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Wordless Wednesday: Wild At Wisley

Wordless Wednesday: Wild At Wisley

Wordless Wednesday: Wild At Wisley

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Brighter Days

Brighter Days

Daily Prompt: Pep Rally

We all know someone who could use a pep talkā€¦ so write them one!

Photographers, artists, poets: show us CHEER.

These flowers are for some dear friends who are having a difficult week, to let them know they’re in my thoughts and to bring a bit of brightness into darker days.

Our cheerful, ball dahlias are still happily flowering in the garden. It’s nice to be able to pop outside and bring the sunshine back in with me. The frosts can’t be far off though now, so I shall enjoy them while they last!

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After The Storm

After The Storm

Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

You may have heard about the storm named St Jude, that swept across the South of England today. After the storm had passed I drove to Newlands Corner, part of the Surrey Hills, to photograph the views for this weeks photography challenge and watch the sun go down.

Although the storm took out the power for hundreds of thousands and brought down numerous trees, the outcome wasn’t as devastating as many had predicted.

There are now lots of jokes appearing all over social media regarding the apparent non-event. I always find jokes following natural disasters a bit distasteful.

Let’s not forget that four people died as a result of the storm! My thoughts are with their families and with those who have suffered injury and destruction of property.

Nature can be a devastating force. In the UK we are much more fortunate than those who live in some other heavily populated areas of the world.

Nature is also devastatingly beautiful!

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Taste Of Autumn: Red

Taste Of Autumn: Red

The wonderful Maple tree in the village is going out of Autumn in a real blaze of glory this year!

Red is such a great statement colour. It has that feel good factor to it. It evinces positivity, strength, warmth, vitality and passion. These are the feelings I get from red.

How about you? What colours make you feel good and why?

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Taste Of Autumn: Abundance

Taste Of Autumn: Abundance

Everything appears to be in abundance this Autumn. Acorns, fungi, late roses, beech nuts, berries and fabulous foliage all in our back garden!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

Wordless Wednesday: I Am Sunshine On Sycamore

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Harsh?

Harsh

Daily Prompt: Sad But True

Photographers, artists, poets: show us HARSH.

There are lots of times that a photographer needs to avoid harsh lighting but sometimes it’s exactly what’s needed!

This little leaf is only about 2cm long but a bright light brings out its finer details.

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My main image has the leaf lit by one light source at an angle and the second image has the leaf completely backlit.

Even with a harsh light source, I think it’s true that there’s still a softness to this sadly, fallen leaf.