Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Texture . . . October Theme @ Blogger Friends Photo Club

Our sponsors would like to put in a word for a photo club happening over at Blogger Friends Photo Club, which is being taken care of by Desi in South Africa. Each month she announces a theme, and then over the month people can send her photos related to the theme, and at the end of the month she posts them all; and folks can then come back and see what everyone else did related to the theme for that month. The theme for October is "Texture" . . . so if you have any photos with great texture in them, don't wait to send them to Desi, there are still a few days left in October . . .
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To participate in Blogger Friends Photo Club, it's easy, just send Desi an e-mail with the photos you'd like to enter to : photoclubfriends@webmail.co.za and she'll do the rest. . . which is really wonderful of her, as this is purely for fun and she has devoted considerable time to it over the past couple of months to make it happen.
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She has two other blogs as well which are worth a visit or three, at Desi Van Zyl Photography, and at Being Desi.
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Although this is not one of the photos I sent for this month's texture theme, it might have been . . . The texture of a parched piece of earth . . . somewhere in France . . .
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16 comments:

@eloh said...

France? Wow, I would have thought African drought. I always think of France as so beautiful, well, except for a couple things, and they were still beauty in their own way.

Looks like you could reach out and stick your hands in those cracks.

lady jicky said...

It could be here in Australia too. We are in a drought situation right at the moment.

Margaret Pangert said...

Looks like a giant jigsaw puzzle to me! is it receding water in summer? The black-and-white really give it "texture." Interesting photo, Owen!

louciao said...

oh man. I really feel thirsty now.

Nathalie said...

I never would have placed this in France.
What a great photo for a texture theme.

Thanks for mentioning Desi's initiative. Having a theme to work and exchange on is a great idea. Not sure I'll have time to participate this month but I'll definitely go and have a look at what other people have done - and I do plan to participate next month. Thanks for the links !

Steve said...

Incredible picture. It's hurting my eyes like an optical illusion...!

.:: Karine ::. said...

effectivement c'est surprenant de voir cela en france ! mais en 2003 nous avons eu une sécheresse !
ta photo est magnifique et sa beauté est rehaussée par le noir et blanc, superbe !

j'espère que tu vas bien, passe une belle journée

J said...

I think I'll take part, espcially as the camera club I wanted to join has just stopped taking new members. Thanks for the links too, looks like a couple of great sites.

desi said...

WOW!
thanx so much Owen! :D very nice of you for this big advertisement!
i cant stop smiling! :)

And thanx to all of you out there who pass my sites. I am looking forward to your photos!! :D

desi
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TechnoBabe said...

Definitely parched!

jeff said...

Un conseil Owen ! Avec une peau pareille et le soleil qu'il fait en ce moment... tu devrais te mettre de la crème pour te nourrir la peau ! ! ! je dis ça moi... tu fais ce que tu veux !

A plus amigo ! je reviendrais te causer plus longuement !...

Ciao pixpotscrunch !
Tisane well !...;-)
Jeff

Owen said...

@eloh, hmm, I wonder what you saw in France that left a less than beautiful memory ? Actually, that's a bit tongue in cheek of me, as France is struggling between respecting its past and taking part in the modern consumption driven economic model that seems to require strip mall type expansions around towns and franchises and other modern horrors... but .... but if one gets out and digs a little, one can still find traces of the past, some more beautiful than others...

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Lady Jicky, we've seen some terrible stories about drought in southeastern Australia, and the devastating impact on farmers / ranchers, a few too many of whom as they lose their livelihood are taking their own lives apparently. I wonder what the aborigines think about all that ? May the rains come...

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Hi Margaret, it was on the edge of a wildlife preserve... part of a pond had gone dry. But I don't think it's due to drought, as we've been getting a fair amount of rain lately in these parts... at last, the summer was dry.

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Lynne, fortunately you know who to see to get help with that little temporary discomfort... hmmm, I wonder where she's hiding... I hope she didn't try walking across any of the quicksand that there was plenty of in these parts too...

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Hey Nathalie, that's great, would love to see you over at Desi's next month ! Cheers !

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Steve, you and me both, I can't look at this for very long...

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Merci beaucoup Karine, en fait la journée était pleine de bonne choses, surtout en fin d'après midi je suis sorti aller me promener dans des petits villages pas loins de Soissons... comme j'adore faire, aller découvrir des coins que je ne connaissais pas... la France est très riche, un peu partout il y a des choses fascinantes...

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J, Excellent ! Looking forward to seeing you over on BFPC...

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Hi Desi, you're more than welcome, shucks, it was the least I could do to thank you for all the time and effort you put into it... and just sent you another one...

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TechnoB., totally parched ! I could go for a beer about now !

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Hey Jeff, you're back !?! Je pensais que peut-être tu étais parti pour remonter la fleuve Congo en canoé... Et tu as raison, j'ai oublié ma crème solaire et voilà ce qui se passe... des crevasses de partout, ceci était juste une de mes cuisses un peu trop cuite... bon, une bonne cuite s'impose donc pour hydratiser, non ? Ah non, il me semble que l'alcoor déseche d'autant plus... bon, peut-être juste une tisane bien naturelle en herbes ?

A biengtôt (dit comme si j'étais du sud...) :-)

jeff said...

A biengtôt... ! ! ! Parisieng va !...;-)))
Pour en revenir au canoé, je n'étais pas sur le fleuve congo mon cher... mais plutôt sur le fleuve des amitiés retrouvées...
Quant à tes cuisses trop cuites, je ne te conseille pas l'alcool... mais plutôt un bon massage hydratant prodigué par une charmante brune aux mains plus que douce ! En général... ça réhydrate !...;-)))
( la couleur des cheveux ceci dit est peu importante pour la réhydratation ! ! ! )

Amitiés mon ami de l'autre bout de la toile dit pixpotscrunch !
Ciaooo !

Loulou said...

Texture!!! I couldn't miss the "rendez-vous" for sure! So if Desi is nice there will be some of my shots as well!
Hope you are fine, life is not too crazy, and you are gone for some well deserved holidays with the 3 ladies! :-)
Our turn no later than tomorrow since we are leaving for Kerala, south of India, for almost one week. Can't wait!
More to see on Indiaphragme as always
Bonnes vacances mon ami
Bises
Loulou

Sar@h said...

J'ai envoyé une photo.

Pfftt, ça on peut le voir lors des marées basses de beau temps !
Ça ne m'affole pas.

Owen said...

Jeff ! Bon si c'est un massage la seule solution, peut-être tu pourrais me conseiller une bonne practicante de l'art ??? Et tu as raison, ce n'est pas la couleur des cheveux qui compte, mais la force dans les mains, et la force dans les pensées qui pousse les mains à agir... le massage est un art parmi les plus raffinés... ah biengtôt, dit le parigot...
Schrrooonch....

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Hi Loulou ! Well, as Desi is very nice, then I'm sure there will be some of your photos up, and I can't wait to see what you sent for texture... Life is always crazy, but I wouldn't want it any other way. The three ladies and I did a fun day trip yesterday to Albert and Amiens to discover more of our country here that we've never seen. Hope you have a wonderful time in the South of India then, wow, for a week, should be plenty of time to do some beautiful photos... just keep an eye on your camera if you take the train... always a great pleasure to hear from you... and big bisoux to all of you !!!

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Merci bcp Sar@h, faudrait que j'ouvre ma boite mail, si c'est passé par là... sinon, non, rien d'affolant dans cette photo, c'était juste pour la texture de la terre ici, c'était dans le parc Marquenterre, réserve des oiseaux...