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Patchwork

The first thing that came to mind when I read the prompt for One Word Sunday: Patchwork was fields seen from above.

My home county, Cheshire in England, is quite flat but there is a large sandstone ridge sticking out of the Cheshire plain. The tops of some of the hills forming the ridge allow you to look down onto some of the farmland of the Cheshire plain.

 

One Word Sunday: Patchwork

An early snowfall on a section of the Cheshire plain seen from Bickerton Hill in south west Cheshire.

 

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Flare

And Flair.

This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday challenge Flare or Flair.

Having shot a few photos of sun shining through trees with deliberate flare on some of my recent walks around the neighborhood I then decided to go in a completely different direction. So here’s a visit to the Le Mans race circuit in France for the 24 hour motorcycle endurance race in the spring of 1982.

The flare in this photo is created by the lights illuminating the pit lane entrance and the start/finish straight at the race circuit. The photo was taken with the silvernose OM Zuiko 50mm that I got with my Olympus OM1 in 1976. Those lenses were single coated rather than multi coated which probably explains the flare.

The flair in this photo is the motorcycle and rider. Built on a shoestring budget in a garage in London this is the bikes first race. It looks like a standard Honda CB900 rather than a purpose built endurance racer. Despite all that the team was up to 8th in the race at one point, ahead of some of the big budget professional teams.

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Dream

This is contribution to the One Word Sunday challenge Dream.

I found this photo on the camera memory card when I was downloading photos from one of my walks around the neighborhood.

The photo is of the bedroom window and curtain. I’m guessing I was changing a setting on the camera and tripped the shutter by accident. I thought it had a suitably dream like quality for the prompt.

One Word Sunday: Dream

 

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Company

This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt Company.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking about it being spring in the northern hemisphere and that lots of species are in the process of breeding.

In this case the female Eurasian Blue Tit will spend approximately 14 days incubating the eggs while being kept company by the male who regularly brings her food.

One Word Sunday: Company

 

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Inversion

This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt Inversion.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge centered around inverting the colours of a couple of recent photos from my walks around the neighborhood. However, my first two picks didn’t work as well as I expected so it was time to try something different.

 

One Word Sunday: Inversion

The giant red butterfly garden ornament I walk past on some of my walks around the neighborhood.

 

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Where?

This is my contribution to One Word Sunday: Where?

On reading the prompt I thought of some of the bird species that search for food as they’re flying.

 

One Word Sunday: Where?

A Caspian Tern patrolling the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton looking for a fish in the water.

 

One Word Sunday: Where?

A male Belted Kingfisher hovering over the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton looking for a fish in the water.

 

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Division

This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday challenge Division.

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