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More Haste Less Speed

 

Sometimes a busy day can make you feel as if you are being sucked into a vortex, everything going faster than you want. Then, right in the centre, when things seem at their busiest, there is a still, quiet place and you can catch your breath, look around you and just enjoy the quiet.

I hope you all have a colourful, calm, productive weekend, with friends or family, just enjoying life as you can.

This post and image is in celebration of three of the still active, favourite themes featured by the +Public Calendar of Daily Photography Themes.

because this is entirely suspicious, the colours resembling those of a famous coffee shop seen through a distorted alien mind, (though a day late): #AlienAbductionFriday +Alien Abduction Friday by +Irene Kato +Alex Lapidus +Karl Geiger Jr +Janice Hackney +Jetski

#unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski
and
#colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday by +Britta Rogge +Karsten Meyer
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Flight of Silken Flowers

 

In setting up my photograph for this week's Black and White project, I had played with a silk print using various lighting and techniques. One of the effects that I particularly liked was this, taken with a slow shutter speed and intentional camera movement (blur). I was partly thinking of the mentorship that +Alex Lapidus​ is beginning soon, where he will be guiding the (fortunate) chosen participants to play with such techniques to produce just this kind of effect. The colours in this were way too lovely to desaturate them for a black and white image, so I am posting this as it is, in glorious colour. Abstract, but still obviously floral in design.

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#unsharpsaturday #intentionalblur #photoplay #camerafun #colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday​ by +Britta Rogge+Karsten Meyer

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The Last Summer Holiday Weekend

It's a long weekend here and the weather is beginning to get much cooler at night. For many this weekend will mark the official end of their summer fun on the beach. I took this photo as I started out on my walk along the shore.  As I came back at the end of my walk, it had begun to pour with rain and as I got closer to where they had been playing, I saw these children all huddled under a huge beach umbrella. They didn't seem at all put out by the downpour, but were giggling and laughing under their shelter in their bright clothes making a splash of colour against the grey stones and sand. They had the sun in their hearts and that was all that mattered.

Enjoy your weekend, however you spend it.

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#colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday by +Britta Rogge +Karsten Meyer
#feelgoodfriday +FeelGoodFriday by +Rebecca Borg +Jason Borg 

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The Last Summer Holiday Weekend

 

It's a long weekend here and the weather is beginning to get much cooler at night. For many this weekend will mark the official end of their summer fun on the beach. I took this photo as I started out on my walk along the shore. As I came back at the end of my walk, it had begun to pour with rain and as I got closer to where they had been playing, I saw these children all huddled under a huge beach umbrella. They didn't seem at all put out by the downpour, but were giggling and laughing under their shelter in their bright clothes making a splash of colour against the grey stones and sand. They had the sun in their hearts and that was all that mattered.

Enjoy your weekend, however you spend it.

Are you not able to comment on Google+ because you don't belong? Would you prefer to comment on my blog? It's right here with all my G+ posts on it: http://www.elliekenard.ca

#colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday by +Britta Rogge +Karsten Meyer
#feelgoodfriday +FeelGoodFriday by +Rebecca Borg +Jason Borg

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Barn with the Rusted Roof – Ontario, October 2013

I was reminded last week that it had been some time since I posted a farming photograph (for Farm Friday, our own theme!) and this reminded me that I have a few waiting to be shared. This one was taken on an outing with my host in Ontario, on an overcast day in October. He had heard of our theme and was determined to drive me to picturesque barns and scenes and this is one of them. I don't know exactly where it was, but not too far from Ottawa.

For one of our favourite themes, #farmfriday  +Farm Friday curated by +Steven Kennard and myself, +Ellie Kennard  and for 

#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Hallie Guilfoyle +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan

#colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday by +Britta Rogge +Karsten Meyer
and
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Jeff Beddow +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Jack Stepanyan +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown

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