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DP weekly photo challenge: face

Some faces from my archives in response to the DP weekly challenge

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travel theme: flutter

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olive backed sunbirds, photographed a few days before they flew the nest

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Sri Lankan paper cut

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the flutter of an Indian dancer’s costume

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Balinese temple pennants flutter in the breeze

sharing with Ailsa’s flutterings

travel theme: masks

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Venetian carnival masks for sale in Strasbourg’s Christmas market

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Balinese mask

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mask maker at the Ambalangoda mask museum, Sri Lanka

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Eastern European masks used in festivals

theatre masks

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this is a neutral mask

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a mask without a face behind it

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a mask with a face behind it

sharing “masks” with Ailsa and others.

travel theme: fruit

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fruit offerings in Bali

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strange fruit found in Thailand

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“custard pie” fruit found in Thailand

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fruit sellers in Hanoi

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fresh orange juice sellers in India

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mango and sticky rice as prepared at cookery school in Cambodia

sharing with Ailsa

Sunday Stills: agriculture

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ducks are sent out to play for the day in the ricefields in Bali

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terraced ricefields in Bali

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a clove tree, Bali

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lotus fields in Cambodia

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the seed heads are harvested and brought into town to be sold

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this lake of pink water lilies in north eastern Thailand is not only a tourist attraction (people come from miles around to see them) but the plants provide floral offerings for the temple as well as the roots and stems for eating.

Sharing with Sunday Stills

travel theme: numbers

It would appear that, unlike Ailsa, I’ve accumulated a fair few photos of numbers during my travels:

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some numbers in Bali:

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and the Ankeruhr clock in Vienna:

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when this clock strikes 12 at midday all the 12 figures process across the face of the clock

Terrific Tuesday Trials: bedazzle

Terrific Tuesday Trials is a new photography challenge blog I’ve just discovered.

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traditional Balinese dancer’s headdress

but of all the places I’ve visted, I think I’ve been most bedazzled in Thailand and, especially, in Bangkok’s Grand Palace. There’s colour and gold wherever you look.

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One word photo challenge: Balinese Gold

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What gilded treasures did you find?

One word photo challenge: gold

Daily Post: between

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ducks in Ubud, Bali

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between heaven and earth, Bali

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the space in between the gateposts at temple entrances

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A Balinese funeral procession – caught in the in-between, not quite yet in the afterlife.
Visitors (including foreigners) are welcome to attend funerals. Indeed,in Ubud (and probably elsewhere), notices of forthcoming funerals are published to encourage maximum attendance.

Daily Post – between

One word photo challenge: turquoise

This week Jennifer chose Turquoise for her theme for the One word photo challenge.

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tangled fishing line/net in Thailand

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I would love to have bought this but when would I wear it? (seen in a shop window in Bali)

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ceramic tiles in St Saturnin les Apt, Provence, France