Natural Monday: Nature Walk

LCC Nature Walk 2 by rubys polaroid

A new week and more of the same work/job, it’s good to take a break once in awhile and do something totally different. So today i’ll show more pics from my adventure at a local tourist spot; Lekki Conservation Centre.

Did an earlier post on my Sky High Canopy Walk within the facility –  Ooh Shiny Sky Bridge.

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

Natural Monday: Pink Hues

Infrared Engineering Dept Unilag by rubys polaroid

Hi guys,

…..And welcome to a beautiful New Week full of deadlines, traffic, more smog a bit more rain if you happen to live in Lagos and the regular crazy-ass road hogs (also known as public transport drivers (-__-))
Today my  Nature post is an Infrared Conversion of a shot taken at my Alma Mater; University of Lagos, the Engineering Department to be precise. The building right behind the statue is a lecture hall for combined classes.

Have An Awesome Week 😀

Infrared Engineering Dept Unilag by rubys polaroid
Infrared Engineering Dept University Of Lagos

 

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WPC: Transient Nature

The nature of man is fleeting, a more complicated expression is Transient. This is even more glaring in a culture that scorns history in all it’s form. Once a person or object no longer has immediate importance it is discarded. During the recent historical tour of Open House Lagos 2017, i went for the tour of The Railway compound Ebute Metta, Lagos.

This area is a trove of historical buildings and gems,  one of which is featured in the images above. In an abandoned train shed sits the very train Queen Elizabeth the Second and her husband Prince Philip used for a trip to Ibadan from Lagos during her tour of Nigeria in 1956. It’s now a blackened, decaying husk with graffiti all over, a shadow of itself after years of active duty.

WPC: TRANSIENT

P.S – For photos from that Tour visit this link -> TheNETng looks back at Queen Elizabeth’s 1956 tour of Nigeria

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WPC: Dense Verdant

Dense Leaves by rubys polaroid

Green is the colour of nature, it’s the colour we associated with life and all plants even if they aren’t totally green.
The WordPress challenge was DENSE.
Take a photo that shows texture and depth, so much so that you can feel it through the image. I took this shot awhile back just after a short, heavy downpour. The leaves where wet and all the dust washed off with the rains leaving a vivid green bed of pines, the little pop of yellow is the leaf from a nearby tree blown off during the rain.
My entry is a week late but it’s never to late to post a wonderful picture 🙂 .

WPC:DENSE

Dense Leaves by rubys polaroid
Dense Leaves
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WPC: Eternal Sunshine

This year is almost gone but somethings will never change, Resilient is the last Theme for this year from WordPress Photo Challenge and it is a fitting end. This year had its highs and its lows, and something I’ve taken from this year is the mindset of “Everyday you wake up is a new sunrise and a new chance to do better”.  

Eternal Sunshine by rubys polaroid
Eternal Sunshine

….And that’s why i choose this shot as my last upload for 2016. Even if its upside down right now to you the sun will always rise and fall, its simply up to you to right yourself and keep moving forward. 

What is your New Year Resolution? I know, the same old things written on slightly new paper but. . .one day you’ll get round to it why not let tomorrow be the day. It’s never too late.
I’m combining this post with my Year-In-Review post ( feeling quite lazy lately 🙂 ) so before you check out the other great post form around the blogsphere in the link below, check out my most popular posts this year. You never know maybe your Favorite Shots might have made it big  😀 .
WPC: RESILIENT 

 

2016-In-Review

From Nature to Music flowing into Poetry, my most commented and liked posts are lined up below and they are some of my favorites posts 🙂 .

NATURE

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TINY – WPC: TINY BEAUTIES
REFLECTIONS – NATURAL MONDAY: SEEING DOUBLE

MONOCHROME

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SPARE – WPC: CAN YOU SPARE ME SOMETHING LADY?
WATER – WPC: BW BEACH WAVES

MUSIC

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DREAM POP – LANA DEL REY: YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL
DUBSTEP-  GEMINI – TRAP DOOR

HAIKU (POETRY)

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FRIDAY HAIKU: OCEAN DREAMS
FRIDAY HAIKU: DANCING DESIRES