Weekly Photo Challenge: Graceful


Whether it’s a person, a building or an abstract shape, show us something that exists harmoniously with its surroundings.

This is the brief for this week’s photo challenge Graceful.


Up close and personal

This is could be cow parsley or giant hogweed – either way it’s dead for winter and the flower heads collect the snow very nicely! Gracefully even….


A change of perspective

I think I’ve done all right here…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

Delicate. The first image that spring to mind was lace , followed by cobwebs, and then snowflakes. All of these things singularly are delicate, yet if you add another element (metal, tension, volume) they stop being delicate.

I won’t tell you what this is until the end. Or why I chose this particular item. If you want to guess or you know what it is, please leave a comment! Without further ado, here is my delicate taken from different angles and using different effects that the camera has to offer.

Hiiva: no flash, non-macro mode.
Olympus tough.

Hiiva: no flash, macro mode, exposure adjusted
(Olympus Tough)

Hiiva: flash, macro, Pinhole effect
(Olympus Tough)

Hiiva: no flash, macro, Pinhole effect
(Olympus Tough)

My magic ingredient: yeast! It’s the one with the strongest smell and the most delicate nature. Too hot: it dies. Too cold: it just doesn’t work properly. Mr. 13 has been enjoying his home economic classes and yeast work. Hopefully we’ll see some ‘home work’ over the Christmas break.

Now to check the other challenge entries and await this week’s challenge!