The poppies were blooming when we visited northern Spain this last May. I took this shot when we were wandering around the Knights Templar Castle in Ponferrada one day. It will be my entry for Leanne’s Monochrome Madness Challenge this week and her Seasons theme.
Click on the photo to see a larger version of the photo.
I was climbing up some steps to the walkway along the top of the wall when I came across this flower. The shadows that frame and practically bisect the poppy are from a metal railing that prevents kids and senior citizens like me from falling and breaking their necks. That’s a portion of the railing that frames the bottom of the photo. The dark portion of the top of the photo is the ground about a dozen feet below the poppy.
Here’s the color version of the photo:
Australian photographer Leanne Cole hosts the weekly Monochrome Madness Challenge. Drop by Leanne’s website this Thursday (Wednesday in Europe and North America) to see how other photographers have interpreted Leanne’s Seasons theme.
I’ll have more photos of the Templar Castle in the next couple of postings.