Posted in Haiku, Nature, Photo, Photo challenge, Poems

Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit

This week’s photo challenge is guest hosted by Strauss Louw.

Free Spirit. I chose this as the topic for this week’s photo challenge as it lends itself to so many possibilities for subject matter and composition. I work exclusively with film and believe this element is quite important concerning a theme such as the free spirit, as it allows for more experimentation and creative exploration due to how film reacts differently to light than a digital sensor would. To capture this idea of the free spirit, I would suggest breaking some rules. Sometimes it is necessary to overexpose a frame slightly and point the lens to the sun for a bit of glare to capture that sense of a different, free, moving reality.

And I had just a photo like that:


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But I want to share one more image with you. On the next photo, the little girl appears to be surreal, not entirely of this world. Perhaps she dropped in from another dimension…

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spirit child, run free

stir light echoes of laughter

where wild flowers grow

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There are many free spirits in this world. Get to know them at the The Daily Post.

Posted in Haiku, Photo, Poems, Sunday Post

From a distance

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Distant lights beckon

but we stay right where we are

high above the world

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This photo was taken from the Lantern Room of Villa Augustus in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. ________________________________________________________________

More photos From A Distance over at Jake Sprinter’s Sunday Post.

Posted in Art, Movies, Music

Words in silent flow

Amazing film, where one scene naturally flows into the next through silent Words…

Live & Learn

I watched this seven times.  I learned something new each time.  (Hint: Think “word sequence.“)  Bottom Line: CLEVER.


WORDS from Everynone on Vimeo.


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Posted in Photo, Photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

Today we are challenged by Terence S. Jones of A Guy With a Camera to share a photo that means URBAN.

The idea behind urban photography is to photograph your city and the streets where you grew up as they are. Unlike the photoshopped pictures to which we are accustomed nowadays, urban photography presents a more direct, unaltered view of life. It is about documenting urban living space and how people adapt their environment to certain needs and vice versa. Urban photography shots provide cultural, social, economical, and ecological context all at once, and can capture social tension.

Seeing is the key here: focus on what you see, what objects you find—discarded belongings on the street, satellite dishes on a building, shoes on a wire—and what they suggest about the people living there.

And if there’s something I normally do not take pictures of, it is urban scenes – preferring nature photos. Still I found one:

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For me, this is an urban photo pure sang.

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At the Daily Post you will find more Urban challenges.

Posted in Quote

Beautiful Quote

I just have to share this with you all:

The writer is unknown to me, so I can’t give him/her the credits. I’m sorry.

Please stay safe, stay healthy, stay happy,

~Marion

Posted in Haiku, Photo, Poems, Sunday Post

Black & White

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Is there ever truth,

or does reality fade

into shades of gray…

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More Black & White over at Jake Sprinter’s.

Posted in Art, Photo, Photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

This week’s photo challenge is guest hosted by Gary Ng of Gnostec Photography.

Merge. The world is made up of many things. There is a saying that opposites attract, and this is true for relationships and other things. What about photography? Many surprises can come out of merging two different entities into one. Sometimes this fusion of the elements is what we call art.

When I walked past this fence, I saw the glittering from the corner of my eye and I stepped back to examine the scene. It made me smile.

In this photo the natural merges with the artificial: a sober wooden fence – held together with dull iron wire – combined with this vibrant and sparkling, colorful bow tie.

They merge quite well. Every fence needs a bow tie!

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At The Daily Post you will find more Merge photos, let them surprise you 🙂

Posted in Art, Culture/History, Nature, Photo

The Floriade 2012

My dear readers,

Today I dare you to follow me into the Dutch realms. Not to try and make you pronounce all the gibberish – though I would love to hear it – but to guide you to a palette of colors. Colors of people, art, cultures and flowers. An abundance of flowers…

I dare you. Go to the Floriade 2012 on my Dutch blog Doldriest and scroll down until you can click on the first small framed photo.

Be a part of the theatre of nature! A theatre you’ll experience with all your senses, because you’ll be playing the leading role alongside nature. Where you’ll learn about nature and find out just how important flowers, plants, trees, vegetables and fruit are in our daily lives. Where you can listen to beautiful music. And enjoy a relaxing moment or two dangling your feet in the water.

Come with me…

More information on this World Horticultural Expo in the Netherlands under this link

Posted in Nature, Photo, Sunday Post

Sunday Post: Close-up

Since it has got to be Sunday somewhere already and I don’t have time tomorrow, my Sunday post will go up now.

Jake Sprinter’s assignment for this week is CLOSE-UP.

Close-ups are used in many ways, for many reasons. In filmmaking, television production, still photography and the comic strip medium a close-up tightly frames a person or an object. Close-ups are one of the standard shots used regularly with medium shots and long shots (cinematic techniques). Close-ups display the most detail, but they do not include the broader scene. Moving in to a close-up or away from a close-up is a common type of zooming. 

My favorite way of making photos! 😀 And because of that, I decided to publish multiple images. Please click on the photos for the original (larger) size.

Have a close weekend!

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More close-upness in Jake Sprinter’s Sunday Post.