Reflections in Water

This Week’s Photo Challenge Theme is Reflecting.

For my interpretation, I’ve compiled photos during my life and travels, where the reflective nature of water is put on display.

On a calm day, where you can see the boats, and watch the different colours and shades move on the surface of the water.

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Or catch the light making ripples.

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Even on the other side of the world, the water catches reflection and shadows and I feel the need to be capture it on film.

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Danger!

The theme for this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge is Danger!

Here’s my little post about some of the (smaller) dangers we face, and the thrill we get from them.

What’s life without a little danger, or a little risk?

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We go to (not super) extreme lengths to get a really good shot. We know the risk, so we can take precautions and be careful, and get that amazing photo.

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We go to zoos to get close to dangerous animals and see them up close. We trust the zookeepers to keep us safe, rely on their knowledge to provide  a safe, yet thrilling experience.

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We go to amusement parks and festivals for the rides. The danger leads to excitement, it gives you a thrill that makes you scream. Afterwards, you’re either left shaking with relief, or wanting more. (For those interested, I fall in the former category. They’re too much for little old me now, my younger self would be disappointed).

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Bugs always give me a personal sense of danger. They’re small, but so scary for some reason. Wasps in general can go suck it.

Now this last one isn’t a photo by me, but they are the biggest danger in my world.

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Lego pieces can also suck it. I stood on one when I wasn’t wearing shoes at the centre yesterday. They are a hazard and a danger to people not wearing shoes everywhere, and they must be stopped.

That’s it for this one! This was a harder theme for me, but I’m happy with what I’ve come through with  😀

Thanks for reading!

Angela.

 

Wanderlust

Wanderlust

Today’s inspiration for the photo challenge is Wanderlust. When I first saw that, I thought, “Damn, I used all my best ones last week for the Earth Challenge”, but you know what? I take a lot of pictures when I visit places, so consider this the next installment 😀

If you want to see last week’s photos about some of the wondrous place I’ve seen on Earth, you can click on Earth and the Wonders I’ve Seen.

I’ll also include links to posts I’ve written about my travels to the specific photos. So if you’d like to see more, go and click. Or not. I’m not your boss 😛

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Wanderlust inspires us all to travel. You see incredible things that you didn’t think you would. Sometimes this happens while sitting in a plane, and the clouds seem like you could almost touch them.

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In Fiji, you find clear blue seas and white sand beaches. The most incredible part is that the water is warm, and there’s so much life to see underwater, not too far from the shore. Honeymooning in Fiji.

Can’t forget my recent trip to Peru that I keep (and won’t stop) bringing up 🙂

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The Salkantay Trek took us through hills, lakes, mountains..and the top of the Amazon rainforest. Salkantay Trek.

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The cities had elaborately decorated town squares, and colourful markets with homemade goods to sell. Arequipa

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Our stay in the Amazon rainforest led me to some strange and wondrous sights. Like giant lilypads that I might be able to sit on (I didn’t try though).

Also, through the rainforest and Iquitos combined, I got to get near lots of animals that I rarely see. More links here – Amazon RainforestIquitos.

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One of my favourite spots in Sydney is the Chinese Garden of Friendship. It feels like you’re stepping in another world, within Sydney itself. You can read more here at Chinese Garden of Friendship.

Finally, sometimes you don’t have to go far to discover new places. Tongariro Crossing, one of my very first posts if you’re interested!

Thanks for reading and letting me show more of my pictures from my travel!

Angela.

Earth and the Wonders I’ve Seen

For my interpretation of this week’s photo challenge, I’ll take a look at all the places I’ve visited here on Earth.

I haven’t travelled as much as I want to, but I have seen quite a few incredible things.

In my home country of New Zealand, I hiked the Tongariro Crossing and saw the Emerald Lakes.

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I went to Sydney, and I was able to see the Blue Mountains, an impressive rock formation.

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Surprises

Surprises

Surprise. I thought for a while over what photo I could use for this. I also tried to think of what interpretation I could do. Should I find a photo that I was surprised that came out well? Or a photo where I surprised someone?

Recently, we visited Fiji. In fact, if you’re a regular on my  blog, you might recognise this photo. But it was of a sunset during our stay in Taveuni, Fiji. Rory and I were inside hanging out, then we came out for dinner, and were greeted by this sight.

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Or, I could show a photo of how surprised we were that the sea could really be that clear. That snorkelling, was a surprisingly fun experience.

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Or maybe, I should share this photo my friends took of me looking shocked and slightly crazy, cause they plotted with my now husband to throw me an impromptu hens night a few weeks ago.

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If that doesn’t convey surprise, then I don’t know what does.

Anyway, that’s my entry for this week’s Photo Challenge. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Angela.

My Security (WPC)

My Security (WPC)

This week’s photo challenge is about Security. I wasn’t sure what to do about that at first, but then I came up with my interpretation. What makes me feel safe. That’s easy.

My family.

I’ve been lucky enough to have such a wonderful and supportive family. I won’t talk about them too much, as I’ve already made a long post talking about their awesomeness in Family and Life.

My family also has a newest addition who everyone has welcomed with open arms from when they first met him 5 and a half years ago. My husband, Rory.

We’ve pretty much spent (almost) everyday together since we met back at the tail end of  2011. He has given me a sense of security and home. I moved out of home to be with him back in 2014, and now we’re married and thinking of buying our own home together in the next couple of years.

That’s my photo interpretation of security.

Angela.

Dense (WPC)

Dense (WPC)

This week, I looked back through my photos and thought of how to interpret Dense. I landed on a few photos. They’re all nature related. I’ll show each one and explain how I think it fits the theme.

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This first one is of a tree. I think it was in Pollard Park again. I don’t know what kind of tree it is, if someone knows, then let me know 🙂

All I know is that I was very impressed by the magnitude and density of this tree. It was huge, and incredibly thick.

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This one was from Tongariro Crossing. We did this last month in February, and it was incredible. The beginning part surrounded you with wetlands, filled with dense grass and rocks. The whole walk itself is definitely a must do in New Zealand. It takes you through an amazing range of terrain.

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Another nature one! This time from my time doing the Salkantay Trek. The last part of the second day took us through an amazing forest. In fact, it was the top part of the Amazon Rainforest, which I have also been lucky enough to visit.  You can also see how dense the fog is at the top of the picture.

So there you go, that’s my multiple entries into the weekly photo challenge. Normally, I try to narrow it down to one. But the topic is so interpretive, that I wanted to show all my ideas! I hope you had fun looking at the photos, I’m going to go have a look at what others have done too!

Angela.

It is Easy Being Green! (WPC)

It is Easy Being Green! (WPC)

Hey, so I’m enjoying these weekly photo challenges. So here’s a bonus post in between my Peru adventures recap.

I was spoilt for choice this week, as I live in a city and country that has greenery everywhere. New Zealand is one of the lucky countries where green is easy to come by.

Sidenote: If you’re interested in seeing more about New Zealand, have a look through some old posts where I’ve got lots more pictures about them. Tongariro CrossingTop 5 of Wellington CityWalking around WellingtonWhat else to do in WellingtonFamily and Life.

Back to my entry. This picture is from Pollard Park , Blenheim. Somewhere I frequently visited when visiting my grandparents for Christmas.

The park is beautiful, full of greenery, creeks and ponds, gardens…I’ve always loved it. A few years back, we saw this new addition, supporting the 5 + a Day Campaign. Basically encouraging New Zealanders to stay healthy by eating more than 5 fruits or veges everyday.

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I thought this picture was a perfect fit for the challenge, as it can take the meaning of green from the literal colour, nature, and being healthy!

There you have it, It IS Easy Being Green!

Angela.