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one word photo challenge: silver

Metallic colours are not usually used to describe the sky, apart perhaps from a leaden sky. However, silver could well be used to describe this sunrise and sunset in Turkey

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stormy sunrise in Alanya

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silvery sunset in Yalikavak

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silver leaf monkey in Kuala Lumpur

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Thai silver neck ornament

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silver coloured votive offerings, the white temple, Chiang Rai, Thailand

sharing with Jennifer Nichol’s silver challenge

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Friday Finds: Limon cafe

On the coast road out of Yalıkavak going towards Gümüşlük is a small cafe cum restaurant called the Limon. It’s situated on the hillside looking out to sea. A path leading down to the coast will take you down the archeological excavations of Myndos.

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Set in a large garden area seating is provided in the form of big squashy sofas and armchairs. Here you can admire the view at any time of day, although the sunsets are probably the best!

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On a recent visit there we found these glass-covered table tops made from bits of crockery that had been broken in the restaurant.

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There are other quirky decorative elements too

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It’s the perfect spot for a
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Friday finds

I saw and photographed this text on a blackboard in a cafe in Nicosia, Cyprus. My photo didn’t come out properly so I decided to create my own (including the chalkboad background)

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Collage Obsession: bridge

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This week’s theme is ‘bridge’. This collage was inspired by the lyrics of the song “Waterloo sunset”.

Texture Tuesday: cherries

Today sees another free and easy edition.

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textured with Kim’s ‘scripted edges’ blended in linear dodge mode and opacity reduced

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Collage obsession: incongruous

The theme for this week is INCONGRUOUS–the addition of am element or elements that have no business being part of your collage piece. Here’s how the dictionary defines it:

incongruous  [in-kong-groo-uhs] Part of Speech: adjective

Definition:

out of place; absurd

I remembered creating a mixed media piece a while ago which I think fits this theme

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See how other people have interpreted this great theme here.

Daily Post: the next big thing

What will the next must-have technological innovation be? Jetpacks? Hoverboards? Wind-powered calculators?

Photographers, show us INNOVATIVE.

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In the fortress museum in Udaipur, India, we saw this unique suit of armour made for a horse. It was designed to make the horse look like an elephant when going into battle.

Visit the Daily Post to see what other innovative ideas people came up with.

WP weekly photo challenge: from above

When we take photos most of the time we look straight ahead or maybe upwards but how often do we look down? This was the challenge set for us by WordPress: to take a photo from above. Here are some photos from above, taken in Thailand

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my birthday cake

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the wishing well in the white temple at Chiang Rai

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leaf on the beach

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heart-shaped piece of coral on the beach

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found on the beach on Valentine’s day

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abandoned fishing nets

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weathered wood on the beach

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flowers strewn on the beach for a Thai-style beach wedding

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spider lily

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pink lotus flower

weekly photo challenge: renewal

WordPress’ own weekly photo challenge this week was to share a photo featuring “renewal”, however we wished to interpret that.

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These photos were taken in the woods near Watersmeet, Lynmouth, North Devon, UK, in the spring of this year and the mosaic of images was created as part of Kim Klassen’s Beyond Layers course.

Don’t forget to go and see how other people have interpreted this prompt.

Mandarin Orange Monday no 17

I recently came across a new online challenge called Mandarin Orange Monday hosted by Lorikart. The object of this challenge is to share your photos/photoart/any artwork but the predominant colour must be orange.

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Do drop by the MOM site and see how other people have interpreted this wonderful colour – just perfect for a dull wintry morning