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Looking Up

By LynneJoyce  
2013 and things are really starting to look up so I thought I'd put together a series with that title - Looking Up - to reflect an upturn in our fortunes and to demonstrate what a wealth of visual goodies are available if only you do just look up.

Re our personal fortunes, Garrath is sufficiently recovered to be able to drive and take the dogs again so I have been able to book my surgery for this Friday, the 11th, which means that I should be recovered by the Spring, my favourite season. That really is an indication of things looking up for us both.

Re the wealth of visual goodies to be had when you look up, well see some of mine for yourself. V1 was taken on the Portsmouth-Bilbao ferry, and I will see if you can work out the rest. Some are obvious, some less so.

Anyway, thank you for looking and I hope you enjoy at least some of them. Not sure if I will be around much after the surgery, but we shall see. There certainly won't be many new photos for a while.

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wow lovely reflextions like from me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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7 Jan 2013 4:11PM
The skys the limit now ..... yippee!!!!!
V9 for an upward click!
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 4:27PM
A wonderful set of wonderfully observed images Lynne. When the quality is this good it is very difficult to pick out a particular favourite, however one finds oneself drawn towards images 1, 7 and 9 because their curvaceous form.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
7 Jan 2013 4:32PM
Despite it being past Christmas you have some real crackers here, Lynne! V 11 with it's lovely repeat pattern appeals a lot as does V9. The latter pleases me most I think as I can see a face in the 3rd chimney along. Don't tell anyone I said that, as I am going to get a reputation for "seeing things" fairly soon!! Tongue

Delighted indeed by the great news.

ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 4:51PM
An interesting set of images, so pleased to hear things are looking up for youSmileSmile hope 2013 continues to improve!!.
Ali GrinGrin
CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
7 Jan 2013 4:52PM
A magnificent set, Lynne, but you have definitely led with the best, imo. V.3 looks to me like it was taken in St. Mark's Square, Venice, and I like the architecture in V.6. All the very best for your scheduled surgery on Friday, we will miss your images whilst you are away from ePZ, but look forward to your return as soon as you feel fit and able to do so. And, of course, great news about Garrath, now it'll be his turn to give you a lot of TLC for a few weeks Wink. Carol
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 4:53PM
What a wide ranging set! Love them all, although V4, V7 and V9 jump out as my favourites! So glad things have improved enough with Garrath that you are now able to sort yourself out! Wishing you both every good healthy wish.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 986 1501 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 4:53PM
V9 has (of course) a wonderful little face (two, if you include the shadow), V13 is a good angle on one of my favourite sculptures, V15 is a beautifully observed composition. But the star is definitely V1.
Just a thought - I think it could be interesting flipped upside down. (Flipped not rotated, so that the word EXIT would only require a tiny amount of doctoring to read normally...)
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 4:56PM
An interesting selection Lynne - I can see why you used v1 as your lead photo - it is a splendid shot. All the best for the operation and I wish you a speedy recovery
strokebloke 7 493 17 England
7 Jan 2013 5:09PM
Well done again & ATB for the 11th onwards Smile
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 5:10PM
I'm so pleased to hear your good news and I wish you all the best for Friday. I like your themed set today - so appropriate and one for us all perhaps. As to a choice? Well, I'm very partial to v1, 7, and particularly 9 (for their amusing faces). Happy days! Smile and I hope to hear good news from your op soon - all the very best Lynne.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
7 Jan 2013 5:15PM
1 & 15 for me, Lynne, but a fine selection of neck-crickers. All the best for 11th.

Well that's good news Lynne, another reason to welcome Spring when the corner arrives, but I still have a winter trip to organise and enjoy.
As ever I think you have a few here which deserve a single showing. No 7 is my pick apart from the opener that shows the view when you fall off a bar stool.

All the very best to you both,
Everything on the up, I am pleased to hear it, all the best for the 11th, then lots of TLC coming your way. excellent upward captures, I like best 1/7/9/11/15/but my overall fav is 9. good work Lynne

7 Jan 2013 6:14PM
A great way to get Heads turning Lynne. Wonderful set, but V1 is awesome Smile

John Smile
GarrathE 8 4 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 6:14PM
V1 for me as I am looking forward to seeing it again in the Spring. Also love v7 of the Venetian monorail bridge. Its reminiscent of a dinosaur skeleton!

@Ann; no you are not imagining faces in v9. That's the Bald Eagle from Sesame Street!
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
7 Jan 2013 6:44PM
Wonderful series with V1 and V15 my favourites.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 6:46PM
Great news Lynne, so we must now be on for our next trip!!
superbly captured set, as per you usual, all interesting
and had a smile at the Burano colours..will be a year ago next monthWink
Had no internet this afternoon!!
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
7 Jan 2013 7:19PM
All my best for a speedy recovery. I love these shots and your attitude. V1 is FANTASTIC!
7 Jan 2013 7:22PM
I do like V1 a well seen image
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 7:25PM
A truly magnificent set Lynne. I'm pleased to see that Garrath is recovering well and can I wish you all the best for your forthcoming surgery - get well soon x
7 10 10 England
7 Jan 2013 7:41PM
A grand set Lynne - in full agreement that we should all look up, people miss so much by not doing so.
Wishing you a good and speedy recovery.
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
7 Jan 2013 7:43PM
What fantastic and great images indeed,V1 and 15 are my favorite,
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
7 Jan 2013 8:22PM
Excellent varied photo set Lynne, V1 is my choice well spotted, best of luck with the Opp.


SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 8:35PM
Superb collection.
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1834 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 9:39PM
Vs 1 and 15 for me, love the curves.
I am so happy for you, this will be a much better year.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 11:06PM
An interesting set Lynne with V7 &, V8 ,V9 and V15 being my favourites along V1 which is a great take on life.
Good luck on Friday.
7 Jan 2013 11:08PM
I love what you've seen here! Very dynamic and vibrant!
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 12:06AM
Glad to hear there is good news for you Lynne and you have my best wishes. A splendid set of images here with V1,7 and 15 my favourites. Im intrigued by V8. Is it a sundial?
wnbeat 11 56 Scotland
8 Jan 2013 7:53AM
Some interesting , all well shot Smile
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 8:28AM
Great news for you both Lynne lets hope it continues onward and upward, A mighty fine set of photos too.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
8 Jan 2013 2:23PM
It's all too easy not to look up and see what's about! A few familiar looking subjects here, Lynne - anyone who doesn't know would never guess that V6 is in the centre of Leeds! Wink A fine collection of images Smile
All the best to you and Garrath for 2013,
Trev Smile
Tibetan 4 3 England
8 Jan 2013 2:42PM
Good news then Lynne, keep my fingers crossed for you, a nice selection of photo's, you sure do put them up in one big bang, can't see one that does not appeal, several could be bordering on abstract, V11. & V15. in particular, a very very good set like them all regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
ChiliMan 10 135 17 Singapore
8 Jan 2013 3:17PM
Visual goodies indeed!!! These are breathtaking photos, Lynne...great eye Smile

SUCH SPLENDID NEWS ABOUT GARRATH'S RECOVERY. And I'm glad you get to have your op so soon. It'll be great to get that out of the way...and to be recovered by spring would be such a treat, eh?? *FINGERS CROSSED* 2013 continues to work out well for you both SmileSmile

Hi Lynne, haven't been around much lately so have missed a lot. Great set here, I do that look upwards all the time, haven't tripped yet.... do hope all goes well on Friday and a speedy recovery.

annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
8 Jan 2013 11:50PM
Helicopter,9 and 15 for me.
I wish you all the best, may you recover well and soon and without pain.
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
9 Jan 2013 9:53AM
Up and away Lynne, the only way. Good luck with your surgery and recovery.
xwang 7 55 8
9 Jan 2013 6:02PM
An excellent set, with wonderful colour and light. Superb clarity..
Wish you well, Lynne.
User_Removed 6 48 1 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 9:09AM
A super set of images.
Regards, Alf.
RuthyJ 10 England
12 Jan 2013 8:37AM
very interesting set of images.
debu 6 India
12 Jan 2013 11:17AM
Lovely set of images.
pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 9:51PM
Great set Lynne, but it has to be the reflection in V1, Peter..
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
14 Jan 2013 10:17PM
An interesting and eclectic set Lynne, I hope all goes well for you and you are back out with your camera again soon. Glad to hear that Garrath is on the mend, all the best to you both, Ed
phil99 9 45 6 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 9:00AM
A superb set of images . So pleased that things are on the up for you too . Hope all went well for you . All the best to you for a better 2013....Phil
17 Jan 2013 4:49PM
One may design a 15 month long calender at ease, esp with V2 & V9. I am speechless.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 5:48PM
Remind me to send you this year's calendars Prabas.
19 Jan 2013 7:29PM
A brilliant set. Amazing work.
Regards, Oleg.
ManCorMac 4 1 England
20 Jan 2013 11:05AM
Very well done. regards. Manuel
Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
20 Jan 2013 11:44AM
7,8,13,15,Lovely set all together,varied and interesting.
Oh and very well taken,,

UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 2:15PM
love v1 Lynne, beautiful perspective.

pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 10:09PM
Great bright shiny reflection V1 Lynne, Peter..
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 4:55PM
A lovely upwards set Lynne, V9 is my overall fave, I am sure that chimney has a faceGrin
Hope all went well for you, and glad things are on the upGrinGrin
22 Jan 2013 5:54PM
An interesting and varied set Lynne, they all have their own merits.

John Smile
23 Jan 2013 11:56AM
Buen ojo..Excelente.
18 Mar 2013 2:03PM
Looking up is a challebge and a skill, love the ceiling detail. steve

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