Published on April 2nd, 20150
Foto Flip Friday – April Theme: “BLOOMS” (Week 1)
Welcome to a brand new edition of Foto Flip Friday – a selected showcase of photos dredged up from my bountiful photo archives and whittled into pretty little “flip/flop” postcards each Friday. And to add to the fun, each month I’ll challenge myself to unearth a series of images that meet a monthly theme.
Though we here beneath the Equator are heading into winter, nonetheless in honor of all those sweet buds – the daffodils, the flowering cherry trees, the tulips, and those sweet bitty crocus just popping up their dear lavender heads right about now in my native land…
April’s FFF theme is: BLOOMS
So let’s get started – first up, a unique “double-exposure” taken back in my ardent experimental photography days (can you spell f-i-l-m?) when I actually not only knew how, but indeed adored shooting in all manual mode. That was the only way you could take a double-exposure like this.
(Do mouseover to see a short message on the back of each postcard.
Simply mouseover the image and watch the *magic!)
* Well o.k. for those viewing in IE, not so much a magical “flip” as a fading change. If you want to see the flip/flop, try viewing in Chrome or Firefox.
And for my 2nd flip-floppy this week?
g-knows I have a boatload of images from my recent 10 day skip through those legendary Galapagos Islands. But alas, I’ve been too busy with a few new EFL teaching gigs, and have yet to find the time to peck a post or three about my many adventures there. Nonetheless, this image is representative of the (uh, rather lack of) “blooms” on the islands. In short, the G’s are truly amazing, with yes, yes, abundant reptile, bird and sea life. But alas, I dare say dry, dry as Arizona. Thus this is the best I could do for “Blooms”:
All this month I’ll be rummaging through my archives for more “Blooms” images, so check back next Friday to see another flip/flop postcard or two from my past.
And meanwhile – if you’d like to submit a “Blooms” photo of your own (in landscape format, min. 700 px. wide), just upload it to an online source (e.g. your blog, Facebook, Flickr, etc – make sure the privacy settings are set to “public”), and post a link to it in the comments below.
Who knows? I might just whittle it into a flip/flop digital postcard here!