Tiny

Seldom seen in my garden, a tiny ladybird on a lemon tree. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

Seldom seen in my garden, a tiny ladybird on a lemon tree. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week is “tiny.” Here are a few shot of little things that have caught my eye.

A small car anyway, these toy BMW Isetta's are truly tiny. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

A small car anyway, these toy BMW Isetta’s are truly tiny. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

A tiny, inverted world reflected in a randrop. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

A tiny, inverted world reflected in a randrop. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

Seen on a Munich street, a tiny garden on the back of a small truck. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

Seen on a Munich street, a tiny garden on the back of a small truck. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

Small insect, small flowers. A tiny part of the food chain. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

Small insect, small flowers. A tiny part of the food chain. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

Cicada shell and shadow. Photo, Su Leslie

Cicada moult; tiny anyway, and even smaller against its shadow. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

On the collision of the curated and the entirely accidental

Seen in Selfridges window, Oxford Street, London. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015. Shot with iPhone4, edited with Pixlr Express.

Seen in Selfridges window, Oxford Street, London. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015. Shot with iPhone4, edited with Pixlr Express.

I seem to have developed a habit of photographing shop windows. I’ve only recently become aware of this, and have been thinking about it quite a lot. I think it’s because I love the interplay of items placed and framed deliberately — often with great care and at great expense — against the totally random nature of the world reflected in the glass.

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Still life with coral – and a couple walking their dog. Seen in window of design store, Munich. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015. Shot with iPhone4, edited with Pixlr Express.

Is it street photography? Abstraction? Or in the case below, self-portrait?

Captured in a store window in Bordeaux. "Jellyfish" made of fabric, chandelier, armchair, street scene and the photographer. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015. Shot with iPhone4, edited with Pixlr Express.

Captured in a store window in Bordeaux. “Jellyfish” made of fabric, chandelier, armchair, street scene and the photographer. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015. Shot with iPhone4, edited with Pixlr Express.

This post was written for Sally’s Phoneography and non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally.

Wordless Wednesday: postcards from here and there

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Apologies; I’m posting from my iPad and having trouble captioning the images. So:
1. San Francisco from the Coit Tower
2. Church of St a Peter & St Paul, San Francisco
3. My “boys” with Francesco; street performer in Munich
4. The boys again. On the road up to Schloss Neuschwanstein, Bavaria
5 & 6. Views from the train; Munich to Fussen
7. Resedenz Garten, Munich
8. A perfect plate; macarons in a shop window, Munich

All images: Su Leslie, 2015

Not exactly wordless, but this last week pictures definitely speak louder than words.

Architecture of difference

We’ve been in Bavaria for the last couple of days, and yesterday went to the famous Schloss Neuschwanstein. It’s winter here and there has been quite a lot of snow. Coming from a Kiwi summer, this change of weather has accentuated the feeling of difference — best exemplified by the very different architecture of this part of the world.

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Schloss Neuschwanstein: a fairy tale castle built high in the mountains.

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Icicles hang from the roof of this house, in the village below the castle.

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The inn just below the Schloss Neuschwanstein, perfect place to warm up.

This post was written for Sally’s Phoneography and non-SLR Digital Image Challenge, at Lens and Pens by Sally.

Things to see and places to be

The Big T wants to visit the BMW museum while we're in Munich. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015. Shot with iPhone4, edited with Pixlr Express.

The Big T wants to visit the BMW museum while we’re in Munich. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015. Shot with iPhone4, edited with Pixlr Express.

With less than a week until we go on holiday, the boys are busy making lists of things to do and visit. The Big T is keen on the BMW museum in Munich, while the boy-child is looking forward to skating in Bordeaux.

I had such fun photographing our little toy BMW Isetta the other day (DP Photo Challenge – not quite to scale), that I decided to take a few more shots, and then of course I needed a skateboard.

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Checking out the skate scene in Bordeaux is high on the boy-child’s list of things to do on holiday. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015. Shot with iPhone4, edited with Pixlr Express.

Not sure how I can represent my wish-list for our holiday. As long as I can find coffee, book shops and art galleries, I’ll be happy.

This post was written for Sally’s Phoneography and non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally. You can find out more here.