Travel Theme: Environment

Spider's ennviroment

Good morning from a cool but sunny Hastings.

I have bit the bullet and have installed Lightroom and Photoshop CC.  I  have spent the last couple of days trying to get my head around it and getting my computer used to it.  I have managed to get Lightroom going but my computer refuses to let Photoshop work.  After so long, the computer just freezes and I have to give up for the day.  Any advice is welcome.

At least I had the cricket to distract me from throwing the computer out of the window.  It was right down to the wire.  I was watching the news and the cricket reporter was optimistic that the game would be all over by about half past 6.  When I heard him say that I thought he had just jinxed the game for our team.  And sure enough, it was a nail biting finish and the Black Caps won by just one wicket about an hour later than the prediction.  I can imagine that the fans at Eden Park would have been sitting on the edge of their seats.

Anyway onto this challenge by Ailsa

Travel theme: Environment

So I chose this photo I found of a spider in it’s own environment.  My first photo I have edited in Lightroom.

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WPC: Reward

Moon 26 February 2015

Good morning from a cool and foggy Hastings morning.

This week our prompt from The Daily Post is reward.  I have always admired those who could take good photos of the moon.  My other cameras just didn’t do the trick.  I don’t own a tripod so all my attempts were blurry or the moon was just a speck on the photo.  So it was a lovely reward this week to find that my new camera zoomed right up close and the moon is a decent size.  And the details are so clear despite the fact it was  hand held.  I did lean up against the side of the house to steady me.  There are a few duds but the rewards are great when I actually did get it right. And for once no editing.

https://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Reward

SUNSHINE – THE BRIGHT REWARD

https://tomwarrenphoto.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/synchronous-sandpipers/

https://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

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Floral Friday: Stargazer Lilies

Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily

THE MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF
LILY

Dating as far back as 1580 B.C., when images of lilies were discovered in a villa in Crete, these majestic flowers have long held a role in ancient mythology. Derived from the Greek word “leiron,” (generally assumed to refer to the white Madonna lily), the lily was so revered by the Greeks that they believed it sprouted from the milk of Hera, the queen of the gods. Lilies are known to be the May birth flower, and the 30th wedding anniversary flower.

While white lilies symbolize chastity and virtue – and were the symbol of the Virgin Mary’s purity and her role of Queen of the Angels – as other varieties became popular, they brought with them additional meanings and symbolism as well. Peruvian lilies, or alstroemeria, represent friendship and devotion, white stargazer lilies express sympathy and pink stargazer lilies represent wealth and prosperity. Symbolizing humility and devotion, lilies of the valley are the 2nd wedding anniversary flower.

As the flowers most often associated with funerals, lilies symbolize that the soul of the departed has received restored innocence after death.

http://www.teleflora.com/about-flowers/lily.asp

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Cee’s Black & White Photography: Wheels

Sepia wheels

Good morning from a cold but sunny Hastings morning.

All week I have been posting photos from the Art Deco Weekend.  I seemed to have taken photos to suit all the prompts this week.  And this photo for Cee’s challenge is no different.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Wheels

I actually don’t mind the lady sitting in the front as she gives some idea as to how big this old steam engine is.

I gave it a light sepia tone to it to give an aged feel after I had added some grunge affects with Fotor to blur out the background.

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One Word Photo Challenge: Bittersweet

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This week is an interesting colour – bittersweet.  I had never heard of it – I am always learn something new every day.

This photo was taken on Saturday in Napier.

Some beautiful echinacea.

https://nowathome.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/one-word-photo-challenge-bittersweet/

One Word Photo Challenge: Bittersweet

http://jennifernicholewells.com/2015/02/24/one-word-photo-challenge-bittersweet/

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Cee’s Fun Fotos: Bikes

Bikes

Good morning from a cool and cloudy Hastings.

The topic for Cee’s fun challenge this week is bikes and motorbikes.  I posted a photo of some bikes on Sunday night for Ailsa’s Travel Theme:

https://decocraftsdigicrafts.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/travel-theme-energy/

But then there was also this photo.  It was a hot and sunny day so I would imagine the rider was too hot to continue and just sat resting on this log and enjoyed seeing the ships departing or coming into the port.  It is a great spot just to enjoy looking out to sea.

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MOTORCYLES: AT THE SHOW

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bikes and Motorcycles

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bikes and Motorcycles

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/cees-fun-foto-challenge-bikes-and-motorcycles/

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Weekly Pet Share: Hungry sparrows

Hungry Sparrows

It is that time of the week to share our photos of our pets or other furry or feathered friends.

For this week I have a couple of photos of some hungry sparrows.  I threw out some bread and within minutes the birds were gathering.  They were quite possessive and were determined that they would get the best crumbs.

Hungry Sparrows

It was fun watching them.  I am so impressed with my new camera.  The lens is so fast compared to my other camera.  I wouldn’t have got any photos at all.  It was soo slow.

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You can check out more about this challenge at Hope* the happy hugger.

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