Graceful

Weekly photography challenge – Graceful. The first thing that springs to mind is my photograph of the ballet dancers in Miami over the summer, but I’d already uploaded the best photograph from that lot and the rest were blown out too much to salvage (harsh middle of the day lighting) but looking back over the photographs again I found this one.

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Look at how graceful she is, just standing there having a conversation.

Anyway here’s a link to the earlier post – https://alba1047.wordpress.com/2016/07/26/the-dancers/

What to post for Graceful then if I wasn’t going to use the dancers again. Last week I was having a conversation with a friend about statues and I realised I had loads of unused photographs of the statues ontop of the tombs in New Orleans. Looking through them this morning it struck me as to how graceful they were and how talented the sculptors were to create these pieces of art.

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If you’re ever in New Orleans don’t miss the chance to visit the cemeteries. I only had time to visit one of them but I’m so glad we made the trip, plus it means if I ever go back then I have loads more to visit. Plus y’all need to go to Cafe Du Monde and eat Beignets. “What has that to do with Graceful?” Nothing at all, but you know, BEIGNETS!

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Graceful

Photo 101: Edge

Off out today to my nearest ‘big’ town for a bit of retail therapy and as I was driving up I thought about what to photograph for today’s theme, when I rememered there was a cool statue in the downtown area. So I parked in the nearest car park and off I went to shoot the statue with all the jaggy edges that I remembered.

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Then wandering round the area further I came across some more interesting statues and street art with cool edges.

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This one makes me think of some kind of groovy snails!

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Not sure what this one is supposed to be. A metal dog? (you can probably tell I’m a wonderful art-critic!)

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A flying something or other (with more cool jagged edges)

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??? But it’s very cool though.

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Ahh, now this one I can describe. Me as a child hiding away with my book!

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Your worst nightmare. A 8ft high metal beastie….

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Some sort of metal atom thingy. By this time you can probably see it had started raining. The heavens had opened and it was all thunderbolts and lightning, very very frightening.

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When I got back to the car I was drookit! Drowned rat would be putting it mildly!

So mission completed I headed to the mall where even the geese were trying to get in out of the storm!

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I suffered for the sake of this blogging malarkey today ye ken! But I don’t melt so it was all good fun.

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Thought I should maybe throw a photograph in this blog-thing at some point…. this was taken last summer when I was back home in Scotland. The Kelpies are amazing and wish I had been there at night to see them lit up.

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