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DP photo challenge: contrasts

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black on white

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white on black

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yellow and green

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red and green, poppies in full bloom and going to seed

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different stages in the life of a teasel

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the old and the new – a converted railway water tower

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same shot but one taken in colour and the other in black and white

Daily Post photo challenge

Sunday Stills: black and white landscape

Many people visiting Vietnam head up to Halong Bay for what they hope will be the trip of a lifetime around Halong Bay. We went in early March and met with grey skies, rain and wind. Although I have rendered this photo in black and white it is not so far from the original colours that we saw

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Halong bay, Vietnam

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this is actually a colour photo of an early stormy morning in Alanya, Turkey

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Robbers’ bridge, Exmoor, Devon, UK

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Weir walk, Oare valley, Exmoor

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Lynmouth beach

These last three were shot in black and white as I was experimenting with black and white photography on this particular holiday

Sharing with Sunday Stills – landscapes in black and white

Travel theme: wild

Ailsa suggested we let our imaginations run wild with this prompt. I love the wildness of Exmoor and its somewhat bleak landscapes, especially in early April before Spring has really sprung.

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travel theme: peaceful

Where’s my backpack’s travel theme is PEACEFUL

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the landscape around the Provencal town of Apt at dawn

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the same landscape, poppy-filled

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the abbey of Senanque, Gordes, Provence

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Cap Greco, southern Cyprus, peace sculpture

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the gardens inside the cloister of Trier cathedral, Germany

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Cee’s fun foto challenge: which ways – paths, trails, walks, sidewalks

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plaque on a woodland trail near Chiang Mai, Thailand

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trail along the bottom of the valley to Heddon’s Mouth, Exmoor, UK

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woodland path leading from Watersmeet to Lynmouth, Exmoor

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start of the path from Watersmeet

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woodland walk in Combe Park, near Lynmouth, Exmoor

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Weir Water walk in Oare valley, Exmoor

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Exmoor trail

Travel theme: Mystical

Ailsa‘s theme this week is “mystical”.
My favourite mystical places are old woods,

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anywhere with water – still or flowing,

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and Exmoor, in north Devon (UK), where you can feel the age of the place. I think it’s the sense of age or agelessness which is what constitutes “mystical” for me

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