Wordless Wednesday: Quest

 

two whippets in winter jackets striding across the sands towards a tidal lagoon

 

a blue whippet walking through a shallow tidal lagoon and a black whippet leaping across the water beside her

 

a blue whippet walking through a shallow tidal lagoon and a black whippet suspended in mid-air above the water beside her

 

a blue whippet walking through a shallow tidal lagoon and a black whippet suspended in mid-air above the water beside her

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/320 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/500 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/640 s – ISO 100.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Quest

 

Tanka: Moonlight Lingers

 

waterfall flowing over rocks, a face appears in the tumbling flow

 

winter moon
reflected in waterfalls
her spirit
familiar and soothing
beyond her sweep of sky

© Xenia Tran

 

action shot of a blue whippet in a winter jacket running over a brow towards the camera, followed by a black whippet

 

action shot of a blue whippet in a winter jacket running up a hill towards the camera, followed by a black whippet

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5, 1/30 s, ISO 200 and f/3.5, 1/100 s, ISO 200.

 

Carpe Diem #1580: Moonlight

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: The Great Outdoors

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Partner

 

Haibun: Feeling is Believing

 

a black whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket leaping across a tidal lagoon

 

When I fly across the lagoon my front paws curl towards my heart. My thoughts settle in a place deep inside. The only thing that exists, is this moment.

a leap of faith
across the tidal waters
solid ground

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket leaping across a tidal lagoon

 

Time slows down, suspended in mid-air. It feels easy to adjust, find your balance. All you have to do, is believe.

a still mind
where guidance can find you
to give you wings

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket leaping across a tidal lagoon

 

When you reach the other side, stretch out and prepare for landing. The sand will be soft, time becomes real again.

mid-gallop
alive to everything
winter’s breath

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket landing on the sand across a tidal lagoon

With love from Eivor  xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/640 s, ISO 100.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Challenge

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Connect

 

Haiku: Best Friends

 

a black whippet in a winter jacket splashing through a tidal lagoon

 

with every step
fountains in the water
her best friend

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet in a winter jacket splashing through a tidal lagoon towards a blue whippet in a winter jacket

We wish you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/640 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 100.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #23: Celebrations

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Ripple

 

Mandalas of Joy

 

blue whippet in a winter jacket running through the dunes with morning frost on bent grass

 

if I could paint joy
there’d be a lightness of brush
a palette of earth’s finest treasures
the colours would sing
inviting you in
to dance in a rhythm
of bliss beyond measure

© Xenia Tran

 

close up shot of melting frost on bent grass, with blurred mandalas in the background

We are overcome with joy and gratitude that after three years of campaigning, our local wildlife and award winning beaches will be safe from proposed ship-to-ship oil transfers. One leading academic described our home and breeding ground of bottlenose dolphins and other precious wildlife as ‘the least appropriate location on the whole coast of Europe to undertake this activity‘.

The entire campaign is a testament to what communities can do when they come together for the greater good, helped by environmental and wildlife conservation groups as well as local politicians.

I forgot to readjust the settings on my camera when taking the photograph of the melting frost on bent grass. It looks as if in that moment, the camera captured my feelings. To me, the mandalas dancing in the light represent happiness and all that is good in the world.

The source of the quote and more information about the campaign can be found on the Cromarty Rising website.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/320 s, ISO 160 and f/2.8, 1/1250 s, ISO 100.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #22: Happiness is …

dVerse Poetics: Secret Ingredient

 

Wordless Wednesday: The Light Within

 

a black whippet in a black winter jacket leaping across a rockpool

 

a black whippet in a black winter jacket landing on the sand after leaping across a rockpool

 

a black whippet in a black winter jacket landing on the sand after leaping across a rockpool

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 100.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Brilliance

 

Wordless Wednesday: Wings of Love

 

a black whippet in a black winter jacket running across tidal pools

 

a black whippet in a black winter jacket leaping across tidal pools

 

a black whippet in a black winter jacket leaping across tidal pools

Wishing you a all a wonderful Wednesday!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/1250 s, ISO 160 and f/2.8, 1/1600 s, ISO 160

 

Wordless Wednesday