Travel theme: Contrast

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Today I’m participating in Where’s My Backpack’s Travel Theme photo challenge. This week’s theme is contrast. Enjoy my photos and remember you can click on each photo for a larger view.

Sorry if you’ve seen this photo earlier this week, but I think it illustrates how you can compose a great photo by contrasting different colors.

Travel theme: Contrast - Orange protea pincushion and purple lavender
Travel theme: Contrast – Orange protea pincushion and purple lavender

Red and green contrast well to make this red hibiscus flower stand out.

Travel theme: Contrast - Red hibiscus flower
Travel theme: Contrast – Red hibiscus flower

The darkness of the water offers a nice contrast with the lit sea jellies.

Travel theme: Contrast - Sea jellies
Travel theme: Contrast – Sea jellies

Of course, there no bigger contrast than white on black. Here’s an almost white full moon on a dark blue sky. You can view a large full moon in a pitch black sky here.

Travel theme: Contrast - Moon rising beyond the trees
Travel theme: Contrast – Moon rising beyond the trees

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles and Curves

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This week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge theme is circles and curves. Nature is full of circles and curves so here are a few of my selections for this theme. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view.

Is there anything more round than a full moon?

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Circles and Curves - full moon
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles and Curves – full moon

OK, oranges are pretty round too.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: round orange
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: round orange

Lemons aren’t round but they show plenty of curves.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: the curves of a lemon
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: the curves of a lemon

This protea pin cushion flower has beautifully curved petals.

Curvy petals of the protea pin cushion flower
Curvy petals of the protea pin cushion flower

I love the round and curvy shapes of these raindrops on a spider web. You can see more of these raindrops here and here.

Raindrops on spider webs over river rocks
Raindrops on spider webs over river rocks

Sea jellies are round and curvy as they swim around.

The curves of sea jellies
The curves of sea jellies

I love these little round berries (more photos of these berries here). Two months later and the berries are still on the shrubs.

The round red berries of the Cotoneaster Lacteus
The round red berries of the Cotoneaster Lacteus

I’ll finish with the newest baby panda at the San Diego Zoo. I love those beautiful circles around the eyes!

Baby panda bear t the San Diego Zoo
Baby panda bear t the San Diego Zoo