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one word photo challenge: balance

A fisherman poses with his fish trap on Lake Inle, Myanmar

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these fishermen have developed an unusual method of steering their boats. They balance on one leg and, with the other leg wrapped around the oar, they paddle their boats

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one of the many stilt houses balanced above the water

sharing with OWPC

one word photo challenge: blue

colour your world

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Blue texture

One word photo challenge: getting wet in Myanmar

While we were in Myanmar we were recommended to go to Pyin Oo Lwin which lies to the north of Mandalay. En route our driver stopped off at Pelk Chin Myaung holy cave complex. The extensive cave system is home to hundreds of Buddha statues but part of the attraction for the locals is the spring which rises inside the cave and then flows over the rocks outside providing endless photo opportunities of people getting wet or just enjoying a paddle.

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A few shots taken inside the cave complex

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don’t you just love the child’s protective headgear?

The day trip to Pyin Oo Lwin, recommended to us by a couple we’d met in Bagan and then met again on Lake Inle, was the best trip we took. At this cave complex there were very few other tourists and everyone said hello to us, asked us to take their photo or asked if they could have their photo taken with us! Obviously a fair number of them had never seen a European before and the photo opportunity was too good to miss. We were always happy to oblige and no one objected if I asked to take their photo.

What does ‘wet’ mean to you? See how other people interpreted it here

One word photo challenge: sun

It’s interesting to see how often the image of the sun turns up in so many places ….

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and who could resist the glorious ebullience of a field of sunflowers. The name in French is Tournesol and in Italian Girasole, both of which mean ‘turning towards the sun’ – how romantic!

Sharing with Jennifer and other sun lovers

One Word Photo Challenge: Eigengrau

Eigengrau is a grey so dark that it’s almost black

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centaur with shell head sculpture

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winter in Amsterdam

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Countisbury foreshore, Lynmouth

sharing dark grey images with Jennifer and others

One word photo challenge: mauve

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sage in full flower at Sissinghurst

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passion flower

Jennifer’s colour choice for this week is Mauve

one word photo challenge: teal

well, I reckon there’s teal in both of these

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sharing with Jennifer and others

One word photo challenge: bittersweet

I’m enjoying Jennifer’s weekly challenge based on colours. I’m also finding they challenge my perceptions of colour. What’s in a name you might ask? Well, in previous weeks Saffron looked like mustard to me; Indigo was definitely purple not the blue I expected and Strawberry was much too pink for my liking. I see red when my husband sees orange, green when he sees blue, etc. I think I must be one of those females whose colour-perception is out of kilter with everyone else’s (yes, such people do exist).

I wasn’t sure I even had any bittersweet photos in my archives …..

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a brash one

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a couple of muted ones

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I’m sure this one fits the bill in more ways than one.

one word photo challenge: seafoam

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the river at Fontaine de Vaucluse in Provence, France

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Luxembourg’s annual street art animation

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kids at Hoi An, Vietnam

Did you share any photos of the colour ‘seafoam‘ this week?

one word photo challenge: persimmon

Do you know what a persimmon fruit (aka sharon or kaki) is or looks like?

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the fruit resemble large tomatoes but are golden. They are best eaten after the first frosts have started to crack the skins, which are extremely astringent. Ideally you cut them open and eat them with a spoon. They grow around the shores of the Mediterranean and in Asia, where they frequently feature in art, especially in Japan. I have two trees in my garden and I love them because the fruit stay on the trees long after the leaves have fallen, adding a touch of winter gold to an otherwise barren scene.

It’s not a colour that I’ve photographed much but here are some taken on our Indian trip

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sharing with Jennifer and other persimmon-lovers