Borderline by rubys polaroid

Today is the borderline Monday of the year. This is the 26th week of the year, we now straddle the true middle of the year.
So…what have you achieved so far this year? i can count only 2 things on my list struck off..sigh. Got alot more to look forward to achieving. How are your goals coming along, care to share in the comment below. You never know it might spur you to achieve more 🙂 

Borderline by rubys polaroid

In Search of Home

This little bird and its quest for flight evokes thoughts of what freedom really means to me. I caught a little glimpse of its world as it struggled to fly over a pretty high barbed fence probably in search of home, i guessed it was a youngling by its albeit clumsy attempts at flying and when that failed it resorted to hanging on refusing to go back to the ground. my shots where before its battle with the fence. I wish i had gotten those shots tho…lol.
Anyway enjoy these pre-fence battle shots as it ran ahead of me and i chased with my camera 😀
Maybe it was in search of A HAPPY PLACE 🙂


Black and White Lone Pigeon

lone pigeon by rubys polaroid

I was honoured 2 days ago by being invited by lucile de godoy to join her in a 5 stories-5 photos Black and White Challenge, this is my first post in this week long series.
This photo is one of my lucky shots, walking by a neighbour’s fence this friendly lil guy flaps down and is curious when i bring out my camera, even allowing me to come pretty close. He posed for a good close up and flew up, hovering for a moment then he was off.
I’ve always wondered what in their mind when the turn to look as we fumble with our camera to take pictures, they are always aware. Rarely birds are caught off guard by watching photographers.

lone pigeon by rubys polaroid
lone pigeon

For day 1, I’d like to invite my fellow photo-blogger Martin Dzurjaník at Almost Monochrome World to join me in this challenge. His posts rendered in Monochrome are Black and White gems. They evoke emotions that i thought where reserved for colour strewn shots.

The rules of the 5 Photos-5 Stories challenge are:

1) To post a photo every day for 5 days
2) To write a story to accompany your photo for 5 days (this can be fiction or non-fiction, a page, a paragraph or a poem)
3) To nominate a different person each day

Join me for this week long series and if you feel inspired to go monochrome, join me 🙂  .