Ancient Steps to History

These steps lead to the view of the pyramids recently discovered in Mexico.

Photographed when on our tour.

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Open Topic

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Letter V – Violet

 

Violet has the highest vibration in the visible spectrum.

The difference between violet and purple is that violet appears in the visible light spectrum,

or rainbow, whereas purple is simply a mix of red and blue.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Letter V

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Weathered Mossy Brown

Brown Rock.webLove is like a river
it ebbs and flows
the rocks we stumble on
help us grow

poem©Isadora DeLaVega

Brown Rocks.webPhotos were taken on the shore overlooking Sarasota Bay in Sarasota, Florida.

 

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Growth

Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged heart … William Pitt

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My 2017 in Photographs

The idea of picking one or a few photographs to describe 2017 is difficult for me.

Many, many things have happened this year and, of course, because they’re my photographs

I love them all. Here are some that brought a smile to my face by being outstanding.

Emerald Queen

My love of orchids has grown throughout the years.

I started with one and from there it’s grown into a hobby I enjoy immensely.

This photograph is of  an exotic orchid exhibited at an orchid show I went to.

Smokey Cafe

Music is big in my household. Jazz, blues, ragtime, classical,

all genre are part of my listening catalog.

Jubilant

I photographed this artwork on the Celebrity Equinox cruise ship.

Cruising is one of my favorite ways to travel. The artwork on all the ships is outstanding.

As an artist, art is always a part of my life. The joy in this photograph is intoxicating. 

Lazy Day

This is a favorite photograph because it shows the peaceful relaxing setting I view everyday.

One can become enamored with a lazy day by the pool.

Ripples

In this photograph I was able to capture the ripples of the water

which created movement for the viewer.

The moss on the rock seems to be growing too. 

Golden Beach Sunset

This photograph showcases a golden sunset I viewed while at the beach.

To my surprise, when I saw it on my computer, I noticed the bird flying 

in the sky. Nature in all aspects going to sleep.

Happy New Year 2018

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Abandoned

Art is never finished … only abandoned. ©leonardo da vinci

 

Cee’s B & W Challenge – Abandoned or Alone

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Percussive

My first thoughts when I saw the challenge of Percussive

was my husbands musical instruments. They do have a Percussive sound.

The instrument on the top branch is a trumpet which has a bright brassy sound.

The instrument on the lower branch is a cornet. Notice the bell in the front is shorter

and wider creating a powerful treble sound.

CornetCornet

Cornet

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Here is an example of the percussive sound of a trumpet by jazz artist Louis Armstrong.

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Transformation of a Leaf

On a tour through the rainforest in Costa Rica, I came upon this huge leaf.

It stood out among the greenery all around it.

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Nautical

Wood Bouys & Straw vessel – Aruba Museum

Storage vessels on fishing boats – Aruba Museum

Printing blocks – Aruba Museum

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter N – Needs to start with the letter N

Temporary Homeless

On the way to our tour bus, I passed this homeless man sleeping.

I had hesitated taking the photograph because I felt like I was invading his privacy.

I snapped it with intention of showing the current conditions in Puerto Rico.

Homelessness was extremely prevalent years before the disastrous Hurricane Maria.

It’s extremely worse now.

On my way back to the cruise ship, I passed the same location in hopes that the man would be awake

and I could give him some money for a bite to eat. He was gone. This mattress was in his location.

Perhaps, that night, he would be having a better nights sleep.

I find the photos a poignant reminders how fragile life is each time I view them.

2017©Isadora DeLaVega

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