On the Way … May 31, 2015


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “On the Way.”

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With the spring, adventure begins .. this year I’m going to take part in several Medieval reenactments … the first was at San Giorgio in Piano in the province of Bologna …

One Four Challenge – Week Four – March 23, 2015


Week Four

misty dusk
the world ebbs in black and white
day’s end

© G.s.k. ‘15

For the last edit of this series, I decided to go for black and white with a white shrouding vignette to render the photo a little mysterious …




Linked to: Captivate Me – One Four Challenge

One Four Challenge – Week 3_ March 16, 2015

Week three

Week three

rippling waves
whispered song of sunset
liquid gold

© G.s.k. ‘15

This week’s editing started out as a ocra tinted sepia monochrome.. but then I decided to boost the result and found – gold.


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One Four Challenge – Week One – March 2, 2015

This month I’m going to look at a sunset … and all the lovely things one can do with it!  Here’s the original:


I’m not going to do much with the photo this week … just intensify the colours a bit and put on a background:


Week One

Week One

so blue
reflecting my sadness
the sun sets

 © G.s.k. ‘15


Edited for:  One Four Challenge hosted by Captivate Me

Morning Haiku and Waka – Karumi – February 26, 2015

bitter sweet skies

stormy weather
such a bittersweet sunset
wind whips the trees

the old woman sits
at the mirror reflecting
life’s illusions

ironing shirts
trousers are less fun
on the ironing board

opening the door
that big fat fly bumbled in
open the window

cleaning his room
old toys sit on the book shelves
dusting memories

© G.s.k. ‘15

This post has been written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s Karumi lesson and I’ve decided to submit it for One word Challenge as well for Bittersweet     .

One Four Challenge – At The Library – February 16, 2015

This week … I decided to flip the photo and see if it might inspire me a little …

I went monochrome this week … after flipping the photo I did normal adjustments and colour tweaks … toning down that sun that came through the tree fronds … but I still didn’t really like the photo so I decided to go black and white … but didn’t like that either in the end, I chose to tint and came up with this near black and white, adding a little “warmness” to it:

Week Three

Week Three

shades of grey
blaring white noise blinding
first sunshine

© G.s.k. 15


This post was created for the One Four Challenge hosted by Captivate Me.