I didn’t have this photo lined up for Tree Squares, but when I saw Becky’s ‘palm trees’ post, and the quote “May you never be too busy to stop and breathe under a palm tree”, I just had to post this. Breathing under a palm tree is all well and good — but first, check what’s up that tree!
This photo is from the island of Matuku, Fiji, which I visited in 2016 on the tall ship Tenacious. I was struck — as I often am in places where people have so much less than we in prosperous Western countries have — by how clean everyone’s clothes were, and by how much effort the women put into ensuring that.
Two photos of the Orangery, Kew Gardens, London. (The statue was no longer there in 2018; it had been against the end wall.)
This selection of photos features light streaming through a window into a room. Although these photos have very different subjects, they are all lit by windows — dramatically, softly, harshly, boldly. In some, you can see the shadows of the window frames or of the glass itself.
Two from Fiji below. On the left, the window is not visible but its bright light is falling on the boy. On the right, the diffuse light from the window highlights the flat surfaces of the wooden pews.
Two from Kerala, India. Men were making lime by burning sea shells.
This one shows the splashes of colour from light falling through a stained glass window.
Many lines in this photo — the corrugated ceiling, the wooden floor, the supporting beams, and the multi-paned window that casts its slanting shadows.
The bright light brings out the colours of this woven bag and throws shadows from the edges of the glass louvres.
No true windows in the photo below, more like openings in the stone walls. An interesting lighting effect, though!
Posted for Jude’s 2020 Challenge (Light: Experiment in different weather conditions such as mist or rain, OR take a photograph indoors such as a still life or light entering a room streaming through a window OR experiment in capturing the colour of light.)
These two nautical charts show different parts of the Fijian islands. Above, in addition to the lines of latitude and longitude on the chart, you can see the line of the path ‘Tenacious’ took through the area.
Posted as part of October Squares Lines&Squares
What more do you need for the perfect Fiji sunset? (Ooh, I know, a cocktail!)
Isn’t this just the ideal tropical island view? Shot from the tall ship ‘Tenacious’ in June 2016.
In Suva (the capital of Fiji), there is a lovely garden named in honour of Sir John Bates Thurston, governor between February 1888 and March 1897. While the lawns, trees and plants are well looked after, the monuments and fountains have had a tougher time. This fountain must have been very impressive when it was new and the basin was full of water. I can imagine children running through the water on a hot day, splashing each other and laughing with glee.