Natural Monday: Soul Silence

Framed Sunset by rubys polaroid

Silence doesn’t have a sound, it’s the absence of sound. Sounds define our world, the wind rushing through car horns blaring on the street. The ever present background hum of voices, sound is everywhere but sometimes your ears go silent not because the world is silent but your soul is crying so loud for what it has lost every other sound gets drowned out.

Framed Sunset by rubys polaroid
Framed Sunset

Took this shot 2 days before the New Year, the sun was setting and it felt like the year was saying goodbye. The dusty air and cold haze acted like a blanket for the sun, and this was the only peek i had of the one of the last sunsets of 2017. Lots of wishful thinking went on in 2017 for me but i’ll try to make the most of this year (hopefully) and not spend it dreaming like last year.

WPC: SILENCE

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WPC: Ascend With Purpose

Hi guys, how was your week? have you started on the ever long Christmas Shopping list.

It’s just 8days to Christmas *big grin*, that means work break and lots to eat and drink.  Parties and gathering around every corner,  by far the most tedious part of the year (-__-) .

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is ASCEND. My take on it goes with the endless cycle of New Year goals or Resolution. Ascending from one level to another takes focus (inner compass) to stay on track and make it to the top.

My shot shows what it feels like to stand at the beginning and see your end goal all the way up there.

What’s your take on goal setting / New year Resolutions?

Nitel Building Mural by rubys polaroid
Nitel Building

WPC: ASCEND

WPC: Serene Sky

City Hall Lagos Rooftop 2 by rubys polaroid

It’s not everyday you get access to a buildings rooftop especially in Lagos. It’s dusk and the cool ocean breeze slides over buildings, through streets and into the minds and homes of the city and in Lagos the cool is always welcome. ALWAYS!!!
It’s the Launch Party of Lagos Biennial and honesty i went there more for the opportunity to bask in the open cold air of the evening than the photo party and eccentric music, i did enjoy the music tho.

Eclectic was the word and the tunes where right my alley but my accomplice a rogue typical lasgidi gal didn’t care for Electronic Music or the likes and kept her round eyes glued to her phone all evening. sigh
Today’s WPC Theme is SERENE and what better way to enjoy the evening in a hot, chaotic city than escape to the rooftop. From my perch high up Lagos feels calm, pink hue clouds and cold blue skies all round it really doesn’t feel like the sweltering, noisy beast it usually is. (Motorists and civilians in Lagos will attest to this)

My take on the challenge. Link to the main challenge below
WPC: SERENE

P.S- Did a Black&White conversion to one of the images. What do you think?

WPC: Jobs are Temporary

My Attita Desk by rubys polaroid
What???  *exaggerated shock face* That has got to be some silly idea I came up with as a millennial. (I imagine that’s what flashed through your head when you read the title.)
….In all honesty really think about that title again………thought about it? Sadly that’s the truth.
You’ll never be at one job all the days of your breathing life, no job or position or title or place (yes,  places evolve over time) is permanent. We grow and change, our needs grow and change. So we have to decide what do we want out of that place/job? and make sure we get it when it’s time to leave, and that’s how I choose to interpret this week’s WPC theme: Temporary.
Above is a picture of my old desk,  in the span of a few days I changed desks and time and place. Same me but now with a different desk.
 In what way have you exchanged something or somewhere old for a new one, share in the comments.
Have a lovely week ahead
Here’s a link to the WPC post to see more entries.

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