Month: January 2016

Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant II

I love photographing in colour.

The sun catching bright vivid colours. Fruit stalls catch my eye with their array of bright warm colours.

fresh fruit




a close up of a children’s slide


vibrant street art


VW Rainbow (2)

Model VW Beetles in vibrant colours

For other interpretations of the theme click here Vibrant

Weekly Photo Challenge: Life Imitates Art

Life Imitates Art


My wife next to “Mundata Sonata 14” a vividly coloured painting by Michael St Amand

Mundata Sonata 14

I first used this photo for the theme “Vibrant” but it seems ideal for the new theme “life imitates art”, too.


Michael St Amand is a Florida based artists, more of his work can be seen here Michael St Amand he uses very vibrant colours in his art.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Alphabet

This week’s challenge Alphabet is interesting for me, as I am trying to get to grips with a new alphabet, the Georgian alphabet.

The Georgian alphabet is unique to Georgia and has 33 letters. Georgian is phonetic, each letter is sounded the same each time it is used. Georgian has no capital letters.

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In Vake Cemetery this grave has a mix of Georgian and Cyrillic Letters

A movie poster for the new film featuring Rocky Balboa :”Creed”, the title has been changed to read როკი : მემკვიდრეობა which translates as “Rocky: Heritage”

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In Memoriam: David Bowie

Shortly after waking this morning, I saw an old school-friend post on Facebook  “David Bowie. RIP”. My first reaction was to ask “is this for real?” I checked the BBC website and it hadn’t broken there at that time. I Googled and saw it had been reported in the Hollywood Reporter.

The deaths of Elvis, John Lennon, Ian Curtis, Freddie Mercury, Kurt Cobain, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and just recently, Lemmy were all sad and shocking but I feel Bowie’s death more keenly.

I never saw David Bowie live. I saw Lemmy three times (once with Motorhead and twice with Hawkwind). At 69, he wasn’t particularly young, close to the three score and ten years of our allotted span. But I still feel in a state of shock.

Only yesterday, I was chatting with another friend on Facebook about Bowie’s new album “Blackstar”, which has only just come out.

The first 12″ Single I bought was “Let’s Dance“. In the mid eighties, when I used to list my favourite songs “Life on Mars” was invariably in the top five, it is such a brilliant song, I don’t have the words to express…here is a link to the video… Life on Mars

Time may change me
But I can’t trace time.

from “Changes”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weight(less)

Here you can see other responses to the challenge : Weight(less)
One I particularly like is: Weight(less)

I have a few photos for this. The first is of a youth jumping from a pier into the Black Sea at Qobuleti. The photo freezes him at the peak of his trajectory.

High Jump

Jumping from the pier at Qobuleti


The second picture is also at Qobuleti, where paragliding is popular.


higher and higher

The third picture is on self timer, a picture of me trying to juggle four balls, a feat which soon succumbs to the pull of gravity.

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Me juggling

The final photo is of some red balloons floating in a blue sky, an image that recalls a Miro painting.


balloons after Miro