Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Shadows

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This week the challenge from Cee is shadows.  As we are going into winter the shadows at Cornwall Park are getting longer.

Here is Cee’s post to find out more about the challenge:-

http://ceenphotography.com/2014/04/21/cees-fun-foto-challenge-shadows/

And other great posts .

http://irisgreenwald.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/cees-fun-foto-challenge-shadows/

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/cees-fun-foto-challenge-shadows/

http://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/shadows-cees-fun-foto/

Shadow Play

http://jamescollettphotography.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/cees-fun-foto-challenge-shadows/

Thanks for visiting.

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Cee’ Fun Foto Challenge: Shiny

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This is another great challenge by Cee.  This week it is shiny.  Since we have only had 3 half days of no rain in the past 10 days my post is all about the shiny droplets of rain.  They just glistened when the sun decided to let us know that it is still there.

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Here are some other great posts for this challenge

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/cees-fun-foto-challenge-shiny/

SHINY STUFF

http://scrapydo.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/post-no-1000-shiny-cees-fun-foto-challenge/

Old Amsterdam

http://shyraven23.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/cees-fun-foto-challenge-shiny/

http://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/shiny-cees-fun-foto/

http://irisgreenwald.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/cees-fun-foto-challenge-shiny/

http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/cees-fun-foto-challenge-shiny/

And finally Cee’s challenge

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Shiny

Thanks for visiting.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Smooth Objects

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The challenge this week is to show smooth objects.  I found this bottle that had obviously been in this spot for some years judging by the thick layer of dust on it.

Here you can find out more about this challenge at Cee’s blog

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Smooth objects

And here is Ese’s great  post

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/cees-fun-foto-challenge-smooth-objects/

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: White

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Good morning from a  cool cloudy Hastings.

This week Cee from Cee’s Photography challenge is the colour of white.  I have managed to find a few different photos today, not just flowers so enjoy.

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A white moon

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An arum lily

A short rain shower

White irises

Black centres

I am not sure what these flowers are – black eyed susie?

Dappled light

White blossoms

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A white rose

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A white dandelion

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White sails

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White seagulls.

Check out Cee’s blog for this challenge

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: The Color White

WHITE

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/the-colour-white/

http://jamescollettphotography.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/cees-fun-photo-challenge-white/

http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/cees-fun-foto-challenge-white/

White Wedding

It really has been fun seeing the different interpretations of this challenge.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: The colour of Orange

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Here are some orange beauties for Cee’s Photography Fun Foto Challenge.

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Thanks for visiting and here are some other great posts to visit for this challenge.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: The Color Orange

THE COLOR ORANGE

http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/cees-fun-foto-challenge-orange/

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/cees-fun-foto-challenge-the-color-orange/comment-page-1/#comment-590

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Large Objects.

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Good morning from a sunny Hastings.

When I saw what this weeks challenge by Cee’s Photography was, I was stumped.  I couldn’t think of any photos of large objects.  But then I saw these photos.  The moon.  Nothing could be larger than it.

Thanks for visiting and here are some other great blogs in this challenge.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Large Subjects

http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/cees-fun-foto-challenge-large-subjects/

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/cees-fun-foto-challenge-large-subjects/

http://shyraven23.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/cees-fun-foto-challenge-large-subjects/comment-page-1/#comment-1504

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Large subjects (Elephants and Bananas)

http://geophiliac.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/cees-fun-foto-challenge-large-subjects/

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Small Subjects – Waitangi Day

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Good morning from a windy Hastings.

A Kiwi flavour for this challenge by Cee’s Photography.

Today is Waitangi Day.  Or New Zealand Day.  So it is a public holiday for us. It commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.   Here is a bit of information about this day:

The Treaty of Waitangi is New Zealand’s founding document. It takes its name from the place in the Bay of Islands where it was first signed, on 6 February 1840. This day is now a public holiday in New Zealand. The Treaty is an agreement, in Māori and English, that was made between the British Crown and about 540 Māori rangatira (chiefs).

Growing numbers of British migrants arrived in New Zealand in the late 1830s, and there were plans for extensive settlement. Around this time there were large-scale land transactions with Māori, unruly behaviour by some settlers and signs that the French were interested in annexing New Zealand. The British government was initially unwilling to act, but it eventually realised that annexing the country could protect Māori, regulate British subjects and secure commercial interests.

Lieutenant-Governor William Hobson had the task of securing British sovereignty over New Zealand. He relied on the advice and support of, among others, James Busby, the British Resident in New Zealand. The Treaty was prepared in just a few days. Missionary Henry Williams and his son Edward translated the English draft into Māori overnight on 4 February. About 500 Māori debated the document for a day and a night before it was signed on 6 February.

Hobson and others stressed the Treaty’s benefits while playing down the effects of British sovereignty on rangatiratanga (chiefly authority). Reassured that their status would be strengthened, many chiefs supported the agreement. About 40 chiefs, starting with Hōne Heke, signed the Māori version of the Treaty on 6 February. By September, another 500 had signed the copies of the document that were sent around the country. Some signed while remaining uncertain; others refused or had no chance to sign. Almost all signed the Māori text. The Colonial Office in England later declared that the Treaty applied to Māori tribes whose chiefs had not signed. British sovereignty over the country was proclaimed on 21 May 1840.

The Treaty is a broad statement of principles on which the British and Māori made a political compact to found a nation state and build a government in New Zealand. The document has three articles. In the English version, Māori cede the sovereignty of New Zealand to Britain; Māori give the Crown an exclusive right to buy lands they wish to sell, and, in return, are guaranteed full rights of ownership of their lands, forests, fisheries and other possessions; and Māori are given the rights and privileges of British subjects.

The Treaty in Māori was deemed to convey the meaning of the English version, but there are important differences. Most significantly, the word ‘sovereignty’ was translated as ‘kawanatanga’ (governance). Some Māori believed they were giving up government over their lands but retaining the right to manage their own affairs. The English version guaranteed ‘undisturbed possession’ of all their ‘properties’, but the Māori version guaranteed ‘tino rangatiratanga’ (full authority) over ‘taonga’ (treasures, which may be intangible). Māori understanding was at odds with the understanding of those negotiating the Treaty for the Crown, and as Māori society valued the spoken word, explanations given at the time were probably as important as the wording of the document.

Different understandings of the Treaty have long been the subject of debate. From the 1970s especially, many Māori have called for the terms of the Treaty to be honoured. Some have protested – by marching on Parliament and by occupying land. There have been studies of the Treaty and a growing awareness of its meaning in modern New Zealand.

It is common now to refer to the intention, spirit or principles of the Treaty. The Treaty of Waitangi is not considered part of New Zealand domestic law, except where its principles are referred to in Acts of Parliament. The exclusive right to determine the meaning of the Treaty rests with the Waitangi Tribunal, a commission of inquiry created in 1975 to investigate alleged breaches of the Treaty by the Crown. More than 2000 claims have been lodged with the tribunal, and a number of major settlements have been reached.

http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/politics/treaty/waitangi-day

So for this challenge I have chosen to use our coins and do a collage.

Here are some other great blogs for this challenge:

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Small things

http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/cees-fun-foto-challenge-small-subjects/

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/cees-fun-foto-challenge-small-subjects/

LITTLE BEAUTIES – CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE

http://shyraven23.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/cees-fun-foto-challenge-small-subjects/

http://deelusionsphotography.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/cees-fun-foto-challenge-small-subjects/

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Small Subjects

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Found in nature.

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Good morning from a sunny Hastings morning.  A relief for us that the wind and rain have gone but it has been harder for others north and south of us here.  So keep safe, warm, dry or cool where ever everyone is.

So this is Cee’s Photography‘s fun foot challenge.  Found in nature.  That is what my photography is about.  The beauty around us.  I am a bit reticent about taking photos of people and generally ask about using their images online.  Some people object but nature never does.

I tried to get different photos for this challenge, not jus the usual butterflies, but interesting items found in nature.

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I have no idea what plant this.

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Nor this.

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This was in my mothers little garden.

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I love the lines on this tree.

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This I do know – a lily.

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A dandelion.

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I love cobwebs and faeries.  My family thought I was nuts taking this photo.

Here are a couple of great blogs to check out as well.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Found In Nature

http://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/cees-fun-foto-challenge-found-in-nature/

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/cees-fun-foto-challenge-found-in-nature/Thanks for visiting.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Man made Items.

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Here is my contribution to Cee’s Photography‘s challenge.

Man made items.

I found these photos of an activity book that I designed to help children to learn how to do zips, buttons, domes, tie up shoe laces etc.  With the invention of velcro and t-shirts these skills are sadly not really being learnt.  Under each flap I embroidered animals so that the children can learn about different animals as well.

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Here are some other great posts on this challenge.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Man Made Items

http://shyraven23.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/cees-fun-foto-challenge-man-made-items/

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/cees-fun-foto-challenge-man-made-items/

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Man Made Items

http://lingeringvisions.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/cees-fun-foto-challenge-man-made-items/

http://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/cees-fun-foto-challenge-man-made-items/

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/cees-fun-foto-challenge-man-made-items/

http://bastet1952.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/cees-fun-foto-challenge-man-made-items/

Thanks for visiting.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Preoccupied

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Good morning from a definitely cooler Hastings today.  Cold for us – 20 degrees only.  Sorry to say this to those who are in the middle of the deep freeze up north.  I can only imagine what photo opportunities that await you when the weather warms up a bit.  There is always a bright side to everything.

Anyway this morning I have done two challenges.  The first one is Cee’s fun Foto Challenge which is preoccupied.

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I found this gorgeous cute yellow duckling last spring.  I never saw it again so consider myself lucky to manage these photos.  As you an see they are preoccupied with sleeping, and ignoring everything around them..

http://ceenphotography.com/2014/01/07/cees-fun-foto-challenge-preoccupied/As it is yellow it fits in well with another challenge.

Then as the duckling is yellow it fits in with another challenge by A Word in Your Ear

http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-yellow/

So I have added a couple of yellow flowers as well.

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Here are some other great posts too.

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http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/cees-fun-foto-challenge-preoccupied/

http://scrapydo.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/preoccupied-cees-fun-foto-challenge/

http://derwentvalleyphotography.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/cees-fun-foto-challenge-preoccupied/

Sitting Bull

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/cees-fun-foto-challenge-preoccupied/

http://joanfrankham.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/cees-fun-photo-challenge-preoccupied/

http://shyraven23.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/cees-fun-foto-challenge-preoccupied/

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Preoccupied