet is such a vibrant, passionate, colour, that even a little bit of scarlet in a photo will make it stand out.   My first photo was taken in Copenhagen last winter, and the Lady in Red really stands out against the yellow bus, even though the pigeons in the foreground seem to be ignoring her!

Lady in Red

Lady in Red

And from winter to summer, my next shot was taken on a summer holiday in Italy, and the pops of red, scarlet and orange really bring life to the scene.

 

A lazy summer's day

A lazy summer’s day

In the 17th and 18th centuries,  soldiers’ uniforms were often scarlet in colour, as you can see from these re-enactors demonstrating the various types of uniforms used by British armies in days gone by.

Cromwell's Men in action

Cromwell’s Men in action

Thanks to Jennifer for her prompt.

Butterflies, Bees and Wildflowers : Summer Lovin’

This week the Weekly Photo Challenge is looking for our take on Summer Lovin’, and what better than going back to nature.   At the weekend I went cliff walking at Ballycotton, in County Cork, and was happy to see the bumble bees being busy collecting honey from the wildflowers, while the butterflies were their airy fairy selves, flitting from flower to flower.    With all the bad news recently about bees declining in number, seeing lots of them around our coastline, was definitely a good sign of summer loving.

Travel Theme : Tilted

Ailsa’s travel theme this week is Tilted, and this is my entry –

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This picture was taken near Camps Bay, when we were on the Open Top Bus Tour in Cape Town,  The winds coming off the Indian Ocean at this point are so strong that the trees are all tilted  – welcome relief  when the summer sun is beating down on the parked cars, and I am sure it is a prized spot at times.

http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/07/19/travel-theme-tilted/

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