In response to becky’s squares: light.

A lantern is a portable source of lighting, typically featuring a protective enclosure for the light source—usually a candle or a wick in oil—to make it easier to carry and hang up, and make it more reliable outdoors or in drafty interiors.

Photo 101 – Day 16: Treasure & Close-up

My first camera was a Kodak 110 camera.  It was a great camera for a ten year old who just wanted to point and shoot.  I really didn’t get serious with photography until I took my first photography class in high school.  Even then I always wanted to take pictures of people on the street and I didn’t want want them to know so I didn’t get close to my subject.

Fast forward many decades, my camera has zoom and also I did get a zoom lens with greater capability.  Still, I really don’t want to get close to my subject and I really don’t want to take pictures that everybody else is taking. Case in point, like this photo of other people getting close to the baby to take the picture.

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Photo 101 – Close up

However I got over my dislike of getting close to my subject.  I just have to go about it differently. Here is a box of lucky money they were selling for Chinese New Year.

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Photo 101 – Treasure



WP Week 8 – Seasons

Living in the tropics, there is no clear distinctions between seasons.  It hot, hotter and damn hot days!  Only sunny days and rainy days – and the rainy season is while away. We’re moving into the summer- the really uncomfortably damn hot days.

A couple weeks ago was the Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year, essentially, it the spring festival.  Here are  three beauties celebrating the festival in their red cheongsam.


Color your World – Granny Smith Apple

Color your World – Granny Smith Apple

Offerings to the Gods from the granny smith apple chairs.

I didn’t know there so many shades of green.  I am getting color-blind and crossed eyed because of all the green.