Jul 19, 2015 – [Sunday] WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Half and Half

Arcachon, France, taken on August 26, 2012

The first time I visited the Dune du Pyla in Arcachon, I felt like it was the clearest day of that summer. The sky was so blue, the sand was so golden, and the stairway built to reach the top of the tallest sand dune in Europe could have been a stairway to heaven itself. The curve of the dune seemed to split the scene in half and half (although the ratio wasn’t exactly 50-50) – blue-and-gold, sky-and-sand, above-and-below, heaven-and-earth, cool-and-warm… 😉

Feb 20, 2015 – [Friday] Anything Goes: On the rocks

Sesimbra, Portugal, taken on March 15, 2011

I met the FunMates in my PhD program for the first time during the training school in Sesimbra, Portugal in 2011. This picture would have been perfect if I didn’t fail at photography and mess up the composition on the right side. Then again, Carole was right in saying that I would have fallen into the water if I were to move any more to the right! Anyway, here we have Daniel from Canada, Mariel from the Philippines, Qiran from China, Camille from France, Uyxing from France, and Carole from the Philippines. Each has his/her own rock. No invasion!