#PicOfTheDay2015

#PicOfTheDay – December 2015

Well, this is it! The last month of my challenge. Its been a blast and genuinely enjoyable. I’m glad I have done it. Where to from here? Perhaps I will do something similar again. Perhaps I will publish my efforts in a book? Who knows…

Enjoy these last pictures!

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#011215 ‘Obstacle Course Ready’#Filter Warm

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#021215 ‘Michelin Man’ #NoFilter

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#031215 ‘Attempting A Sneaky Pic Of Mr Fry Without Success’ #NoFilter – Stephen Fry at the Civic Theatre in Auckland. No photography was allowed but I risked the wrath of the photo police anyway…

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#041215 ‘23.23’ #Filter Fame

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#051215 ‘I Find Your Lack Of Holiday Spirit Disturbing’ #Filter Enhanced

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#061215 ‘Supreme Coffee’ #Filter Fame

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#071215 ‘#SkyWellington‘ #Filter Fame

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#081215 ‘Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear’ #Filter Breeze – Every time I see this written on a mirror, this Meat Loaf song comes to mind…

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#091215 ‘Buckle Up’ #Filter Fame

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#101215 ‘Google Cardboard Box Set’ #NoFilter

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#111215 ‘SuperHeroes’ #Filter Fame

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#121215 ‘Rudimental Stage Invasion’ #Filter Fame

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#131215 ‘Bougainvillea Burst’ #NoFilter

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#141215 ‘People’ #Filter Fame

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#151215 ‘This Is Messing With My OCD’ #NoFilter

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#161215 ‘Darth, Spider, Bart, Iron & Storm’ #Filter Warm

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#171215 ‘Stray Bag’ #Filter Radiant

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#181215 ‘Cup Stack’ #Filter Fame

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#191215 ‘123’ #Filter Golden

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#201215 ‘Works End’ #NoFilter

Works End

John Reynolds – ‘Works End’ – 2008

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#211215 ‘Posted Without Comment’ #NoFilter

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#221215 ‘Evening Post Petone Branch – Refurbished’ #Filter Golden

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#231215 ‘Night Wharf’ #NoFilter

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#241215 ‘This Stuffs No Good! I Need Human Companionship! #NoFilter

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#251215 ‘Obligatory Xmas Selfie’#NoFilter – It is now a running joke as this is the second Christmas I have posted a selfie with dinner guests. I received 96 ‘Likes’on Facebook for this one… Now that’s what I call a record!

Xmas

Here is last year’s selfie!

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#261215 ‘Boxing Day Sunset’ #Filter Radiant

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#271215 ‘Dunedin Cenotaph’ #Filter Positive

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#281215 ‘Emerson’s’ #NoFilter

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#291215 ‘Middlemarch Station’#Filter Golden – One of two today!

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#291215 ‘Tiroiti Tunnel’ #Filter Positive – The second of  two pics today… I couldn’t decide!

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#301215 ‘Curling Stones’ #Filter Fame – I’m getting to the end of the challenge and  I don’t want to miss a good shot, so I decided on having two pics today… Don’t make me choose…

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#301215 ‘Bicycle Shed’ #NoFilter

Well, This is the final #PicOfTheDay. Inspired by the pressure of taking the picture that captured the last minute of the last day of the year and posting it on both Facebook and Twitter – all within 60 seconds…  Phew!

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#311215 ‘The End’ #NoFilter

 

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#PicOfTheDay 2015

Every #PicOfTheDay tells a story. (Maybe?)

Jan

January

I was inspired by the daily posts a friend (let’s call him J) made, which influenced me to start my own version just for the enjoyment. My main aim was to do this for 365 days. I posted these pictures on both my personal Facebook account and also on Twitter: @mfcuk2. Had I had the sense, I could have posted them here too, where I could have explained my choice for the shots in some detail. That explanation will have to be done retrospectively as that spontaneous ship has sailed long ago…

So, at the time of writing this, it is 31 days left of this project and I will try to remedy that lack of a daily post on this blog. I will do this as an ‘End of Year’ / ‘New Years’ project as a way to have some closure to this art form… (Maybe?)

#Filter #NoFilter #SometimesInspirational #MostlyInspired

#PicOfTheDay – November 2015

November 2105 – The start of my ‘Big Five-0’celebrations. There’s nothing like kicking off said celebrations with an All Blacks back-to-back win for the Rugby World Cup…

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#011115 ‘#AllBlacks Celebratory Drink’ #Filter Fame

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#021115 ‘Walk Into “The Black Sparrow”‘ #NoFilter

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#031115 ‘Retro Mannequin’ #Filter Stark

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#041115 ‘AKL Night Flight’ #NoFilter

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#051115 ‘Origami Pyramids’#NoFilter

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#061115 ‘Ironbank’ #Filter Golden

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#071115 ‘Radiating Red’ #Filter Radiant

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#081115 ‘Runway Light’ #NoFilter

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#091115 ‘Accidental Picture But I’ll Post It Anyway Because I Can’ #NoFilter

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#101115 ‘<No W.E. PWR>’ #Filter Fame

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#111115 ‘Green Screen’ #NoFilter

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#121115 ‘This Way Down’ #NoFilter

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#131115 ‘Fantail’ #NoFilter

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#141115 ‘Kia Kaha Paris – Sky Tower’ #NoFilter – http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34818994 

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#141115 ‘Trig Station’ #Filter Golden

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#151115 ‘Troposphere’ #Filter Radiant

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#161115 ‘Who Would Drop Donuts In The Carpark?’ #NoFilter

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#171115 ‘Rust’ #Filter Warm

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#181115 ‘JQ266 Delayed Until 20.40’ #NoFilter

Wine

…so I’ll have a glass of wine instead!

Jetstar Jet

The guilty party slinking in with a guilty look…

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#191115 ‘Mind The Gap’ #NoFilter

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#201115 ‘3D Shade’ #NoFilter

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#211115 ‘Towaway Area’ #Filter Fame

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#221115 ‘#NZFlag First Referendum’ #NoFilter

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#231115 ‘I Refuse To Be Classed As ‘Other” #NoFilter

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#241115 ‘Birthday Cake’ #NoFilter

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#251115 ‘Birthday Spectrum’#Enhanced – Birthday Day!

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#261115 ’50th Birthday Present’#Filter Warm

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#271115 ‘Travelator’ #Filter Fame

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#281115 ‘Utensils’ #Filter Warm

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#291115 ‘I’m Gonna Get In Your Face Just To Wake You Up’ #Filter Positive

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#301115 ‘The Last Sunset On The Last Flight On The Last Day Of Spring’ #NoFilter

 

 

#PicOfTheDay – October 2015

I am now into the last three months worth of pictures of my year long project. If there is one thing that I have learned through doing this is that it has made me appreciate my surroundings more. I have seen ‘art’ in many things that you wouldn’t normally associate as artistic. My observation of life, if it can be phrased like that… you will observe that there are some recurring themes and some one-off gems in the pictures posted so far. Enjoy the last quarter of the journey!

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#011015 ‘Stud’ #NoFilter

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#021015 ‘Gas Mark 2x33kv’#NoFilter

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#031015 ‘Blue Sunbeam’ #NoFilter

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#041015 ‘Abandoned Beach Camp Hokio’ #Filter Breeze

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#051015 ‘Another Day In Paradise’#Filter Fame

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#061015 ‘Tyre Print’ #NoFilter

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#071015 ‘Complacency Is Complicity’ #Filter Fame

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#081015 ‘Say No To Deep Sea Oil’#Filter SemiStark

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#091015 ‘Hall Of Fame’ #NoFilter

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#101015 ‘Next Stop South Pole’#Filter Golden

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#111015 ‘Purakaunui Panoramic’#NoFilter

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#121015 ‘Mosaic’ #NoFilter – At the Otago Settlers Museum

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#131015 ‘Lift First’ #Filter

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#141015 ‘Bird On A Wire’ #NoFilter

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#151015 ‘Hopscotch’ #Filter Warm

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#161015 ‘Spring Blossom’ #NoFilter

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#171015 ‘Eleven Cups & Saucers’#Filter Fame

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#181015 ‘Tag Fishing’ #Filter

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#191015 ‘Lavender Bee’ #NoFilter

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#201015 ‘God Bless America’#NoFilter

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#211015 ‘Rangi’s Warm Welcome’#Filter Warm

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#221015 ‘Grafton Bridge Perspective’ #Filter Fame

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#231015 ‘Concrete Leaf’ #Filter Glow

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#241015 ‘Crew Only’ #Filter Positive

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#251015 ‘Just One More Month Until The Big Five-0’ #Filter Fame

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#261015 ‘All Black (Suit)’ #Filter Fame

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#271015 ‘Concrete Hearts’ #NoFilter

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#281015 ‘Moonlight Flight’ #NoFilter #Enhanced

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#291015 ‘Skytower Grey’ #Filter Positive

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#301015 ‘Black! Black! Black!’ #Filter Radiant #AllBlacks

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#311015 ‘Bottlebrush’ #NoFilter

 

 

#PicOfTheDay – September 2015

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#010915 ‘Cardrona Hotel’ #Filter Sepia

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#020915 ‘Pipes’ #NoFilter

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#030915 ‘Mannequin’ #Filter Radiant

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#040915 ‘Minecraft Madness’#NoFilter

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#050915 ‘Under The Wharf’ #Filter Golden

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#060915 ‘I Saw The Maori Jesus’#Filter Radiant

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#070915 ‘Kim’s Game’ #Filter Fame

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#080915 ‘Idiot Vandalism’ #Filter Fame

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#090915 ‘Cosy On The Couch’#NoFilter

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#100915 ‘Illuminated Cloud’ #Filter Radiant

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#110915 ‘Greenscreen Isobars’#NoFilter

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#120915 ‘Blue Sky’ #NoFilter

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#130915 ‘Street-Art Face’ #NoFilter

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#140915 ‘Telecommunications or Power?’ #Filter Positive

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#150915 ‘Dappled Cloud’ #NoFilter

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#160915 ‘Harold and Roland’ #Filter Fame

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#170915 ‘OE Boys’ #Filter Fame

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#180915 ‘9 Letter Word’ #Filter Fame

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#190915 ‘Rough Brickwork’ #Filter Radiant

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#200915 ‘Does My Glass Look Big In This?’ #Filter Fame

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#210915 ‘Miserable Weather’#NoFilter

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#220915 ‘Diamond’ #Filter Fame

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#230915 ‘Reading List’ #Filter Fame

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#240915 ‘By Tronlak’ #NoFilter

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#250915 ‘New Zealand’s New Flag’#Filter Fame

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#260915 ‘Last Evening Of NZ Standard Time’ #NoFilter

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#270915 ‘Stop Roadworks’ #Filter Fame

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#280915 ‘Please Do Not Stand Forward Of This Area’ #Filter Warm

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#290915 ‘Ponzo Moon’ #Filter Radiant

This photo is taken in almost the same place as #PicOfTheDay #300915 on the night before the last picture.

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#300915 ‘Radiant Morning Sunrise’ #Filter Radiant

This photo is taken in almost the same place as #PicOfTheDay #290915 on the morning following the last picture.

 

 

 

 

 

#PicOfTheDay – August 2015

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#010815 ‘HPS’ #Filter Positive

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#020815 ‘#WhyWellington’ #NoFilter

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#030815 ‘Surface Water’ #NoFilter

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#040815 ‘Eat. Drink. Socialise!’ #Filter Fame

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#050815 ‘Shadow’ #Filter Fame

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#060815 ‘ScribbleBot Art’ #NoFilter

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#070815 ‘Model Family’ #NoFilter

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#080815 ‘Paraparaumu Driftwood’#NoFilter

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#090815 ‘Muritai Teepee’ #NoFilter

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#100815 ‘2.2’ #Filter Fame

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#110815 ‘Tin Can Tunes’ #NoFilter

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#120815 ‘50% Complete’ #NoFilter

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#120815 ‘Take A Chance If You Dare’ #Filter Radiant

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#130815 ‘Shimmering Reflections’#NoFilter

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#140815 ‘Battered Eggplant and Zucchini? Someone Should Call The Police!’ #Filter Fame

 

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#150815 ‘Ray Of Light’ #Filter Fame

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#160815 ‘What’s Around The Corner?’ #Filter Fame

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#170815 ‘Bulletholes’ #Filter Stark

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#180815 ‘Meters’ #Filter Warm

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#190815 ‘Mum’ #Filter Radiant

I have two #PicOfTheDay entries because it is the 4 year anniversary of her passing. The above picture is the only picture I intended to use that was not taken on the day.

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#190815 ‘For Mum’ #NoFilter

This Magnolia tree is always in bloom on this anniversary…

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#200815 ‘Wellington LUX’ #Filter Radiant

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#210815 ‘Daffodils’ #Filter Fame

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#220815 ‘Entry No’ #Filter Positive

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#230815 ‘Stencil Art Project’#NoFilter

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#240815 ‘Snowflake and Honeycomb’ #Filter Fame

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#250815 ‘Blue Black Sky’ #NoFilter

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#260815 ‘Blur 2’ #NoFilter

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#270815 ‘Lake Hayes’ #Filter Golden

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#280815 ‘First Ski’ #NoFilter

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#290815 ‘Kawarau Suspension Bridge’ #Filter Positive

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#300815 ‘Skiers In The Morning Cloud’ #NoFilter

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#310815 ‘The Last Day Of Winter Sun On The Slopes’ #Filter Radiant

#PicOfTheDay – July 2015

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#010715 ‘Sydney Apartments’ #Filter Fame

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#020715 ‘Daimler’ #Filter Sepia

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#030715 ‘FKBH’ #Filter Positive

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#040715 ‘Infinite Platform’ #NoFilter

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#050715 ‘Bike’ #NoFilter

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#060715 ‘Stop’ #Filter Positive

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 #070715 ‘#WalkTogether‘ #Filter Positive
It is 10 years after the 7/7 bombings in London. People chose to #WalkTogether in the memory of the 52 people that lost their lives…
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#080715 ‘Oh’ #Filter Breeze
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#090715 ‘Repointing’ #Filter Stark

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#100715 ‘Gandolf Rocks’ #NoFilter
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#110715 ‘One Lone Car’ #Filter Positive
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#120715 ‘Marina’ #NoFilter
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#130715 ‘Emergency Exit’ #Filter Golden
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#140715 ‘Cups & Rubbish & 3D Printer Debris & Stuff’ #Filter Fame
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#150715 ‘Keys To Life’ #Filter Radiant
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#160715 ‘DNA’ #Filter Fame
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#170715 ‘Glorious Petone’ #Filter Golden
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#180715 ‘Manhattan Lunch’ #Filter Fame
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#190715 ‘2am Taxi Ride’ #Filter Fame
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#200715 ‘The Hairy Barber’ #Filter Warm
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#210715 ‘Foot Traffic’ #NoFilter
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#220715 ‘4 U Alison xx’ #Filter Fame
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#230715 ‘Sunbeams’ #NoFilter

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#240715 ‘Void’ #Filter Positive
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#250715 ‘Under The Bridge’ #Filter Fame
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#260715 ‘Brotherly/Sisterly Love’#Filter Warm
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#270715 ‘Light House Cinema’ #Filter Fame
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#280715 ‘Mr Foursquare’ #NoFilter
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#290715 ‘Mind Lab Forever’ #Filter Positive
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#300715 ‘Windows Upgrade’ #Filter Positive
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#310715 ‘Verdigris Glass’ #NoFilter

#PicOfTheDay – June 2015

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#010615 ‘Tag On Off’ #NoFilter

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#020615 ‘Hazchem Escape’ #Filter Breeze
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#030615 ‘Under Construction’#Filter Fame
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#040615 ‘Coffee, It’s Never A Rational Thing!’ #Filter Fame
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#050615 ‘100 Green Bottles’ #Filter Fame
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#060615 ‘Boys In Da Hood’#NoFilter
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#070615 ‘A Ruffian Wind is Bliss…’#Filter Positive
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#080615 ‘Hello’ #NoFilter
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#090615 ‘Battery Graveyard’ #NoFilter
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#Filter Fame
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#100615 ‘Tree Down’ #Filter Breeze
(See what I did there?)
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#110615 ‘Opening Soon’ #Filter Fame
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#120615 ‘Calibrate Fail’ #NoFilter
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#130615 ‘Rain Has Stopped’ #NoFilter
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#140615 ‘Zephyrometer Mark II’ #NoFilter
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#150615 ‘Coming Along Nicely’ #Filter Fame
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#210615 ‘Akau Tangi’ #Filter Positive
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#220615 ‘A Swift Half’ #Filter Warm
This has nothing to do with Taylor Swift. So after posting this, why would a TS spambot account start to follow me on Twitter…? #Blocked
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#230615 ‘Yard’ #Filter Fame
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#170615 ‘Private Car Park’ #Filter Radiant
(Let’s be clear, there’s nothing radiant about this car park…)
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#160515 ‘Can You See The Warning Signs?’ #Filter Fame
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#180615 ‘Naked Bulbs’ #Filter Fame
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#190615 ‘Motorway Gloom’ #Filter Fame
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#200615 ‘Space Night Contours’#NoFilter
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#240615 ‘Google Cardboard’ #Filter Fame
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#250615 ‘Morning Sunburst’ #Filter Positive
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#260615 ‘Morning Flight’ #NoFilter
Isn’t nature wonderful?
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#270615 ‘Polyphylla’ #NoFilter
This is in my back garden. Fibonacci in nature… Love this!
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#280615 ‘Fantail’ #NoFilter
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#290615 ‘Motor(ised) Bike’ #Filter Fame
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#300615 ‘Haere Mai Tetris’ #Filter Warm

#PicOfTheDay – May 2105

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#010515 ‘Monkeying Around’ #Filter Fame

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#020115 ‘Ferns’ #Filter Golden

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#030515 ‘Don’t Let It Get You’ #NoFilter

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#040515 ‘Lights Are On But Just One Is In’ #Filter Fame

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#050515 ‘Table 92’ #Filter Radiant

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#060515 ‘StopMotion Setup’ #Filter Positive

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#070515 ‘100% Recyclable’ #Filter Semi-Stark

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#080515 ‘Blank Space’ #Filter Fame

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#090515 ‘No Entry’ #Filter Positive

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#100515 #’Look Left/Right’ #Filter Warm

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#110515 ‘Robocop Specimen’#NoFilter

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#120515 ‘Ghost Sign’ #Filter Sepia

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#130515 ‘Clear Sky Flight’ #NoFilter

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#140515 ‘#Weatherbomb’ #Filter Radiant

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#150515 ‘BAL DNIM EHT’ #Filter Positive

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#160515 ‘I Live At The Edge Of The Universe Like Everybody Else’ #NoFilter

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#170515 ‘Point Me In The Right Direction’ #Enhanced

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#180515 ‘Cool Dog’ #Filter Radiant

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#190515 ‘2%’ #Enhanced

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#200515 ‘Happy Feet’ #Filter Warm

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#210515 ‘Tangled Overload’ #Filter Golden

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#220515 ‘Airport Flyer View’ #Filter Fame

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#230515 ‘Summer 2015 Night Menu’ #Filter Fame

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#240515 ‘Panoramic Rainbow’ #NoFilter

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#250515 ‘Motorway View’ #NoFilter

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#260515 ‘Another Stunner Sunrise’ #NoFilter

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#270515 ‘Faulty Touchscreen’ #NoFilter

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#280515 ‘Zig Zag’ #NoFilter

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#290515 ‘Broken House’ #NoFilter

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#300515 ‘Bored Of Waiting’ #Filter Fame

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#310515 ‘Solace In The Wind’ #Filter Golden

 

#PicOfTheDay – April 2015

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#010415 ‘Evening Post’ #NoFilter

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#020415 ‘Markings’ #NoFilter

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#030415 ‘Lamp Post Eclipse’#NoFilter

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#040415 ‘Shopping Is My Cardio’ #NoFilter

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#050415 ‘Mechanical Giraffe’ #Filter Positive

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#060415 ‘Cuddles’ #Filter Sepia

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#070415 ‘Wet Day’ #Filter Golden

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#080415 ‘Urban Alphabet – K’ #NoFilter

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#100415 ‘This Is Bull’ #NoFilter

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#090415 ‘Urban Alphabet -T’ #NoFilter

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#110415 ‘Stop Look & Listen’ #Filter Warm

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#120415 ‘Ed Sheeran’ #Filter Radiant

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#130415 ‘Flying’ #NoFilter

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#140415 ‘Shadow’ #Enhanced

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#150415 ‘Dark At The End Of The Tunnel’ #Filter Radiant

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#160415 ‘X’ #UrbanAlphabet #Filter Golden

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#170415 ‘Beer O’Clock At Queen Of Jackson’ #NoFilter

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#180415 ‘Tunnel Vision’ #Filter Fame

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#190415 ‘ANZAC’ #NoFilter

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#200415 ’28’ #NoFilter

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#210415 ‘Sunrise’ #NoFilter

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#220415 ‘Wired’ #Filter Fame

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#230415 ‘IBM Tower’ #Filter Positive

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#240415 ‘Wall’ #NoFilter

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#250415 ‘#ANZAC100’ #NoFilter

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#260415 ‘Pop Dolls’ #NoFilter

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#270415 ‘Plastered’ #NoFilter

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#280415 ‘Nuts & Bolts’ #Filter Breeze

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#290415 ‘Tree Shadow’ #Filter Positive

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#300415 ‘Low Cloud’ #Filter Golden