Well, I’m a simple little soul, really, and can be made happy in the company of friends, listening to music, reading a good book (spent a few hours this weekend with Christopher Hitchen’s Arguably), having a wander round a garden, travel, visiting an art gallery….and of course, taking photographs!!
When I can’t get out and about, seeing a good sunset from my kitchen window whilst washing up makes me very happy (simple soul, you see). Today the sky was stunning, and I think even in monochrome you get the idea:
In response to Debbie’s Guest Challenge on Black & White Sunday
I have been thinking about making my sunset photos monochrome, but haven’t dared so far. This will give me a necessary push. Absolutely fabulous, Sue!
Many thanks, Paula! I posted Silent Sunday, then realised it was B&W Sunday as well. Set to the washing up, the sky was amazing…job done! Glad I’m an inspirer at times…..
Yes, you are 🙂
Well, that’s another thing that makes me happy!
🙂 I’m happy to hear that.
Stunning, yes indeed!
Thanks, Calmgrove (I don’t know your actual name!)… Glad you like them!p
Looking forward to more of 2016’s images, Sue!
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Oh lovely! And yes it works very well in monochrome.
And today’s weather made me happy too 🙂
Glad you agree, Debbie!
After your mention of Christopher Hitchen’s Arguably I found an audio sample of a short bit of it. Enjoy your read. 🙂
Well, I am enjoying it immensely, because, much as when reading George Steiner in the 1980s, it is leading me to many other books. First up will be Victor Klemperer’s ‘I will bear Witness’. Hitchens covers a huge diversity of subjects, so on a lighter note I was introduced to the works of Sati (I recall my father being disparaging, so I never read these clever short stories), enjoyed re-acquaintance with Rebecca West, Arthur Koestler, Max Sebald among others. And that’s only the books…….
I should spend more time reading than playing around in WP. 😦 Seems you have 2016 planned all out. 🙂
Well, some of it!
I’m with you. EXCEPT where the washing up is concerned. I don’t think I could ever attain true happiness while doing the bloody dishes!
Oh, well, good point Marianne!
Marianne??? I’m Simone. Though I’m sure Marianne (in Malaga?) would wholeheartedly agree with moi 🙂
Oooooops, I’ve done it again, sorry Simone 😧
I forgive you 🙂
Nice silhouettes of the trees. They can be tricky to get right. But you did!
Best wishes, Pete.
Me, a little Olympus and a bit of Snapseed trickery!
It works really well in monochrome! Your happy places sound a lot like mine!
Without the colour one can focus on the lines and shapes and contrasts. Very nice, Sue.
Thanks, Lynne! Glad you liked them
The chimney pots are a wonderful addition.
Yes, they appealed to me!
Oh, how I miss those winter sunsets! Never considered converting to B&W but yes, it does work.
Well, the monochrome sunsets are a first for me (I think)!
These are just great, Sue. All the things you mentioned are things that make me happy as well. Simple is not so simple.
Glad you like them, Janet….and I wondered when someone would tell me I’m not simple!!
It is simple, but my sort of simple. Just think of all that goes into all those “simple” things we enjoy. Therein lies the not-so-simple.
The BnW makes this into a very dramatic image and the chimneys add character.
Glad you like, Pauline! I think the second image a bit nightmarish, the first is peaceful….
Often the simple things being the most joy. Wonderful images!
Thanks, Sue! I agree with your comment about simple things
There is no complexity requirement in life before you can feel a real sense of satisfaction…The photos are gorgeous, I really love the first in your sequence.
The first one is my favourite, and the scene that had me running for my camera!
A good explore makes me happy – along with any image edits that I’m really happy with. Have a good week Sue…
Thanks Robert, you have a great week too!
Great pictures and I loved reading your post. Simple things that make us happy 🙂 Best way to start the week, thanks!
Glad yo enjoyed this, Estelea!
Lovely post, Sue. Your sunset pics are so magical.
Glad you think so, Sylvia
love the monochrome!
There is something so special with bare branches against a sky… like an intricate filigree
Nicely put, Björn….I agree!
What a wonderful view from your kitchen window Sue, and as always you capture me with your atmospheric photos. I could stare at this view all day… 🙂
Sherri, you are so supportive! Really pleased you enjoyed!
That’s a sight to make anyone happy Sue let alone out a kitchen window. Beautiful!
Thank you, Patti! Sorry for the late. Reply, your comment has only just shown up……
my fave. b&w.
Be a devil- show me the colour version! I won’t tell, honest 🙂 Funny Gilly mentioned chimney pots because when I first looked I thought they were dustbins (with lids 🙂 ) and you lived at the bottom of a hill, but second look… she’s right. 🙂 Well- Gilly always is.
And thank goodness you got Lady of the Cakes’ name wrong! I’ve often wondered what it was. Now to fix it in my memory banks. The hard part! Trust you’re fully fit again, lovely Sue? 🙂
The colour version, for your eyes only, a bit later! Hehe, it was funny about my gaffe re: Simone’s name…I’ve just had to check back to the comment, memory for names not what it was! For some reason, Marianne in Malaga and Simone become confused in my little brain 😦 Anyway, you asked if I was fully fit…..these days, fully and fit do not conjugate, but I’m OK, thanks! Had a busy day yesterday, and will be busy tomorrow, so I’m in avoidance (of any kind of activity, braIn or otherwise) mode today!
I totally get the idea, Sue – well done. These are great.
Thanks, colour or monochrome versions for you?
I….think I ama colour person, but B&W show off other qualities. I take both!
Excellent! Each has it’s merits, I agree….