Decline and Fall

Time for another entry in Friday Fictioneers challenge, courtesy of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. If you want to give it a try, check the info on her blog. 100 words more or less, inspired by a photo, here we go….

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 Copyright –  Roger Bultot

They warned me about you.

With empty pockets and sweet nothings effortlessly rolling over your tongue, you thought I landed in your lap.With pockets full of money and quietness that drove you crazy, I was just another side of the same coin.

But they failed to warn you about me.

As summer died away, we faded out, like stars on an autumn sky. Just two casualties of a war we waged against ourselves.

With your hands in my pocket and my hands around your heart, we’ll dance tonight with lights out and empty hearts…because its never enough.

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Happy Birthday To Me

I’ve been away on a vacation. Twenty days without a single new image. I kept forgetting to take my phone on my daily walks and there were some spectacular sights the nature bestowed upon me. Sea of tranquility, boats floating between the water and the sky, old rusty fisherman boats crying for better days that are behind them…

But those images are now stored only in my memory, so for this week I decided to share something else.

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Today is my birthday, so I thought it would be fun to share my childhood portrait. I took the image of the actual portrait with the camera, cleaned it a little bit and here I am…Little Miss Sunshine.

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Instagram…I’ve Been Good

Since I basically failed my Instagram July, this month I put some more effort and here are the results.

The summer is slowly burning out and I am back to enjoying my mellow morning walks with much gentler sun…it shows in the colors. I got to spend some nice time down by the river, every weekend felt almost like a vacation. And after two years I finally managed to capture that heron…she (it must be she) has been avoiding me for so long, flying away just as I would set my camera. But no more!🙂

Macro world offers some more surprises with flowers and plants that are not familiar to me. I especially like those little green bells, cute as a button. It is embarrassing how little I know about flora…plants and trees are a mystery to me.

And finally, Berta in a million different poses…she was very disappointed those ducks in last image got away from her. She surprised me this summer, not one dip in the river…probably saving her energy for our vacation on the Adriatic coast.

I think I did good in August…and with autumn approaching, I hope to get more interesting images from my morning walks. It will be fun comparing them to last years autumn images. I wonder if the colors will be the same…

As always, you can find me under the nick snowlocked. I would love if we could connect on Instagram, too.

Off the Shores of Acheron – Revisited

Time for another entry in Friday Fictioneers challenge, courtesy of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. If you want to give it a try, check the info on her blog. 100 words more or less, inspired by a photo, here we go….

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 Copyright –  Georgia Koch

Charon’s snicker echoed across the water: “Father’s love…what a feeble thing. Mine left me only this darkness to guard. And yours sent you to me without a coin. “

“I am scared.”

“Now, now…do not cry. I can’t stand it. Hop in, it will do me good to have an apprentice. And do not thank me.”

“But I don’t have a coin.”

“This is not a place for a child to suffer for her father’s sins, too crowded with penniless fools. Would it be we could change things around, so our fathers wander aimlessly in the dark. “

“Thank you.”

“Ah, fuck it.”

Isn’t it strange how sometimes we run in circles. I’ve heard this song yesterday and remembered how I used it for one of my FF stories…and when I went back to this story today, I found the same song there.

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En Garde

What do I have in store for you this week? A pure delight, a little bit of sweetness…my Berta’s best friend, my best friend’s companion, a little rascal called Vilma.  She is always exploring, observing, always on guard and very hard to catch on camera.

I was finally inspired this week to play with the image. A bit of dodging and burning on top of something called The Shock filter lead me to this interesting result. I especially like the texture and details of her fur, almost like a painting.

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Rediscovering Old Memories

I must confess that lately I am only using my phone camera and mostly for my Instagram project. I returned the camera I borrowed from my friend and my photography is suffering.

But that makes me go through my old stuff, searching for something that has that little hidden spark. This week I stumbled upon another funny little image that I skipped over many times before. But today those cats spoke to me. So, I am officially a cat lady.😀

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Dynamic Range 5

Here it is, a brand new issue of Dynamic Range, a magazine showcasing the women in photography. It is a 100 pages issue with so many beautiful articles, accompanied with some amazing images.

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If you would like to contribute to this amazing project, you can do so by clicking here Leanne Cole / Products and buying any of the four issues that were published so far.

In this selection of many interesting articles, you can check out another piece in my ongoing series about The History of Women Photographers, this time I am writing about a truly amazing woman, Bertha Wehnert-Beckmann.