One Word Photo Challenge: Silver

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camera_20140703170536950So I took up the challenge and decided to overcome my fear of icky insects and make the Metal Earth tarantula… It’s not half as scary as the real thing but I think that’s because it’s not hairy and doesn’t move…
Mission Status: Partial Success

 

Bird Spikes

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Kemah Boardwalk, Texas: We encroach upon nature and expect the birds to not find homes among man-made structures and to show our dominance we install spikes that will hopefully ward them off. Although in a few cases the birds end up being harmed.
What’s even worse is that we are now using this method to ward off people too. I read an article regarding how in certain areas of London, people are having anti-homeless spikes installed to prevent homeless people from sleeping in their doorway.

Day at Sea

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First of all I apologise for being away for so long and letting szahidi78 take on full responsibility of the blog. However, she has been absolutely brilliant at it as usual!

I love black and white photography. I feel it looks more artistic and also brings out the finer details in the object or portrait. I took at trip to the Mina Port area in Abu Dhabi and loved the view out there so much that my camera was out in a flash. But I didn’t want any of you to miss out on the gorgeous hues of blue that day so I had to include one photo in all its natural glory.

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The Dragon Loyalty Award

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This has to be the best way to kick off the weekend… by being nominated for a blog award! A big thanks to Tasmeea from Bittersweet Haven for nominating us for The Dragon’s Loyalty Award!

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So now that we’ve been nominated, it’s time to spread the love! The rules go something like this:

1. Display the award certificate on your website – Check! 

2. Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award. – Check! 

3. Nominate another 15 or so bloggers who deserve this award.

4. Send the nominees a comment to let them know about their nomination.

5. Post seven interesting things about yourself.

Now since this blog is a joint blog we’ve put our heads together to nominate our personal favourite blogs and we’ve each picked a few things to tell you about ourselves.

Drumroll please before we announce our nominations! :)

  1. Depth of Feelings
  2. lemanshots
  3. Cee’s Photography
  4. Silent Moments
  5. Exploratorius
  6. EternalzPhoenix Photography
  7. The Weekly Minute
  8. Leanne Cole Photography
  9. Life, Photography & Other Mistakes
  10. talainsphotographyblog
  11. Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  12. Ritva’s Art- Photography
  13. Third Eye View
  14. Why? Matters
  15. Straßenfotografien

And finally… the most interesting part of this post… 7 interesting things about us.

  1. We’re all engineers *gasp* who met at university. We come from 3 different countries and speak 3 different languages.
  2. flukei : Loves food more than sleep.
  3. flukei: Loves cycling and programming. Not at the same time, of course. (Our blog header was taken on one of his cycling trips!)
  4. carrey1387: Loves baking and makes a killer pie…and cake…and all things bake-able
  5. carrey1387: Is an artist in the making. A good tip on how to get her to make something you really want…is to offer her Baskin Robbin’s Burj Al-Emlaaq.
  6. sarahz78: Loves writing letters. Not emails. Good old-fashioned letters.
  7. sarahz78: If sarahz78 wasn’t an engineer, she would like to have been an architect or a photographer or an astronaut or a writer or a poet (or if her parents had gotten their say, a doctor or a dentist)… Because she couldn’t decided which, she somehow ended up as an engineer.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art

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Art is patience, hard work and dedication

If you’re interested in my trip to Sri Lanka, you can visit me at my personal blog: http://mentaldefrag.wordpress.com/category/travel/sri-lanka/

Lovely Lakes of Sri Lanka

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When you live in a country where the only water you see is at the beach, or pouring through the tap, you have a greater appreciation for the beauty of water in the form of lakes, rivers, canals…

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Hidden Houses of Sri Lanka

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It’s been a little over a week since I got back from Sri Lanka and all I can say is… I can’t wait to go back…

One of the things I loved about Sri Lanka was the fact the houses are brightly painted and usually hidden away in the foliage…

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If you sneak past the pineapple sellers on the roadside and into the dense foliage, you’ll find yourself in a narrow lane leading into someone’s pastel coloured home. 20140420_092851

If you’re interested in knowing more about my trip to Sri Lanka visit me at my personal blog: mentaldefrag.wordpress.com

View from a Souvenir Shop Window

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This week’s A Lingering Look at Windows challenge…20140419_094458_1We reached the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct in Colombo really early so most of the shops were still getting ready to open. We helped ourselves to some window shopping and came across this colourful display in one of the gift shop windows.

20140419_094508_1If you step a little closer, this is what it looks like…complete with reflection of the sky and roof opposite. It seems more a case of the masks looking out at the world, than me looking in.

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