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

Inner Voice #photography #haiku

For this Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars prompt Kristjaan  challenges us to write a classical haiku based on “Inner Voice”. We have to follow the classical rules:

5-7-5 syllables

a season word (kigo)

a cutting word (kireji), mostly interpunction in Western haiku

a moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water

a deeper (spiritual/religious) meaning

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up along the slopes
under the sun – the goats
were grazing on fire.

on the balcony
standing in a cage of sunbeams –
like a rainbow

something has happened.
the moon lit up the room.
God knew about it.

hear the sighing rain.
I whisper a secret, to reach
all the way in there.

a scene on the platform.
what a strange calm –
the inner voice

© Tomas Tranström (gives some inspiration)

stained glass window

Enter the chamber

song of the fluttering leaves

a holy hush

*

Day and night meet

a scroll of light rolls open

peek at His throne

*

Incapable

 writing of your grandeur

I pen a haiku

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~mdw

I’ve experienced these scenarios this week as the weather changes and the sky goes from blue to black it is truly a moment beyond description and so I write haiku.

Sun Kissed #atozchallenge #poetry #photography

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old, weathered sun has kissed my face

 youthful  color there is no trace

wind scorched have I been left to dry

you never stopped to say “goodbye”

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the life we shared was fair and good

the test of time is where we stood

what came between love you and I?

you never stopped to say “goodbye”

*

some things do come and others go

life springs forth death’s a solemn blow

things fade away, I don’t know why

you never stopped to say “goodbye”

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the hinges barely hold me now

I soon shall take my final bow

I say these things with fateful sigh

you never stopped to say “goodbye”

Unhinged
Unhinged

 

 

 Kyrielle:  a french form poem is structured so that all lines have eight syllables and each stanza of four lines ends in a refrain. The Kyrielle takes on a rhythmical form much like a rhyming couplet.

The structure of the Kyrielle is made of of a minimum of three  lined stanzas

aabB

ccbB

ddbB

eebB

(the capital line denotes the refrain that runs through the poem.) Thanks to Young Writers for the information

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“People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (Brainy Quotes)

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