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Seasonal – Splendour!

Yesterday I used all four the seasonal tags… just for the fun. So, when Ailsa’s travel challenge arrived I was well on the way to having a plan for today’s post… and guess what? You’re getting another gallery… but, this … Continue reading

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Taking a Break!

This week, WordPress is taking a break from the regular photo challenge. I thought I should follow suit, until I remembered that I’m supposed to have my own challenge going… a daily post from now until I stop doing daily … Continue reading

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Mirror!

I’m with Jen on this one. I’m also always looking for “the shot!” Like Jen, I’m also always looking at the angels and the options of capturing reflective images. Mirror surfaces, glass, water and glossy paint add extra dimensions to … Continue reading

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Monet Sunset

Yesterday I gave you a Turner Moment… a fiery sunset skyscape. Today I’ll show you another angle of that same sunset but adding water and reflection to the picture. My mind suggested a likeness to one of the early Monet … Continue reading

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Fire Sky – a Turner Moment

On Sunday evening we took a short drive… as we do when we’re hunting sunset photos. This was one of those special scenes that played out before us… I think you can see why it reminded me of an angry … Continue reading

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Frame…

To frame time… to capture the moment for as long as you want the moment to last. That, to me is what framing a photo is all about. I’ve taken a wander through the archives to find a few frames … Continue reading

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Trees!

Here’s a comment I left a few days ago on Osyth’s blog, Half Baked in Paradise. Gosh… I’ve just read this again! I hope my children will say such pleasing things about me when I go… for I love trees … Continue reading

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Grey Weather…

Yes, it’s summer… you can see that by the flowers and the green of the trees. But… I think this time the grey misty swirls add a tad of atmosphere to the scene. That’s the Wellington Testimonial in the distance. … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday – Why Portugal?

Last Monday’s Mr South Africa post resulted in a few questions being asked of your’s truly. The most frequent one, as in the past when I’ve mentioned my desire to retire in Portugal, is usually, Why Portugal?   There are … Continue reading

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Morning… Hasn’t Broken!

No… it’s still fixed! Well, at least so it seems. Last time I looked it rolled around as it has been doing for as long as our kind has been around… and then some! However, here in Ireland the morning … Continue reading

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Narrow… as in Narrow Boat

It’s been a while since I last featured boats and canals. So… my first thought when this week’s challenge arrived was narrowboat or narrow boat, whichever you feel like choosing! I’m not gonna tell you about the history but basically … Continue reading

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Friday Fact – Gold Rush!

Fine… I’ve got your juices flowing, haven’t I? The mere mention of a gold rush will get many a heartbeat notching up a beat or twenty. So… if I share a few details about a gold rush in Ireland’s Co … Continue reading

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Beauty – Reason to Look Up!

I can’t seem to shake this week’s challenge. Yes, I was on my knees when I took this photo. I had to look up to get the effect. Yesterday, we called around to the Irish War Memorial because I had … Continue reading

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The Sphere…

We went off to Trinity College on Saturday to watch one of the sons and his team play cricket. The college is Ireland’s finest and the cricket club has been in existence since somewhere in the mid 1800’s. Fortunately we … Continue reading

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Dublin Gold!

These gold spikes reminded me of all the gilded objects along the Seine in Paris. Only thing… these spikes seem to suggest dire danger if one should accidentally become impaled! But then… one would have to fall out of a … Continue reading

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