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Poetry

Life through a Lens

#Spectacles #Life #Hydrocephalus #Photography

Distance viewing is a pain for me

It’s why i capture images with my camera

Going from place to place grabbing

Images of locations from

The local park to

Artefacts held in the

Local history library

Perhaps you’d put it down to my specs

holding the key to my blurry eyes –

only – it isn’t

the camera is working fine – the computer isn’t – so

on days when i’m headed out on the

green fields of england , you’ll find a pair of glasses

round my head

aiding my eyes to see things a little bit clearer

putting scenes into a picture and

helping me capture a scene

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Acrostic Outdoor Pursuits Outdoors Poetry

Packing

#SoCs #Holidays

Packing our bags again

as we head off for a country break

camping under some national park stars

key to this essential journey – notepad, camera and pencils

if needed – wellies and wet weather gear

navigation and maps essential for hiking and

good sleeping bag for kipping under canvas

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Acrostic Poetry

Assignment

#FFFC #Room #Camera #Press #Photo #Assignment

Sat upstairs in their hotel room since breakfast

They’re waiting for their target

In pursuit of a picture for the morning paper

Note : they’ve come prepared – camera’s armed and ready

Gloriously luxurious gown for her, suit tie and tails for him

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Photography Poetry

Breathe

#Octpowrimo #Camera #Breathe #Acrostic

Salford, 24th October 2019

An acrostic of self help and photography!

Back on the corner of the quay

Really trying to grab the colours in that iconic building

Except – right at this moment – it’s not working for you

A time to step back, assess and relax

Take five , sit down and enjoy a drink of something frothy

Have something delightfully gooey and sweet and

Exhale – it’ll still be there when you get back

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Acrostic

Family Photos

#Mum #Dad #Family

Captured in a moment of relative calm,

A happy occasion with four or five generations gathered round

Man of the moment sat slap bang in the centre, wondering what all the

Excitement is all about, too little to

Realise – he’s getting all the attention from the rest of the clan

As he’s the person they’ve all come to see!

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Freedom of Expression Garden Photography Poetry

Reflection

A response to #Iscriblr’s Freedom of Expression challenge


Ornamental Glass Decoration in the Garden at BASIC in Salford.

Where I’ve come with my new hobby

It was never about capturing a moment

blink at the wrong time – it was gone

hands gripped around the camera

like my life depended on it

but then with the picture

of a simple silver garden decoration

I saw something looking back at me

in a moment of wonder

I was taking a picture of something

and taking a picture of myself at the same time…

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Animals Life Nature Photography

Challenge 30 – No22

“Move the Camera”

Looking One Way….


And then the other

Its funny how a couple of steps, or a turn of the body can change the view of what you are capturing.

I was stood by the pontoon of the watersports centre on Salford Quays, when the Canada Geese came up the centenary walkway for their elevenses.

In they came one after the other, heading for a grassy spot by the pontoon where a water bailiff had generously left some bird food across it. They all ate like royalty, and then waddled back down the walkway to the watersports centre, where they hopped in and out of the canal basins

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Poetry

Girl In The Tinted Glasses

Salford 11th December 2018

I don’t know what it is with you.

You’re there at the same time, same day

Same Reaction to my appearance on the opposite platform

Gawping like a primary school kid

I’m not an alien – and i’m past caring

what old style clothing you think i’m wearing

attitude of a kid of an age

who isn’t even working for minimum wage

To try and catch my attention,

You flounce and pout

And if stood with your pals

You scream and shout

 

Maybe you think i’m “The One” for you

Oh if only – that were true

Giggling with your pals – shows you ain’t older

even if your attitude seems any bolder

Perhaps, you think the camera footage

will catch the eye

of an X-Factor Judge at Mediacity

but all your peacocking gets from me – is pity.

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Art Photography

Another day, Another Creation

#Art #Photography

I’ve been pulling the images off my Nikon Camera and shoving them through the various programs on my laptop

Metropop

Took this pic of the local tram and put it through Painnt’s randomizer.  Like the ripple effect running through it.

Painnt_Creation_2018-08-02_105409.jpg “Drawing” – Roses in a winebottle

Pincellus Roses.jpg

Pencil drawing from original photo : Rosescove.jpg

Cove : Drawing of a cove in Kos, Greece

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Outdoors Parks Photography Places

Looking out for the next image

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Salford 4th June 2018

Another photography post, and yes, the image of the local park.

I posted it because after my journey into foreign lands, i’m now thinking upon my next photographic project.

which turn i’ll take – is anybody’s guess.  however there’s plenty of scope for me to take a look at.   Could be the Birds, Could be landmarks or i could tie up some of the poetry pieces with the photographic stuff.