Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Minimalist

“In this week’s challenge, show us your minimalist photos. Find an interesting texture, color, or silhouette. Maybe there is a story that you can tell with your minimalist photo. Try an interesting angle with your composition to turn a traditional scene into a minimalist one, by eliminating as much of the extra detail in the background as possible.”

 

Minimalist

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, at sunrise 5.42am.

Location: Vietnam
Camera: Olympus E-PM2, M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6; 1/320, f/8.0, ISO 200, 9mm
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Cover Art

“For this week’s Photo Challenge, stimulate your creative process and imagine which of your images you would like to see gracing the cover of a book, an album, or a magazine. Would the image inspire us to take a peek through the pages, listen to the music, or buy a ticket to the show? Would it strike a chord with viewers, making them reflect on or revisit memories of places, people, and experiences?”

 

What Dreams May Come

One of my favourite books. I created the above image from a photograph I took in a small graveyard behind the Armenian Apostolic Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator in Singapore.

The following description of this title is lifted from the Amazon website:

“A love that transcends heaven and hell.

What happens to us after we die? Chris Nielsen had no idea, until an unexpected accident cut his life short, separating him from his beloved wife, Annie. Now Chris must discover the true nature of life after death.

But even Heaven is not complete without Annie, and when tragedy threatens to divide them forever, Chris risks his very soul to save Annie from an eternity of despair.

Richard Matheson’s powerful tale of life—and love—after death was the basis for the Oscar-winning film starring Robin Williams.”

Location: Singapore
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ8; 1/13, f/3.2, ISO 100, 16.2mm
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Refraction

“For this photo challenge, show us what “refraction” means to you. It could be an image taken in a reflective surface, it could be light bent from behind an object, or it could mean remedial math homework: the choice is completely up to you. I’m looking forward to seeing how you interpret “refraction.””

 

A clouded sky is reflected in a dark pond in the village of Hobbiton, Middle-earth. A portend of things to come?

Location: New Zealand
Camera: Olympus E-PM2, M.Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko II R; 1/125, f/4.5, ISO 200, 14mm
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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.
 

 

Shanghai

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

Shanghai
 

Locations: Singapore; Shanghai, China;
Camera: Olympus E-PM2; Fujifilm X100S
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure!

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Adventure!

“This week, share a photo that says “adventure.” It could be an image of someone setting off on an epic journey, a photo you took on an adventure of your own, or something more metaphoric that represents a personal or psychological adventure.”

 

Ethan at Hellsgate

This is my son, Ethan hunched over a map and making his way up a hill to a boiling, steaming, volcanic, mud pool. The pool is one of a large number of examples of vigorous geothermal activity in the natural geothermal park known as Hellsgate. He reminds me of Frodo making his way up Mount Doom!

Location: New Zealand
Camera: Olympus E-PM2, M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8; 1/1250, f/5.0, ISO 200
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