Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall

Share an image of a wall that reveals something about a place, people, or you.-The Daily Post

We look at walls every single day.  I actually forgot about this challenge until I saw this wall below at the theatres on Tuesday while waiting for my girl friends before Cinderella.

Overload of Insurgent posters at the theatre

Overload of Insurgent posters at the theatre

If I’ve never realized that Insurgent is coming out, I know now and its fully engraved in my mind (even if I’m not going to see it).

In a frantic panic to do this challenge (which is still last minute), I dug through my phone because I like to take pictures of weird things and I found this one:

Restaurant Wall (I think Casey's, can't be sure though)

Restaurant Wall (I think Casey’s, can’t be sure though)

It was during a random dinner with a friend.  I really think its at a Casey’s Restaurant but from my angle, it was a lot better than how this turned out.

As I flipped through my phone more, there was this cool walls full of records at the Musee Grevin, the wax museum in Montreal that I went to back in August or September.  You can see that post HERE if you missed it.

Musee Grevin

Musee Grevin

Moving back in the timeline was probably a repeat of this photo but I LOVE LOVE LOVE this shot.

Planetarium Montreal

Planetarium Montreal

Its this space tucked away before going for the Planetarium showing in this obscure spot but its actually the prettiest angle and symmetry and the lights and walls work perfectly together.

For the next two, we head backwards even more into 2012 when I went to Maine.

Portland

Portland, Maine, USA

Fort Knox

Fort Knox, Maine, USA

Actually, when I first saw this challenge, this last picture was the first one that came to my mind.  I saved the best for last, wouldn’t you say?

Which wall do you like best?

Happy Friday! 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange

Time for another multi-photo challenge! Wow us with punchy pops of orange. – The Daily Post

You got it! Lets get orange! 🙂

First up, last weekend’s homemade pizza with some lovely lactose free marble cheese

Homemade Pizza

Before

Homemade Pizza

After

Next up, sexy orange race/rally cars!

Montreal Auto Show 2015

Montreal Auto Show 2015

After that, even further to October at Botanical Gardens for the Lantern Fest with the greenhouse being turned into a Pumpkin Ball!

Botanical Gardens

Pumpkin Ball at Botanical Gardens, Montreal 2014

Finally, a lighter version but going back to last summer in Hong Kong where I saw a beautiful orange tabby at a neighborhood pharmacy.

Orange Tabby

Orange Tabby

Isn’t she beautiful?!?!?

I guess thats enough orange for this morning! I need to try and get these photo challenges up earlier in the week.  At least I didn’t skip it (like last week’s).

Nothing like bright orange-y colors to make things feel even happier 😉

Happy Friday, my lovelies!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry

Symmetry(noun): the quality of something that has two sides or halves that are the same or very close in size, shape, and position; the quality of having symmetrical parts. – The Daily Post

I don’t usually construct my photos based on symmetry but sometimes, I have these weird moments where some objects work really well because they are so linear or the contrast, etc.  It just works out better that way.  And some of them might even just be accidental.

Here’s a few of them 🙂

Hong Kong

Western Monastery, Hong Kong, 2012

Lighting

Dining Room light 🙂

Hong Kong

Upper Deck in Hong Kong Double Decker Bus, 2012

To tell you the truth, I went to the Hong Kong 2012 photos with another photo in mind.  I totally forgot about that ceiling photo at the Western Monastery and that was totally a chance thing because I was standing around waiting for my mom to get out of the washroom.  Who knew it would come out so nice, right?

Which is your fave pic of symmetry? 

Happy Friday!

I’ll be back with another Oscars week review. Hint: its another Best Picture nomination!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

This week, share an image that highlights a size relationship — make us pause and take a second look to understand the scale of the elements in your photo. – The Daily Post

I’m not exactly sure how to approach this topic to believe in but I took the original post’s inspiration and worked on looking up pictures with different scale/size relationships.

Not so much to say about this one but, search up the hidden objects here? Should be pretty apparent 😉

butterfly field

Butterflies and yellow flowers

squirrel and fence

Squirrel on the fence

ducks in a river

Ducks on a River

kungfu with kids

Martial arts session with kids

real and fake cats

Cats: Real vs. Fake

insect in flower

Insect in flowers

bees in flowers

Bumblebees and purple flowers

What do you think? On topic or off topics? I started losing track of contrast and scale after a while.. Haha! Still, some pictures for your enjoyment!

A little break from the Valentine’s Marathon, which is only returning tomorrow for a finale! But I’ll have a nice little Valentine’s themed post in the afternoon 🙂

Happy Friday, my lovelies!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth

This week, share with us your take on “depth” — you can take it literally, like me, by showing something (a dense forest, your lawn after a blizzard) that suggests volume, a distance between surface and bottom. Or go with a more figurative approach: use a deep color palette, play with your image’s depth of field, or highlight a person, a place, or an object to which you feel deeply connected. – The Daily Post

sentier des chutes

sentier des chutes

Going deep into the forest on a hiking trail, the breath of fresh air from going into something so deep into nature that its like a calm clearing makes us forget about the busy urban every day life and here’s where I feel deeply connect to nature.  I’m taking this past week’s theme to a figurative and literal interpretation 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

Sometimes serendipity is the casual photographer’s best friend.  Today, we challenge you to show us what “express yourself” means to you. – The Daily Post

From last night :)

From last night 🙂

Not exactly a great shot but its the best one I’ve had of my cat sniffing the camera/my phone.  She loves attention and hates it when this little device is taking mine away from her.

And just a few recent random shots that I personally kind of like…because I never just use one photo for these challenges.

After a night of freezing rain a week or two ago

After a night of freezing rain a week or two ago

Fountain show at Complex Desjardins

Fountain show at Complex Desjardins

Not sure how any of that expresses myself but these were all random shots and events that I didn’t quite expect but just had my phone with me and caught a really decent shot of my surroundings 🙂

Hope you like it! Happy Friday, my lovelies!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

Serenity (noun):
The state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled. – The Daily Post

This is right up my alley, right? Honestly, Tranquil Dreams could have very much also been Serene Dreams.  It just didn’t appeal to me as much.  When you see the word Serenity in Chinese on any items in stores, you are looking at a part of my Chinese name.  Isn’t that nifty?

Anyways, enough of my rambling.

Despite my blog name, I am not very serene because I’m a worry-wart.  Where do I get away from these things? Thats where my hiking trips come handy. Nature is where I find this. Nothing quite beats being engulfed in nature, surrounded by trees and especially bodies of water: streams, rivers, lakes, seas, oceans…you get the idea.  I just love the sound of water.  Its so calming.

Saguenay Lac Saint Jean

On the way to Saguenay Lac St. Jean, August 2014 at a viewpoint

Trou de la Fee

Green Corridor (Trail) on Trou de la Fee Park in Saguenay Lac St. Jean, August 2014

Sunrise Old Montreal

Early morning sunrise session in Old Montreal, December 2014

Finally, I don’t get hiking every day so my constant serenity comes from my sleeping cat.  She purrs *really* loud (more than normal) and she just calms me down when she does.  Its a little weird but it helps me sleep. So, here’s a little bonus picture…finding her under the covers.

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What makes you feel serenity?