Weekly Photo Challenge: A Sardinian Perspective

Meet Floppy and his Ass.

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A wonderful perspective into the lives of two beastly friends.

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned in Sardinia

“Art is never finished, only abandoned.” Leonardo da Vinci

Abandoned by Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life 2014

“Basic human contact – the meeting of eyes, the exchanging of words – is to the psyche what oxygen is to the brain. If you’re feeling abandoned by the world, interact with anyone you can.” Martha Beck

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes never a crowd in Sardinia

It was an overcast and cold February afternoon when I looked out my living-room window.

Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life Weekly Photo Challenge

The panorama leaves me breathless, always wanting more. The sheep gracefully grazed their afternoon snack while wild boars were secretly and quietly coming out of hiding. It’s not often we get to see a wild boar roaming free in these hilly lands but this day was a Sunday and more often than not they come out on this day just to torture the hunter who tries so skillfully to kill them.

Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life Weekly Photo Challange Threes

Mom and Pop hung their heads low not sure in which direction the next shot will blow. When the coast was all clear, they gathered their young not knowing were the next hunter might appear.

Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life Weekly Photo Challenge Threes

Delightfully in tow, not one, nor two, not three nor four, not even five could keep this tribe happily revived. There were six in all, following along the safety of mother’s hooves step. They were gone in a flash, deep in the bush leaving but a line of silhouettes.

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes.

“In a nutshell, a three-picture story is a way to help you think about storytelling with images. To create a three-picture story, gather:

  1. An establishing shot: a broad photo of your subject.
  2. A relationship: two elements interacting with one another.
  3. A detail: a close-up of one part of your subject.”

How often do wild boars gaze in your front yard?

Good morning moon over the Bay of Asinara

This morning was the first time I watched the full moon set and the sunrise, it was a spectacular, romantic treasure.

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This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure and the Weekly Travel Theme: Romance.

Have you ever watched the moon set?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie

Nothing makes me nostalgic for Canada than receiving super, duper mittens in the mail. I’ll be rooting for my home and native land with these new mittens, and putting my hands up in the air while, watching Canada kick butt at the Olympics in Sochi.

wearewinter by Jennifer Avventura

This is my response to the weekly photo challenge: selfie.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

Finally there’s a challenge where I can show off this stunning hand-crafted object that I found in Tonara, Sardinia.

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This is my response to the weekly photo challenge: object.

What is the best way to photograph an object? All advice welcome, thanking you in advance.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

“There is something perfect to be found in the imperfect: the law keeps balance through the juxtaposition of beauty, which gains perfection through nurtured imperfection.”
― Dejan Stojanovic

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This is my response to the weekly photo challenge: juxtaposition.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Window

The window to the universe opens inward and outward.” Daniel Lee Edstrom

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This is my response to the weekly photo challenge: window.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand Masks from Sardinia

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand Masks from Sardinia

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This is a stunning monument at Ottana, Sardinia.

The mask on the left represents the typical mask worn at carnival from the rural mountain town of Ottana.  Boes e Merdules represent an ox and his master. Wild pear wood is used in making these stunning, intricate masks, the star carved on the mask is for good luck and fortune.

The mask on the right is the mask of the Mamuthones from Mamoiada. The masks are made from the fig, elm, chestnut or walnut tree and are blackened to give off a phantom of a presence. The Mamuthone legacy is shrouded in secrecy and there is little documented evidence on their origins; some scholars argue that the Mamuthones had already marched in the nineteenth century while others argue that the ritual dance and parade goes back even further, to the Nuraghic Age.

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

Have you witnessed carnival in central Sardinia?

Brilliant Light Goodnight Sardinia

Brilliant Light Goodnight Sardinia

The first sunset of December 2013 was a blazing bright pinkish/orange. It lit up our living room like a bright disco light.

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Light

Buonanotte bella Sardegna.

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