DP Weekly Photo Challenge – Smile

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I don’t care how many times you ask….I am NOT going to smile!

This weeks Photo Challenge is ‘Smile’….. but for this young lady a smile was not to be forthcoming. She much preferred the sultry look!   Just a suggestion for this week…you can see what others have suggested on the link below.

via Photo Challenge: Smile 

5th April

(C) David Oakes 2018

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The New Reader

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I did say that I was not sure about the new Reader layout.

From a Photographers point of view I now recognise that its is next too useless.

I follow this blog that features some great images :- https://neophytephotographer.wordpress.com/

But take a look at this.  Would this first image, a screen capture from Reader, inspire you to take a closer look….

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When this is what you should be inspired by…

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On reading some of the comments on WordPress (https://en.blog.wordpress.com/2016/12/14/reader-refresh-2017/)

it would seem that the only way to get a proper taster is to add 100 characters, then you get a small image and text

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I don’t call that progress.

20th December

(C) David Oakes 2016

All Things Bright and Beautiful

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Monday woke us early with some gorgeous sunshine…. cold but yep, sunny. The forecast is not too good so without much delay we headed of to some South Derbyshire woods to make the most of another bonus morning of sunshine.

The many colours of autumn are starting to show but they are still fighting the greens. So for the moment the woodland is a cheque board of colours…

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Long shadows and a low sun added to the mornings magic, a magic that others also had decided to enjoy….after all with the current bad weather forecast this may be the last good day for awhile

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I was also on the hunt for the Red Deer.  Maybe it is  because of the recent unusually warm weather but in these deer woods the Red have not yet Rutted (the Fallow Rutted a couple of weeks ago).  They proved to be elusive and a close shot was not possible…just a glimpse as one stag headed off over the horizon….

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and it was true ..All things were Bright and Beautiful

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8th November

(C) David Oakes 2016