More water

Vall de Cardos 2012-08-19 at 20-44-47 - Version 2

Higher than the last water post (26/03/13).

With the state of the weather this weekend you could be forgiven for not wanting to think about water, but it’s still a problem. Not only is shortage an issue, a surfeit also causes difficulties.

Here is a idea to reduce the risk of flooding.
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St George

Lleida 2012-11-27 at 15-55-57 - Version 2

After a short break (hours went missing from my days), I’m back with a little reflection on 23rd April in Catalonia.

What’s wrong with this photo?
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Spring flowers

Tree 2013-04-14 at 19-17-18 - Version 2

Wisteria flourishing in Plaça Blas Infante, Lleida.
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Storm clouds

Lleida 2012-07-28 at 19-02-54 - Version 2

Storm clouds behind. Storm clouds ahead.

Gimme shelter.

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Mammatus

Lleida 2012-07-28 at 18-29-42 - Version 2

A relatively unusual cloud formation seen over Lleida in July.

Lleida 2012-07-28 at 18-36-33 - Version 2

If you would like to know more about clouds go to the Cloud Appreciation Society
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Under a Blood Red Sky

Silencio 2013-03-29 at 09-13-18 - Version 2

Not really a reference the their last good record.

There’s a bit of everything here - from capillary, a nick while shaving, to spurting artery.

Maybe I should use it to illustrate the book of Revelation (there’s no moon, but you can’t have everything, can you?).
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Nothing

The day finally came.

I feel nothing. No happiness, no sadness.

Twenty years ago, I would have celebrated. Now, it just doesn’t seem worth it.
There’s no need to vilify, most now have a clear picture.

Love and hate demonstrate feelings - I feel nothing.
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The past

Llywyngwril058

One of the first photos that I ever took and still have.

It was taken at Llwyngwril, on the Welsh coast, in 1974. My dad had given me a 120 format camera, mostly plastic, which I took with me.

Some things have not changed, of the seven remaining images, five are landscapes!
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Man & Nature

Silencio 2013-03-29 at 09-05-16 - Version 2

This is a common theme in my work. I like to observe how the man-made elements and the natural elements fit together. I usually show how man encroaches into nature, if possible, from a different viewpoint.

Typically, we don’t tend to notice nature when we are in a man-made environment. In contrast, when we are enjoying nature, concrete and steel intrude.

Next time you’re driving along the motorway, take a look around (while keeping an eye on the road!), nature will be there for you.
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Salmon sky

Lleida 2011-12-18 at 18-28-17 - Version 2

After a cold, windy, overcast day, a little color to brighten things up.

(Taken Dec. 2011)
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Goodbye

P183-29

Thank you
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Full moon

Silencio 2013-03-29 at 00-30-01 - Version 2

Moon over Governador Moncada.

It’s not Bourbon Street, but it’ll do.
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Lost

Tree 2013-04-02 at 22-37-29 - Version 2

According to the Oxford English Dictionary: unable to find one’s way; not knowing one’s whereabouts

Tree 2013-04-02 at 22-38-56 - Version 2

Twenty years ago in France, my friends and I didn’t know our whereabouts, but we weren't lost.

Tree 2013-04-02 at 22-42-46 - Version 2

We were heading west and for no particular reason took a left turn off the main road.

Tree 2013-04-02 at 22-50-43 - Version 2

We came to a small town or village, I can't remember.

Tree 2013-04-02 at 22-51-30 - Version 2

In a square next to the road we found a dead tree.

Tree 2013-04-02 at 22-54-00 - Version 2

However, dead is not the first adjective most would choose.

Tree 2013-04-02 at 22-54-47 - Version 2

So the next time you're lost, think about adjectives.

Tree 2013-04-02 at 22-57-09 - Version 2

Are you lost? Are not where you think you should be? 
Perhaps you're where you're meant to be to discover something incredible.
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Talking head

Miravall 2013-04-01 at 17-11-50 - Version 2

Due to direct natural light, and a complex set of reflections from a tiled, sloping windowsill, the speaker’s shadow was projected in an unusual way. The fact that there was a mantlepiece just at the right height was a bonus.
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