WPC: Lightning Glow

Lightning Bolt by rubys polaroid

Morninggggggggg 😀 ,

I know it’s Monday but cheer up, it’s just for today……..and then the rest of your life (-__-). Today i’m focusing on something else asides the day, WPC over the weekend gave a theme for the Photo Challenge; GLOW.
Most photographers time their shots for early morning or late evening to get soft warm diffused light on their subject but that’s not the only time nature glows. It glows during a thunderstorm as well.

I got 2 beautiful shots of Lightning cracking through the skies last week and after looking at in on my laptop screen, i noticed they make the sky glow but in a vastly different way.
Do you agree or not?

To see other entries to the challenge, the link is below.

– WPC:GLOW

WPC: Human Scale

Savannah Thatch Bar LCC By rubys polaroid

Happy Monday Morning 🙂
….not exactly what most people are feeling right now but One great thing about it is it comes only once a week, thank God for little mercies. .lol.
My WordPress Photo Challenge post today is on SCALE. Seems simple enough but it’s one secret ingredient to a good picture becoming great, that element of human scale.
It’s simply putting a human subject in frame to better tell your viewer how big, wide or otherwise tall your subject is.
Even on instagram, beautiful landscape shots have someone sitting backing you in the foreground and thus you appreciate how huge the mountains or how high up they took the pic and it gives depth as well.

I picked 3 images of different scenarios to show, no matter the context a human figure always makes a picture more relatable.

WPC: Scale

 

WPC: My Window Frame

Lagos Lagoon Lights by rubys polaroid

Morning Guys? 😀 Been a while hasn’t it but first…..

Happy Independence Day Nigeria (it’s on Oct 1st but better late than never

.…now back to the post. Took a much needed blog break for about 3 weeks, didn’t post anything except read articles and posts from around the blogsphere. Creative Burn-Outs are real and a break is a good idea to ease up and get back into it.

So……today i’m posting on this week’s WPC topic: WINDOWS ;what do you see through yours?
Our eyes are windows to our souls and vice versa, so it’s also true that the photos we take and create are windows into our minds. My long exposure shoots are of the Lagos Lagoon the night before a morning rainstorm. The clouds are low and the lagoon glassy, mirroring the sky and city lights.

What interesting sight have you seen of recent that you would love to share ?

WPC: WINDOWS (check the link for other posts on the theme)

Natural Monday: Awaiting Sunset

Cloud Streaks by rubys polaroid

Morning guys 😀 ,had a wonderful weekend talking biz and life with good friends. The WP Challenge was to show waiting, but how to do photograph a moment like that in nature.
It really got me thinking, maybe the slow drag of clouds across the sky will show the slow passing of time and the approaching sunset i was waiting for.
Waiting along a debris strewn beach for a warm sunset.

WPC:WAITING

Cloud Streaks by rubys polaroid
Cloud Streaks

Natural Monday: A Corner of The Forest

Corner in the sky on a canopy walkway 3 by rubys polaroid

Morning guys 😀 ,

Welcome to the last Monday of beautiful August, by the way i didn’t get an August visitor but i got a lot of things this month. Top of my wishlist was a new Wide Angle Lens for Architectural Photography, and it was a beauty. Took it out for a spin and my recent WPC post – Ooh Shiny Sky Bridge shot was also taken with it.
A day out at the Lekki Conservation Centre Cont’d.

Enjoy

and

Cheers to the New Week ❤

WPC: CORNER

WPC: Ooh Shiny Sky Bridge

Steel Canopy Walkway Lagos by rubys polaroid

Its not often one gets to sway high in the air over a thick swamp forest. Well on a whim this past Friday i decided to go explore a local tourist spot in Lekki Lagos; Lekki Conservation Centre with the mind of walking the very much talked about Canopy Walkway.

OOOO….my GOD.

I’ll let the above exclamation define the experience. At a whooping 401 meters long (1315.62 Foot long) and at the highest point 22.5 meters high (73.8 foot high) it’s the longest Canopy Walkway in Africa and Second longest in the world…..Yikes!. In most cases i just shrug at the numbers and say i can’t be all that but on Friday i held my tongue right back, affixing it to the roof of my mouth throughout the walk….mostly anyway.
If you ain’t got mind don’t bother as you literally swing through the air, if your walking companions aren’t great on their feet. Luckily my group consisted of i and my troublesome friend Toyin, an old well rounded couple with the woman being of better courage than the man and a friendly guide that held his belly deep laughter throughout whilst walking without touching the rope. That was just plain cheating in my opinion *__*) .

Somewhere after crossing the first walkway i grew a second liver right under the quivering first and actually paused severally at the middle of 4 of the seven walkways to take shots 😀 . Below is a shot of the end of one of the several walkways, its really shiny steel and a marvel of design but i thought that up right when i got back to flat, un-moving ground  -__-) .

So, after listening to my Adventrue (Ordeal) what Shiny thing caught your eye of recent?

WPC: Ooh Shiny

Steel Canopy Walkway Lagos by rubys polaroid
Steel Canopy Walkway

Natural Monday: Textured Seas

Warm waves by rubys polaroid

Some days are warm, slow and peaceful. Just like this . .

 

….And some days are rough, not the kind of days going to the beach comes to mind. The biting wind rushing into every gap between your clothes and skin isn’t heartwarming and neither is the tingling cold water but that’s life not every day is smooth sailing.
That is what gives life Texture.
The WordPress Photo Challenge this week is TEXTURE, find it all round you and say or show what it means.

WPC: TEXTURE

Natural Monday: Sunset Satisfaction

Blue, Blue Skies by rubys polaroid

Satisfaction is such a wide term cause it means so many things to different people but i’ll narrow my answer down to my daily inspiration and passion: PHOTOGRAPHY.
There are a dime and dozen photographers all over but the most important thing to any endeavor is the happiness and contentment you feel when you take a picture that takes your own breath away and that’s how i feel when i happen to catch a beautiful sunset. They happen everyday (well almost everyday…some days the clouds are really grey and angry -_-) ) but they are never the same. The sun sets in a different place everyday and the clouds will never be in the same place as yesterday.

That’s my own take on the WordPress Photo Challenge for this week. What gives you your daily/weekly dose of satisfaction?

WPC: SATISFACTION