The Color of Saffrun — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter S

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter S – Colors that start with the Letter S.

Travelers can sometimes be puzzled by ordinary items in foreign countries when the name seems familiar but is just that tiny bit different from what is expected.  This container is labeled NO.1 PURE IRANIAN SAFFRUN 100% NATURAL.  A closer look at the vibrantly colored strands reveals that they are the exotic saffron.

This photo was taken on December 27, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus TG-4,  ISO 1000, f/2.3, 1/30 sec, 5.5 mm

A Communal Breakfast in Coc Ly Market

This is our entry in The Daily Post Daily Prompt: Communal.

In February 2017, we visited the Coc Ly market, one of the many Hilltribe markets around Sa Pa in the northwest of Vietnam.  This market is located about 60 km (36 miles) from Lào Cai, a city just across the Red River from Hekou, China.  The people seated at the long tables in the picture below are enjoying a communal breakfast before shopping in the market.

This photo was taken in the early morning of February 14, 2017. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/25 sec, 55 mm.

A Christmas Heart — Travel theme: Love

Here is our entry in Where’s my backpack?’s Travel theme: Love.

We bought this handmade ceramic heart ornament  at the Mercado de Coisas & Loiças in the Campo de Santa Clara when we visited Lisbon, Portugal. It was part of their Christmas Collection. Now it’s part of our Christmas collection, too.

This photo was taken on December 22, 2017. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 400, f/5.6, 0.4 sec, 121 mm.

Estação de Lisboa-Oriente — Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Arches, Domes, Half Circles

This is our entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Arches, Domes, Half Circles.

This modernist building is the Estação de Lisboa-Oriente as seen from the Vasco da Gama Commercial Centre in Lisbon, Portugal. The arched entrance to this transportation hub is flanked by wing-like extensions and backed by the metal and glass lattice covering the railway platform.

This photo was taken on September 12, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus TG-5, ISO 100, f/3.5, 1/1000 sec, 6.4 mm

Subway Weed — Finding Light in Darkness

This is our entry in Lost in Translation’s THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: DARKNESS AND LIGHT.

This photo shows a weed with tiny white flowers growing from a lighted grate in the lower (train) level of a Metro station.  In the darkness of the station, this weed finds enough light to grow and bloom.

This photo was taken on October 18, 2017. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, 135 mm.

Macro Raspberry — One Word Photo Challenge: Macro

Here is our entry in Tourmaline’s One Word Photo Challenge: Macro.

This is an image of a small portion of a red raspberry that was about 1/2 inch in diameter.

This photo was taken on November 23, 2017. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 100, f/22, 30 sec, 60mm

Christmas Reindeer — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: R

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: R – Needs to start with the letter R and have at least six letters.

We found this reindeer prancing on a lawn in our neighborhood last night.  We wonder what the wild deer will think of this.

This photo was taken on December 18, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus 100D, ISO 1000, f/5.6, 1/160 sec, 96 mm