Weekly Photo Challenge: All time favourites

It seems the organisers of the Weekly Photo Challenge on WordPress are stopping…they have asked us for our All-Time Favorites (click on the link for other interpretations)

Here are a few of mine:

The smartphone generation intrigues me, I have taken many photos of people using their smartphones like:

Please Die
Please Die
no smartphone, no
No smartphone, no comment

I also love the sea, unfortunately the sea is on the other side of Georgia.

Old men and the sea
The Old Men and the Sea (Qobuleti, Adjara, Georgia)
High jump
High Jump into the sea at Qobuleti

and I like taking photos of my diecast model car collection outside

1969 VW Karmann Ghia Convertible MBX
1969 VW Karmann Ghia

This week my favourite photo was of a pair of laughing doves making a nest. The male fetches the material and the female arranges them into a nest.

Laughing dove nesting
laughing doves making a nest

I hope you like these photos, feel free to comment below.

Weekly Photo Challenge: 2017 Favourites

This week’s challenge is 2017 Favourites

The challenge calls on us “To celebrate the end of the year, share the most meaningful photo you’ve taken in 2017.”

I don’t know how many photos I’ve taken this year, somewhere in excess of 20 000 but here are five of my favourites.

The first I call “Gas Station at Night” taken in Varketili in February, this reminds me of Edward Hopper’s oeuvre. He painted gas stations and he painted many night scenes.

Gas Station at Night
Gas Station at Night

My second is “Pine Needles in the Rain“, at the beginning of the hiking season (early June) we went camping in  Dariali Gorge and it rained heavily.

raindrops on pine needles
Pine Needles in the Rain

The third is a slightly humorous shot entitled “Please Die”, I often take photos of people using their phones for selfies, the digital generation. After I took the shot I noticed the graffiti saying “please die”, which seemed appropriate for the expression on the man’s face, which we might relate to his girlfriend taking innumerable selfies.

Please Die
Please die

I have another blog about collecting diecast model cars (especially Matchbox and Hot Wheels) diecast blog. I have taken to habitually carrying around a model from my collection in a pocket, to grab potential photo opportunities. Here is a photograph of a Matchbox VW Karmann Ghia Convertible, taken at the graveyard where my father-in-law is buried on the outskirts of Tbilisi.

1969 VW Karmann Ghia Convertible MBX
1969 VW Karmann Ghia Convertible (Matchbox)

And I’ll finish with my grandchildren eating bananas….

banana kids
banana kids