Reflection on the Floor

The word prompt from Nancy: Reflection

So many photos with a reflection from glass or water but this time something different

The reflection from the stained glass windows onto the polished floor of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
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The wonderful colours that showered the building from the windows, fell onto the floor
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The reds that flowed into greens
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and turned again with yellow highlights
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Moon Goddess

I saw this poem prompt. I just had to reblog to http://www.octpowrimo.com/2018/10/day-30-dancing-on-moon.html

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The moon
full and bright,
in my garden
casts shadows among the trees –
I thought I saw
you there
dancing –
a woman of beauty,
a moon goddess.

Moonbeams casting
landing on petals,
shining on my skin,
entering my being
enveloping my heart
making it race,
distracting my thoughts
so I think of nothing
but her,
dancing in my garden,
lighting my life.

I shall sit here –
awaiting her come near
that I might steal a kiss,
my arms
encircle her waist
drawing her to me,
to feel her warmth,
her goddess fullness –
a moment of passion
to believe that
the dancing in the shadows
is not a dream,
a dream of beauty,
a dream of
my moon goddess –
casting her beams
throughout my garden
enchanting
captivating……..

The Daily Challenge – Pursue

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Gory – A Man, A Chainsaw and A Leg

The Daily Word Prompt: Gory

This post contains a photo that could make some people squeamish. The title photo is to make you feel good

 

 

In February last year, I was helping my bestie clear out some small trees from her place. The trees, Yellow Bells, had become extremely prolific and were in a dense thicket. The trees were only saplings at this stage so it was a relatively easy job  with the chainsaw. I was going through methodically, cutting and keeping the area free of the fallen saplings. At one stage I was moving back to see where to cut next. I felt what I thought was a scratch on my legs from some of the branches. What is was actually was my leg meeting the chainsaw which hadn’t quite stopped. There wasn’t any blood running down my leg as the hot metal of the chain, I think, cauterised the wound. There wasn’t any pain either surprisingly. I think my bestie was in more distress than I was. A trip to the hospital and a few stitches later I was good as new. No I didn’t get back to work.

OK now are the following photos. The one showing the cut. Yes I did take a “selfie” while I was waiting for my bestie to get a bit cleaner and a change of clothes. One showing the bandaged wound and what my leg looks like now.

 

 

 

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I thought I should show what it looks like now and just took this photo
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A Step at the Start of a Journey

The quote to inspire from Debbie at Travel with Intent

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”
– Lao Tzu

Sometimes that step can be daunting.
Whether you look up
to see what could lay ahead.
Spiraling upward
perhaps to touch the stars.spiral stairs_lismore_changed_named_june 2014

Or look down
into the depths of darkness.
Making sure each step
is taken with care.
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But ultimately
that step can one of light
showing the way.
Always try to take that step,
even though
sometimes that step can be daunting.
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Fun With Photo Editing

A fun topic from Terri for the Sunday Stills: Fun with #Photo-Editing

OK…….I may have gone a bit far with this topic. I did have fun. The photo editing program I use is Corel PaintShop Pro 2019 Ultimate.

This is the original photo of a Forest Kingfisher181025_blog challenge_photo_editing_forest kingfisher1

I lightened and dropped the shadows a bit on the photo to try and bring out the features of the Kingfisher
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I like vignette to highlight a subject
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Now try black and white. I increased the black a touch
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Of course there’s crop the photo which magnified the slight bit of out of focus
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Now for a bit of the fun. I finally settled on a distortion effect called Warp
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Do you think I had fun? Which photo do you prefer?

I looked for a song with Kingfisher in the lyrics. I found an old Pink Floyd song I don’t think I have heard before.

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