Roses after the Rain

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With all this stormy summer weather we’ve been having over the last couple of days, here are some very soggy roses after the rain has stopped for both Cee’s B&W Challenge: Flowers and also Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: After πŸ™‚

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Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Open

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The first thing that came to mind when I saw Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge prompt of ‘Open’ was to share a few recent images of the relatively open landscape of the farm fields where I grew up along the North-East coast of Scotland – compared to living in London, it feels fresh and free and spacious, and I find that the older I get, the more I miss itΒ  ❀

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Distance

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Two different images of the same open space on Wanstead Flats here in East London, taken at two different times of year – one showing the Circus in town, one showing the Travelling Fair.

Although it’s always lovely to have close-up shots highlighting lots of detail in specific aspects of a scene, I also like what I consider to be context shots of the subject as a whole, deliberately taken at a distance, to add to the storytelling ability of photographs in sharing a particular experience with others πŸ™‚

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Distance

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Season

Even living in a big city like London it is possible to experience the passing of the seasons – spring here is not only about the blanket yellows and purples of daffodils and bluebells in full flower, but also about the fresh bright greens of lush grass, and new leaves on the trees.

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Wanstead Park in East London looking beautifully green yesterday afternoon πŸ™‚

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Callenge: Seasons

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude

This young woman busking in Camden yesterday afternoon seemed to be enjoying her solitude, deep in her own creative space, oblivious to the chaotic Camden crowd passing by on the pavement, some lingering awhile, some not… and some taking photographs too πŸ™‚

Posted in response to this week’s Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude