Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid

Gold octopus shaped cut outs which would have been sewn onto luxurious attire. They date from 1700 BC from Grave Circle A of the Mycenaean Acropolis.
Gold octopus shaped cut outs which would have been sewn onto luxurious attire. They date from 1700 BC from Grave Circle A of the Mycenaean Acropolis. Photo taken at National Archaeological Museum of Athens, 2013

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Grid.”

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The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

The Eye

TRUE! –nervous –very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses –not destroyed –not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am I mad? Hearken! and observe how healthily –how calmly I can tell you the whole story.

It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night. Object there was none. Passion there was none. I loved the old man. He had never wronged me. He had never given me insult. For his gold I had no desire. I think it was his eye! yes, it was this! He had the eye of a vulture –a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees –very gradually –I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated

Bubbles
Bubbles

For the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge this week on the theme ‘Saturated’, I’ve chosen two pictures; ‘bubbles’ and ‘leaf’. I love the bold colours of bubbles, which manages to combine the fuzzy background with the crisp detail of the bubble in the summer sky.

Saturation
Leaf

Not only is my leaf saturated with colour and the vivid green hue of new growth, but it’s also saturated with water and heavy with raindrops that looks like crystals.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Sculpture by Anna Gillespie
Sculpture by Anna Gillespie

The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is Inside, and I’ve chosen this enigmatic sculpture made of masking tape from the museum stores of the Somerset Heritage Service. It was created by Anna Gillespie, a contemporary British figurative sculptor based in Bath.

When I look at it, it makes me wondering whether they’re hiding or trapped inside the box.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

I thought I’d have a go at The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge, which from 29 November – 6 December has the theme of reflections.

Tree reflected in the still waters of the Grand Western Canal
Tree reflected in the still waters of the Grand Western Canal

Reflections are one of my favourite styles of photography; I love the way you can create a mirror-world to the one you are looking at. I think it’s particularly effective if you take a reflection shot, then flip it 180 degrees so that the reflection becomes the focus of the image and the true shot becomes the distortion of it.

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