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: Security or Exploration?

Lightning Over Lagos 2 by rubys polaroid

The feeling of safety is something everyone wants and in every possible way. When you are inside your home, you feel safe from the elements especially when a thunderstorm is brewing overhead. Security is something that’s high on people’s list; Job security, home security etc.
This week the WPC is titled SECURITY. Show what represents security to you or what makes you feel loved and safe, i choose to show what we miss sometimes as we stay huddled in our safe houses away from the thunderstorms. Sometimes it’s good to step out of our comfort/secure zone and explore more of life and nature.

I stayed under cover (away from metal or trees), propped my camera and stood in the chilly wind hoping for a great catch of the night sky over my city; Lagos.


Lightning Over Lagos 2 by rubys polaroid
Lightning Over Lagos

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 🙂 .


Natural Monday: Up at Night

Merry Monday to you 🙂
This weekend has been really loooonnnggg…how you might ask, it started last week Tuesday *LOL*. Lucky me right.
If you live in a country like Nigeria you’ll know that the Ramadan Festivities take 2 days (Official Holidays) but this year they added an extra day so instead of Tues & Wed it became Tues, Wed and Thur….and well Friday became half day 😀
So now i’m refreshed and ready for the 2nd half of the year. How was your weekend by the way?
Today i’ll be doing a TRIPLE Post, I will combine 2 WPC posts and my Natural Monday post into 1, with a single picture
…this is where the phrase a picture is worth a thousand words come in.

Its a night-time shot of the Moon aligned with 2 street lights, this wasn’t planned but it turned out pretty well. 


P.S – Check the links for other submissions to the challenges

Full moon by rubys polaroid
Full moon

Urban Thursday: Creation

Dredging at night by rubys polaroid

Its the dead of night, and the lagoon air is clear till the horizon. The gentle hum of machinery and harsh twinkling lights float across the glass surface into my open lens.

This was taken 2 weeks back as the night shift of the dredging team began work, tentatively its called Orange Island. (I dont get the fruit pun but Banana Island comes to mind when I hear it.)

Dredging at night by rubys polaroid
Dredging in the lagoon