“I don’t have ugly ducklings turning into swans in my stories. I have ugly ducklings turn into confident ducks.” ~~ Maeve Binchy
“The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.” ~~ Richard Wright
For more of this challenge, please go listen to Ese’ s Voice.
Originally built in 1933, the Boulder Theatre was purchased in 1997 by Desi Arnaz, Jr., who completely restored the property. The Boulder Theatre hosts a few select events including the Dam Short Film Festival and is the permanent home to The Boulder City Ballet Company. You can read more about the Boulder Theatre here.”
This is their 10th year.
If this is Thursday, it must be time for Travel with Intent‘s Look Up, Look Down Challenge.
Does someone have the same problem? I work on my photos in Lightroom until they are perfect. Then export them to publish on WordPress and they look flat, not so bright or not so much contrast. This shot above is a perfect example.
For a fun time, see Cee
“Silver, gold – I don’t discriminate. I like sparkly things.” ~~ Charlaine Harris
For more sparkly things, go visit Wheres My Backpack
I’m sorry but I could not resist. I had real trees for this challenge but then came across this photo taken last year at The Conservatory at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. This was part of their Autumn display. The first photo is straight from the camera- with flash. The second was adjusted with color correction, then converted to black and white and split tones in Lightroom.
For more trees, please visit Sonel’s Corner Photo Challenge.
For more man made items of interest, please see Cee.
For photos taken during construction, please visit Travel With Intent.
“If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.” ~~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
For a few more interpretations of the word “touch”, please visit Ese’s Voice
“The time has come,’ the walrus said, ‘to talk of many things: of shoes and ships – and sealing wax – of cabbages and kings’.” ~~ Lewis Carroll
Paula, of Lost In Translation, said, “This is not a challenge; and there are no rules. I will not be giving you themes, but I am inviting you to share with me what inspires you, and makes you happy.”
This photo might not inspire me, but it certainly makes me happy. The Head of a Walrus over a fireplace is so strange and out of place that it makes me smile. I hate to admit I am a vegetarian so I can only hope it was never a real walrus!