WPC: Ascend With Purpose

Hi guys, how was your week? have you started on the ever long Christmas Shopping list.

It’s just 8days to Christmas *big grin*, that means work break and lots to eat and drink.  Parties and gathering around every corner,  by far the most tedious part of the year (-__-) .

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is ASCEND. My take on it goes with the endless cycle of New Year goals or Resolution. Ascending from one level to another takes focus (inner compass) to stay on track and make it to the top.

My shot shows what it feels like to stand at the beginning and see your end goal all the way up there.

What’s your take on goal setting / New year Resolutions?

Nitel Building Mural by rubys polaroid
Nitel Building

WPC: ASCEND

WPC: Serene Sky

City Hall Lagos Rooftop 2 by rubys polaroid

It’s not everyday you get access to a buildings rooftop especially in Lagos. It’s dusk and the cool ocean breeze slides over buildings, through streets and into the minds and homes of the city and in Lagos the cool is always welcome. ALWAYS!!!
It’s the Launch Party of Lagos Biennial and honesty i went there more for the opportunity to bask in the open cold air of the evening than the photo party and eccentric music, i did enjoy the music tho.

Eclectic was the word and the tunes where right my alley but my accomplice a rogue typical lasgidi gal didn’t care for Electronic Music or the likes and kept her round eyes glued to her phone all evening. sigh
Today’s WPC Theme is SERENE and what better way to enjoy the evening in a hot, chaotic city than escape to the rooftop. From my perch high up Lagos feels calm, pink hue clouds and cold blue skies all round it really doesn’t feel like the sweltering, noisy beast it usually is. (Motorists and civilians in Lagos will attest to this)

My take on the challenge. Link to the main challenge below
WPC: SERENE

P.S- Did a Black&White conversion to one of the images. What do you think?

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WPC: My Light Wish

Lekki Lagoon at Night by rubys polaroid

WPC asked for our wish, that one single thing you want to be or you want to see happen that would make you very happy or complete.
Well right now, with life rushing in the door in all its glory, i want to be like light. Yeah, i can see some heads shaking from side to side (everyone has their moments.)

I was standing outside 2 night’s ago taking this shot of the peaceful water’s surface after a storm and it’s beautiful lights inspired my wish.
It sounds like a simple wish but it not. It’s something we take for granted but it’s one of the most powerful elements in our world. Light is fast, the fastest known by which every other thing is measured against. Its can’t be held in or down by anything on our planet. It would really be awesome to be able to be anywhere you wish in an instant from the bottom of the sea to the depths of space and right now i wish i was eating hot food and basking on the lake shore looking at Mount Fuji . \(^~^)/

WEIRD FACT: You can’t scream in space. *shock face* I know right so if you are in trouble, you are on your…..own. (Sound can’t exist without a molecules to travel through i.e air or water, and there’s no air in space (except the one you carry on your back 🙂 .

WPC: WISH

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Haiku Friday: Swirls of Colour

Faster, spin faster

She calls out, laughing harder

Right into the pool

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Inspired by RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge130: Spin& Water
Image Credit: Flickr.com

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WPC: Night Magic

Make Magic!!! Create beauty in ways to inspire the mind..what about putting out all the lights and leaving your mind with endless possibilities?
That is what i try to achieve with this week’s shot, it’s literally a shot in the dark(lol) of a night-time barber shop under a huge umbrella. A quick set up but in pitch darkness its an island of light, i almost missed this shot contemplating where or not to take it i’m so glad i raise my hands to take the shot.

Inspired by WPC: Magic

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Thursday Skies: Looking Up

This is what a Thursday should feel like, looking up and towards the weekend 🙂 …cheers to the Weeeknd  #TGIF

Steel Tower Sky by rubys polaroid
Steel Tower Sky
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Cee BW Challenge: Sky Steel

Towering above in a high contrast sky is this stand alone High Tension Steel Tower. This was inspired by Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Isolated Objects.
Check it out to see other inspiring BW shots.

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Lagos Sights: Id el Kabir

Hallo 😀
Welcome to an awesome new week, new goals and new possibilities. My weekend was super-charged if you were wondering. Filled moment to moment with lots of activities, honestly i slept like a stone each night…lool
Today i deliver on a promised post, What i was up to during the last Muslim / Sallah Holidays (Last week Mon&Tues).

I went for a friend’s small get-together, and had a nice view of the city on the long trip there without the accompanying traffic…phew, so over this week i’ll be posting different themes on the same trip.
What recent holiday trip have you made?