“Gracefulness is a tricky quality – it manifests itself as an effortless, subtle harmony between a subject and its environment,” writes Ben Huberman in The Weekly Photo Challenge. Nicely said, I think – and here is my response: I often find nature’s gracefulness (if I can call it that) by the water.
Paleica continues her monthly photo challenge series 12 Magische Mottos. This month’s magic word is abstraction. Please check it out – there is some really great photography on display.
I’d had in mind to try my hand at abstract nature photos for a change. Last weekend’s snow invited an attempt to go abstract with ‘out of the camera’ pictures. I did not even do anything about the colours because I was fascinated by the fact that the ‘white’ snow never looked quite the same: That day, the sky shifted rapidly from cloudy to blindingly sunny.
Paula at Lost in Translation suggests we defocus – and I wanted to try some abstract nature pictures. Here’s a glimpse.
Einen an der Mütze haben almost does not translate literally. “To have something/someone at the cap” comes close; “einen” can be either something or someone.
The adequate translation is easy enough though, since the English language has at least as many colourful expressions as the German: “Not playing the full deck”, “The lights are on but nobody’s home” or maybe “Not she sharpest knife in the drawer” come to mind.
There might be use for a bit of light, I shine it because this is my 500. post, plus this is a contribution for the Minimalism Special at Lost in Translation.