Testing, testing…1, 2, 3, testing…t, t, t, t, testing.

I seem to be having a few little problems with pingbacks and notifications, which a couple of readers have mentioned and I have also noticed something similar on K’lee’s blog recently.

So this is a test post to help the WordPress Happiness Engineers to track and capture any gremlins who are lurking in the system.

But since I have you here, you might as well get something out of it, so here’s one of my strange remixes for you to listen to and/or download.

It’s a bona-fide ’80s pop classic which I’m sure a lot of you will recognise, spliced rather neatly together with a band who were one of their major influences and one of my all time favourites. So click the link below or the image above and enjoy, completely gratis and free of charge, my latest understated masterpiece…

*****WEST END MODEL*****

Any feedback about that or any notification problems will be, as ever, gratefully received.

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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Today’s adventure in imagery on K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge was inspired by K’lee’s prompt of these three emotive words; Seraphic, diaphanous and immutable.

I couldn’t think of anything to go with seraphic, but clouds and fennel plants are both diaphanous and death is pretty immutable, so I’m going with those two.

I’m sure K’lee will have all three covered HERE.

But now it’s your turn.

NOTE: PINGBACKS MAY NOT BE WORKING, SO PLEASE LEAVE A LINK TO YOUR POST IN THE COMMENTS. THANK YOU.

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, (or just, you know, whenever) add a pingback to this post (or to K’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.

Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

#CosPhoChal

Cosmic Photo prompt.

K’lee is at the helm for this week’s edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, providing us with what I think is our most challenging theme yet. He has given us three words to inspire us and they are emotive, indeed;

SERAPHIC

DIAPHANOUS

IMMUTABLE

So make what you will of that and prepare to show us how you interpret them on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend, everyone.

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, (or just, you know, whenever) add a pingback to this post (or to K’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.

Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

#CosPhoChal

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

A fashionably late bank holiday edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge today, using the theme I chose at the weekend; Plastic fantastic.

I picked that at random, thinking the ubiquitous hydrocarbon came in such a variety of forms and colours that I couldn’t fail to find a suitable subject. And it was the wording of the prompt itself which gave me my own inspiration, when I re-read it and saw “polymer”.

Well, it just so happens that Audrey has become particularly creative with sculpture recently, using a brightly coloured and malleable, oven-baked polymer modelling clay.

A couple of weeks ago, she and I made a display shelf for her creations, which we decorated with some sparkly plastic sticky tape, I used some of that for a makeshift studio and did a plastic fantastic photo shoot.

There is a Loch Ness monster, rising from the deep, towering over a rowing boat on an island…

….a cup and saucer, complete with a snack of jellybeans and an iced donut with sprinkles…

…a chicken, a pig, some cheerful-looking fruit and a very grumpy jellyfish…

…a glittery caterpillar…

…a couple of aliens and a unicorn horn…

…and a rogues gallery of canine heads.

See what K’lee has synthesized for us HERE.

Now you can wow us with your visual flair, it’s easy to do, just follow the blurb below.

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, (or just, you know, whenever) add a pingback to this post (or to K’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.

Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

#CosPhoChal

Cosmic Photo prompt.

For this week’s K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, I thought I’d go for an alliterative theme with which you can experiment; Plastic fantastic.

Plenty of scope there, so get positively playful with pictures of polymers or take some snazzy snaps of synthetic substances and oil see you back here for Monday’s big reveal.

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, (or just, you know, whenever) add a pingback to this post (or to K’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.

Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

#CosPhoChal

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Today’s edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is brought to you by K’lee’s potentially complex prompt of; Cosmic curvature: Architectural marvels.

Well I decided to go super simple and very local, with the arch of an old stone bridge and a curving, campanula-covered slate wall from my weekend’s countryside walk with Audrey…

…and our newly-extended “cartoon pond” in the garden rockery; now complete with ferns, a stone waterfall, which will soon have a blue lobelia tumbling over the rocks (a cultivar fittingly named “waterfall) and a backdrop of blue ceanothus covering the fence.

K’lee will be constructing his post for your viewing pleasure HERE.

Now, however, it’s your turn to show us what you’re made of.

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, (or just, you know, whenever) add a pingback to this post (or to K’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.

Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

#CosPhoChal

Cosmic Photo prompt.

I apologise if I’m leaving it a bit late to post the theme for K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge this week, so feel free to take your time coming up with something to meet K’lee’s unusual brief; Cosmic curvature: Architectural marvels.

Hmm, that’s going to be interesting, we’ll see what you come up with over the next few days…

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, (or just, you know, whenever) add a pingback to this post (or to K’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.

Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

#CosPhoChal

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