This week’s topic is variations on a theme. This made me think of a recent visit to the Paris Natural History Museum where all sorts of species are presented. Some are fake plastic replicas, some are – quite realistic – stuffed animals like these North African lions (extinct). A Hyena, not yet extinct nor endangered but diminishing numbers. (more…)
This week’s challenge is “fun”. In fact I missed the past two ones as I was busy replenishing my photo album collection while touring the Pacific Northwest with the Wife. A few months ago we went with some friends in the Alps and we came across some very weird statues. The gentleman who creates them is a farmer and a sculptor. He sculpts them with a chain-saw, hence the funny eyes.
Most funny though was my friend Yves posing with one of these statues. I can’t tell which one of those two is the weirdest.
In May as we were in Cannes, I spotted that boat and then realised the this was a floating ice-cream van, I found it rather funny.
Lastly, an old picture of a lemur from Madagascar and their funny eyes.
They are funny but sometimes you can feel how sad they are even though they still look funny.
As we last went to our holiday home in the Pyrenees, we found the house had been home to busy spiders after almost two years of absence. I took a few pictures (below) of those thick layers of cobweb but my wife didn’t much like them, judging they “didn’t quite look like cobwebs”. So I took another one (above) which looked more conventional. What’s your take? Do you prefer the one above or the Adam’s Family type at the bottom?
This week’s photo challenge is about the rule of thirds. And as the original post for the challenge was about Bokeh I chose that photo of an ant taken with the classic Nikon 105mm/f2:8 Micro lens. I don’t know about you, but I enjoy these challenges more and more! Many thanks to the Dailypost blog for creating these challenges.