I do love Facebook for reminding me of things I’ve done and apparently, this time last year, I was hunting crows! So, reminisce with me now as we venture for a second time around Northern Westeros. 🙂
By now, you all must have a fair idea of how much I LOVE Game of Thrones! This is more than a fad, this is borderline obsessive. But until I enter into the fandom realms of changing my surname to Stormborn, tattooing the sigils of each house on my inner thigh and sleeping next to a vial of Kit Harington’s sweat (that I paid an extortionate amount for on eBay), I think I’m safe from intervention!
I did, however, request that we tour around Northern Ireland this summer, in an attempt to
stalk some cast members visit filming locations for the show! Therefore, today’s photographic post is a small collection of a few castles and landscapes featured in the HBO series. The title? Well, apparently this hashtag is totally ‘a thing’ if you’re a tweeter, something I only discovered recently, jumped on and then created my own (#TargaryenTuesdays) – I’m taking compete credit for this because surely no other fan in the world could have thought of this alliterative link… 😉
This week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge has the theme of FUN.
Of course this can mean a variety of things depending on the individual: some find fun from binge watching their favourite shows, or from collecting all manner of paraphernalia and displaying it on shelves, whilst others would be overflowing with ennui with anything less than scaling a skyscraper, having only their selfie stick to keep their balance!
However, I’m sure most would agree that when the word FUN is mentioned, one thought that often springs to mind is of a fair. I do love the thrill of a roller-coaster and the atmosphere of a funfair but I’ve always had a fascination of abandoned theme parks, wanting to capture what it’s like after all the colours, sounds and smells have left the fairground.
I fully intended to just display some images I’d taken (mostly) over the last few days of flowers from my garden. But then I started pottering and tinkering with the images and…well… see for yourselves!
Each image is shown with the original, unedited photo. The main manipulation comes from using a kaleidoscope filter, then a little further editing with contrasts / blurring etc, etc. I’m extremely happy with how they’ve turned out, especially my ‘fuschia bee’! I might even get it printed on canvas. (I’ve tried to create little beasties in the majority of them.)
Are they something you could see on a wall? I’d love to know your thoughts, as always.
As Instagram launch their new feature, Instagram Stories, I thought I’d share my own ‘story’ of using the social media app.
I’ve only been using it for a couple of weeks – I was loathe to join previously, thinking it was nothing more than pouting girls and another outlet for Kardashian exploits. Well it is that, if you choose to follow them, but I’ve found that I’m quite enjoying the quickness of sharing and viewing (some incredible) photography from around the world.
Things I’ve learned so far:
Inspired by photos seen on Facebook, this week’s Wednesday Lensday is a tale of unconventional love between Dallas and Daphne, two dinky little dinosaurs.
After stalking Daphne’s herd for quite some time (he was a carnivore after all), Dallas found he’d fallen in love with this beautiful creature who had a child-like spirit and a kindness for all living things. So one night he approached her, she clobbered him with her tail, he assured her he could never eat such an angelic being and they’ve been together ever since.
Nobody thought it would last, especially as Dallas converted to munching marigolds and palm leaves, but Daphne supports him with his MEA meetings (Meat Eaters Anonymous) and she’d be the first to tell you that she’s incredibly attracted to his wild side, providing he keeps it in check. Besides, she knows she can take him in a fight – that tail is formidable!
Join them as they go for a date in the sunshine!