Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

Weekly Photo Challenge – The suggestions were – one picture that portrays “culture” and make the audience curious.

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The Meeting of Two Cultures. The Berber man from Morocco shows the Canadian guy some affection. We had been to his house for lunch. Even though we did not speak the same language, we spoke the same feelings. This was one of my favourite moments in Morocco, it was a genuine cultural exchange moment for us.

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A Sunset Shared

Last summer my husband and I hiked on Maine’s hut to hut system. We spent the first night at Poplar hut and then hiked 11 miles to Flagstaff hut the next day. Tired and hungry, we were met with a delicious supper and some wonderful guests. The icing on the cake was the sunset. It was quite a bonding, beautiful experience to share this sunset with the other guests at Flagstaff that July evening.

Sunset at Flagstaff Lake, Maine Hut to Hut Hiking

Sunset at Flagstaff Lake, Maine Hut to Hut Hiking

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These pictures bring back wonderful memories of the Maine hut to hut trails.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Be the Change You Wish to See in the World

Weekly photo challenge: Change – Share a picture that says Change

You must be the change you wish to see in the world Mahatma Ghandi

My husband and I travelled with the Pure Art Foundation, in 2011, to help build a home for a family in Pucallpa, Peru. We went to change the lives of a family in the Amazon, ironically, the biggest change was within ourselves.

Mixing the Concrete Floor

Mixing the Concrete Floor

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Boy Looking Curiously at the Visiting Canadians

Boy Looking Curiously at the Visiting Canadians

 

Pulcallpa, Peru

Pulcallpa, Peru

Building in Pucallpa

New House in Progress

Reflection of Feelings

Mirror Image

Mirror Image

Big now and all grown up
Left the den long ago
Pulsing through my veins
Your every high and low

I wear all your stress
Like a weighted vest
Your anxiety
A knot in my chest

Happiness in all its forms
Colours, shapes and grades
Your joy is mirrored as mine
A feeling that never fades

The times you are hurting
and feeling so grim
are like a phantom pain
of an amputated limb

Your life is your own
Communications weathered
Connected at the heart
Forever tethered

Weekly Photo Challenge:Post Processing Color

Photo Challenge: Color

I have just started playing with Lightroom and post processing photos. Generally, I am not a fan, but if I can improve on a photo, without making it too unnatural, I may become a convert. So this weeks challenge was the push I needed to play with color. I think the key is learning how to use all the features. I am definitely still in the super-experimental stage!! Can you guess which photos are the originals? I would love your thoughts and input on which photos you prefer.

Quebec Autumn

Early Evening Orange Sky, Quebec

Early Evening Orange Sky, Quebec

Full Moon Dusk Forest Photo

Full Moon Dusk Forest Photo

Evening Sky Quebec Autumn

Evening Sky Quebec Autumn

Amazon Region of Peru

Shipabo Tribal Girls

Shipabo Tribal Girls

Shipabo Tribal Girls, Peru

Shipabo Tribal Girls, Peru

Amazon Woman, Peru

Amazon Woman, Peru

Amazon Woman, Peru

Amazon Woman, Peru