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A bit late but here is my weekly selection. Enjoy this beautiful image of  +Renee Hawk 

(+José Juan Escudero )
der Rabe

... Und der Rabe rührt' sich nimmer, sitzt noch immer, sitzt noch immer
auf der bleichen Pallas-Büste überm Türsims wie vorher;
und in seinen Augenhöhlen eines Dämons Träume schwelen,
und das Licht wirft seinen scheelen Schatten auf den Estrich schwer;
und es hebt sich aus dem Schatten auf dem Estrich dumpf und schwer ...

*Edgar Allan Poe






#close2home +Close2Home by +Brett Sivits  +Rebecca Johnson +Pia Raben  +Shaun Stewart +José Juan Escudero +Howard Weitzel +john adams
#silhouttesonthursday by +Siddharth Pandit
#urbanthursday +Urban Thursday by +Laurent Chades
#hqspurbanandstreetphotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos by +Rhea Surgimath +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide by +Robert SKREINER
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My selection for this week is the fantastic capture of +Shawn McClure .  Enjoy with this envoy of Cthulhu what indicating her next arrival

+José Juan Escudero 
The Zombie Apocalypse Is Now -- Bingham, Illinois
"We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight."
-- H. P. Lovecraft

A freshly vacated cicada shell and some night photography with diffused light from two opposing flashes makes for some interesting ambiance. Not to mention the fact that I was hanging upside down like a bat from a higher branch to get this shot.

( Okay, so I'm kidding about that last part, but the rest is true. ;)

For #MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Steve Barge, +Dominique Hilbert , +David Orr and +Martin Heller, and the +Monochrome Arty Club / #MonochromeArtyClub, curated by +abhishek chamaria, +JR Snyder Jr, +June Penn, +Seth Mayer, and +Steve Tang, and +Monochrome World / #MonochromeWorld, curated by +andi rivarola, and +All Things Monochrome / #AllThingsMonochrome, curated by +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood, and +Macro Monday / #MacroMonday, curated by +Kerry Murphy, +Jennifer Eden, +Kelli Seeger Kim, and +Jake Easley, and #Macro4All  by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen, +Mark O'Callaghan   +Walter Soestbergen (+Macro4All ), and +HQSP Macro / #HQSPMacro , curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy, +Vishal Kumar, and +Rinus Bakker, and #BuggyFriday +Buggy Friday Curators +Ray Bilcliff +Dorothy Pugh +Victoria Etna, and +BugsEveryday / #BugsEveryday  curated by +Chris Mallory, and #hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other curated by +Valesa Diamontes, +Delcour Eric and +Vincent Dale, and #PlusPhotoExtract curated by +Jarek Klimek, and #WholeWildlifeWeek curated by +Diego Cattaneo, +Anette Mossbacher, +Dick Whitlock, and +Sandy Schepis, and the +Breakfast Club / #BreakfastClub, curated by +Gemma Costa, and the +Breakfast Art Club / #BreakfastArtClub, curated by +Simply Arlie, and +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER, and +Everything Is Beautiful / #EverythingIsBeautiful  curated by +Brad Buckmaster, +Gene Bowker, and +Lynn Langmade, and #close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel, and +DOFMonday / #DOFMonday, curated by +Mara Acoma, +Mark Hall, +Alan Gurling, and +Nigel Smith, and +Horrorpoker Monday / #HorrorPokerMonday, curated by +David Murphy, +J.L. Btwee, and +Jimmy S, and +Moody Monday / #MoodyMonday  curated by +Philip Daly, +Carole Buckwalter, and +Annelies Kroen...
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My selection for this week is this beautiful shot of +Tami Quigley . Enjoy with the wonderful color and composition.

(+José Juan Escudero )

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My selection for this week is this beautiful shot of +usha lavanya, enjoy with the soft tones and great details.

(+José Juan Escudero )
Dream flower!!!

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers +Werner Polwein +Larry Henley +tamam Newman +Vincent Dale +
#flowerpower +FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla
#macro4all +Macro4All +Walter Soestbergen
#close2home +Close2Home +Brett Sivits
#themagicoflight +Ray Bilcliff
#paintitclub +PaintIt Club +Richard D Mabb
#mobileartphotography +Jummey Fisher
#coloemeweekly +ColorMe Weekly +Rosie Nixon

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My selection for this week is this great shot of +Sandra Deichmann . Enjoy with the great composition and use of the light.

(+José Juan Escudero )

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For this week i selected this great shot of +Giselle Savoie . Enjoy with this beautiful and creative shot.

(+José Juan Escudero )
Dressed for the occasion.    On monday  we had a familly gathering, we noticed a strom rolling in and all watched the show from my back yard. I notice that one of my grand-daughters dress matched the colors in the sky.




















#hqsplandscape  +Terrie Gray +Johnny Minor +Nicolai Neijhoft +Lani Banadera +Aamir Shahzad +HQSP Landscape member of  WWW.besttopphotographer.com
#close2home  +Brett Sivits +David Pond +Pia Raben +Howard Weitzel +john adams +Close2Home 
#bellesphotos  +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Claudya Bonnet +Belles photos 
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My selection this week is this fabulous shot of +Stefan Kierek . Enjoy with this beautiful path to  walk and enjoy nature to covered in the summer heat.

(+José Juan Escudero )

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This week I select this wonderful shot of +John Dunne . Enjoy the feeling of tranquility that transmitted this photograph of the Emerald Isle.

(+José Juan Escudero )
Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your own presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement. ~ Alice Koller

Title: Peace and Solitude

This was my first visit to Clogleagh woods near Blessington Lakes but I was absolutely stunned  when I arrived. The woods could only be described as lush bedecked as they were in a rich vibrant spring green. The only sound was the gentle river running over tiny little waterfalls. In fact the entire morning I was there I did not see another soul. I had several hours of blissful solitude.

I came away with a number of compositions I was happy with and thought I would share this one with you today. There are times I wish I travelled with wellingtons and this was definitely one of those occasions. With the camera set on a tripod with the lens mere inches from the water I was doing my best to keep myself out of the water... and failed miserably. Thankfully I have learned my lesson from past outings and always travel with a spare pair of socks :-)

As always you can find out more over my blog
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Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS
Exposure: 2.5 secs
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 70mm
ISO Speed: 100

#ThirstyThursdayPics by +Giuseppe Basile 
#lowanglephotography +Low Angle Photography curated by +Jeremy Lavender
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams

#Ireland   #Wicklow   #waterfall   #blackandwhitephotography  
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