Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

D.H. Lawrence said it perfectly in his 1921 travel memoir Sea and Sardinia:

Sardinia is another thing. Much wider, much more ordinary, not up-and-down at all, but running away into the distance. Unremarkable ridges of moor-like hills running away, perhaps to a bunch of dramatic peaks on the southwest. This gives a sense of space … lovely space about one, and traveling distances-nothing finished, nothing final. It is like liberty itself … ” D.H. Lawrence. Sea and Sardinia. 1921.

To me, Sardinia is an island filled with striking coastlines and impressive interiors. She’s also my home.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside Sardinia


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Sardinia is more than just stunning beaches and emerald coasts. Have you ever wondered what it’s like on the inside? Follow me on a photographic journey to explore Sardinia from the inside. Grazing sheep inside the confines of their mountains … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV from Sardinia

This week we are challenged with an unusual POV, and yesterday I found myself time to play around with just that –  POV. I was sitting on my sofa watching laundry dry when I decided to snap a photo through my window.

It certainly creates an interesting point of view from stunning Sardinia.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea and Sardinia

“Even castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually.” Jimi Hendrix

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Jacques Cousteau

“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.” Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I’ve always surrounded myself with the sea from Australia to Grand Cayman and now resting in Sardinia.

At what sea do you rest your wary bones?

Related post:

10 Remarkable Reasons to Visit Sardinia with quotes from Sea & Sardinia by D.H. Lawrence.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree Surfing

Carefree surfing on the waters of Isola Rossa, Sardinia, Italy.

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge. Click the link to see more carefree images from around the world.

What does carefree mean to you?

Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

This week’s photo challenge was well, a challenge. I never, repeat, never take portrait shots. I don’t like how they turn out in but I finally managed to shoot these shots at my favourite beach. Here are the rules for this week’s photo challenge:

For this challenge, capture two images — a horizontal and a vertical version — of the same scene or subject. There are no concrete “rules” here, but a) it should be evident that both shots are of the same place/location or person/thing, and b) your photographs should ideally have been taken during the same shoot — where’s the challenge if you’re just plucking out pictures of a particular location or person from your archives?

Jennifer Avventura One Shot Two Ways My Sardinian life 2013

And now the not so beautiful portrait shot:

Jennifer Avventure One Shot Two Ways My Sardinian Life 2013

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow

A Caribbean storm over Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman. This is one of my favourite photos I took while living in Grand Cayman this past winter. I had a fabulous time watching this storm move in and even got a little wet.

Foreshadow by Jennifer Avventura 2013 My Sardinian Life

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

I’m not sure what possessed me to climb a ladder and clean our ceiling in 37 degree heat. It’s the first time in six years that I’ve cleaned the ceiling, and it took me two and a half hours. It’s a beautiful masterpiece made from chestnut and took my husband one month to complete. He’s it’s a beautiful masterpiece of patience, nature and abstractness.


I think it can wait another six years before I clean it again! 😉

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece. Just click the link to join in on the fun.

What’s a masterpiece to you?

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour #2

I dusted off an old flash drive and was surprised to find burning golden hour photos. I was shocked at how beautiful some of them are and even more shocked to find out that I snapped these shots in 2010. So, without further ado, here is my second installment into the weekly photo challenge.

Asinara Bay, Sardinia, Italy

The Golden Hour by Jennifer Avventura

The Golden Hour By Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life 2013 (3)I snapped the following photo through our dirty living-room window. It has not been altered in any way. Looks like the end of the world to me.

The Golden Hour By Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life 2013 (4)

A golden hour sunset in HDR.

The Golden Hour By Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life 2013 (5)

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Travel Theme: Simplicity Sardinia


La Marinedda, Sardinia, Italy

This is my response to Ailsa’s weekly travel theme: Simplicity