Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!


Ghostly light…


Santa Monica Beach, California.


Royal Alcazar, Seville, Spain.


Lights on at “Castelão” Sports Arena (Fortaleza, Brazil) for Brazil v. Mexico soccer match.

This entry is part of Weekly Photo Challenge http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/photo-challenge-lights/

Travel Theme: Sky

These photos were taken in Ojai, CA, a picturesque town, 83 miles from Los Angeles. The Ojai Valley is known for unique sunsets called “pink moments.” To capture those moments, instead of looking west at the setting sun, one should look east to see its reflection on the bluffs of the Topa Topa Mountains, which for a few moments are airbrushed a Day-Glo pink. Well, much to my disappointment, the weather turned bad when we were there, and the pink effect didn’t quite happen. Instead, ominous dark clouds covered the mountains, which I found extremely dramatic and absolutely awesome. Here are a couple of the photos taken that day._DSC0147


See more of Ailsa’s Travel Theme here.

A Word A Week Photo Challenge: High

High up in the mountains of Southeast Brazil lies Ouro Preto, a former colonial mining town and UNESCO World Heritage Site for its outstanding Baroque architecture. Here are some views of Ouro Preto, looking up and down the high hills and mountains around it.

For more on this challenge: http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-high/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

These are not necessarily great shots, but they all show something unexpected…

This post is part of Weekly Photo Challenge: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/photo-challenge-unexpected/

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Three

For more “Threes” go to: http://ceenphotography.com/2013/11/19/cees-fun-foto-challenge-three-items-or-the-number-three/

A Word A Week Challenge: Lines

“A line is a dot that went for a walk.” (Paul Klee)


Partial view of mural in Venice Beach, CA.


Work of Brazilian artist entitled “Topography” (I own it)


Partial view of large painting by Brazilian artist. I own it.

This post is part of A Word A Week Challenge: http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/a-word-a-week-challenge-lines/

Travel Theme: Short

This collection of short cactuses (or shall I say cacti?) are part of the Desert Garden of the Huntington Botanical Gardens, in San Marino (East LA), California. If you ever come to Southern California, and you like arts and botany, a stop at The Huntington is a must.

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For more of Ailsa’s Travel Theme go to http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/11/15/travel-theme-short/