CFFC: Colorful Monochromes #WordlessWednesday

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UK Trip Day 7

The thing about Glasgow is the weather. We were there for three days and for three days, all we saw was clouds. It was like the first few days when I visited China in 2017. I kept expecting blue skies and sunshine but got none. So I decided to turn the photos into monochrome.

According to YouTube, there’s not much to see in Glasgow. It doesn’t seem to be a popular tourist destination. I tried to plan the trip for Glasgow the same way as Edinburgh and London but couldn’t. Most YouTuber talked about food, whiskey, and shopping when it comes to Glasgow but surprisingly, the city is chock full of history. There’s a story behind every building and street.

We decided to join a tour on our final day in Glasgow, one of those hop-on-hop-off sightseeing buses. We were tired of walking. According to my Fitbit, I walked about 50 miles last week. That’s a lot of miles.

We went around the city 4 times. We went around all 21 stops the first time listening to the audio commentary. Then mom got cold, so we made a pitstop back to the hotel to grab a coat before hopping back onto the bus. On the second go-around, we got off at the 12th stop for the Riverside Museum, which is a museum dedicated to the everyday life and transportation.

I was thoroughly intrigued and surprised at the advancement of transportation in the UK. For a moment there, it seemed like the US was a little behind at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.

After the Riverside Museum and seeing the “Tall Ship” Glenlee, we hopped back onto the bus and headed for the People’s Palace. This is the fountain outside of the People’s Palace. It’s said to be the largest terra cotta fountain in the world, according to the tour guide.

The People’s Palace is another fascinated place for history geeks like me. It detailed the everyday life of people of Glasgow in the late 19th and early 20th century. I particularly loved the photography exhibit. It was a project of 80+ photographs detailing a day of life in Glasgow in 1955.

These two places were definitely the highlights of Glasgow.

We hopped back onto the bus one last time before called it a day. This time, we encountered a live guide. It was super helpful to have someone point out each and every buildings and landmark instead of having to guess according to the recorded commentary as sometimes, we get stuck in traffic or if the driver was driving too fast.

Like I said, Glasgow is an absolute fascinating place for history geeks.

CFFC: Abstract #WordlessWednesday

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CBWC: Back of Things

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#SundayStills: #Peek

Peek is certainly an interesting idea for this week’s #SundayStill Challenge. I’m not certain whether my photos even fits. I’ve been going through my old pictures this weekend and this photo jumped out at at me for this theme as the mountains are peeking from behind the trees.

I thought about keeping this picture in color but it looked strangely too green for my taste. Therefore, I went with the black and white look as well as cropping the photo according to the Rule of Thirds.

Here is a shot of the sun peeking for a few minutes from behind the clouds before setting on yet another day of storminess.

Finally, I found this shot of the waterfall in Yellowstone. I like that green that’s peeking, it gives it a rebellious vibe like that streak of water refuses to stay the same color as the rest of the waterfall.

CBWC: Anything in Flight

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #240: The Road (Most Often) Taken

Happy Sunday! This week, John from Journeys with Johnbo is the host for this week’s Lens-Artists challenge. Instead of a physical road, the theme he has chosen led me down a metaphoric one and I’m talking about the style of photography.

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CBWC: Arches, Domes, Half Circles

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CBWC: Moving Water

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#SundayStills – #Daylight in #Monchrome

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CFFC: Boots

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CBWC: Anything in Flight

Today, March 19, 2021, marks one year since I’ve begun working from home and I must say, things sometimes get very interesting working from home like I would sometimes notice things happening outside I don’t normally notice.

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Wordless Wednesday: Black and White

Birds in Actions

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Wings

Vanishing Point on a Path

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Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Path

CBWC: In or On Water

Yacht in the middle of the ocean
A buoy bobbing on the water

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CBWC: Shoes, Boots, Slippers

Giant Dutch-style Clog in Solvang, CA

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#AtoZChallenge 2019 – Q for Quadruplets

Theme: Wordless Photos

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Technical Details

Sony Nex-5T (f/6.3, 210 mm, ISO-800, 1/1000 sec)

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: Crazy times

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Photo of the Week!

I am trying out my brand-new 35 mm lens this week. Continue reading “Photo of the Week!”

#AtoZChallenge 2019 – D for Droplets

Theme: Wordless Photos

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Technical Details

Sony Nex-5T (f/5.6, 49 mm, ISO-640, 1/160 sec)

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: A “Normal” Weekend

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Which Ways: Second Look at Yellowstone

I shot almost 500 images when I went to Yellowstone National Park two years ago. Continue reading “Which Ways: Second Look at Yellowstone”