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Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflection

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The image that ignited the spark! What a wonderful word for this week’s challenge. While reflection lends itself to so many meanings, for me it means looking back to a significant time when a moment or event, created or inspired the direction of our life. Sometimes these events are of our own doing and sometimes

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Hey Diddle Diddle, Scandalous History

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This is my re-creation of a children’s book PD image by Randolph Caldecott, who was an illustrator and artist from the 19th century. He was a well-known children’s book illustrator and typically his books cost a shilling a piece. The image is based on the nursery rhyme, Hey Diddle Diddle, which I assume most people

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‘Newsies’

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We all know how much technology has changed the way we do things, but the other day I was thinking specifically about the print industry. How e-books, online magazines and news sites have almost taken over from their paper counterparts, if they haven’t done so already! I enjoy reading an actual paperback myself, however as

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Vintage “distressed” creation of the John Noblet, Tarot de Marseille (c.1650)

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The original version of the Marseille Tarot was published in Paris circa 1650 by master card-maker Jean Noblet. The Noblet deck is known for having the title LAMORT (Death) on the XIII Major Arcana card whereas most of the other Tarot de Marseille decks have the card numbered but unnamed, e.g., Jean Dodal Tarot (circa

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Bridge

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Construction beginning in 1886 with completion in 1894, it took eight years, five contractors and 432 construction workers to build the Tower Bridge. One of the most well-known and visited monuments of Victorian architecture Two massive piers were sunk into the river bed to support the construction and over 11,000 tons of steel provided the

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Memories of the Marquee Club in London

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I was born and raised in Britain and when I was in my mid teens the punk rock era came to life. Needless to say I jumped in with both feet, from the bondage pants to safety pins and of course I saw many bands play live. I think I impressed my kids the most

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Friend

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It has been a very long time since I have added a post, never mind contributed to the Weekly Photo Challenge, so today I am delighted to introduce you to my friend Lucy, my Saint Bernard which is my contribution for the challenge this week.  Lucy weighs-in at 147 lbs and has a very loud bark, but

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Resilient

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Joan of Arc, or should I say Saint Joan, was also known as The Maid of Orleans for her role in helping King Charles II liberate France from British rule. She truly is the epitome of resilience, which is this week’s photo challenge. She received visions from Archangel Michael, Saint Margaret and Saint Catherine of Alexandria

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Weekly Photo Challenge – New Horizon

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I love being outside when it’s warm, feeling the sun or breeze on my face, smelling the flowers or the ocean depending on where I happen to be. However, in the winter time, I am exactly the opposite, I hate being outside. I don’t care for the cold or snow and choose to spend my

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In The Trenches

I cannot imagine what it must have been like to have been on the front lines during either of the World Wars. I cannot imagine what it must have been like to have simply lived during that time for that matter. The ‘Battle of Britain’ in 1940, when the German and British air forces battled

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Narrow

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My daughter took this photo as the Snowbirds flew overhead at the end of their show, which was held in St. Thomas, Ontario about a month ago now. There aren’t any smoke trails in the shot, because they were heading back to the local base to land. I thought this image was perfect for this

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Opposites

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I find some people respond more strongly to a visual representation of something as opposed to a verbal or written variation. In this image I wanted to create a simple picture of why one may want to give up smoking by using the reflection of the smoking woman to create her opposite the non-smoker. My intention

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

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The photo challenge for this week was to find a subject and instead of taking a picture from the usual angles, take it directly from above. This is my contribution (image cropped for blog layout), the top of my head. I literally held the camera as far as I could reach above my head and

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