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Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction

Refraction

Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction

This week, let’s play with light! Show us what refraction means to you.

Simply put – Light + Glass + Camera = Abstract Delight!

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Elemental

Elemental

Elemental

You walk in
The shadows
Of my mind.
On the periphery
Of visual acuity.
Ghostly imprinting
Upon the memory.
The smallest element
Of an image held,
A sensory development,
Processed in neurons,
Burnt upon the retina.
I reflect upon all
That you were that
Cannot be captured
In pixels, paint or prose.
In truth, you had us
All enraptured.
I cannot transpose
Your essence which
Remains, in perpetuity
Upon my soul,
A picture of evanescence.

Thanks to Helen for coming round all my local charity shops today, to help me find inspirational pieces to use in my work. So very glad you spotted the glass bowl! Hope you like how I’ve used it today.

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April Shower

April Shower

I rather enjoy the April showers, such contrast in the skies! Today was a true example.

Dark, moody clouds with thunder heralding the sudden downpours, interspersed with brilliant, blue skies, warming sun but a cool breeze.

I did a quick internet search and discovered lyrics to a song that expresses perfectly why I’m glad to see the rain in April 🙂

April Showers
From the Broadway musical “Bombo” (1921)
(Buddy DeSylva / Louis Silvers)

Life is not a highway strewn with flowers
Still it holds a goodly share of bliss
When the sun gives way to April showers
Here is the point you should never miss

Though April showers may come your way
They bring the flowers that bloom in May
So if it’s raining, have no regrets
Because it isn’t raining rain, you know
(It’s raining violets)

And where you see clouds upon the hills
You soon will see crowds of daffodils
So keep on looking for a blue bird
And list’ning for his song
Whenever April showers come along

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Beyond

Beyond

Fatigue grounded me today! It was a rather rainy day though, which does rather soften the blow of it being mostly wasted.

I was gazing out the window earlier and my eyes were very much drawn to the droplets of water left behind. Focussing in on them makes a haze of the world beyond.

It also reminded me of some lovely pieces of artwork by a Facebook friend, Grebo. So I thought I’d emulate his Rainy Landscapes but in my own style. Thanks for the inspiration!

I think many of my followers here would be intrigued by his work so do pop over to Facebook and have a look at Grebo Photographs and Little Black Clouds

Have a great weekend, wherever you are!