Extra, Extra

A beautiful photo is one thing, but a photo with an unexpected detail has personality and pop. This week, share a photo that has a little something extra.

"Third Wheel at the Blue Mosque," by Michelle Weber.

On vacation in Istanbul last week, I frequently found myself sitting in the courtyard of the Blue Mosque, drawn by the juxtaposition of the structure’s tranquil bulk with its constant flow of worshippers and tourists. In a quiet moment after Friday’s afternoon prayer, I caught two friends — or is it three? — taking a moment to catch up:

An eavesdropping cat.

“Third Wheel at the Blue Mosque,” Michelle Weber.

Istanbul has many stray cats freely roaming the old city. This black-and-white fellow was also frequent a visitor to the Blue Mosque and was keenly interested in what these two had to say (or perhaps the snacks they had in their pockets). Over the course of ten minutes he crept ever-closer, an adorable eavesdropper. I would have taken this photo had he not been there, but the presence of an interesting extra made this shot all the more irresistible.

This week, share a photo that has a little something extra: an unexpected visitor, or a tranquil landscape with a splash of color. A lone carrot in a sea of peas. Draw us in with a humorous detail, or find a photo with an added element that makes it an image only you could capture.

If you’d like, go broader and show us a thing or place you think is an extra — a thing you could do without, or a place that’s not part of your day-to-day life but has meaning for you.

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      1. Are you sure “Yash”? Bali is a unique island, isn’t it?. But why always about Bali. We have more than just Bali. Actually, our country has many interesting destination for tourism. So many cultural, the beautiful beach, ancient heritages and more.


      1. Your photo post is both intriguing and fascinating.
        …. Extra thanks to WordPress users and “likers”: Broken Light: A Photography Collective, milfordstreet, blueberriejournal, Aradhana Anand, imexcited, aregularjo, mrs4chin, raypho, Leanne Cole, gcharb, ichocute.
        For the WordPress instructions today (or yesterday, this is streamed at 12 midnight Manila time, while we’re sleeping or out) for “Extra, Extra” : “This week, share a photo that has a little something extra: an unexpected visitor, or a tranquil landscape with a splash of color…” :
        Here’s a ColorSplashImage by Teng Lambino, original photo with additional post-photography production on iPad using ColorSplash, at:
        Happy weekend!


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