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X is for X-Factor…

What gives an image that X-factor, what makes one image stand out amongst so many others? For me, there is usually a play of light involved somewhere along the line, something special that truly highlights the magic in the mundane and shows everyday life in a different lightโ€ฆ Iโ€™ve never quite got there with any of my images so far, but I live in hope! In the meantime I love the way the sunshine after the rain brought this usually dull entrance to our local shopping centre to life, a momentary moody illumination that was gone almost as soon as it arrivedโ€ฆ

shopping-centreHmmm… this image would probably also work for this week’s One Word Photo Challenge: Rain ๐Ÿ™‚

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One Word Photo Challenge: Scarlet

I know I’ve already posted several images from my visit last week to the beautiful art installation progressively being created at the Tower of London, called ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’, but I’m adding just one more picture, in response to this week’s One Word Photo Challenge: Scarlet. Each ceramic poppy represents one British miltary fatality during World War One, and by 11th November 888246 poppies will have been planted by volunteers ๐Ÿ™‚

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