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Visible – One word Sunday Challenge: Pollution

This week Debbie has challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday, and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own pollution post.

I could not bring myself to post a picture of rubbish, litter, fly tipping, a dump, plastic at the beach, chemical scum on water, factories discharging waste into a river or sky, or any of the other pollutants I have encountered.  It is much to sunny a May morning for that, however it is important that we do think of these things, keep them at the forefront of our mind, and work out what part we can play in reducing the  impact of pollution that we have caused.  To be brutal and blunt about it, we should be worried, maybe not for the planet she will ‘probably’ survive in some form or another, and maybe some people do not care for the flora and fauna we are loosing at an alarming rate.  No what we should make people aware of, that will perhaps bring it home to them is that it will directly affect their health, some of us, and maybe some readers may suffer ill health or even die as a direct result of our monstrously pollutant ways, and are doing so already, and have been for some time.

Well with that sad start to a post . . . I decided to use a photo of pollution that is largely invisible, rearing its ugly head only when the sun has set, appearing to frustrate the photographer, sky watcher, ghost hunter, twitcher and astronomer alike: Light Pollution.  Although sometimes the photographer can use this to their benefit, many are the times that it has affected my sleep!

‘Visible’, Brynna Common, 2015.Visible

Ken

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Orange crushed – Weekly Prompts – Orange

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen ‘Orange’ as the theme for their challenge.

“Orange is the color of the sun. It is vital and a good color generally, indicating thoughtfulness and consideration of others.”  Those are the thoughts of Edgar Cayce who was an American clairvoyant.

You do not need to be a seer to appreciate the fact that the color orange is a dynamic tint and that when you are surrounded by this life enhancing shade you begin to feel better about yourself and the world around you.

This is the color that my partner Susan and myself have decided to emphasize for the month of March. This is an almost impossible shade to not run into in your everyday life.

With this thought in mind we encourage you to offer us your own photographic interpretation of this warm dynamic color. —  gc

So what to choose?

The first a very orange weed, made slightly more orange for this challenge.

‘Orange weed’, Brynna, 2014.WPOrange

And for my second choice, we had woken up in the middle of the night, and gone up to the common to look at the night sky.  We found mostly mist and light pollution.

‘Orange pollution’, Brynna common, 2015.WPOrange2b

Ken