Share Your World: 2 Oct 2017

If you were given the opportunity to ride in a helicopter would you go?

Absolutely!

What are some of your favourite type of proteins to eat?

Cheese, eggs, and then meat, probably in that order…

What would be your preference – awake before dawn, with the dawn, or awake before noon?

Waking at dawn – I’m a bit of a Goldilocks in life, I like things not too hot or not too cold, not too hard or not too soft, not too early or not too late πŸ™‚

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?

Actually I really enjoyed my walk around the local area with my camera this afternoon taking some pics for this week’s Cee’s B&W Challenge – Lines & Angles I felt quite inspired, so here are a few more of today’s moody monochrome Leytonstone landscapes πŸ™‚

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Daily Prompt: Magnetic

Ambivalent…

Sharp city teeth-marks soothed by nature’s balm

Serrated skyline dulled by leafy shade

Erratic heartbeat slows to rhythmic calm

With healing touch of foliage arrayed

Through dappled light in tree-lined avenues

Strong branches curve in comforting embrace

Distract me from voracious high-rise views

Help soften geometric urban face

But life has taught me not to tint with rose

Bucolic rural idyll, country bliss

A childhood in the midst of nature’s throes

Reminds of many things I do not miss

Ambivalent, I yearn for peace and space

Yet this magnetic city pulls apace…

 

Daily Prompt: Magnetic

Under Urban Bridges

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Playing about with framing using the view from underneath a bridge – well, two different views from under two bridges along the same river, on the same towpath. Taking out the colour helps reduce some of the chaotic busy-ness of each image, I think, focusing instead mainly on highlighting the contrast between the lights and darks, hopefully pulling your eye deeper in towards the centre of the image…

I was quite pleased with the results – sometimes I can get the exposure wrong with strong contrasts, but I’m happy enough with the overall look and feel of these two πŸ™‚

Bridges along the River Lea, East London