Daily post photo challenge- Boundaries in a Parisian suburb city

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.”

I took a leisurely Saturday afternoon to do this week’s photo challenge. I found a few examples of boundaries in my town. I live in a Parisian suburb city named Sceaux          (located about 10 km from Paris).

Many of the city’s inhabitants commute via the suburban train lines to work. Boundaries separate the little train station from the foot bridge near the station.


Near the adjacent streets, huge green fences mark the boundaries between the street and the rails.


In town, this retirement home is an extreme example of boundaries on buildings. There are railings galore for the safety and protection of its residents.


Finally, nature can also be put in man made boundaries… or make its own boundaries.


Man made boundary in a small park.


The natural boundary between the summer flowers and the grass…


Finally, Autumn hues on vegetation that is growing  on the fence of a neighboring building. Nature uses man made items to make its own boundaries.


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Daily post weekly photo challenge- Change and contrasts in Hawaii

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Change.”

These photos come from my 2014 trip to Honolulu, Hawaii. Change has never stopped coming in Hawaii. Honolulu is a very modern city but visitors can  also see some reminders of the past.Here are a couple of photos that show historical contrasts in or near the financial district of downtown Honolulu:

Our lady of Peace Cathedral Basilica is like a “bridge” between the 19th century and 21st centuries( it was founded in 1843). The cathedral is between 20th century skyscrapers.


Inside the cathedral, one of the stained glass windows also shows a change of eras and traditions…


An American vessel greets a Hawaiian outrigger canoe. Below, a dove ushers in the changes to be with a symbolic olive leaf branch. If you click on the photo, you can also see Honolulu, with its homes and buildings. The city has of course, changed radically through the centuries.


Finally, another image of change… the statue of King Kamehamea the first ( unifier of the Hawaiian islands) is amist modern skycrapers.


Weekly photo challenge: Grid

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Grid.”


This is an “oldie but goodie”… a photo snapped in Charles De Gaulle airport, Paris. Airport windows are often grid-like . These grids can make interesting shots… I just snapped the stranger who was gazing at the tarmac.

It goes to show you that when you have a couple of hours of waiting in any place, you can sit down and look at your surroundings and the people there. You might be able to pick up some interesting photos.

Happy photo challenge to everyone! :)

Monochromatic moments in France

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Monochromatic.”

I did not start out as a black and white photo lover. I was always interested in color photography but not as much in b&w photography. When did I get bitten by a black and white photo bug?? I think it was since I have started ” Photo dreamin”. I have come across a lot of excellent b&w photography. Somewhere along the line, I got the urge to experiment b&w. I love when I can make an image pop with selective coloring.

Here are two of my favorite selective color monochrome photos. These are black and white photos with splashes of color and loads of texture!

This is called ” The secret cove.” Taken at La pointe Saint Mathieu, in Brittany, France.

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It has a lot of texture and an odd “optical illusion” ( I was looking down and also looking up at the cliffs at the same time).

The second monochrome is called Yellow train :

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Taken at a Parisian train station.

If you have a poetic heart, come and check out my next post https://photodreamin.wordpress.com/2015/09/11/reflecting-on-the-summer-of-the-dragonfly/ You are also welcome to pop in and browse through my travel-inspired photography.

See you soon!