When our family friend from Slovakia came to Cyprus for my sister’s wedding, we gave her a tour around the villages of Pafos, along with the rest of our friends that came from abroad.
We had a full day of going through beautiful landscapes, tasting local wine and the flavorful cuisine and we were ready to head home. On our way back, my father spotted a great viewpoint on a high hill and we stopped to admire the view and take some photos.
We were all taking pictures, creating memories and talking, when I noticed that our friend stepped aside isolating herself from the others in search of solitude. She was standing, watching the view, breathing in the fresh air and enjoying the lonely moment as if she was the only person there.
Watching her standing at the edge of the hill, I took the opportunity to take some photos of her without interrupting her musings. When she was done, she returned to the car with a delighted smile on her face.
This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude
My grandpa is a retired fisherman and one of the many things he liked to do was to collect sea conch shells that were caught in his fishing nets. He would then proceed to dry them under the sun, then he would clean them thoroughly and display them on shelves. He is very proud of his big collection and he happily gives conch shells to family and friends as a gift.
At first, we didn’t know what to do with the numerous conch shells that he gave us but in the end we realized that we could repurpose them instead of keeping them as decorative pieces only. And therefore we transformed them into pots for small cactuses and other succulent plants.
Needless to say that my grandpa is very pleased that we found a creative way to use his gifts instead of keeping his conch shells hidden in a drawer.
This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Repurpose
As I mentioned in other posts Kakopetria village is a place we love visiting.
The architecture of the village is wonderful, especially the old Kakopetria. It is a picturesque village built between two rivers and it is a magnet to every form of artists. Walking through the narrow stone-paved alleys of the old quarter of the village you can find a lot of things to capture.
Most of the old houses have been restored. Their characteristic feature is that the majority of the houses have two floors, sloped and tiled roofs with beautiful wooden balconies.
The main reason that the old quarter of the village preserved its traditional architecture, is the fact, that it has been proclaimed as a protected area from the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus.
This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:Resilient
While I was trying to write a new post, I decided to organise my photo archive and found the photos of an artichoke flower that I shot last summer. I recall that I didn’t like them back then. There was something about it that was bothering me and I felt that its purple color was too bright. Maybe it just wasn’t what I was expecting at the time.
That day a family friend from Slovakia came to visit us and we went for a walk outside in the fields by the house. We stumbled upon this artichoke flower which looked really compelling and I took several shots. The next day our friend who was anxiously awaiting for the pictures, asked me if they were ready but I disappointed her by saying that I didn’t like them.
When I came upon them this time, I changed my mind. The color seemed just fine. I also noticed that there were tiny bugs and insects on the flower which I totally forgot they were there.
A whole microscopic world was gathered in that attractive purple artichoke flower!
This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:Tiny
One cloudy day, I was wandering around Bratislava with the intention of finding interesting things to shoot, when I saw this fascinating tree. It reminded me of a lady trying to stand against the wind, wearing a long dress with green details and rough texture. It looked like she is leaning her upper body backwards, as if making an effort to retain her balance while trying to hold onto the green railings behind her as the wind continues to blow…
This is the picture that popped in front of me as soon as I laid eyes on it. It might remind you something else or nothing at all, like my husband, who just sees a tall tree. It depends on everyone’s imagination!
This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Transmogrify
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