Cee’s fun foto challenge: letter e with two e’s
Dude, a four-lettered word that beings with d, submitted for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.
Cee’s foto challenge: a bit of blue and some black
The English word “stirrup” stems from Old English stirap, stigrap, Middle English stirop, styrope, i.e. a mounting or climbing-rope. From Old English stīgan “to ascend”
A stirrup is a light frame or ring that holds the foot of a rider, attached to the saddle by a strap, often called a stirrup leather. Stirrups are usually paired and are used to aid in mounting and as a support while using a riding animal (usually a horse or other equine, such as a mule). They greatly increase the rider’s ability to stay in the saddle and control the mount, increasing the animal’s usefulness to humans in areas such as communication, transportation and warfare.
In antiquity, the earliest foot supports consisted of riders placing their feet under a girth or using a simple toe loop. Later, a single stirrup was used as a mounting aid, and paired stirrups appeared after the invention of the treed saddle. The use of paired stirrups is credited to the Chinese Jin Dynasty and came to Europe during the Middle Ages. Some argue that the stirrup was one of the basic tools used to create and spread modern civilization, possibly as important as the wheel or printing press.*
The second week of the Cee’s Fun Foto Which Way challenge is all about steps or stairs of any type.
This week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is all about Road of any type as long as the road is visible … streets of Dublin, Ireland
On, on I travel
Though I fall and die, let it be
In fields of clover ~Sora*
Along this road
going with no one
autumn evening ~Basho
Shinano road —
how many nights now
that moon on the eves? ~Issa
The Narrow Road to Oku
Trans: Donald Keene
This week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is: circles and curves
also, one fly
– an enormous house ~ Issa*
Inch by Inch
Trans: Nanao Sakaki
This Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge week is all about lines: vertical, horizontal, diagonal, crossing lines, etc.
When out photographing, it’s with a sense of play: no bounds are in sight, anything is possible, and the unexpected welcome. ~Chip Forelli*
Tao of Photography
Philippe L Gross & S.I. Shapiro