Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #165: Going Wide expands my appreciation

 A wide angle lens was the choice I made to capture the magnificent views of New Zealand’s mountains, lakes and valleys.


Man-made structures also look spectacular when viewed with a wide angle.

Leaving the mountains, it was time to appreciate the wide views that form the coastline and islands at the top of the South Island where the river meets the sea.

Wide angle lens truly expands my appreciation.

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Life in Colour – Environmental Blues for July

Blues in the environment are one of my favourite subjects for photography.

Jude reminds us when looking for blues this month that: 

“Blue. A primary colour that we look upon almost every day. But don’t forget about the different hues which include indigo and ultramarine, cyan and the other blue-greens such as turquoise, teal, and aquamarine.

I did some blue sky thinking…and looking through my archives.

Blue Skies thinking: 

The blue sky found its way onto the bonnet of my blue car.

A rainbow brightens up the blue sky.

And the clouds blew over to hide the blue skies.

Blues beyond the clouds

Oceans and canals: A few different hues of blues

Then there are the glacial blues in the mountain lakes.

Lakes:The reflected skies in the lakes always transfix me with the beautiful blues.

Perhaps I will capture some different blues before the end of July.

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