Steeple #photographychallenge

 

 

 

For my week one of the subject: I put a focus on the steeple wanting to pull out the architectural beauty. In doing that it pulled out some of the muted colors in the stonework. The trees and the other elements are softened so they dont compete with the subject.

Week two: as you can tell I built off week one added a bit of radiance to convey light that glows off the stained glass window. My focus now become the stained glass window itself giving the viewer the desire to go inside and see the stained glass as it looks inside the chapel. I origianally centered on the circle part of the window but there was not enough color to create a dramatic effect.

 

This is part of the one in four photo challenge where you build four aspects of a photograph over four weeks. Though I rarely share it on my blog, I  enjoy the different things I can do with photo editing. We will see at the end of four weeks which photo I will keep in the archives…

 

Check out Robyn’s Blog where she hosts  the weekly One in Four Challenge

Just Another Sunday #poetry #Ukraine #crimea #notfiction

hint of spring (2)

Smiling at the signs

spring peaks on the horizon

I join others in song

waving to my friends

I go along my way

happy greetings of the day

I never saw the signs

there are soldiers up ahead

I calmly still my dread

“To visit  family”

I say so cheerfully 

scream at the bullet’s sound

“get on with you” they said

“or surely you’ll be dead”

my car they have destroyed

white bloody rose

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I have used poetic license but this is what happened several Sundays ago to a woman on her way home from church in Crimea.