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WPC: It IS Easy Being Green

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Parque Josone, Varadero
Parque Josone in Varadero, Cuba where even the water in the boating lake is green.


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March 22, 2017 at 10:32 am

Atop the clouds

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Atop the clouds

Heading home from Varadero it was already dark by the time we left the airport, but once we got atop the clouds there was still some afterglow from the sunset. And since the view here is westwards perhaps someone can help with the identification of that star.

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March 15, 2017 at 1:04 pm

WPC: Ambience

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I asked my partner if she could think of one of my photos that had “ambience”. I used my best French accent on that word which must have influenced her choice. This is the interior of the Palais du Louvre in Paris. This is part of Louis Napoleon’s apartment – his personal quarters – decorated at enormous expense to the state, and defining the taste of the Second Empire.

I think it’s ghastly.

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January 13, 2017 at 10:56 am

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Photo Challenge: Magic

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No, sorry I do not believe in magic. When I go to a magic show, all I want to do is figure out how the illusion is achieved. I did a search on my photostream, and the only references to magic that I found was my own reaction to an early effort at stitching pictures together – which at that time seemed almost magical to me – “hey, you can’t see the join” – but now my iPhone 6 can do that for me!

In 2010 I went on my first cruise, to the Caribbean, and in St Maarten we berthed next to a Disney ship.

Goofy touch up

I guess that’s as close to Magic as I am going to get.

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November 18, 2016 at 12:31 pm

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Posted in response to the weekly photo challenge that appears on the WordPress Daily Post

“To change in appearance or form, especially strangely or grotesquely; transform.”

I was a bit stumped by the challenge this week. I was wondering how you can use one picture to illustrate the process of change. When I have tried to do that myself I tend to use more than one picture and either post as a diptych or triptych (don’t worry there’s a website for that). So I started scanning my flickr stream and came across a wine bottle label. It has a picture which actually changes as you look at it. It can either be a skull, or someone falling out of a tree. What seems to be a row of teeth is a wattle fence. Transmogrification right before your very eyes!

Wine bottle label Chardonnay South Australia 2013 Skulls: or is it someone who has fallen out of the tree and a boat suspended like a hammock?

The wine is a South Australia Chardonnay vintage 2013 called Skulls. It was quite nice really. But what makes you pick it up in the store is the label, which is very clever marketing.

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October 29, 2016 at 6:44 am

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