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A micro macro universe?

17 Apr

 

Cotton bud universe. Photo: Su Leslie 2014. Shot on iPad, edited with Pilxr Express.

Cotton bud universe. Photo: Su Leslie 2014. Shot on iPad, edited with Pilxr Express.

It wasn’t deliberate, but somehow macro shots of very mundane items have taken on a celestial sort of feel. My container of cotton buds becomes a colourful galaxy (one where earwax isn’t a problem), while my desk lamp (made by the boy-child from exposed 35mm film and Meccanno) has morphed into a rocket patterned fabric that I wish I’d been able to buy when the boy-child was little.

I'd buy this fabric for a kid's curtains or duvet cover. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Shot with iPad, edited with Pixlr Express.

I’d buy this fabric for a kid’s curtains or duvet cover. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Shot with iPad Photo Booth, edited with Pixlr Express.

And as for the weird fungus growing on the back lawn …

space fungus design

… Dr Who might like to explore that sometime.

This post was written for Sally’s Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally.

Here are some other ‘Macro’ entries I enjoyed:

http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-macro-up-close-in-the-kitchen/

http://completelydisappear.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/hello-stranger/

http://angelinem.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/phoneography-challenge-macro-under-water/

http://decocraftsdigicrafts.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/phoneography-challenge-macro/

http://steve-says.net/2014/04/14/hit-the-road-jack/

http://helpalongthepath.com/2014/04/14/ants-phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge/

http://firebonnet.com/2014/04/14/l-phoneography-a-mushroom-cap-labyrinth/

http://passionatelybored.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-macro/

http://nwframeofmind.com/2014/04/14/iphoneography-monday-4-14-14/

http://19planets.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/bamboo-spring-007-april-2014-haigahaibun-phoneography-challenge-macro-plus-napowrimo/

http://livingwithmyancestors.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-macro/

http://artifactsandfictions.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/early-morning/

http://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-macro/

http://blogagaini.com/2014/04/15/macro-ranunculus-bud/

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Wordless Wednesday: a new career in fabric design?

16 Apr

Here are some other Wordless Wednesdays I’ve enjoyed:

http://writingcanvas.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/wordless-wednesday-spring-lamb/

http://edprescott.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/almost-wordless-wednesday-3/

http://josephelonlillie.com/2014/04/16/wordless-wednesday-frozen-not-flustered/

http://lipstickandplaydates.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/wordless-wednesday-95/

http://irenewaters19.com/2014/04/16/wordless-wednesday-noosa-sunset/

http://deliciousfoodandtravel.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/wordless-wednesday-busy-bees/

http://katpegimana.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/wordless-wednesday-three-wise-men/

http://annacull.com/2014/04/16/wordless-wednesday-15/

http://diannesphotojournal.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/wordless-wednesday-olivia/

http://decocraftsdigicrafts.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/wordless-wednesday-cornwall-park-2/

http://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/wordless-wednesday-4sale/

 

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Thought for the day

14 Apr
Photo: Su Leslie 2014. Edited with Pixlr Express

Photo: Su Leslie 2014. Edited with Pixlr Express

And since the view from my window is a bit grey today, maybe music can be colour for my ears.

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Six word Saturday: Coffee and nostalgia and something new

12 Apr

An alternative to paint: the walls of this cafe in Pukekohe were lined with old album covers, including one by the Red Army Ensemble. Photo: Su Leslie 2014

Solid Gold Hits of the Red Army?

 

 

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… feeling secure against such mighty dreams?

10 Apr
Definitely having weird dreams at the moment. Good time to see The Angel. Photo: Su Leslie 2013, edited with Pixlr Express.

Definitely having weird dreams at the moment. Photo: Su Leslie 2013, edited with Pixlr Express.

 

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Wordless Wednesday: fevered dreaming

9 Apr
Unwell, I'm sleeping badly and dreaming much. Last night I found myself wandering this stand of trees looking for protection against the people who want to take my child away.  Photo: Su Leslie, 2013. Edited with Pixlr Express

Unwell, I’m sleeping badly and dreaming much. Last night I found myself in this stand of trees looking for protection against the people who want to take my child away from me. A recurrent dream for me during the boy-child’s early years when I suffered from post-natal depression, I wonder why it returns now (when he’s 16)? Photo: Su Leslie, 2013. Edited with Pixlr Express

Here are some other Wordless Wednesday’s I’ve enjoyed:

http://mamacarriemakes.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesday-75/

http://curlygirlpress.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesday-magnolia-blossoms-looking-up-looking-down/

http://karamelissa.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesday-east-lynn-park/

http://peaceloveanddietcoke.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesday-summer-longings/

http://krispix.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesday-lego-dude/

http://harcourt51.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesdayold-gatepost/

http://cevichehigh.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/disco-baker/

http://9591iris.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesday-actual-blue-skies-at-the-fishhook-pier-montrose-harbor-chicago-april-2014/

http://goaskalisa.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesday-bundle-of-love-my-cat-wall-e/

http://cindi-keller.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesday-playoff-game-memories/

http://carolfarnumart.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesday-3/

http://brokeinthebigsmoke.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesday-regents-canal/

http://growingupinthegarden.com/2014/04/09/moving/

http://misadventuresandmuses.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesday-2/

http://plaridel.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesday-las-ramblas-in-the-dead-of-day/

http://irisgreenwald.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesday-8/

 

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Random moments of delight: let there be light

8 Apr
Interesting lighting arrangement. Northern Steamship Co. Brewbar. Photo: Su Leslie 2014

Interesting lighting arrangement. Northern Steamship Co. Brew bar. Photo: Su Leslie 2014

I just love the way old table and standard lamps have been re purposed in the Northern Steamship Co. Brew Bar in Britomart, Auckland.  Seeing them for the first time definitely provided a random moment of delight!

Junk-shop junkie's delight. Northern Steamship Co. Brew Bar, Auckland. Photo: Su Leslie 2014

Junk-shop junkie’s delight. Northern Steamship Co. Brew Bar, Auckland. Photo: Su Leslie 2014

This post was written for Meghan’s Random Moments of Delight Challenge at Firebonnet.com.

 

 

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