Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Dreamy

“This week, we’d like to see an image that looks dreamy to you. A photo of a place you often visit in dreams. A snapshot of your dreamy boy- or girlfriend. A scene that looks a bit out-of-this world. Take us on a flight of fancy!”


Field of weeds

Wild flowers and herbs in reckless profusion along the side of the road near my parents old house.

Location: New Zealand
Camera: Panasonic GF1, M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4-5.6; 1/40, f/4.0, ISO 100

Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Signs

“For this challenge, share an image of a sign: it can be a sign near your home — a comforting sight after a long journey — a sign that doubles as art, or other types of signs that hold meaning for you.”


NYC signs

In New York you can’t look down a street without signs of all kinds exploding in your eyes – a fact of life there that I very much enjoy. In this photograph you can see giant imagery of consumer goods and finance organisations. Below these titans of commercial activity, appearing almost shapeless and insignificant are human beings. Which of the two seems more important to you?

Location: Times Square, New York
Camera: Nikon D800, Sigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG ASP RF; 1/40, f/5.6, ISO 100

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Nighttime

“Whether it’s a starry sky, a street lamp, or the shadows cast by your cat, share them with us. Your shot can be outdoors or indoors, blurry or crisp, overexposed or ominously dark. As every owl (and night owl) knows, nighttime is when the real action starts.”


Taken shortly after full sunset this (above) is the Singapore Central Business District (CBD). I really like how the shining, modern, glass towers contrast with the traditional, heritage of the Fullerton Hotel in front.



Two views of the Shanghai CDB at night from across the river.


Locations: Singapore; Shanghai, China;
Camera: Olympus E-PM2; Fujifilm X100S

Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Endurance

“Share a photo of what endurance means to you — maybe it’s your beat-up, well-traveled running shoes, the oldest structure in your town, the vista you earned climbing that mountain, a photo of your wedding ring, or your dog, tongue lolling, running full out.”


Taal Volcano lies approximately 50km south of Manila, capital of the Philippines. This view of the volcano and lake is considered to be one of the most picturesque and attractive in the Philippines. This volcano was originally formed during prehistoric eruptions that occurred between 140,000 and 5,380 BP. It is the second most active volcano in the Philippines with 33 historical eruptions. It is a potent symbol of power, beauty and endurance.

Location: Philippines
Camera: Apple iPhone 5