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WPC: Rain Drop Surprises

Rain Drop Diamonds by rubys Polaroid

Happy Easter

It’s in the holiday spirit that i’m posting a rain inspired shot. Its been raining alot in Lagos the past week one can’t help thinking they are showers of blessings to go along with the Easter tones of repentance and hope.
Photography is a thing of guts, sometimes you just know a shot will look good you might not know how good but sometimes you shot surprises you more than you could have thought. My shot at first glance was ordinary but when i converted it to Monochrome it really stood out.ย Have you been surprised by something unexpectedly good of recent?

Link down below to the WPC page with out great submmisions to the challenge.
WPC: SURPRISE

Rain Drop Diamonds by rubys Polaroid
Rain Drop Diamonds
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Natural Monday: White Mushrooms

Hi guys, it’s another super hot Monday and it’s Nature themed today. Took thisย late last year when the were still around and the ground was moist enough to grow white little mushrooms with freckles.
Got pretty close to the ground for some nice macro shots ๐Ÿ™‚ .

Have a great week ahead. Ciao โค

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Natural Monday: Flower Blur

Pink Bougainvillea Bloom Up Close by rubys polaroid

…And the hustle resumes. Welcome to a new week and a new Monday, how was your weekend?
I’ve just got one shot to share before i dash backing to the groove of work and it’s of my favorite flowers *wink*.
If you guessed Pink Bougainvilleas, you got it ๐Ÿ™‚ . Don;t know how they fascinate me so much considering i dislike the colour Pink *cringe*.
Enjoy the view and join me tomorrow for a Black and White Themed Tuesday ๐Ÿ™‚ ciao!!!

Have a lovely week ahead ๐Ÿ™‚

Pink Bougainvillea Bloom Up Close by rubys polaroid
Pink Bougainvillea Bloom Up Close
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Natural Monday: Water Hyacinth Flower

Hallo ๐Ÿ™‚ and a wonderful Monday to you. It’s a new week, new deadlines and the whole nine yards.
Sooooooo, let’s dig right into the shots of the day. Today for my Natural Monday Focus it’s the humble yet annoying Water Hyacinth. In Lagos, theย Water Hyacinth isn’t liked cause of its rapid breeding along the water ways which clog up water edges and hold refuse and dirt. It also gives the water surface a patchy look which is very ugly *blehhh*.

Here comes the only nice part of this plant, its flower. This lovely and delicate (It’s really fragile and bruises easily) flower with its lilac to blue-purple petals is in my opinion the only reason i tolerate this messy water plant. Blotting out the mass of green leaves and looking only at the flower, the colours are cool and soothing and a great subject to start a new week/ new month.

*Oh yes the Month of Love is around the corner, time to get the baff bag ready for the fluorescent pinks and red soon to take over* LOL

How are you spending your Monday? and whats planned for the RED Month ๐Ÿ™‚

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WPC: Tiny Beauties

Beauty comes in all sizes and shapes, cause you can’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Sometimes its nice to look a bit closer to the ground and appreciated the smaller things that are just out of sight.
This week I peeked closer at the millions of wispy wild flowers that make fields. they may be tiny but oh they are pretty ๐Ÿ™‚ in their own fleeting way.
Inspired by
WPC: Tiny

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Natural Monday: Mushroom Freckles

Morning guys, how was your weekend? Hope you are well rested and off to an amazing start to the week ๐Ÿ™‚ ย .
After a rousing chaos-themed post on Saturday, a bit of quiet and appreciation of the smaller things is what I’ll be posting on today.
My macro shot is of a solo white mushroom, something you would otherwise pass unnoticed. Surprisingly its got freckles!!! most are quite smooth and of one shade, if freckles exist in nature then it must be a desirable feature.

See you on wednesday for my Midweek Music Post ๐Ÿ˜€

Have a great week aheadย 

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Cee’s BW Challenge: Wheel Close Up

Wheel Up Close Monochrome by rubys plaroid

Been awhile i posted for Cee’s Black and White challenge, but i always check in for the beautiful works that other participants put up. Some are simply stunning.
I digress…..
For the challenge this week it’s Close Up. I picked a close up shot of a rusted wheel frame as a subject.

P.S – To see other submissions here’s a page link; CLOSE UP

Wheel Up Close Monochrome

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Natural Monday: White

Withering White Bloom by rubys polaroid

The first day of February, 2016. The first monday of many to come.

Welcome to the Month of Love.

I know for a fact, Valentine Fever is in the air. Any noteworthy celebrations?….i digress.
For my muse today, is the first fallen white bloom I shot with my new baby ๐Ÿ™‚ , maybe you’ll like to compare with my old shots of this flower. Clickย HERE. What do you think? please let me know in your comment below.
Happy New Month and have a beautiful week ahead ๐Ÿ˜€ .

Withering White Bloom by rubys polaroid
Withering White Bloom