An old-time car wash that we used to frequent many years ago was recently re-visited now that we’ve moved back to the same area. It hasn’t changed one iota. Amazing after 30 some years.
I was attracted to the light coming in from the decaying ceiling, highlighting the spray of water, and the pipes. The light was just fantastic!
It’s the cheapest car wash in town, and I’ll be going back because of that, and to get more photos; I know there are more waiting for me there.
Photo taken with a Samsung Galaxy, with edits in Snapseed.
For other entries in today’s challenge, visit Lens and Pens by Sally.
Travel is nothing more than fleeting moments that carry you from one day to the next. Days of sights, sounds, and tastes that are all too quickly gone. In the blink of an eye some things appear, and then are gone. Travel with intention to experience these moments that are ephemeral.
A rainbow arching across an island
A sunset’s colors changing from moment to moment until it is gone.
Reflections on the windows of a hotel at night
The colors of autumn that shimmer in a country pond
It’s all there, but only for a moment.
Do you see why I’m in need of rehab? I’ve taken a photo with my Panasonic DMC FZ200, maxed out the zoom lens to 108mm, and got this (what I consider) beautiful “fluffy” photo. I’m sure you photography purists out there are screaming NOOOOOOOO, but I kind of liked the painterly outcome. My rehab will continue for some time; I’m very ill with creativity fever and do crazy things on a whim. If you wish to learn about Photo Rehab, click here. It’s good therapy.
Today is Challenger’s Choice at Lens and Pens by Sally’s blog for Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices. Sally photographs in the abstract today, and says in part “So why create an image that is unrecognizable? Out of context? Maybe it’s to seize intrigue and mystery that shows a new way of seeing the old. Maybe it shows a more interesting portion. Maybe it says so much more than the intact object. Maybe it’s a challenge to view a human innovation with fresh perspective. Just maybe the new visual language is more enticing, more complex or more simple than the original. Or it does not have to be. It just may be a fleeting scenario that pleases the eye as a frozen moment of insight. Maybe the reason is irrelevant. Maybe the final image is all that matters. Maybe it does matter. Maybe the impetus counts. In truth it’s all in the eye of the beholders.”
Sometimes, maybe even a lot of the time, the roads that lead home are the best. Beach towns, big cities, ancient Mayan ruins are great to explore. But the Sunday Traveler also loves the adventures of home.
My favorite meal while in Cancun. Shrimp fresh out of the sea, and avocado from nearby trees. A little chopped tomato, and cilantro, a squeeze of lime. The freshest of fresh! Buen provecho.
The eyes snap the image first
the camera follows suit
at the end of the night
Photo taken with a Samsung Galaxy, and entered for the weekly challenge hosted by Lens and Pens by Sally. Take a look at her post and other entries here