Tag Archives: Water

Travel Theme: The Four Elements

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge for this week is The Four Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water.


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And, finally, the Quintessence, the fifth element, “that which God used in the delineation of the universe” (Plato); which, unlike the four terrestrial elements, has no qualities (it is neither hot, cold, wet, or dry) and is incapable of change (Aristotle); and which is “subtler than light” (Fludd). (The last property makes it tricky to photograph.)


Travel Theme: Smoke and Mirrors

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Smoke and Mirrors, in honor of Smoke and Mirrors Day (where do these designations come from?), “which celebrates all things magical and illusory”.

The magical smoke and mirrors of a calm dawn on the river…

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