The Doors

Doors and doorways fascinate me, especially when I travel. They can be practical or extravagant, solid or ethereal. Here are a few I saw recently in Basel, Switzerland.

The trip to Basel itself was unfortunately much shorter than what I would have liked. The city is not very large and there is so much to see.  We covered a lot on foot, although any hotel guest can take the buses and trams free of charge thanks to Basel “Mobility Card” one receives at check-in.

The most welcome doorway we saw on our trip was the plane’s on the way home, only because there’d been a general airline strike threatened at the beginning of the week after we’d already landed abroad. Actually we had secretly hoped we’d have an extended vacation, but not in over-priced Switzerland!

Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 In Pictures

Botanical Gardens Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

This past year I did a lot more travelling both here and abroad.  According to PSE, I look 2700+ photos in 2012, 1688 of those were in landscape orientation and 1026 in portrait. Below is a distillation of 50 or so of the 75 photos that I felt were photographically interesting.

When reviewing photos to select for this post, it struck me that many of the photos I take feel like a serendipitous coming together of composition, light and color rather than a conscientious act of creating a photograph. And perhaps that is exactly what my photography is. Carpe Diem!

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