V2 Photo 86 ‘Window Light’

Here’s today’s photo; light shafting through a basement stairs window, at Cragside, Northumberland, UK…

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Photo © Nick Ritchie Photography 2014

V2 Photo 85 ‘Blinded by the Light II’

Here’s today’s image…a variation on yesterday’s pic, in black & white rather than colour.

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Photo © Nick Ritchie Photography 2014

V2 Photo 84 ‘Blinded By The Light’

It’s Monday, a new week and time for the first if this week’s images…actually this is one of the last to be taken on my current camera, as it’s broken…so for the first time in 35 years I am virtually camera-less, reduced for now to taken photos on my phone! Lucky I have a big archive of images to plunder for now. The camera broke a short while after I took this image at Cragside, Northumberland, UK – a great National Trust owned property well worth a visit. Quite an unusual period sculpture I think…

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Photo © Nick Ritchie Photography 2014

 

 

V2 Photo 83 ‘Bluebird’

Here’s a blue version of my ‘Gull’ shot from earlier in the week. Check out my ‘Man of Letters (MoL) ‘Inspirations’ blog to find out the catalyst for the image.

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Photo © Nick Ritchie Photography 2014

‘Bluebird’, the title of this image, is also a song by Paul & Linda McCartney, that goes rather well…

Bluebird

Late at night when the wind is still
I’ll come flying through your door
And you’ll know what love is for
I’m a bluebird
I’m a bluebird, I’m a bluebird, I’m a birdbird, yeah yeah yeah
I’m a bluebird, I’m a bluebird, I’m a birdbird, yeah yeah yeah

Touch your lips with a magic kiss
And you’ll be a bluebird too
And you’ll know what love can be
I’m a bluebird
I’m a bluebird, I’m a bluebird, I’m a birdbird, yeah yeah yeah
I’m a bluebird, I’m a bluebird, I’m a birdbird, yeah yeah yeah

Bluebird, (Bluebird) ah ha
Bluebird, (Bluebird) ah ha
Bluebird, (Bluebird) ah ha ha

Fly away through the midnight air
As we head across the sea
And at last we will be free
You’re a bluebird
You’re a bluebird, you’re a bluebird, you’re a bluebird, yeah yeah yeah
You’re a bluebird, you’re a bluebird, you’re a bluebird, yeah yeah yeah

Bluebird, (Bluebird) ah ha
Bluebird, (Bluebird) ah ha
Bluebird, (Bluebird) ah ha ha

(At last we will be free
Bluebird, like me
At last we will be free)

Bluebird, (Bluebird) ah ha
Bluebird, (Bluebird) ah ha
Bluebird, (Bluebird) ah ha ha

All alone on a desert island
We’re living in the trees
And we’re flying in the breeze
We’re the bluebirds
We’re the bluebirds, we’re the bluebirds, we’re the bluebirds

Singing
Bluebird, (Bluebird, bluebird) ah ha
Bluebird, (Bluebird, bluebird) ah ha
Bluebird, (Bluebird, bluebird) ah ha ha

Composer
Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney

Lead vocalist(s)
Paul McCartney

© 1995 – 2009 The Beatles Studio – www.thebeatles.com.hk

V2 Photo 81 Inspirations 1 – ‘Gull’

Today’s photo is just something I’ve been wanting to capture for a while, a gull on the wing. The inspiration for this image goes back 30 years to 1984, as I explain in my ‘Inspirations’ blog on my Man Of Letters page.

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Photo © Nick Ritchie Photography 2014

V2 Photo 80 ‘Still Life 4 – Interiors’

Today’s image…taken at Monksthorpe Chapel, a 17th century Baptist Chapel, near Gunby Hall, Skegness, UK…run by The National Trust

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V2 Photo 79 ‘Still Life 3 – Interiors’

Today’s image in this week’s themed series, also taken in Costa Rica…

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Photo © Nick Ritchie Photography 2014