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Juxtaposition – Weekly Photo Challenge

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This is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge ” Juxtaposition “

Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon’s Verge

Between the two worlds

life hovers like a star,

twixt night and morn,

upon the horizon’s verge.

-Lord Byron-

Horizon's Verge

Horizon’s Verge – off the coast of Western Australia (photo: alfiet March 2013)

We have always held

to the hope, the belief, the conviction

that there is a better life, a better world

beyond the horizon.

-Franklin D. Roosevelt-

 

Quote credits: Brainy Quotes

The above post is an entry for the: Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon.

WPC: Infinite Sun,Sky and Sea

There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed

in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.  

Henry David Thoreau

 

Infinite Sky, Sun & Sea

Infinite Sky, Sun and Sea (Sun set at Galle Face, Colombo, Sri Lanka -Photo: alfiet dec2011)

Only two things are infinite,

the universe and human stupidity,

and I am not sure about the former.

Albert Einstein

Other interesting infinite entries for   Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite.

1. And when we gaze at nature very deeply, we can sense the seed of the infinite

2. Infinite sweet items

3. Turn of a zoom lens 

4. Extending beyond….

5. Tuscan Sunflowers

6. Antoni’s Gaudi’s Column, Barcelona

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

Week day mornings are busier at our house hold. Weekends are much

relaxed but the most enjoyable mornings to cherish would be during holidays.

The scene  below, was cptured by my daughter on a morning at Chittering Valley,

WA, Australia while on a farm stay.  One could see the sheep grazing behind the

chalets on an autumn morning.

Autumn Morning at a farm in Chittering Valley

Autumn Morning at a farm in Chittering Valley

Two songs came to my mind when I checked  this weeks  Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!.

The first one was the 16th century British folk song “Early one morning” – which I

learnt at my Primary school back in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

The first four lines of the song:

Early one morning,

As the sun was rising,

 I heard a maid sing,

In the valley below……

One may query the choice of song taught in a Sub-Continental country. The fact

is that Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) was a British colony for nearly 150 years!

Below is the You -Tube link for the traditional song sung by Sarah Brightman .

The second song was sung by Louis Armstrong “What a wonderful world” in the

movie ‘Good morning Vietnam’. The song was originally recorded in the late

Nineteen Sixties and later it was featured in the Eighties in the movie.

 

Some of the interesting entries:

1. Beautiful reflections on a fog morning –Sama pictures – The photo experiment

2. Pebbles the cat on Blissful Blog

3. Books before breakfast 

4. New start of the day

5. Mystical

6. Gazing-daisy

7.  Hold on

8. Carefree morning

9. My cyber house rules

10. Rathlin Island

WPC : Nature’s Tapestry Vs Man- Made Lines & Patterns

Natures lines

The entries are  in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns.

I have posted two sections for  ” From lines to pattern challenge” are as follows:

Nature’s tapestry with lines  

Man-made lines to patterns

“Nature’s Tapestry with Lines”

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Man-Made lines to patterns

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Other interesting related entries:

1.spiders

2. Rice fields of China

3. Cleaning lady’s lines patterns and beauty

4. A flower

5. From lines to pattern

6. Sydney Harbour Bridge

7. Lines and Patterns of Danny James

8. Normandy  American Cemetery and memorial

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside view of a clay wind chime

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Inside view of a wind chime made of clay (photo: alfiet)

Wind chimes in your yard

will serenade garden creatures –

squirrels, fairies and angels.

– Author Unknown –

 

The above entry is for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside.

Other interesting entries:

Inside-the-box

Cat scan of lungs

Ear of corn

Tiger

Weekly Photo Challenge: Different Side of Sea

 

The photographs were taken off the coast of Western Australia showing the parts of Indian Ocean

 

Pelican at Coogie jetty off the coast of Western Australia

Pelican at Coogee jetty off the coast of Western Australia

 

Typical Summer evening at a Jetty

Anglers and pelicans competing for  fish! – Typical Summer evening at a Jetty

 

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A  cargo ship off the coast of Bunbury, WA

 

Sun Set at  Trigg beach

Sun Set at Trigg/Sorrento  beach

 

 

For other entries: Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus on depth of field

While the bee is busy  collecting honey here goes the  "click"

While the busy  bee collects honey, here goes the “click”
(Bee on a Murunga flower) – photo credit: alfiet

Mirabilis Jalapa   Four-o clock flower (நாலு மணிக் கண்டு)

Mirabilis Jalapa –  Four-o clock flower (நாலு மணிக் கண்டு)

Catharanthus  roseus -  Vinca (periwinkle) (பட்டிப் பூ)

Vinca on focus  aka  Periwinkle  – Catharanthus roseus –   (பட்டிப் பூ)

Toby our dog  focusing  on his toy wish list - The camera!

Toby our dog focusing on  the camera!  – such a poser.

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Related post:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/weekly-photo-challenge-focus/


WPC: One Shot, Two Ways – Crooked Spire of Chesterfield,United Kingdom

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: One Shot, Two ways

For this week’s  WPC challenge: ” One shot, Two ways” , I have chosen the 14th century twisted spire  in Chesterfield. These photos were taken by my spouse  during England summer (June 08) at the  St. Mary’s  & All Saints church in Chesterfield.

One shot, Two ways - Crooked spire (horizontal)

One shot, Two ways – Crooked spire (horizontal)

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One shot, Two ways (Vertical) – Twisted spire of Chesterfield

An excerpt from the Wikipedia:

The spire was added to the 14th century tower in about 1362.[3] It is both twisted and leaning, twisting 45 degrees and leaning 9 feet 6 inches (2.90 m) from its true centre. The leaning characteristic was initially suspected to be the result of the absence of skilled craftsmen (the Black Death had been gone only twelve years prior to the spire’s completion), insufficient cross-bracing, and the use of unseasoned timber.[citation needed]

It is now believed that the twisting of the spire was caused by the lead that covers the spire, which was added 300 years after it was built — before this it was covered with oak tiles.[citation needed] The lead causes this twisting phenomenon, because when the sun shines during the day the south side of the tower heats up, causing the lead there to expand at a greater rate than that of the north side of the tower, resulting in unequal expansion and contraction. This was compounded by the weight of the lead (approx. 33 tons) which the spire’s bracing was not originally designed to bear. Also it was common practice to use unseasoned timber at the time the spire was built as when the wood was seasoned it was too hard to work with, so as unseasoned wood was used they would have made adjustments as it was seasoning in place. These theories can be rejected as there is evidence to suggest that the spire was straight for the first 300 years after it was built and as wood seasons within 50 years these theories now can hold no weight.[citation needed]

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World Elephant Day – August 12 2013

On behalf of the  World Elephant Day 2013, I have re-blogged one of my post from February 2013. The elephant photos were taken in Sri Lanka in 2011 . It was my first WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge : Unique shower time.

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 Weekly photo challenge-Unique shower time!

Bath time! (Photo: Alfiet2011)

Elephants’ are fascinating animals. This photo was taken in December 2011 while the gentle giants having their daily bath. It was captured from the balcony of the cafe at the Elephant Orphanage,  Pinnawella, Sri Lanka.

“By a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant with a hair” – A Persian Proverb

 

Rub-a-dub-dub-shower time!

Rub-a-dub-dub-shower time!

1..2..3..Action!

1..2..3..Action!

Mother & calf

Mother & calf

Skeleton of  an elephant

Skeleton of an elephant

Weekly photo challenge-Unique shower time!.

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