Sunset Swim

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

Like mermaids frolicking in the sea, we splashed and swam so heartily.  Carefree laughter wafts the air, to the mundane we had no care. Childhood treats, fondest memories … of siblings, sunset, pebbles, and the sea. 

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‘Sunset Swim’ by Michelle P. Timblaco

Bird Photography

“The mystery of life lies in plain sight.” ~ Jason Leigh
Photos by Jason Leigh Segovia 

Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)

Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)

Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus intermedius)

Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus intermedius)

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis coromandus)

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis coromandus)

Chest munia (Lonchura malacca jagori)

Chest munia (Lonchura malacca jagori)

Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)3

Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)

White-breasted Woodswallow (Artamus leucorynchos)

White-breasted Woodswallow (Artamus leucorynchos)

Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier)

Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier)

Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata)

Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata)

“The Athens of India,” an oil painting by Peter Lopez 

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“Varanasi, also known as Benares or ‘the Athens of India,’ is an North Indian city on the banks of the Ganga in Uttar Pradesh, 200 miles south-east of the state capital, Lucknow. It is the holiest of the seven sacred cities (Sapta Puri) in Hinduism and Jainism, and played an important role in the development of Buddhism. Some Hindus believe that death at Varanasi brings salvation. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Varanasi is also known as the favourite city of the Hindu deity Lord Shiva . It has been mentioned in the Rigveda that this city in older times was known as Kashi .” ~ Wikipedia

Peter Lopez

Peter Lopez


Peter Lopez teaches 10th Grade English and AP Literature at Frederick Douglass Academy II and runs an after-school Oil Painting class, like a pro. His painting class is always a sight to behold. On Fridays, while everybody is hurrying home, you’ll find his classroom buzzing with activity and laughter as the student painters bring out their inner creativity, one brush-stroke at a time.

“Benares, India” ~ 48 x 36 Oil Painting by Peter Lopez

 by Simon Tecson: Sydney, Australia

BEYOND THE MISTY WINDOW: HOW I DID IT

Every so often I check out the sunrise scene from my bedroom window and judge for myself if the colour of the sky and the cloud formation makes it worth pulling the camera out for a snapshot.

Simon Tecson Photography

Simon Tecson Photography at https://www.facebook.com/SimonTecsonPhotography

Waking up one early winter morning in late July, I noticed the glow of the sun on the misty window-pane. I wiped out the mist from a section of the glass to see the silhouette of the backyard tree against the early morning sky and decided to have a go at taking a photo of the backlit tree with the sunrise.

Focusing on the tree branches, I noticed the bokeh effect created on the glowing mists which is sort of framed up the scenery outside the misty window.

PHOTO DETAILS

Nikon D800, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G @ 52mm, f/14 @ 1/640s, ISO 400. Slight cropping in Photoshop.

PHOTOGRAPHER

Simon Tecson

Simon Tecson, the photographer, lives with his family in Sydney, Australia. To see more of his captivating photos, visit Simon Tecson Photography. 


Beyond the Misty Window…