Archive for the ‘light and shadows’ Tag

Light and shadow # 15


Light and shadow # 4

cat in sunshine

Light and shadow # 2

evening shadows on a road

Black and white

black and white stribes

black and white leave kopi

light and shadow 20

light and shadow black and white kopi

black and white garlic kopi

The subject for this assignment was “Black and white photography”, – a challenge for a color-consumer like me. On the other hand; between white and black are the gray scale with all its tones that let us “read” any shape, just by looking at it. I have been searching my house for subjects to illustrate this, and here is the result. For the 24th time, thank you to Scott Thomas who spend time making these photo get togethers. I will look forward to the grand 25th assignment.

Would you like to see the other contributions: Black and white

Yellow rose




18 October:
Sunrise 7:46 am,  sunset 6:02 pm.

Daylight  10 hours and 16 minutes, which is 7 hours and 7 minutes shorter than the longest day.

Answer of the riddle:

Would you like a banana?

During the second WW, we had no bananas. I say we, but actually I wasn´t born back then, and so I never learn how it feels to miss bananas. Of course one can learn some by listening to  “Yes,-we have no bananas”, and the Danish song “Når der kommer en båd med bananer” (When the boat with bananas will arrive, then…), but the fact that the feeling of missing something can stay in one´s mind for ever, even when the “problem” isn´t there anymore, was an experience that came to me, when my great grand mother  in 1989 turned 90 years. Her old friends and cousins were gathered in her little cosy flat, for the occation decorated with flowers and flags. Royal porcelain bowls were filled with delicate chocolates for the guests, and the finest crystal glasses had been taken out from dark cabinets, to be filled with sherry or liqueur. Everything was as  fine and special as we – her family – thought she would like. When the guests were nicely seated my great grandmother, (who btw was totally fresh)  asked them “Would you like a banana”? No doubt that this question surprised me, but I was even more surprised about the reaction from the guests, whom apparently found this offer absolutely relevant. Great grandmother knew best what would mark a day as special for her guests, and for herself. This was a good lesson for me.

I will leave you with the same question as my great grandmother, though this time not with  reference to privations, only to the joy of shapes and light.
Would you like a banana?
The first bananas -after the war – came to Denmark in may 1952.

A Pick-me-up reward

Once more Scott Thomas has completed his assignment, with a detailed recap mentioning all of us who were attempting. Well done! It is almost as interesting to read this, as it is to see the photos. You should definately have some kind of reward…how could this be made…

When I visited Scott´s blog yesterday, I red that he appreciated a good “pick-me-up” these days. Very well, i´ll make one for you. Here it is,  a mosaic of the increasing sunlight.

Thank´s for a fun assignment, – and the recap.

Sunshine in a basket

sunshine and shadows

sunshine 3

sunshine and shadows