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Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Life Partners of Love and Happiness   Leave a comment


Weekly Photo Challenge

Partners
Whether two of a kind or ten, give us subjects that are in sync with one another — show us partnerships.
BY MICHELLE W.

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My submission is that of “Life Partners of Love and Happiness” as from the Teochew Chinese Opera entitled “Tale of the Dragon Princess”. This is the marriage scene. Love has no bounds and blind as an immortal fairy Princess from the sea fall in love with a mortal human being. In the end she gave up her immortality to marry this male human being.

SP LIm

Weekly Photo Challenge - Life Partners of Love and Happiness

Weekly Photo Challenge – Life Partners of Love and Happiness

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Bologna, Italy. The Basilica of San Petronio. A balmy June evening. While I worked on my second gelato of the day, a Bolognese gentleman and his miniature canine doppelgänger strolled through the piazza on what I assume was their nightly constitutional (or, for an Italian, a passeggiata), pausing on the basilica steps for some people watching.

Photo not included of man and dog

The two of them were perfectly in tune: the man looked left, the dog looked left. The man looked right, the dog looked right. The man shifted to find a more comfortable position, the dog scooted alongside. After ten minutes or so, it was time to move on; the dog trotted away at the man’s heel. No leash needed — they were in step (and there are no cars in the piazza). Passeggiata partners.

This week, share an image of partners. A pair, a trio, a sextet; people, buildings, plants — whatever you choose to shoot, give us subjects that are in tune with one another.

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Partners

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Jubilant Children   13 comments


Jubilant Children enjoying themselves with the Gangnam Dance at the Wesak Charity Dinner 2016

Jubilant Children enjoying themselves with the Gangnam Dance at the Wesak Charity Dinner 2016

Showing great joy and jubilance in all children had no bounds be it, one is normal or physically or mentally handicapped.

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The Daily Post
Weekly Photo Challenge

Jubilant
Rejoice! It’s the end of the week, and time for a celebratory photo challenge.
BY MICHELLE W.

Jubilant, adjective: showing great joy, satisfaction, or triumph; rejoicing; exultant. See also:

WPC Jubilant

WPC Jubilant

The Krewe du Vieux is one of the first parades on New Orleans’ Mardi Gras calendar each year and the only one to still use mule-drawn floats (rather than floats pulled by trucks), which allows it to wend through the narrow streets of the city’s French Quarter.

It typically has a satirical political theme, and its floats and costumes are quite risqué — but before the raucous, not-safe-for-work displays, there was a lone singer leading the way. I couldn’t look away; up and down the street, all eyes followed her. Not because of the colors or feathers or glitter, but because of the expression on her face as she sang: exuberant. Joyful. Elated. Jubilant. She was happy to be in that moment, singing that song, and it didn’t matter if there were 1,000 people watching or no one.

The photo gives me a sense of that joy, even while I know that it captures only a fraction of her emotion.

Let’s all end this week on a high note, with images that say jubilant.

Jubilant

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Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Dinnertime – “Nearly everything seafood”   4 comments


Weekly Photo Challenge
Dinnertime – “Nearly everything seafood”

 "Nearly everything seafood" - the choice is up to you with the selection of fresh fishes from the sea. Expensive grouper, cheaper cat-fish, soles, Pomfret, sting-rays, and many other varieties are available here.

“Nearly everything seafood” – the choice is up to you with the selction of fresh fishes from the sea. Expensive groupers, cheaper cat-fish, soles, pomfrets, sting-rays, and many other varieties are available here.

This week, focus on dinnertime: share a meal with us, or shoot during your dinner hour. Blogger’s choice!

My choice is that of our guests from Kuala Lumpur and host enjoying a simple seafood dinner made up of fishes like fried soles, steamed sting-ray in spices, “ladies finger” beans in spicy chillies and onions, deep-fried sliced squids, fried instant Japanese mee. mussels, and fruit juices at a local restaurant. This dinner for 6 persons at this seafood restaurant cost about RM 130.00 (or around US $ 32.00). As the more expensive items like crabs and prawns were not ordered, thus amount of the final bill is lesser. With the last two items like prawns or shrimps and swamp or sea crabs, the bill will definitely be tripled.

The days of cheap seafood dinner have disappeared as prices of seafood had spiralled to very high level. Some of the local fishes, crabs, tiger prawns are exported overseas. So, the local residents shall enjoy the second graded stuff that were not exported.

SP Lim

Dinnertime

This is a local seafood dinner for 6 persons at this seafood restaurant ( including the photographer ).

Dinnertime

This is a local seafood dinner for 6 persons at this seafood restaurant ( including the photographer ). These are the dishes of the seafood and vegetables.

I was in Palm Springs, California, staring at some Dr. Seuss-esque flora from a distance, when I realized that (1) the small dark shape hovering near the blossoms was not, in fact, some kind of giant hideous desert bug, but a hummingbird, and (2) I had apparently never seen a hummingbird in real life before.

For several afternoons, my camera and I stalked it; it (he? she?) seemed to particularly enjoy the hours between four and six for an evening’s nosh. With a bit of patience, a bit of luck, and a very fast shutter speed, I eventually got a few shots of my tiny, frenetically flapping, non-bug friend, including this one of the bird hovering at the far tip of a row of small blooms, sipping from the penultimate flower. A delicate dinnertime:

Photo by Michelle W.

Photo by Michelle W.


This week, share an image inspired by dinnertime — whether you take a photo of food or simply shoot during the evening hours is up to you!

BY MICHELLE W.

Dinnertime

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