Sunday, 30 October 2016

PT CCCLXXV ~ Broken/Damaged

Wonderful theme and banner by Belita.

These four shots were taken during the dismantling of the chimney of the old rubber plant in Helsingborg. They took it down brick by brick in order to reuse them at a future time.
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Picture This #375 ~ Broken/Damaged

Hi all, a great theme from Belita and congrats on the header a fantastic shot. Here are my shots for this weeks theme "Broken / Damaged"


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Saturday, 29 October 2016

Picture This #375 ~ Broken/Damaged

Congratulations on the very original banner photo - I wonder if the lady knows how famous she has become. And thank you Belita for hosting this week with an interesting theme. Immediately began to have a smashing time at home :-)


Our cat Nera, may she rest in peace in the eternal corn chambers chasing mice, once broke her leg. She had a few mad moments with her play center which fell onto her paw. It knitted together again, but she lost two claws and had to wear a plaster for a few weeks. However, that was nothing for a cat, she still managed to jump and escape now and again, although she was not supposed to go out - that was Nera.

Nera with her splint - two toes broken

Since not being as active with the camera as I would like to be, I compensate by taking photos from the car, although now and again I do take a walk with the camera. Anyhow, on the way to the supermarket last week we passed an accident. Two cars were involved in a frontal crash because the driver of this car had lost the control over her car. Everyone survived, although this lady was seriously injured, the other not so bad. I felt like a newspaper reporter and this car was definitely broken.
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This sweet pea pod had broken open to release the seeds. They grow everywhere in my garden in summer.
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The ground had been broken on the local parking at the supermarket, so I had plenty of opportunities to take a few photos.
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Picture This #375 ~ Broken/Damaged

What a magnificent banner shot by Belita. I loved it from the moment I saw it.

Great theme; I will use some shots I don't think I have used here before.

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This old tree still send up orange leaves every autumn.

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Mushroom with broken cap.

Old stone grill
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PICTURE THIS #375 ~ BROKEN/DAMAGED

HI ALL, AND THANKS BELITA FOR HOSTING AND FOR A GRAND BANNER!!

STILL IN CALIFORNIA GOING INTO THE LAST WEEK THEN BACK TO EUROPE.


              NOT MINE, BUT FOR THIS THEME GREAT.
                   MY HUBBY'S UNCLE TOOK THIS AROUND         1900 IN MONTERREY,MEXICO.
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BROKEN BY THE WIND.26ff3d9f-8911-421c-ab88-b5a447e26323  

BROKEN IN SO MANY WAYS. 
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DAMAGED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.d6e7dd64-6b8a-40f9-8ef8-6a6046ec2ea2  

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Picture This #375 ~ Broken/Damaged

Many thanks to Belita for hosting this week. A very interesting theme, and one I don't think we've done before. I thought I would have lots of photos for this theme, but I really had to search hard through my archive for some I could use!!

1) This tree, near the Sunset Volcano Crater, Arizona had been damaged and broken by a lightning strike. 
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2) The damaged remains of what was once one of the most popular hotels in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales. 
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3) This sign is not only damaged by the weather, but also by a car driving into it!!
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4) Broken window at Batsto Industrial Village, New Jersey.
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PICTURE THIS #375 ~ BROKEN/DAMAGED

Hello from Lisbon, a very warm city for the season. Oh Mitch, I really feel honoured to see a photo by me as the banner image. Once again, I am pleased to host this week's Challenge that is under the theme of Broken/Damaged. We all have seen broken/damaged things, so I don't think it will be a difficult theme. Anyway, if you don't have shots that fit the theme, please don't break or damage something, intentionally, OK? 
Many thanks,
Belita.

Poor doll with a broken nose and cracked face...
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Pity, it's broken...
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Though it's broken, I like it...
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A damaged car, not mine, fortunately...
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Sunday, 23 October 2016

PT CCCLXXIV ~ Look Around!!


Great theme by Benni - nicely rounding up the preceding themes. Beautiful banner by Baz.

These three shots were taken at a visit to the Knähaken beach south of Helsingborg. It's a great spot for family outings at the times when the nudists aren't there.

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Saturday, 22 October 2016

PICTURE THIS #374 ~ LOOK AROUND!!

Glad to be back on here after a few weeks of absence. Hope all of you have been doing well. Beautiful banner image from Baz. Really beautiful.

On the past weeks I often looked up, I looked down but, above all, I looked around.
When reaching a small square, in a town in Spain, I looked around and I saw this photographer with an old-time camera on tripod.
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But when I was looking around inside a store my eyes set on a delicate fan and on the two parasol umbrellas made of embroidery lace - I presume they are used as accessories for brides.
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As I was having a light meal at an open-air snack-bar somewhere in Spain, I looked around and I saw this hiker who was very concentrated on her gadget.
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Picture This #374 ~ Look Around!!

Good idea with the theme name this week and thanks for hosting Benni. Also great header photo Baz capturing the romance of the setting sun.


These days I seem to be looking around everywhere armed with my camera, and am even going for walks again on my own. I just hang the cane on a bush or a fence and it works.



This week I took a walk along the local river and have never seen so many swans. It must have been the AGM

Swans 20.10 (14)

On way home I had to pass the sheep pen. They saw me and there was no stopping their curiosity. So what do you do. You take a few photos of course and this one insisted on a portrait.
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They are still digging up our village road and now we cannot get to the other side, even the chicken would find it easier. Anyhow they are constructing a new railway crossing with lights and everything as it is against the law in Switzerland to have railway crossings without signals. We had about four of them in our village and now they have either been eliminated or replaced with lights.
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And to show that Switzerland is not only mountains and cows, we also work. Here is the view of our local waste disposal plant on the opposite bank of the River Aar. The chimneys are also a local sight, but somehow have their photographic attraction.
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Picture This #374 ~ Look Around!!

Hi all!! Hope all of you are well. 
Still in California enjoying the great weather. 
A wonderful theme, Benni.

             Looking around and there was this walking flower.
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LOOKING AROUND AND CHILDREN'S GHOSTS APPEARED. IMG_2804  

LOOKING AROUND THE GROCERY AND GUESS WHAT WE FOUND!!IMG_2898  

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Picture This #374 ~ Look Around!!

Hi all another great theme from Benni and some fantastic images already!!

 

All my shots for the theme taken in the last 10 days. I hope you enjoy them.

Its been unseasonably warm here in Dorset during the day, so I have taken the chance to get out and enjoy the sunshine and look around before Autumn really sets in. 

Have a great weekend.


1: Fungi

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2: The Seashore in the last rays of the sun just before a storm..

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3: Fields after the harvest under an Autumn sky.

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4: The  Reflecting pool. 

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Picture Ths #374 ~ Look Around!!

Many thanks to Benni for hosting this week, and for adding another theme to the 'linked' series. This one has lots of possibilities. 

For me, a visit to Stackpole Mencap Gardens is all about photographing the flowers, but if you look around there are many other interesting things to be seen!!

1) A funny face.
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2) A proverb inscribed on slate.
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3) A gator made out of mosaic.
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4) A memorial bench.
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