Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual Point of View (2)

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge:  challenge yourself to rethink your ideas about what subjects are appropriate, and then challenge yourself again to find an unusual perspective on your subject.


This morning I tried to get unusual from my front loggia.  Those of you who follow my blog have seen different angles of the courtyard and roofs in front of my house.  Here I’ve tried to get a different view.

First of all: chimneys!


Now what I would have liked to do was get a close up through the chimneys, which I can see, but which my poor little Olympic can’t handle because I’d need to zoom to get the shot.  It has a zoom setting but the whole picture goes out of focus.  I got a similar effect though by cropping the photograph.

Chimneys B&W

This is from a slightly different angle, you can see part of my roof here and that box is a winch we rarely use now, but is handy to get heavy objects up to the fourth floor where we have our living area.

morning shot

This shot was taken from the stone ledge where I keep my plants and zen balancing rocks.  I got down on my poor knees to take it.  You can see some flowerless marigolds just beyond the out of focus stone ledge and then onwards towards my neighbor’s courtyard through the protection wall around another neighbor’s terrace.

morning shot b&w

This is a similar shot, taken from near my plant on the stone ledge.

Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at these as much as I’ve enjoyed taking them!

Have a nice day and before you go, have a look at some other great participants!

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea (1)

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

The sea, it’s always fascinating to people, and how much more so to the Italians!

Here are three photographs which I want to share with you today, there will be nine in all, three at a time, of Polignano a sea village in Puglia, which is found on the heel of Italy.

Hope you liked the first installment!

Here are other great participants:

  1. Sea // Balance {Photo Challenge} | Clicky Chick Creates
  2. Take me to the Sea | The Beauty Along the Road
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  4. the PEEP SHOW | Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | the TRASH BASH
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  8. Photo of the Month : High Tides in Saint-Malo | Les Petits Pas de Juls
  9. Meeting Matthew | Taking One Day At A Time
  10. WORTH RESPECTING | bluebrightly
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  13. Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Sea… | Lakshmi Loves To Shop
  14. Surrendering to Each Moment | IMAGES & WORDS
  15. Sunset – Weekly Photo Challenge: SEA | Summerfield84’s English blog
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | The Mediterranean Sea North of Barcelona | The Journey of My Feet
  17. Flying On Empty Thoughts | In My Element.
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  19. Sea – Ventnor, NJ Weekly Photo Challenge | Linda Long Writes!
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