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lucky day

Posted by Helen (Melbourne, Australia) on 7 July 2007 in Lifestyle & Culture.

I wish you all good luck and or fortune today!
I chose this photo for today as this young parasol seller thought it was her lucky day when we chose her market stall to shop for a parasol. She is a little out of focus, but I really liked the effect of her being softened out a bit.

Many people believe that 07.07.07 will be a very lucky day. I certainly do not believe this but I wouldn't complain if some good fortune came my way today. Someone told me that the Chinese may not be as excited as seven is a number associated with death. I am not certain this is true, perhaps someone can enlighten me.

Fujifilm FinePix S9500 1/110 second F/3.8 ISO 400 22 mm


Impressions of Nepal
In the next period of time you will be experiencing a range of photos from my recent visit to Nepal.

It is with great sadness that upon my return home to Australia, I learned of the recent disaster on Mt Everest. During my time in Kathmandu, I met many trekkers heading toward Everest base-camp and many of them keen to make it to the summit.
I am greatly saddened that the greatest casualties occurred amongst the Sherpa community. The people of Nepal are wonderfully open, friendly and generous. I would be greatly comforted if all of you would spend one minute thinking of the Sherpa men who died preparing the pathway for foreigners to climb to the summit.


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Ronald K. Johnson from Mount Gambier, Australia

Great stuff again Helen, one think no luck attached to your style just good workmanship !

7 Jul 2007 9:04am

@Ronald K. Johnson: You see Ron, it is my lucky day after all! What a grand compliment, I am humbled. You've made my day. Thanks.

Bron from Canberra, Australia

Another lovely picture Helen - I heard on radio today that many couples are marrying today because of the rare/lucky date. It's been fortunate for me - I bought 2 red chairs and then snuggled in front of the fire while small snowflakes fell into my garden. :)

7 Jul 2007 9:43am

@Bron: Thanks for your comment. Snow! Red chair, red wine and crackling red fire weather! It is cold and rainy here so I went for a walk round the lake. Stand by ... I took a couple I will post.

Yvon from Meerkerk, Netherlands

Great photo. No special luck for me today, but no un-luck either.

7 Jul 2007 1:13pm

Rags from Plano, United States

Good pic. nice to look at.

7 Jul 2007 7:30pm

@Rags: Thanks :-)

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

Really nice! I don't mind that she's off-focus because the first parasol is in focus. And sharp or not, she has a lovely expression.

8 Jul 2007 1:21am

@Damon Schreiber: Thanks for that Damon.

Amit from Santa Clara, United States

good shot

8 Jul 2007 1:28am

@Amit: Thanks for passing by :-)

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

I agree with Damon, Helen. It also reminds me of something I just can't put my finger on... dang, I hate it when that happens!! LOL But I love the colours and her expression. Great image to post!!!

8 Jul 2007 2:25am

Rahul from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Beautiful shot Helen, the softness has given it a wonderful dreamy effect. Nice perspective. :)

9 Jul 2007 5:00am

Anup from Bangalore, India

Nice one Helen.

9 Jul 2007 10:55am

Ming from Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Wonderful expression captured

11 Jul 2007 8:24am

Alain from Lutetia, France

Very nice expression! Great composition! Bravo Helen!

14 Jul 2007 10:24am