Vivid

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Vivid: Producing powerful feelings or strong, clear images in the mind. Mid-17th century: from Latin vividus, from vivere “to live” (OED)

Overlooking the vineyard and the beach on a November afternoon.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid

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Symmetry

IMG_1780Welcome to the Centre Block of the Canada’s Houses of Parliament, in Ottawa, Ontario.  Begun in the mid 19th Century, this Victorian High Gothic structure was was destroyed by fire and subsequently rebuilt in 1916. The finishing touch was the central tower – The Peace Tower, dedicated to those Canadian who fought in WWI – was completed in 1927.  It is an imposing structure, perched as it is high on Parliament Hill, but I think its’ beautiful symmetry creates  balance, a calm and a kind of confidence.

Photo taken with my iPhone last May.

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Landscape

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Landscape – The easiest assignment, I thought; just point and shoot. Right? But that’s not how it played out. I started taking photos early this morning. But each time I looked again, the change in light had completely altered the scene. (Reference last weekend’s assignment) I’ve finally settled on this latest shot, taken in the late afternoon. I love this golden afternoon light! And how nice for those lovely clouds to show up as if on cue. I didn’t need to crop at all, but I did focus on keeping that horizon level.

Late October Drama: A Mix of Sun & Cloud

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After saying good-morning to my (very spoiled) chickens, I turn back toward the house and this is what I saw.  A late October drama playing out between the dark cloud in the west and the early morning sun, punctuated by that glorious maple tree.  One of those “stop and take a breath” moments.