WPC: Pure Moments in Nature

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Good morning from a warmer and sunny Hastings day.

This week  from The Daily Post has given us the prompt to showcase what pure means to us.

To start with I love sunrises and every Sunday I drive down to the market when the sun is coming up.  It is hard to concentrate on the driving when the scenery is pure magic.  Especially when it is freezing and misty.  Last week I wasn’t the only photographer on the road.

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I love finding new places around Hastings and this park has just been opened for the public – again the air was pure and still for this reflection.

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Another favourite spot of mine is Pekapeka Wetlands. I am on my own when I go so it is pure magic again to find these wonderful reflections of our wonderful countryside.

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Finding the pure rose is a bonus in winter.

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And then ending the day with another pure moment when the sun goes down.

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The Daily Post: Pure

 

One Word Photo Challenge: Flaming Skies

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Good morning from a very cold Hastings day.  The coldest morning so far.  So winter is starting to come in here.

This week for Jennifer’s challenge of her one word was ‘burn’.  I searched through my archives and couldn’t find anything suitable.  In the end I decided to go for flaming skies.  I edited this photo to make it look like the sky was on fire.

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One Word Photo Challenge: Burn

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WPC: High Summer in Hastings

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Good morning from another hot sunny summer’s day here in Hastings, New Zealand.

Jen H. has asked us for our season photos:

The word “seasons” can also describe a period or phase of your life. If this context resonates with you, share an image that expresses the seasonality of life itself or the present season of your life.

So at the moment New Zealand is in late summer.  Our fruits are being harvested and the hills surrounding us are brown and barren looking.

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So I decided to show some of the scenery that I pass as I drive down to Otane every Sunday.  I leave very early in the morning and the light is amazing.  It is hard to concentrate on the driving when all I want to do is stop and take photos.

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I have managed to go down on other days just to stop and take photos.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/seasons/

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WPC: An Inspiring Day

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Good morning from a very cold and frosty morning. The sun is up now so the internet connection has thawed out.

What is your inspiration? What moves you? What is it that never fails to motivate you, to get you going, or make you happy? It could be the bench in a quiet section of the park where you go to center yourself. Maybe it’s a favorite piece of music or book passage that boosts your enthusiasm. Or, maybe it’s the face of the love of your life, a treasured memento, or the unconditional love you see in the eyes of your pet.

This morning  has asked us for photos of what inspires us.  There are so many things that inspire me so here is my day.

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When I get up in the morning the first thing I do is look at the sky.  I have been known to run out in my PJ’s with my camera to capture the morning skies.  Some have been totally awesome.

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I am always looking around me for new photo opportunities.  Cats are another favourite.  We have so many that come to visit me.

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Nature is always inspiring and ever changing.

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Bugs and butterflies are always inspiring.

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Especially as they are in decline.

Our feathered friends and their birdsong is beautiful and inspiring to the soul.

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At the end of the day sunsets can be so colourful and an awesome way to end the day.

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And then the moon comes up.

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There are so many things around me that inspires me to pick up my camera and take photos.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/inspiration/

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Inspiration

https://bopaula.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/inspiration/

https://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/wpc-bringing-the-awe/

https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/weekly-photo-challenge-inspiration-overwhelmed/

INSPIRING VIEWS

https://tomwarrenphoto.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/heron-on-the-hudson/

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WPC Challenge: Half and Half

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Good morning from a freezing cold Hastings day.  I know this because I have already been out to shoot the sunrise which was amazing.  But I had a serious case of the shakes.   Even with a tripod.  So my next investment will be a remote release for my camera.

Anyway the prompt this week from Weekly Photo Challenge is half and half.  I do have a lot of photo of half and half photos.  Mostly when I don’t use a tripod and I move, or when the wind moves the subject.  But these were composed.

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And a couple of photos of our sunrise.

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https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/half-and-half/

https://nowathome.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/half-and-half/

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Half and Half

A Part of the Whole #photography #haiku

https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/weekly-photo-challenge-half-and-half-half-of-los-angeles/

https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/weekly-photo-challenge-half-and-half/

https://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/wpc-half-and-half-takes-flight/

https://marshaleith.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/wordpress-weekly-photo-challenge-half-and-half/

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