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Seven Days of Black & White Photos

The seven-day black & white photo challenge is doing the rounds on Facebook, and I took up the challenge. If you haven’t come across it yet, it is about posting a photo of your life each day for seven days. No photos of people. No commentary. Challenge someone new each day.

Day 1, a spring leaf…

©2017 Regina Martins

Day 2, spinach growing in our garden. I planted it last summer and it survived the winter. Tender bright green leaves are growing again.

©2017 Regina Martins

Day 3, I submitted my social entrepreneurship assignment, on time!

©2017 Regina Martins

Day 4 I was in Cape Town. Don’t you just love how neatly the luggage trolleys stack into each other?

©2017 Regina Martins

Day 5, book order arrived. I ordered it months ago and had given up on it when it arrived! Relieved and glad.

©2017 Regina Martins

Day 6, shopping at the mall. It’s located on a high and is a beautiful vantage point over the valley.

©2017 Regina Martins

Day 7, today, and the first cup of coffee I posted. Americano with cold milk. It’s so easy for me to post a cup of coffee! I held out until day 7.

©2017 Regina Martins

Did you also enter the FB challenge? Post a link to your blog post telling us all about it in the comments below.

 

Travel Theme: Transport

This is my first time entering Ailsa travel theme photo challenge. I’ve seen many entries on Cee’s and other’s bloggers spaces over the months. I’m adding mine to this challenge that so many people are having fun with.

This week’s travel theme is Transport. I don’t go out of my way to take photos of means of transport, but I have loads of these photos in my archives. Here are some of them, taken on my travels in the last 12 months or so.

The photo of the scooter next to the Berlin wall below was perfectly set up, ready for me to snap away. I had nothing to do with it other than chance upon the scene.

©2016 Regina Martins
©2016 Regina Martins

Trams are ubiquitous forms of transport in Lisbon. Tourists love them. They scrape and clink up and down the narrow cobblestoned streets, the ground trembling as they go past.

©2016 Regina Martins
©2016 Regina Martins

A cross between a tram and an elevator, this is the best way to navigate the steeps streets from the riverside.

©2016 Regina Martins
©2016 Regina Martins

From the streets of Lisbon to the mountains north of Johannesburg, this gaily coloured rustbucket sits abandoned in the shade of a large tree.

©2016 Regina Martins
©2016 Regina Martins

And what better way to arrive in Barcelona that on a yatch, sailing the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean?

©2016 Regina Martins
©2016 Regina Martins

An abandoned bike, dreams of better adventures on a Sunday afternoon…

©2016 Regina Martins
©2016 Regina Martins

And more boats, fishing boats, gaily coloured all, named after the wives, mothers or daughters of the fishermen who captain them.

©2016 Regina Martins
©2016 Regina Martins

Hope you’ve enjoyed. Do you have any photos to share? Go on over the Ailsa’s to check out other entries and see how to participate in this challenge.

 

26 Weeks Letter Challenge: “S”

Here is my offering this week, representing the letter “S”. Definitely much easier than “Q” a couple of weeks ago.

I published this photo on Instagram this week. The sea is mesmerising and I upped the structure and saturation a bit to see the effect of the surf a bit better.

The sea is mesmerising as always - previously published on Instagram ©2016 Regina Martins
The sea is mesmerising as always – previously published on Instagram
©2016 Regina Martins

Sea, sun, surf and sand…need I say more? Isn’t the alliteration perfect 😉

The sea, sand and surf - previously published on Instagram ©2016 Regina Martins
The sea, sand and surf – previously published on Instagram
©2016 Regina Martins

A perfectly imperfect seashell found on a walk on the beach last weekend. I like the perspective of this photo with Che’s hand in the foreground and the rest of him including the sand out of focus.

A gorgeous seashell ©2016 Regina Martins
A gorgeous seashell
©2016 Regina Martins

Shadows of Che and me on said walk on the beach. I like that the shadows are of me and Che on the sand far below and Che’s arm in the foreground.

Shadows of me and Che ©2016 Regina Martins
Shadows of me and Che
©2016 Regina Martins

Shadows cast by the ironwork of a spiral staircase, taken looking down from midway down the staircase.

Shadows made by the ironwork of a spiral staircase ©2016 Regina Martins
Shadows made by the ironwork of a spiral staircase
©2016 Regina Martins

The skylight in the bathroom of the guesthouse I stayed at in June.

A skylight ©2016 Regina Martins
A skylight
©2016 Regina Martins

The beginnings of a healthy smoothie. Spinach, blueberries, apple, linseeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, turmeric, and a touch of L-glutamine…topped up with pomegranate juice and water and zizzed in the fabulous Nutribullet.

The beginnings of a smoothie ©2016 Regina Martins
The beginnings of a smoothie
©2016 Regina Martins

A warming and comforting winter vegetable soup, one of my favourite foods. I could live on soup breakfast, lunch and dinner – summer, winter and all the other seasons in between.

Yummy soup, one of my favourite foods ©2016 Regina Martins
Yummy soup, one of my favourite foods
©2016 Regina Martins

A rare sunrise photo from me because at this time of the day I optimise for sleep. I have posted this photo before and I’m posting again because it is so rare for me to be awake at this early hour.

The sun rising over the sea ©2016 Regina Martins
The sun rising over the sea
©2016 Regina Martins

Che doing his favourite exercise – swimming.

Che doing his favourite summer activity - swimming! ©2016 Regina Martins
Che doing his favourite summer activity – swimming!
©2016 Regina Martins

These photos are entered in Lori’s 26 Weeks Photo Challenge. To know more about it just click on the link in the previous sentence.

Until next week – the turn of the letter “T”.