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The Weekly Photo Challenge

Travel and photography go hand in hand. I’m getting a grip on this travel lark…now it’s time to address the photography side of things. One of the many goals of maintaining this blog is to improve my amateur, mostly mediocre “with a few random shots that turned out spectacularly by luck and not talent” photography skills. The natural ability of my older sister to look at pretty much any object and capture the beauty and uniqueness of it (even on an old disposable film camera) definitely did not pass down to me. In my case I’m hoping practice makes perfect… And traveling has given me plenty of opportunities for practice. The perfect part…well I guess I just need a WHOLE LOT MORE TRAVEL! So to that end, this page and it’s subsequent posts are dedicated to The Weekly Photo Challenge as proposed by The Daily Post blog http://dailypost.wordpress.com/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction II

Ghostly Prague

I don’t usually post twice in the weekly challenge.  My original post came from a bunch of reject photos I had all intentions of deleting – so I was inspired to go back through them to have a close look with a more objective eye. It’s amazing what you can come across.  Here are just a couple more that I’m ...

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction

Sunset on The Mediterranean

This was taken through a window on our cruise ship on the Mediterranean.  The glass acted as a prism resulting in a double image of the sun. I pulled this out of my reject pile – having discarded it as less than perfect. Another reminder that everything has it’s place and reason 🙂 For more great examples of refraction visit The ...

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy

Sicily in the Dreamy Afternoon Haze

Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.   Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie (1847)     For more wonderful Dreaminess – check out the Daily Post – Weekly Photo Challenge 10 people like this post. Like Unlike

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Night Time

Fire Light - Drumming in the Sahara

Night time puts a whole new spin on things.  I was always afraid of the dark when I was young so lights have been important to me.  Always difficult to capture (at least for me). Here are some of my favourite shots – lighting up the night time!   For more great takes on “Night Time” Don’t forget to visit ...

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

Capadoccia

September 19th: Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance Endurance: continuing, existing for an indefinite time, unsurpassed, permanent.  Standing the test of time   For more great interpretations of “Endurance” check out Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge   Some of my favourites: * Sustainabilitea – Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance * Captured with my Phone – Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance * Photoworld – Weekly Photo ...

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

Bedouins - Petra

I’m fortunate enough to live in a part of the world where jobs, food and basic human needs are not even things we need to think twice about. I’m fortunate also enough to have travelled quite extensively and make a point to include “off the tourist trail” aspects to my trips One of the most important aspects for me is ...

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure

Slovakia

Adventure is what you make it. And if you choose…anything in your life can be an adventure! I’ve  been fortunate to have many adventures in my  life so far…and I know there are many more to come. And for me – some of the best adventures are the unexpected ones!   Like an unexpected stop on the side of the road in ...

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition.

juxtaposition

Juxtaposition – The act of placing things side by side – especially for comparison or contrast. When I investigated closer the word is partly derived from Latin – Juxta -from Jagos – Which means closely connected. This puts a whole new light on the word. Contrasting – but connected. Here a car makes it’s way through the narrow lanes of ...

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite

astronomical clock

  “In infinite time, in infinite matter, in infinite space, is formed a bubble organism, and that bubble lasts a while and bursts, and that bubble is Me. “ Leo Tolstoy – Anna Karenina The Astronomical Clock – Prague Old Town Square Don’t forget to check out all the Weekly Challenge Entries at The Daily Post 10 people like this ...

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Sunset over Venice_Snapseed

A recent trip around North Africa and Europe provided plenty of opportunities for this weeks photo challenge. Sunrises and sunsets – my favourite times of the day – and superb for catching that perfect silhouette!  Spoilt for choices – these are some of my favourites. Sunset Over Venice (June 2012) Marrakech Mosque at Sunset (April 2012) Rays of Light – ...

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

A rooftop sea of satellite dishes in Marrakech

The famous Marrakech square – Jemaa el-Fnaa Modern urbanism encroaches the traditional in a sea of satellite dishes that stretch across the rooftops of the souks.   3 people like this post. Like Unlike

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

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Growth When I think of growth I think of Of letting go to move forward, Of new life from destruction. The old supporting, but making way for new Ruins from the Croat-Bosniak war in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovia. The growth of new shrubbery is supported by the ruins of an old bombed building.   7 people like this post. Like Unlike

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple.

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Purple The color of royalty Symbol of mystery and magic. Perfect combination of WARM and COOL Imagination & Inspiration Purple Be the first to like. Like Unlike

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