Photo 101 Day Nineteen: Double & Rotation

Photo 101 Day Nineteen: Double & Rotation

“Your twin sisters. Your neighbours two poodles. Your vision during a dizzy spell. Your doppelgänger.”

This is the second to last task for the course and its a pretty fun topic.I have put together a small collection of doubles that have been around me recently. Two of the flowery pictures were taken at my recent photography workshop in the lavender fields near my home. Double poppies, double spots on the infamously symmetrical ladybird and last but not least… a picture of a recent event I managed with the twins.

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Photo 101 Day Seventeen: Glass, Squared

Photo 101 Day Seventeen: Glass, Squared

‘I’ve always been drawn to glass: windows, mirrors, and other reflective surfaces. Glass is fun to experiment with when taking pictures, resulting in multi-layered and unexpected shots.’

So, so late with this one. The course finished last week; Friday in fact and… well you get the picture. Or rather you didn’t but now you do. Below. My interpretation of the Glass.

I was inspired by another Photo 101’ers post. I could not remember at first who the mystery blogger was but with a bit of a browse I found them. This photo by bettysarmitage was the inspiration of my photo 🙂 thank you to you x

Anyway I hope everyone is having a perfect Thursday. I have some really fun plans for the weekend and I can’t wait to share what I get up to with you all! Watch this ‘wonderful’ space.

Peace, bloggers x

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▲▼It’s My Title▼▲

▲▼It’s My Title▼▲

Well hi everyone!

I decided to do a quick post on why and how I chose the title of my blog.

So, the title. It’s fairly straightforward really, I’m called ‘Catriona’ so that part sort of makes sense! It’s a Scottish name and though I do not live in Scotland I have strong ties to all things Scottish through a family connection and I visit frequently. Actually, I can’t wait to visit again. The air is so fresh which makes your head feel clearer and the landscape has a mystical feeling about it. I spoke about the Scottish national animal in my (*Link Alert*) June Shopping Haul because I love it and couldn’t resist a cute phone cover covered in them. Plus.. how much more mystical can you get?
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This leads me nicely on to ‘Miranda’ which makes up one half of my double-barrelled middle name and the second half of my blog name. For good reason too. My father used to do a lot of stage acting, including plenty of Shakespeare. Miranda is a key character in The Tempest, one of Shakespeare’s main creations. The story behind The Tempest is fascinating and Miranda is a great character. I will leave you to read more on Wikipedia if you wish but I picked out some of the interesting parts of her character and storyline.
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A few things about Miranda..
‘She is openly compassionate and unaware of the evils of the world that surrounds her.. ‘

‘Miranda is a name of Latin origin, meaning “worthy of admiration”.’

‘it is revealed to her that she is, in fact, the Princess of Milan.’

‘Traditional gendered criticism of The Tempest interprets Miranda as a living representation of female virtue.’

‘When she is finally introduced to the assembled crowd she reacts with wonder, proclaiming the play’s most famous lines:
O wonder!
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in’t.[5]

‘Her lines spoken at the end of Act V, Scene I are the inspiration for the title of the novel Brave New World.’

One of the moons of Uranus is named after her. Uranus also has other moons named after Shakespearian characters.’

So there you have it.. Catriona Miranda

Miranda - The Tempest *oil on canvas *signed b.r.: J.W. Waterhouse / 1916
Miranda – The Tempest
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*signed b.r.: J.W. Waterhouse / 1916

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