#1350. Your favourite photos of January 2024

By pascaljappy | Art & Creativity

Feb 29

Welcome to this first gathering of photographs of 2024. Thank you to all participants 🙂 I hope viewing those images will encourage others to take part!! Have fun.

Leslie Ashe


Philippe Berend


Pascal Jappy


Keith Lenghaus


Pascal Ollier


Pat Robinson

Sardines for sale
What else is there to do
Floating village and market

Dallas Thomas


Ian Varkevisser


Kristian Wannebo

Through my south window, three afternoons in January.
The days were lengthening 3-4 min./day


Zelma van Wyk


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  • Kristian Wannebo says:

    Hi Pascal,
    Please add my third photo, and also the text before the photos and the captions.
    I do realise you’ve had a very busy time!

    ( I once saw on the desk of a doctor a big eraser with this printed text:
    “I never make any big misteaks”)

  • Kristian Wannebo says:

    … fate!
    – and my own fault!

  • Philberphoto says:

    Wow! What a collection! So much talent! Beginning with Zelma von Wick, positively enchanting/haunting images. And Kristian Wannebo’s, and Ian Varkevisser’s. And Pascal Ollier’s almost sci-fi first image. And Dallas Thomas’ capture of mood and soul, and Pascal Jappy’s B&W, and….. oops, my keyboard is running out of ink, apols to the others….

  • PaulB says:

    My congratulations to everyone for this set of images. Once again they are worthy of my envy and disappointment, because I did not send a submission again :”(.

    There was one image in this set that caused me to do a triple take. This is the first image in the collection from Dallas Thomas.

    Why a triple take?

    As I scrolled down the article. I thought this image was an exact duplicate of an image that is hanging on the wall. My second take of the image, told me it was not the same building, and my third look confirmed that this image was in France, while my image was made in Italy.

    Dallas, we appear to have very similar tastes when it comes to architecture and points of view. I think you have inspired me to go back to my images from Italy and put together an article to share with the group.

    Nicely done everyone.

  • jean pierre (pete) guaron says:

    Kristian’s are intriguing – they made me think of “Wind in the Willows”, Scandinavia and – finally – the Hundred Acre Wood. They also reminded me of a set of three I saw published the other day – very imaginative set of e, capturing the setting sun – in the first frame, he has a man in the foreground “catching” the sun – next, carrying it to the back of his vehicle – and finally, shoving it into the back of his SUV.
    Ian, how on earth did you ever manage to crawl inside the undercarriage of a parked plane, like that?
    I love Philippe’s snow & ice encrusted bicycles – dunno that I’d want to jump on & ride one though – not my preference (too cold).
    I love Pascal’s Lancia though – had a Lancia for years, but it was nowhere near as exotic as this one – took genius to design this one! I bet it’s a wild ride!

    • Kristian Wannebo says:

      Glad you enjoy my late winter afternoon window view.

      The ending in the 100 acre wood is so nice:
      > “Pooh,” said Christopher Robin earnestly, “if I–if I’m not quite–” he stopped and tried again–“Pooh, whatever happens, you will understand, won’t you?”
      “Understand what?”
      “Oh, nothing.” He laughed and jumped to his feet. “Come on!”
      “Where?” said Pooh.
      “Anywhere,” said Christopher Robin.

      So they went off together…
      – – –

      We seem both to love *good* books!
      One of my fav’s is – if I remember rightly – Australian:
      Deborah Niland, ABC of Monsters.

      • jean pierre (pete) guaron says:

        Ha ha – I still have my original set of 4 “Winnie the Pooh” books, a presentation set of them, a copy of AA’s son Christopher’s book “Beyond the World of Pooh”.
        As well as a special edition of “Wind in the Willows”, lavishly illustrated in colour.
        And an annotated version of both “Alice” books, which is absolutely fascinating – gives you an insight into the remarkable workings of the mind of Lewis Carroll.
        And practically all of works of PG Wodehouse – a controversial author who on occasions wrote prose beyond the wildest imaginings of normal folk.

        • Kristian Wannebo says:

          “Leave it to Psmith”
          is, I think, worth a Cheshire Cat Grin…

          • jean pierre (pete) guaron says:

            Yours are better – mine’s more interesting for the annotations, rather than the illustrations

            “Wind in the Willows” is illustrated by a lady called Inga Moore, but Robert Högfeldt might have been a better choice, I think.

            And my second set of Pooh bear books are illustrated in colour by a guy called EE Shepard.

            Just because we grow up, doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy these books!

            • Kristian Wannebo says:

              Wasn’t Shepard the original illustrator of the Pooh books?

              As to illustrations,
              I think sometimes they should be just hinting and at other times realistic…
              – – –

              I think children’s books are really good when they can also be enjoyed by all ages!
              A book should grow with you as you grow with the book.

              I find that those books and stories from my childhood that I enjoy rereading are those that I enjoyed most as a child.
              And some of them best most adult books!

              ( There are, sadly, those that lose the ability to enjoy children’s books – but many re-find it.)

              Just in case, I realise that an expression I used might be read to mean the opposite.
              When I said Leave it to Psmith was worth a Cheshire Cat Grin I meant it as praise!
              Of the handful of Woodhouse’s books I’ve read it’s certainly the best – with its subtext humour and intricate surprises…

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