Saturday Self-Challenge, Selective Color, Stone-souls caring for my garden...

Saturday Self-Challenge



Saturday Self-Challenge, Selective Color, Stone-so…


Saturday Self-Challenge, Hand-made item, First Wor…

18 Jan 2018 29 60 344
ON BOTH SIDES IN THE MUDDY COLD AND NIGHTMARISH TRENCHES GRANDPA AND MANY OTHERS TURNED SHELL CASES INTO ART... CHERISHING THEIR MEMORIES WITH ALL MY RESPECTS...

In the cold dead ashes of memory Sefarad's keys dr…

23 Jan 2018 29 57 471
By the Alhambre Decree issued on 31 March 1492, catholic monarchs Fernando de Aragón and Isabel de Castilla, the entire Jewish community, about 200,000 people, were expelled from Spain. They fled mostly to Portugal, North Africa, Italy, Low Countries... taking with them their home keys hoping one day they could come back to their houses. Unfortunately they did not. Many families lost their keys, others not, most of the time for those who fled to countries were they finished to be converted by force to catholicism the tradition and hope was lost in memory and time. To know more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alhambra_Decree Now something few people know of: for those who stayed in Spain and were then baptised they had to catholicize their names and surnames. For children priests gave systematically Fernando and Isabel, in honour to the monarchs... this tradition was kept in our families for a while and you can still find Fernandos and Isabels in many descendent families just because there have always been these names in the ancesters, but if they knew why... About surnames jews could choose, so they've chosen vegetal names like Oliveira, Nogueira, Carvalho, Queiroz or the city they came from like Toledano, Lucena, Valladolid, Valenciano... Colour version:

Saturday Self-Challenge, Good memories, My hide-aw…

28 Jan 2018 36 49 478
This is the vegetation from our coast. When I was a kid it was a hide-and-seek games world... and my shelter to dream or read without being disturbed, in communion with mother nature, in silence... and often I stayed there overnight looking at the stars in all humility...till today...

Saturday Self Challenge, Fire and embers, Burning…

11 Feb 2018 33 30 418
Entrudo is the name of the mask, it represents all that is negative, we burn it after Carnaval, on wednesday called "ashes wednesday", As for making of I mixed two pictures: a close up of ashes in the chimney I took sunday to which I added under photoshop elements a part of another one from lats year's Carnaval and the burning of the "Entrudo", see underneath and : Podence L1020004

Podence, What made them leave?

19 Feb 2018 31 58 314
Who are they? See here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Careto Will be driving 1400km today... will try to catch up sunday. Enjoy your saturday and weekend!

Saturday Self-challenge, Macro in BW

06 Mar 2018 20 45 488
Still away from home for 10 more days, so I do with what I have... and this is my little one’s paw!

Saturday Self-challenge, Mirrors, Looking for Dant…


Saturday Self Challenge, Books

15 Apr 2018 26 52 252
Books everywhere in my place, so I took 4 pics of bookshelves and superposed them in transparency with photoshop. I felt it was rather dull as a result so I made a 5th pic of an open book about bird id and added it to the previous. Hope you will like it, at least I had fun composing it. I MUST SAY I ALSO ADDED AN IMAGE... TINY ONE. WHO FINDS IT AND WHAT IS IT?

Saturday Self-Challenge, Circles


Saturday Self Challenge, Invent a fairy tale and i…

29 Apr 2018 22 45 307
ONCE UPON A TIME… THERE WAS A TINY LITTLE FISH WITH GOLDEN FINS, A VERY SWEET CHARACTER, WHO LIVED IN A SMALL CAVITY IN A SOLID ROCK, A VERY HAPPY SIMPLE LIFE, SLEEPING ALL DAY AND ONLY GOING OUT FOR FOOD PROVIDED CLOSE BY. BUT ONE DAY A NASTY CUTTLEFISH CAME ROUND, ATE ALL THE FOOD AND STARTED CIRCLING AROUND IN AN ATTEMPT TO FEED HIMSELF WITH THE TINY LITTLE FISH… WHO WRAPPED HIMSELF IN HIS GOLDEN FINS AND NESTED IN HIS CAVITY... THE CUTTLEFISH DID NOT GIVE UP HIS DESTROYING CRUZADE… AND AS IN MOST REAL STORIES THE BAD GUY WON… AND THE LITTLE TINY FISH KEPT CURLED UP AND LOOSING COLOURS IN HIS NEST WHICH BECAME HIS GRAVE…

Saturday Self-challenge, Nature in BW

07 May 2018 30 52 221
PLS VIEW ON BLACK

Saturday SC, Reflections in water


SSC, Filling in the frame DSC2154

25 May 2018 18
HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN!

Saturday Self-Challenge, Filling in the frame

25 May 2018 19 41 246
HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN! IN MY DESK...

Saturday Self-Challenge, Monte Gordo, Cloudy morni…


Saturday Self-Challenge, Baskets


SCC, Round in square, icelandic stones, my Karesan…


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