Above the Bustle — LAPC #102

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ here’s my entry for Patti’s challenge: A Quiet Moment.

These shots were taken 10 years ago when my wife & I were staying in Serra Canyon, Malibu, CA. Not far away is the rush of the Pacific Coast Highway, & the Malibu Country Mart at Cross Creek. As well at the hustle of the shops, seen in some shots is Pepperdine University, packed full of people striving to learn, & nearby the queues of surfers lining up for the perfect wave.

But, above it all is the Serra Hills, all fresh green now, sprouted out from still visible fire damage. Up here it’s quiet & serene, the ocean in the distance, & just the sigh of the wind (& occasional click of the shutter) to accompany you; many a quiet moment above the bustle πŸ˜ƒ

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #101: One Single Flower

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ My entry for this weeks challenge, set by Cee: One Single Flower.

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A Different View Around Every Bend — LAPC #100

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ My entry for Tina’s Len-Artists Photo Challenge: The Long & Winding Road.

A huge congragulations & thanks to all the awesome moderators at LAPC πŸŽ‰

The Pacific Coast Highway is a great road to drive, particularly once you clear the traffic in Santa Monica, as it winds it’s way along the Californian Coast. These first pics are courtesy of my wife, Susan (I was driving at the time).


… and some shots, courtesy of me πŸ˜ƒ

These last 2 pics were taken on the very windy road, from Malibu upto the Calabasas.


Just had to put up this awesome Foos song as accompaniment πŸ˜ƒ

A Study in Pink — Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #98

Hi all 😁 My entry for Leya’s Challenge: Delicate colours.

In some of my shots, the whole flower is a delicate shade of pink, in others (paricularly the tips of the daisies) the delicate colour is in contrast to a more vivid part of the bloom. The last pic is diffused sunlight through a bead curtain; a spectrum of delicate colour.

Simple Elegance — Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #91

Hi all 😁 here’s my entry for Patti’s simplicity challenge.

As soon as I saw Patti’s challenge, my immediate thought was of the simplicity of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s designs, and the elegance that comes from them πŸ˜ƒ

Reflective Sculpture

Hi all 😁 This is a 2fer; it is my entry for Mind Over Memory’s Sculpture Saturday, and Lens-Artists guest host, Miriam’s challenge: Reflections.

These pictures were taken in the re-invented cloister garden of the Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew. The sulpture consists of several mirrored panels with verses on them, that you can walk around and amongst.

In some you get the reflection of the modern apartment building in front of the old Cathedral. Each aspect gives a different view and reflection πŸ˜€

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #83: Future

Hi all 😁 Here’s my entry for Ann-Christine’s β€œfuture” theme.

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A touch of Red — Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #81

Hi all 😁 Here’s my entry for weeks challange, set by Patti: Find Something Red.

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