The Daily Post: Descent

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Good morning from a glorious sunny morning here in Hastings.  I love sitting at the table doing my blog and watching the birds flying around in our garden.  Even though they are just sparrows I love listening to them.

This morning The Daily Post has given us the prompt  of descent.  As I was going through my photos I discovered these photos of water descending.  Even though it is through gravity water will always be heading down.

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In the middle of Hastings CBD there is a large water fountain which you have seen before.  I was trying to take some good photos of the water running off.

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Then there is this large water feature just of to the west of the water fountain.  The design is of the grape and fruit leaves to symbolise our orchards and vineyards.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/descent/

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/weekly-photo-challenge-descent/

http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/happy-halloween-and-parade-day-everyone/

http://mostlymonochrome.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/down/

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

NEW STEPS FOR THE OLD DECK

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Floral Friday: miniature iris.

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Yesterday as I was doing my blog I noticed this iris coming into bloom. It was rather fast. It seemed that one minute it was a small bud, and the next it was fully open.

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http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/floral-friday-african-iris/

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Steve’s Snap & Zap: Old

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This is a great challenge from Steve. I love editing photos, just to see where it goes. I had to think of what to use for old. A selfie was out of the question. Steve used his old iPod.
Then I looked over to my china cabinet and found my oldest possession. A rather old battered vase that is conveniently engraved “Auckland Exhibition 1899”. I found it in the neighbours plot as the were building a house. How on earth it got there I don’t know. So I have had it for some 40 or so years. Even with all my travels I still have it. It is just like the leaning tower of Pisa – falling down more like it.

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With Snapseed I first added the Drama 2 filter.

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Then the nature HDR filter.

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Then the old lens filter.

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Then I headed to FX Photostudio and added the pencil paint filter.

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Then I added the vintage old photo filter.

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For my final image I added a glow.

Snap & Zap: A Trusted Old Friend…

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A Photo a Week: Livestock.

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Good morning from a cloudy, windy Hastings.

Nancy has given us the challenge of finding livestock. I live in a rural city which means that it is only 15 minute drive from the CBD to the country side. So yes we have a lot of livestock. I just don’t have many photos of livestock.

Then searching through my iPad it came across these photos I took one very cold, frosty winter morning last year.

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http://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2014/10/29/a-photo-a-week-challenge-livestock/

http://irisgreenwald.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/a-photo-a-week-challenge-livestock/

A Photo a Week Challenge: Livestock

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bare Feet and/or shoes

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This week Cee has asked for bare feet/or shoes for this great challenge:

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bare Feet and/or Shoes

Rather than go for the obvious I found this photo of a sparrow with it’s feet.

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And these pollen covered feet.

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http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/cees-fun-foto-challenge-bare-feet/

http://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2014/10/29/cees-fun-foto-challenge-bare-feet-or-shoes/

http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/cees-fun-fo-toe-challenge-the-toes-know/

Best Foot Forward in Piccadilly Gardens

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Cee’s Fun Foto: Wild Feet and Bare feet with Shoes

http://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2014/10/29/show-me-your-shoes/

http://sillarit.wordpress.com/2014/10/29/bare-feet/

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One Word Photo Challenge: Scarlet

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Good morning from a very windy Hastings.  Yesterday we reached the nation’s high of 26 degrees celsius.  Easily the hottest day so far.  But the wind drives me nuts.

This week Jennifer has given us the colour of scarlet.  Red is one of the hardest colour to capture.  I  know because I have some strange coloured photos when they are supposed to be a nice deep red. But I did find these photos that were closest to what the original subjects were.

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For some reason I found my 5S is more accurate in retaining colour than my Fujifilm.

One Word Photo Challenge: Scarlet

http://irisgreenwald.wordpress.com/2014/10/29/one-word-photo-challenge-scarlet-2/

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/one-word-photo-challenge-scarlet/

http://sillarit.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/one-word-photo-challenge-scarlet/

http://irisgreenwald.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/one-word-photo-challenge-scarlet/

http://bastet1952.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/one-word-photo-scarlet-october-28-2014/

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Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge: Cat in a Tree

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Good morning from a warm very windy Hastings morning.

Last year whenever I would go for a walk I would find cats coming up to me.  In the case of this cat, it was spying on me while I tried to catch some good photos.

This is my entry this week for Michelle’s challenge.

For more information here is her blog to check out:

http://hopethehappyhugger.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/weekly-pet-challenge-roundup-and-start-of-new-week-60/

Thanks for visiting. I will check out your blogs later today. My computer doesn’t like the internet today.

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