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Photo Challenge: Relax

On a beach in Cadiz I came upon a professional relaxer. Note the fact he has managed to open and fold a newspaper to read. His umbrella is adjustable and hands-free. His toes are in the wet cool sand. His … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O

Water water everywhere… Here water is contained and harnessed to drive the Industrial Revolution through networks of canals dug by hand by gangs of ‘navigators’ known as ‘navvies’. Canals were overtaken and gradually replaced by improved roads and railways. By … Continue reading

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Weekly Photograph Challenge: Mirror

I like reflections. There are limitless opportunities but not only with a mirror or with water. Here’s a car window reflecting an exotic street scene as if it’s a mirror. 

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Most compositions are off-centre by some degree. Think how difficult it is to throw a dart to hit the bull-eye… Here’s a couple of intentional off-centres A wooden floor with an electrical socket access. I can’t help wanting to centre … Continue reading

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Weekly Photograph Challenge: On the Way (up)

On the way (IN) Birmingham Library, England. Designed by Francine Houben of Mecanoo Architecten. High tech, post-modern in design. MODERN On the way (OUT) Two for the price of one: WordPress weekly photo challenge AND Travel themes: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_challenge/on the way … Continue reading

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Wheres My Backpack/tTravel Theme: Tangle

A A A tangle of fabric strips from a village in Rajasthan A tangle of rope  from the beach, Gower South Wales Aisle wanted to Tangle. Click the link below to get tangled http://wheresmybackpack.com/2015/05/24/travel-theme-tangle

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Travel Theme/Wheres My Backpack: Subtle

If you want to taste sweet, first eat something sour If you wish to experience something smooth, first rub something rough The intensity of light is more pronounced if it appears immediately after a darkness And so it goes… When … Continue reading

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Where’s My Backpack/Travel Theme: Youngsters

Cute ducklings and lambs have already appeared in my reader; I’ve not been an Early Bird this weekend. Youngsters heh! Next door, we have a tiny new first baby called Sophie. Her young parents (everything is relative) have replaced their … Continue reading

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Travel Theme/Wheres my backpack: Smooth

Ailsa has given us ‘Smooth’ Here is treacle, olive oil, warm chocolate, paint, mercury, liquid silver…? No… It’s Fresh Water. The River Avon at Tewkesbury in summer evening light; liquid, smooth without lumps. http://wheresmybackpack.com/2015/04/04/travel-theme-smooth/  

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth

Depth…come on down… Scattered throughout Western India, Rajasthan and Gujarat are astonishing StepWells or Baoris. These deep wells, accessible on foot via bewildering step constructions,  reach reliable year-round water supply. They’re decorated with domes, columns, ornate entrances and galleries carved in profusely elaborate … Continue reading

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