Daily Post Photo Challenge – Names

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Names is the first challenge for the Daily Post Photo Challenge in 2017. A visit to one of our supermarkets in town during the lead up to Christmas always brings a smile as staff wear fancy dress. They do seem to be enjoying themselves too don’t they. Please say hello to Lorraine and James who kindly posed for me.

Daily Post Photo Challenge : Local

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The Daily Post Photo Challenge this week is : Local

It’s difficult for me to pick a ‘local’. I moved towns 3 times before emigrating to Switzerland where I lived for 35 years. Now I’m back in the UK and enjoying life here in Lincolnshire.

I knew I wanted to buy our house when I sat in the empty sunroom and admired the view to the living room. Of all the rooms it is the one I feel most at home in  whether it’s to curl up and read a book on the cuddler or to admire the laser light show and the Christmas Tree in Winter.

It has become my local, my favourite place.

Daily Post Photo Challenge : Mirror

Mirror is this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge

 

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Waterway near Cleethorpes Beach, UK

 

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Night reflexions, Darling Harbour, Sydney
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Loch near Glencoe, Scotland

 

I love reflections on water and this week I’ve concentrated on three of them to show you.

Poppies : Wave

I’m sure you saw the Poppies at the Tower of London, either in person or on TV in late 2014.

I was lucky to visit Lincoln Castle yesterday to have a look at an exhibition which continues until late September and uses Poppies from that installation.

Lincoln Castle is the second venue to present Poppies: Wav by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper.

Wave is from the installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ – poppies and original concept created by artist Paul Cummins and installation designed by Tom Piper – by Paul Cummins Ceramics Limited in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces, originally at HM Tower of London 2014.

A Photo a Week Challenge : Phone-tography

The challenge in the A Photo a Week Challenge is to provide a photo taken with a mobile phone.

These four images were taken with an iPhone 6s plus and illustrate how mobile phones cope well in two situations, low light photos (Lincolnshire sunsets) and photos from an airplane (flight over Peru and the Andes).

I call these four photos my Fire and Ice set ; a vague reference to Game of Thrones

Spare : The Daily Post Photo Challenge

The theme of the Daily Post Photo Challenge this week is Spare.

These images are of Thornton Abbey in North Lincolnshire, UK. As you can see there is not much left of the Abbey now. The site is spare but the Abbey has been spared from further destruction and is a popular visitors attraction. The last photo is a view back to the Gatehouse of the Abbey which is also well worth a visit.