Buddha’s Thumbnail

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Hands.

North of New Bagan, Myanmar, just off the Bagan-Chauk Road in Myin Ka Bar, are some of the largest Buddha figures we have ever seen.  One of these was a bhumisparsha Buddha, seated with his left hand palm upward on his lap and the fingers of the right hand pointing to the earth beside his right knee.  For a sense of the size of this Buddha, consider that the human hand in the photo is covering less than half of the right thumbnail of the Buddha.

This photo was taken on February 11, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 2000, f/2.0, 1/30 sec, 4.5 mm.

Even Graffiti Eyes Can Cry — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Eyes

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Eyes.

Graffiti is everywhere in Paris, France. What drew me to this street art, sprayed under the shelter of an arch near Place des Vosges, were the eyes.  If I had seen these crying eyes for the first time just eight days later, I would have said even graffiti eyes cried for the burning Notre Dame Cathedral.

 

This photo was taken on April 7, 2019. Specs are:

Canon 200D, ISO 800, f/3.5, 1/500 sec, 18 mm.

Lisbon Shadows — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Shadows

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Shadows.

Walking through the Alfama in Lisbon, Portugal, we came across this double-shadowed building. In an area famous for its street art, the wall featured a simple shadow of a girl surrounded by flying birds. We were struck by the juxtaposition of the faux shadows  with the real shadows thrown by the bush and window shutters.

 

This photo was taken on September 8, 2017. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 100, f/16, 1/50 sec, 18 mm.

Camel Carts at Pushkar — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things People Drive

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things People Drive (ride, pilot or captain).

Camel carts are a popular ride at the Pushkar Camel Fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India. Here is a lineup of carts waiting for tourists who want to experience the stalls and other amusements at the fair from the relative safety of a jostling, tilting, thinly-padded dusty seat behind a surprisingly-docile steed.  The camel pulling our cart has posed for us, showing his best side.

This photo was taken on October 31, 2014. Specs are:

Olympus TG-3, ISO 100, f/5.0, 1/125 sec, 10.29 mm.

Glass Harp — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week 5 Photo – Music, guitar, instrument, men, coffee, etc.

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week 5 Photo – Music, guitar, instrument, men, coffee, etc..

During a street photography field trip to Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, we came across Jamey Turner playing his glass harp. From these stemmed glasses filled with water to various precise levels and strapped firmly to a simple table, he extracted beautiful classic and popular music with deft strokes of his fingers.

This photo was taken on July 12, 2016.  Specs are:

Canon SL1, ISO 100, f/3.2, 1/250 sec, 50 mm.

Little Stinker — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week 4 Photo – black and white, mirror, air plane, power lines, etc.

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week 4 Photo – black and white, mirror, air plane, power lines, etc..

Little Stinker is the Pitts Special S-1C aircraft flown by Betty Skelton when she won the 1949 and 1950 International Feminine Aerobatic Championships.   Little Stinker hangs in the National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, near Washington Dulles International Airport.  For more information about Little Stinker, visit Pitts Special S-1C.

 

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

Olympus TG-4, ISO 100, f/3.2, 1/80 sec. 5.87 mm.

Giant Octopus — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week 2 Photo

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week 2 Photo – truck, mural, octopus, whale, blue, etc..

This giant octopus resides in the Oceanário de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal.   Suckers of one arm are attached to the side of the aquarium, just inches from the camera. 

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

Olympus TG-4, ISO 1600, f/2.3, 1/10 sec, 5.5 mm.