Weekly photo challenge: refraction-autumnal refractions


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After heavy rainfall, stalking a shot, I found myself in the protection of this great tree, where light refraction was magically happening as the autumn sunshine filtered through the canopy.So beautiful.
Go to the Daily Post Weekly challenge page to join in or to read more like this one.
http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/refraction”
Refraction

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Nature Animals: Forlorn furry friend

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Nature Animals: Forlorn furry friend

I took this photo of the little calf a few week’s ago when we visited a farm tea shop just outside Berkhampstead in Hertfordshire. It was a wonderfully warm Sunday afternoon but the calf was looking forlorn in the dark stable all alone. Isn’t he beautiful!
My photo fitted Cee’s fun foto challenge: Nature’s animals. I hope you enjoy it. You can view more by visiting
http://ceenphotography.com/2014/05/13/cees-fun-foto-challenge-nature-animals/

Found in nature

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Found in nature

This photo was inspired by Cee’s black and white photo challenge, found in nature. I discovered these teasels whilst walking my dogs near an old sand pit, reclamed by nature, I feel that these spiky seed heads add structure to the landscape. Originally I shot colour and then used Snapseed to change my picture to black and white. I hope you enjoy it.

http://ceenphotography.com/2014/03/12/cees-black-and-white-challenge/found-in-nature”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure


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I treasure breathing, everyday breathing in new energizing air and breathing out stale energy, removing any negativity. I enjoy each day whatever the weather, walking in  nature, looking,hearing,feeling and touching as I breathe, I believe breathing fully keeps me healthy. The breath is calming and healing. Yoga gurus call the vital energy source ‘prana’. Breath control is used during meditation to help focus the mind and body in the here and now.   I hope you enjoy my post and if you don’t normally think about your breathing, just take a moment to enjoy being aware of your breathing, you will be surprised at how relaxed you will become.  Have a lovely weekend.  Namaste

I love the above quote from the 15th Century philosopher,physician and priest ,Marcilio Ficint’s book ‘The book of life.  translated by Charles Boer.  Dallas Spring Publications 1989.

 

Sonel’s Corner Photo-Editing Challenge: Vintage


vintage shawl detailInspired by Sonel’s Corner photo-editing challenge ,vintage’, I chose to photograph a beautiful vintage,silk gypsy shawl given to me by my mother many years’ ago. We share a love of antiques and vintage items,anything unusual. I love old powder compacts and jewellery.

The cropped photos were edited with Snapseed.

Top left photo was edited with a grunge filter.  I liked the different texture of the fabric looking almost like denim. The second is the original.

Bottom left photo is the original and next to it I edited with a vintage style layer.

vintage shawlThe above photo of my coveted vintage shawl was edited with the Picsart app.  I used a vintage border to enhance the feeling of age.  I like to wonder who used to own this shawl.   Maybe I’ll build a story around it.  Maybe you could too…I hope you enjoy it anyway.

Victoria’s dictionary of flowers suggests that orange roses represent ‘fascination’. Do you feel that the shawl’s designer meant people to be fascinated by whoever is wearing the shawl?
from Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s beautiful novel, The Language of Flowers.

Weekly photo challenge:Windows

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Weekly photo challenge:Windows

This photo was taken in a fishing village, Winterton on sea, Norfolk, last summer. I find the cottage eerie and I wonder how many spirits lie behind the windows and how many stories of past fishing lives have been told behind those windows. I also love the climbing roses.
The photo was selected in response to the daily post’s weekly photo challenge ‘window’. I hope you enjoy it.

Weekly photo challenge: Let there be light


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Twinkling lights beckoned the shoppers at the St.Albans Christmas market as the temperature plummeted and twilight helped to create the wonderful magical festive atmosphere.

http://daily-post-weekly-photo-challenge-let-there-be-light/2013/11/29

Weekly photo challenge: unexpected


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I was told that this beautiful owl didn’t like having his picture taken. He was very grumpy with another photographer,  however unexpectedly,  the wise owl wasn’t put off when I asked him politely for permission to take his photo. Isn’t he mysterious and gorgeous!
http://post-a-day-weekly-photo-challenge-unexpected/13/11/22/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers: Layers of time


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Layers of leaves,
Maturing over
Many years
Of stormy winds,
Shaking trees.
Magnificent
Colours,
Russet,
Mottled olive;
Fatefully fluttering,
Flaking and fainting;
Mingling,
Tingling
With frost;
Splattered
With raindrops,
Rhythmically
Singing
A lullaby
For creatures
Snuggling
In the moss.

Daily post weekly photo challenge: layers

Weekly Photo Challenge: habit- habitual walk


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A habitual walk,
Time to think or talk;
Every day,
Sunny or grey;
Pull on boots,
Choose a route.
Lake or lane,
Disused railway line,
Hill or vale.
Serendipitous shot!
Notebook scribbling,
Sibling collies’ wriggling
Husband giggling.
Always fun,
Time for a bun.
Where’s the sun?

Weekly photo challenge: habit