Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh – New & Refreshing

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A brand new tattoo. An ocean breeze. The invitation of a calm, cool cove. What do all of these things have in common? They’re all fresh.

The Weekly Photo Challenge invites us to show our definition of the word. I combined this lovely tattoo from chocolate atelier (a TGGS hunt prize) with this refreshing scene to bring you my interpretation.

Though a tattoo will fade in time, the weather will cool and the skies will darken, on this afternoon they all combined to give me a fresh outlook across our island. All that’s missing is a sparkling cocktail and the company of my sweetheart and it would have been perfect 😉

Be sure to check the comments of this post to see what other bloggers have done to show you their version of what Fresh means.

Pretty stuff I’m wearing:

Bikini: *BOOM* Hampton Bikini/anchors Bottom (dandelion)
Tattoo: chocolate atelier ::c.A.:: Free bird [tatoo] (TGGS Anniversary Hunt)
Hair: [LeLutka]-ALVINA hair – Jessica (Hair Fair 2013)
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual

Pose: .ploom. Bones – 3 (Hair Fair 2013 gift)

Weekly Photo Challenge : The World Through Your Eyes – Something Old, Something New

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I have said, time after time, I am a portrait photographer. There is just something special to me about expressing the different facets of a human being through pictures. But I’m still exploring landscape photography. It’s a challenge, to be sure, but I will keep trying.

The Weekly Photo Challenge today is about showing the world through your eyes – the photographer’s eye. Initially, I was going to use only this portrait – my strength, in my opinion. But I will never improve at landscape photography without critique. So I’m including a photo I shot of this old church (?) I spotted at Ctrl+Shift+H. I still don’t think I have the perspective, angle or framing right, but by shooting it as a black and white, it seems to add the drama I saw in my mind’s eye when I snapped the photo.


Albert Einstein said, “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” So here is something old and something new from me. Let the critiquing begin.

You can view other entries in the this week’s photo challenge by clicking the link above.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves – The Nature Of A Woman

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In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

When I look at photos of stick-thin women, I have to wonder, what is the appeal? What is more boring than a straight line? The gentle curve of the hips, the breasts, the shoulder and upper arm, soft and gently sloping, defines the feminine form. That women – and especially young girls – are conditioned to eschew this natural phenomenon causes more harm than can ever be expressed in a simple blog.

The Weekly Photo Challenge prompt this week is Curves. This photo not only shows a modern version of a curvaceous woman, but the framed print harkens back to a time when this shape was considered ideal.

There are other examples of curves in this picture, but the nature of a woman cannot be overshadowed.

Please click on the link above to see other examples of “Curves.”