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WPC: Framed Man

Sometimes your environment frames your shot for you, to create that perfect moment and this is what that moment looks like. A man stands framed by the stair of a pedestrian bridge.
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge – FRAME speaks for itself. 

To see more entries – FRAME

Framed Man by rubys polaroid
Framed Man
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Midweek Music: Out of My System

I stumbled on this track awesome last week by Youngr titled “Out of My System,” a buoyant pop cut about having fun before settling down and growing up.
He was previously part of a band called Picture Book, which performed with the likes of Labrinth (of whom i’m a huge fan)and Emeli Sandé. He also collaborated with Flight Facilities and has written for Cher.

So do you think this catchy pop song will grow on you?

P.S- This is one awesome ‘After a breakup’ song.


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Can You Spare Me Something, Lady?

Little Beggar Girl by rubys polaroid

Hmmmmm…this week’s challenge not so easy but hey that’s the fun part 🙂 . The challenge this week as dictated by the WPC is SPARE, use your words or pictures to show your understanding.

I decided to browse through my library of shots waiting for something to pop out screaming this word….and the result is above. The outstretched hand of a young girl’s small brown hands, with her big black eyes and eager face. She wanted something from me, anything I could Spare.
I caught this moment just as the traffic lights turned green, we shared a quiet moment before the world sped up. She must have seen this a thousand times rowdy yellow bus honks, and super slicked cars rushing her by ignoring her existence at the roadside.
…….Can you spare me something?
…….Would you, given the chance?
 
Click to see more posts on this theme: SPARE.

P.S – if you don’t know what a yellow bus in Lagos looks like, you can see them here- Yellow City

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Urban Thursday: Obalende Bridge Lagos

Obalende Bridge Underpass Lagos by rubys polaroid
Obalende Bridge Underpass Lagos by rubys polaroid
Obalende Bridge Underpass

Today under the Urban Category i’m featuring a shot I took with my phone recently in Obalende, Lagos. It is a very busy and ever bubbling transport hub in Lagos, home to a variety of things, its the quintessential melting pot. From here you can get a bus ( small, medium or large) going to anywhere and lets not forget the other modes of transport in Lagos.
The every slinky KeKe (Tricycle) and sometimes bikes.
The parallel line of light inspired me to take a shot through the bus window as we passed underneath on my way home.

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Streets of Lagos: Sunset on Ozumba

Sorry for the late urban post guys, some work getting in the way 🙂 . Today i bring a shot of a popular street in Lagos at sunset, along with a building washed with amber rays on a Saturday.
Took this shot late last month on my way home from a wedding.

Sunset at Exxon Mobil Lagos by rubys polaroid
Sunset at Exxon Mobil Lagos
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Streets of Lagos: CMS

CMS Lagos Pedestrian bridge by rubys polaroid

A monochrome flavoured shot of the pedestrian bridge at a popular transport hub in lagos, CMS to be exact.

CMS Lagos Pedestrian bridge by rubys polaroid
CMS Lagos Pedestrian bridge
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Streets of Lagos: My Ikeja Route 2

Continued post of my daily work route through Lagos. You can view the first post HERE.

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Streets of Lagos: My Ikeja Route 1