Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

Hey! What’s in my hair?! © beeblu

A few favourites from this week’s entries:

Northern Narratives

Day One

The Urge to Wander

my (mis)adventures

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Sydney Opera House and City Skyline ©beeblu

Five favourites from this week

http://ohmsweetohmdotme.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/weekly-photo-challenge-silhouette/

http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/08/24/silhouette/

http://warmhotchocolate.com/2012/10/20/weekly-photo-challenge-silhouette/

http://zainabdullah.wordpress.com/2012/10/20/weekly-photo-challenge-silhouette/

http://cjvl.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/weekly-photo-challenge-silhouette/

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Mine

My ways of seeing are uniquely mine,

as yours are uniquely yours,

but we can learn a lot from each other…

A glimpse of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on the Kirribilli to Taronga Zoo walk

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

The wreck of the MV Sygna – Stockton Beach, NSW, Australia

What happiness is there for those who lead a solitary life through no choice of their own?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

Never trust a woman who wears mauve, whatever her age may be, or a woman over thirty-five who is fond of pink ribbons. It always means they have a history.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Trapped inside a system of prejudice

South African Pass Laws

Yellow Badge

Palestinian Freedom of Movement

The Stolen Generations

Jim Crow Laws

Judenhut

Ethnic Cleansing

A re-posted poem –

Death Cap

Iniquity, depravity
crimes against humanity.

Conflagration, radiation,
man made this abomination.

Enormity, deformity,
war’s enduring legacy.

Experimentation, humiliation –
Who needs victim’s approbation?

Cessation, condemnation?
War has no such aspiration.

Obliteration, extermination,
then,
our final destination.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment

The fleeting moment is epitomized in street photography – frames of an unchoreographed ballet of movement, expression, interaction and unguarded moments.

But street photography is also an ethical minefield; sometimes people seem comfortable with being photographed, but often, not so, as appears to be the case in the photo below, judging by the firemen’s expressions.

I suspect that these men are resigned to being constantly photographed by strangers, given the location, the nature of their work and the tributes painted on their fire engine. But perhaps they’re also disgusted by the whole disaster-tourism aspect of it.

What do you think?

Are you comfortable with being photographed in public places by strangers? If someone that you had photographed in the street voiced their objection, what would you do?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

The Surfers’ Code – Manly Beach, Sydney

(The poem below is a re-post)

Suburban Summer

electric light show

rumbling closer,

scented star jasmine

mingling fragrance of rain,

thrum of cicadas

blending languid laughter,

glasses at the hills hoist

toasting vintage summer

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