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Baldur McQueen
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1.5 million bricks laid in a specific way - forming Ribblehead Viaduct (Yorkshire, UK), built in 1870 - 1874. This fascinating structure, made up of 24 arches and spanning 400 metres, cuts through the landscape in a most beautiful way.

I've got nothing more to say on the subject - hope you're all having a good day ;-) - - - - 

#bridgewednesday +Bridge Wednesday by +Mara Acoma +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith
#waywednesday +#WayWednesday by +Peter Carroll +Rob Tilley
#railwaywednesday +RailwayWednesday curated by +Sky Brex
#BridgesAroundTheWorld +#BridgesAroundTheWorld by +Carra Riley +Knut Arne Gjertsen
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World by +andi rivarola
#blackandwhitephotos #blackandwhitephotography +Black and White Photos by +Gemma Costa
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Through each arch a new view.....structurally beautiful...lyrical lines
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Common Frog - Rana temporaria

I walked past a frog pond (Chevin Woods) earlier today - and things were pretty hectic! Dozens of frogs, all at it - and the sounds were quite.... disturbing. I'll just leave you a short description from Wikipedia, which explains what I was looking at ;-)

"The females are attracted to the males that produce the loudest and longest calls and enter the water where the males mill around and try to grasp them with their front legs — although they may grasp anything of a similar size, such as a piece of wood. The successful male climbs on the back of the female and grasps her under the forelegs with his nuptial pads, in a position known as amplexus, and kicks away any other males that try to grasp her."

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#frogfriday +Frog Friday by +Christina Rollo +Candace M. Hansen-Hendrikx
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Thank you all very much guys.... and +Shawn McClure .... I'm with you on that :-D
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Another local tree - I've photographed this one so many times I'll probably end up buying a dedicated hard drive for it! I'm after a specific look in black & white - but thus far either the tree, the conditions or my equipment have let me down [whistles innocently as he turns away from the mirror].

This shot, however, has nothing to do with the aforementioned quest - it's a shot I took last week, whilst my daughter was walking the dog and me.

#TreeSilhouetteWednesday +TreeSilhouette Wednesday curated by +Andrew Sowerby and +Charles Fromage
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Thank you kindly +Gaby Gwak, +Patricia Abbott and +Shelly Gunderson :-)
LoL.. you crack me up +Nancy Battis Vita :-D
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True +Cergie Lucie Marguerite - one needs to be bored now and again :-D
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CHANGES

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

#streetsaturday by +Siddharth Pandit
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Thank you kindly +Shelly Gunderson :-)
Much appreciated +Shawn McClure ;-)
Many thanks +Marie Hélène Visconti :-)
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Shake it like you mean it

(who has time to come up with new titles, every time.....?)

Castro earlier today - he loves mud baths! :-)

#fidofriday +Fido Friday by +mel peifer +Lisa Lisa +Suhaib Ayaz +Wes Lum
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So good to see Castro again, he sure has Grown!  Sending him big cuddle... he is a very cuddle handsome young boy :-)
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Shake it like you mean it

An ICM of a horse, running in the field. Nothing more to say about that..... :-)

#inmotionthursday +InMotion Thursday by +Scott Thomas 
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Fantastic, Baldur. I love it! :))
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..love your work!!!!!
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A tree I've walked past a thousand times - and never shown any interest in.

Until "the assistant" posed next to it, begging me to take a picture.

Or maybe it was the light that day - and Castro (seeing me point my camera at something) just had to get in there. He's irritating in that way.

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Much appreciated +Shawn McClure - I've got a shot I might throw in the mix some day.... he truly looks like the HoB in that one :-D
I think you're right +Nancy Battis Vita - and I will give him (another) cookie :-D
Haha... not to worry, +Cergie Lucie Marguerite - he's very gentle :-D
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A Moment Missed

The first light of day, falling on a bench on Saltburn-by-the-Sea pier.

I had to look at the RAW earlier to figure out why "the shadow" was underneath the bench. This happens when you edit into B&W and then leave the shot for too long. Turns out it's just discolouration and mould!

Hope you are having an entertaining (or relaxing) Saturday evening ;-) - - - - - - - - - -

#benchsaturday by +Rainer M. Ritz
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World by +andi rivarola
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Castro on Baildon Moor

One cute picture, to counteract his embarrassment from my last post ;-)

(sorry, two in a row - won't happen again!)

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I was born and raised in Akureyri, North-East Iceland, in 1972 - I am half-Scottish and half-Icelandic, currently living in Yorkshire, England UK. Photography is my passion; without it I can neither relax nor feel fulfilled.

I am an introvert by nature, constantly pretending (and often failing) to be an extrovert, as society demands. I will never understand how, or why, it became fashionable to use 50 words, when three can deliver the meaning perfectly. That, is probably why I love, live and breathe photography.

You don't get extra points for cramming in superfluous garbage. When successfully done, you deliver meaning and purpose by one click of a button. It can be a single object, or it can be three. But very rarely 50.

If you are interested in seeing some of my daily posts (with no guarantee of quality!) please follow me on Google+InstagramFacebook and Twitter (note regarding the last two: I frequently post about politics and often these posts are in Icelandic). I also have an account with 500px and Flickr - which I will, at some point, update, and share the links.

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I can read, write and solve simple maths equations.
Education
  • Iceland University of Education
    Social Work (B.Ed)., 1997 - 2000
  • Iceland University of Education
    ICT (Post grad. Dipl. Ed), 2002 - 2004
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