Weekly Photo Challenge: Materpiece

“No matter where you are (and where you’ve been), I’m certain you’ve stumbled upon something extraordinary: a place that blows your mind; a work of art or object that speaks to you; or even a location or scene that’s special, unusual, or even magical in some way.”

Vaudeville Hippie Weekly Photo Challenge Masterpiece

This was taken at the Moscow State Circus.  This captures the mastery of a circus skill. Capturing true human potential.  Definitely extraordinary, certainly magical and always blows my mind. Therefore worthy of a masterpiece in my eyes.

Gerry Cottle’s Circus Comes to Town

Last night we experienced all the fun of circus with fifty high energy acts packed back to back into one hundred minutes from the best of the UK’s Gerry Cottle’s Circus  who recently celebrated their fifty year anniversary.

We first saw Cottle’s last year when their Big Top arrived in the recreation ground just around the corner.  As circus enthusiast we had to go along and thoroughly enjoyed their draw dropping fiftieth anniversary show.

So we were absolutely delighted when the tent started to go up this summer and waited with excited anticipation until it was our turn to sit in the Big Top once more.

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Steve and I were not disappointed and this year I made sure I had my camera charged and ready as regrettably I did not take camera last time.  Circus forms a massive part of our inspiration, hence the name Vaudeville Hippie therefore last night’s show provided a perfect opportunity to get first hand inspirational imagery.  All photos were taken with my Canon 600D.  As the action was quite fast paced and the lighting already good, I kept it in flash off mode.

Are there any events you have attended recently that have inspired you?

Moth Trap

We are continuing to enjoy the hot weather, so much so that at midnight last Saturday Steve and I decided to set up a moth trap to see what we could find.  We were certainly not disappointed.  Naturally we photographed the event and had great fun naming the varieties of moths the next day with our newly bought wildlife book, identifying at least ten different species of moths.

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The photos will also fit in nicely for future steampunk inspired creations like out most recent handmade stamp design.

Vaudeville Hippie's moth trap

Tell us about any of your recent encounters with natural world or what inspires you within nature?

Vaudeville Hippie’s Last Two Weeks in Photos

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, particularly with all the sunshine we are currently experiencing here in the UK.  We’ve been out and about in the sun to make the most if it and away from the computer!

Folk on the Quay in Poole

We did not quite make it to Glastonbury this year.  Fortunately Poole put on it’s own festival ‘Folk on the Quay’.  The weather was amazing and the beer was flowing, helping us the enjoy diverse range of acts.

Vaudeville Hippie's Last Two Weeks in Photos

Mother Ukers at Folk on the Quay in Poole

Vaudeville Hippie's Last Two Weeks in Photos

Samba Panashe at Folk on the Quay in Poole

Vaudeville Hippie's Last Two Weeks in Photos

Owl in the Sun at Folk on the Quay in Poole

Vaudeville Hippie's Last Two Weeks in Photos

Instant Karma at Folk on the Quay in Poole

Vaudeville Hippie's Last Two Weeks in Photos

Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra at Folk on the Quay in Poole

Vaudeville Hippie's Last Two Weeks in Photos

Bonfire in the Garden

The sunny weather finally dried out all wood in our back garden.  We celebrated by having a bonfire and to clear bit of space.

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Out and About

We headed out and about in Bournemouth taking the slack line and circus toys with us.

Vaudeville Hippie's Last Two Weeks in Photos

Vaudeville Hippie's Last Two Weeks in Photos

Vaudeville Hippie's Last Two Weeks in Photos

Vaudeville Hippie's Last Two Weeks in Photos

Vaudeville Hippie's Last Two Weeks in Photos

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 We would love to hear what you have been doing to make the most of sunny weather!