Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

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Good morning from a wet Hastings.  This wet weather is supposed to be around all weekend so it is a great time to sort out my photos.

The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

This is an ornament of mine that I placed in front of a mirror.  I was just playing around with composition and was intrigued by the reflection of the girl feeding the swans.

Here are some other great posts.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/photo-challenge-object/

http://deelusionsphotography.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/weekly-photo-challenge-object/

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/weekly-photo-challenge-object/comment-page-1/#comment-14408

http://hopethehappyhugger.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/weekly-photo-challenge-object/

http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/weekly-photo-challenge-object/

A Drink With A View…

http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/weekly-photo-challenge-object/

http://ceenphotography.com/2014/01/31/weekly-photo-challenge-object/Thanks for visiting.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: The Eyes Have it.

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Good evening from a cloudy Hastings.

While I was at my parent’s house today I chased their cat Missy around the house, trying to get some decent photos.  It was hard to get decent photos as the light was bad and I was avoiding the flash.  This first photo was when we arrived.  She was quite happy for me to take her photo.

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This second photo shows her patience with me was growing thin.  The eyes are turning black.  It was like she knew what I was doing but she was in control.  Not me.

Anyway here are some great posts to check out.

http://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/a-photo-a-week-challenge-the-eyes-have-it/

http://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/a-photo-a-week-challenge-the-eyes-have-it/

http://scrapydo.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/the-eyes-have-it-a-photo-a-week-challenge/

Thanks for visiting.

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Floral Friday: Lilies

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It’s Friday so time for some lilies.

Here are a couple of other floral blogs to check out.

http://scrapydo.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/flowers-sunday-post/

http://scrapydo.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/pineapple-lily/

http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.com.au

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/floral-friday-protea-scolymocephala/comment-page-1/#comment-479

Thanks for visiting.

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Look Up, Look Down Challenge: Week 24

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Good morning from a cloudy Hastings.

For this weeks challenge I am just looking up.  This is the bandstand right in the centre of the CBD of Hastings.  My daughter and I went hunting for photos one night and I found this.  Actually it has obviously been there for some time but this was the first time I had really had a good look at it.

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I like the way the silhouettes of the design really showed up.  This has a native american feel to it but it also has the Maori koru as well. Below shows the distinctive koru – the arrow shape up the top.

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As you can see I had fun with the editing.

To find out more about this challenge check out Debbie’s post at:

Water Tank in Ixelles

Thank you for visiting.

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A lingering Look at Windows: Week 5 Lines and textures.

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For this week’s entry I haven’t strayed far from home.  These have all been taken around my home at night time to catch the golden glow.  I have been fascinated with the lines of the venetian blinds contrasting with the view through the window in the last photo.  There are so many lines going in different directions.

I was also fascinated by the contrast of the textured window pane against the hard lines of the blinds.

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Here are a couple of other great blogs for this challenge –

http://lingeringvisions.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/a-lingering-look-at-windows-week-5/

A Lingering look at windows: 5

Thanks for visiting.

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge: the back of things.

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Good evening from a coolish Hastings.

This week the  black and white challenge by Cee’s Photography is the back of things.

I was searching for another photo of the back of my husbands classic car, but as usual I didn’t find it (no doubt I will find it when I don’t need it – Murphy’s Law.) But I found these photos of the backs of roses and another flower that I am not too sure about.

Edited with Colour Stroke and FX Photostudio Pro.

Here are a couple of other great blogs to check out in this challenge.

http://ceenphotography.com/2014/01/29/cees-black-white-challenge-back-of-things/

http://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/cees-black-and-white-challenge-back-of-things/

http://deelusionsphotography.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/cees-black-white-challenge-the-back-of-things/082713-bw-banner-1

A Word in your Ear: Context – The A & P Show, Hastings 2013

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Good morning from a sunny Hastings.  I hope everyone is keeping warm or cool wherever they may be with this crazy weather we are having at the moment.

This week’s challenge byA Word in Your Ear is context.  Normally I don’t show photos of people but decided that this was appropriate for this challenge.  These photos were taken last October at our annual local produce show which we call the A & P show – Agricultural and Pastoral/Produce show.  This is a typical quintessential New Zealand image above.  Hunky young men in black singlets and gumboots or big boots building fences in a competition.

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Then walking around we come across some alpacas –

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Finally I found this man and his son very intent on videoing the actions of this machine cutting up large logs of wood for firewood.

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They stood there for quite some time, totally engrossed in the machine.

Here are some other great blogs.

http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-context/

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/a-word-a-week-photo-challenge-context/

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-context/

Thanks for visiting.

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