Detail: Weekly Photo Challenge

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From afar the wedding gown looked gorgeous to be sure but when viewed up close, the sewing detail still is good but the dust it has gathered over the years becomes visible. Or is it shadow? Perhaps I should only look at this from afar.


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Fabric detail seen up close shows the mesh nature of the material


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whilst the hide of the briefcase looks like more like skin – again I prefer to see them from afar.

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Focussing in on artwork shows you detail otherwise missed


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But when viewing nature close is nearly always a picture to behold whether the bark from a paperbark,


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a leaf


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or the underside spores of a staghorn


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the intricate detail of the monstera deliciosa


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or the delicate hibiscus


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and dew drops on the petals.


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and moulds


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compete for beauty with the hard interior of the reindeer antler.

In response to the Weekly photo Challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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11 Responses to Detail: Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. Miriam says:

    Beautiful and diverse range of photos Irene.

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  2. You reveal the inner beauty of each item. Such ordinary things seen up close show details usually hidden.

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  3. Interesting photos – each with its own beauty. Very nice!!

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  4. Dahlia says:

    Stunning close ups of nature!

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