One of the places that we love and visit often is Kakopetria, a picturesque village in the mountains of Cyprus. Every time we are there, I always find something interesting to shoot and this time the thing that got my attention was a telephone booth.
Public pay phones have been slowly disappearing due to technological evolution, mobile phones, internet, and free wifi available everywhere. This is making public pay phones obsolete. Seeing telephone booths here and there is nice; it is a reminder of simpler times!
It’s just me playing with the light and my sunglasses from a moving car. Don’t worry I wasn’t the driver!
Through the first part of the trip, I was shooting from inside the car and it was hard because both the car and I were moving, To add to it, the road was full of curves and that made it hard to maintain my stability. At one point I had to stop the experiment because I started to feel dizzy!
When we finally arrived at our destination, we went to a café for a drink. The weather was really nice and sunny so we sat outside. It was a great opportunity for me to play again some more with my sunglasses and the light.
This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:Shine
Last week one of them bloomed in my parents’ garden. I decided to take some photos – reluctantly. The reason is that I tried last year to photograph the flower and I didn’t like the pictures. Maybe I wanted something different… But I think now I found what I was looking for. Close up shots, different angles and more creativity! I was satisfied with the result!
Some information about the Bird of Paradise flower
The bird of paradise is one of the most beautiful exotic flowers, native to South Africa. They bloom from September through May.
A common name of the genus Strelitzia, is bird of paradise flower/plant, because of a resemblance of its flowers to birds of paradise. The genus is named after the Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, birthplace of Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom.
In South Africa it is commonly known as a crane flower and is featured on the reverse of the 50 cent coin. It is also the floral emblem of the City of Los Angeles. (source: Wikipedia)