“One Summer In Montana“
After reading several books that coincidentally were all about people living in Montana, with descriptions of the most beautiful landscapes and the mention of ranches and cowboy boots thrown in, this German girl thinks Montana must be really worth seeing. She asks her American friend whether she’s ever been to Montana, and the reaction is something along the lines of “No. Why would I want to go there? What’s there to see in Montana?” So the German friend tells her about those books, and the mention of Montana becomes a running gag between the two. Whenever the German girl meets new Americans, she asks them whether they’ve ever been to Montana but has yet to meet someone who has.
One day she decides to use all her annual leave, pack her favourite green summer dress and her new cowboy boots, and visit Montana for one summer. This book is a journal of her Montana road trip.
Personally, I prefer to submit only 1 picture for a challenge, but I really couldn’t make up my mind; I asked friends for advice but again it was a draw. So just like in the real world, there is now a UK edition and a US edition available of this book ;-) And BTW – this story is true, up to the bit where she actually travels… that’s just wishful thinking on my part.
For more cover art, go here.
PS: If anyone from Monatana happens to read this post, I would love to hear about the beauty of your state! :-)
Most weeks I catch myself thinking that I’m going to skip the weekly photo challenge. I don’t really like that I’m the type to give up so easily and am currently working on counteracting this urge. This week I had already made friends with the skipping thought when nature brought along an unexpected opportunity.
After a quite windy day on Tuesday, the evening turned stormy with very heavy rain. As I stood there looking out the kitchen window, through the rain onto the lit streets, I grabbed the tripod and my 50 mm lens, and here you go.
Refraction, my interpretation.
I have today off, have been out taking pictures and am enjoying the sudden upturn in the weather. We’re supposed to get 26°C this coming weekend, and I’m looking forward to that.
Lately, with darkness setting in earlier and the weekends being a bit coldish, I haven’t been able to enjoy my balcony plants very much. The cosmea are still in bloom, growing ever higher, and so I decided to cut them every few days and display them in a vase. That way I can enjoy them no matter what the weather’s like.
I hope you’ll all have an enjoyable weekend with lots of sunshine and beautiful autumn colours!
Dancing dreamily, with eyes closed and much joie de vivre…
See more dreamy pics here.
After having declined for the last two years, my friend E finally convinced me to participate in Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk on October 11. I’m glad I went because the walk led to an area of the city we hadn’t yet explored; it was just like the photo outings my friend and I undertake once a month, only with a bunch of really nice people.
Of all the pictures I took I found this one the most fitting, taken right at the start of the tour at our Saturday flea market.
The other day one of my photography friends said she hadn’t found her photography niche yet; portraits was one of the niches she said she could imagine specialising in. I had never really thought about choosing a photography specialty, told her so, and the reply was: “But your niche is food photography!”.
:-o “WHAT!?” is what I thought. I didn’t want food to be my specialty. I wanted something more impressive; needless to say I didn’t want to work hard to achieve that something more impressive, nor did I have any idea what that something more impressive could be… So I kept thinking about this for a while and came to the conclusion that yes, food photography might indeed be my specialty. It definitely needs some development, but overall that’s the area where looking back I can see the most progress.
So, sorry if you’ve been expecting the usual Friday Flowers here today – I thought I’d try out a Food Friday instead. See if I feel comfortable with posting more food pics here, because apart from the occasional ones in my the month in pictures posts, I felt like this was not the place for food pics, they belong on my food blogs. These pictures are not replicas of my food blog pics but “leftovers” from my food photo shoots as I tend to take more pictures than I need.
I won’t replace Friday Flowers with Food Friday, I’ll just alternate posts, so no worries if you’re more into flowers than food.
Happy Friday everyone & don’t go hungry over the weekend!
I walked along the gallery of our market hall earlier this week, and I almost missed the white neon signs about the market hall’s 100 year anniversary.
The letters seemed almost discreet because of the light, airy surroundings. Taking a closer look, however, and viewing the letters from the right angle made it seem as if the word Markthalle was placed directly on the balustrade.
It seems like a bit of a restless picture because of the overhead beams and the stalls below, but concentrating on the lettering, it almost looks like art to me.
This way to other photographers’ interpretation of signs.
I had just been taking pictures of decaying flower heads after deadheading some carnations. I kept snapping like a maniac because I couldn’t get over how pretty these dead blooms still were. It was really difficult to make a picture choice for this post, but in the end I went for this rather unenhanced version.
Maybe you’ll think I’m gaga, and maybe you’ll like them as well. Naturally, I’m hoping for the latter…