Mundane Monday challengesis simple: “find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty…” I began to train my eyes to see the beauty of mundane and ordinary things when I started participating this challenge. Thanks to Trablogger!
The Desert Botanical Garden is a 140 acres (57 ha) botanical garden located in Phoenix, Arizona. The garden has many special desert plants and cacti flowers; and many beautiful birds are happy there.
Some specimens may live for more than 150 years….They grow slowly from seed, and never from cuttings. Whenever it rains, saguaros soak up the rainwater. The cactus will visibly expand, holding in the water. It conserves the water and slowly consumes it. — Wikipedia
This is not a cool shot, but it’s my first time capturing a flying hummingbird. :)
Arizona is the hummingbird capital of U.S. Does it surprise you?
Ingrid and her husband have traveled many places in Arizona. She shares her adventures through her fabulous Live Laugh RV blog. Take a look of her beautiful photos and the travel information. Click HERE.
Jo is taking us to PODZIEMIA for a walk. “1000 years of the city’s history are represented here, in a project that took 5 years to excavate.”
Cropped the photo, adjusted the exposure and the white tone, and increased dark tone, then converted it into black and white and adjusted the lighting. Done in the Lightroom. Voila!
Stacy has made a number of instruction videos showing us how she transforms digital photos step by step. I have learned so much from her. Thank you, Stacy! This Friday, she is teaching us how to use the LR 6/CC and Nik Color Efex Pro. Take a look…
Click HERE to view some creative AB works. Emilio is back! :)
Thank you to Raewyn who invited me to take part of the 5 photos 5 stories challenge.
It really is impossible to capture the immense view of the Grand Canyon through my humble lens. So I decided join the sunset tour to shot a few sunset scenes. The first thing that Larry, our tours guide, emphasized was the size of the canyon–277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide.
When we were waiting for sunset, Larry pointed to the canyon walls, then told a story that made me laugh the rest of the trip:
“Last time, when I said to my tour group that the canyon wall is a mile deep down to the bottom, one of the guys responded, ‘Wow! Canada is right over that wall.’ “
If you are living in another continent, you might wonder. The Grand Canyon is located in Arizona which shares a border with Mexico. Fyi, the distance between Canada and Mexico is 903.33 miles (1453.77 kilometers), according to disween.com.