Trucks (Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers)

Layers are used in digital image editing to separate different elements of an image or to overlap them.

In  this case I collected the photos of Truck driving across Australia and I processed it together.

trucks collage of layers Australia

Posted for Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers and for  “4 Weeks Australia in Pictures”

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You (Sunset Colors)

I took this picture about at about 6 pm this evening from my window. It’s not the first sunset I proposed here, but I think this fits exactly with the challenge as it reveals my feeling in front of this spectacle.

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Posted for http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/hue-photo-challenge/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved (Zooming and Identifying a Church)

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Switzerland is not only a snowy Country! In the region of Ticino, the warmer part of Switzerland, we can enjoy a lot of sun and the winter is not as freezing as in the Alps. From the mountains located above the lake we a breathtaking panorama over the lake of Lugano and the pretty villages around this area.

The sun and the clear sky allowed us to enjoy the afternoon with a superb view from monte Bré (Mount Bré) located just over the city of Lugano.

My son pointed the camera in the South and photographed the area.

Only at home on my PC I discovered what he did; he used the zoom again and again especially in the South direction.

Some villages many kilometers away appeared. At once I saw the Alps on the back of the fog of the Pianura Padana.

The village at the latest end of the lake is called Porto Ceresio.

view mount Bre by Lugano tele

Is it possible to find out how the church is called? It seems to be located on a small hill. Do you see the church in the photo?

This was the photo-discovery challenge, I was curious and I was resolved to find out how the church is called. The digital zoom of my photo editor was a big help.

view mount Bre by Lugano tele detail

Here the solution of my question:

It is the “Santuario della Madonna di San Martino” in Besano located about 20 km form my point of view!  Reference: Read/See more details here.

At the side of the walk up to the church we can see the “Via Crucis” (Salita als Santuario di San Martino).

Posted for weekly photo challenge “resolved”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise (math and veggies)

romanesco

Vegetables have a very important place in my kitchen and sometimes I cannot resist buying some of these beauties.

Last week I saw a Romanesco broccoli, also called Roman cauliflower, and I bought this in the purpose not only to cook it, but also to take photos of it.

I placed it on white dish and I realized that this vegetable has really a surprising architecture. What a surprise!

The spiral shape of the whole florescence is a spiral where the florets are assembled. Each floret is a spiral of other spiral florets.

Searching in the intent I found surprising and interesting facts about this:

  • It’s been cultivated in Italy since the 16th century
  • It’s an example of logarithmic spirals
  • it’s fractal geometric shape

What is a fractal?

From Wikipedia: A fractal is a mathematical set that has a fractal dimension that usually exceeds its topological dimension and may fall between the integers.Fractals are typically self-similar patterns, where self-similar means they are “the same from near as from far”. Fractals may be exactly the same at every scale or they may be nearly the same at different scales. The definition of fractal goes beyond self-similarity per se to exclude trivial self-similarity and include the idea of a detailed pattern repeating itself.

romanesco detail

Here more about fractal food

Posted for weekly photo challenge: surprise

Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

A delicious spring salad bouquet I prepared this spring with fresh edible flowers from the garden.

It looks so delicate that you wouldn’t want to eat it.

This composition constists of: primeroses, dandelion leaves, walnuts, boiled potatoes, boiled eggs and homemade salad dressing.

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Phosted for  Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate