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There has been an awakening… on Instagram

A new teaser has debuted for Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Instagram featuring John Boyega’s character, Finn, wielding what looks like Luke Skywalker’s ‘lost’ blue lightsaber as he appears to face off with Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren of the Knights of Ren in a continuation of the much-discussed ‘crossguard lightsaber’ scene from the first Force Awakens trailer, although Finn looks more ‘badass’ angry than Kylo.

The video dropped on Instagram as a demonstration of the platform’s newly introduced landscape and portrait orientation options for photos and videos.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Mine

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mine MilnersBlog

Mine is ‘A Fathers Gift to his Son’

This is my first contribution to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge and is my most treasured plant in the Milner Garden, a Japanese Mapel (Acer palmatumcer) given to me by my father, I hope you like it..I do:)

[UPDATE]
Seems a popular photograph, as it won the Instagram ‘Photo of the Day’ in the Water/Water Droplet category receiving just short of 1000 Likes combined.Insta Crew IC Water Photo of the Day on Instagram

Lonely Church

St Mary’s Church, Lead

(near Saxton) Tadcaster, North Yorkshire (Also know as The Ramblers’ Church)

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This shot won the Awesome Architectural Shot (AAS) of the Day on Instagram

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The History (Via The Church Conservation Trust)

“Since being rescued by a group of walkers in 1931, St Mary’s has been known as the Ramblers’ Church. The repairs made then are recorded on the back of the church door. The church stands alone in the middle of a field filled with the bumps and furrows of earthworks that indicate the site of a Medieval manor house, for which St Mary’s was probably originally the chapel.

Nearby is Towton, the site of the War of the Roses battle, believed to be bloodiest in English history which brought the Wars of the Roses to an end in 1461. Ten thousand men are said to have been killed, and Cock Beck, the little stream which you cross to get to St Mary’s, is said to have run red with blood. You can find monuments to crusading knights in this tiny 14th-century church.

Despite its awesome history, St Mary’s is a peaceful place. The tiny rectangular building is very simple. It was probably built by the Tyas family, whose massive grave slabs are set into the floor. Carved with heraldic symbols and inscriptions, and dating from the 13th-century, they are an important and interesting collection.

Later additions were made to the church in the 18th-century, with a rustic pulpit, clerk’s pew, reading desk and painted texts.”

My Instagram Eye

The Instagram Eye of the Photographer
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With my 340+ Instagram photos, I decided to create a Mosaic photo from them all. Remarkably this was quite  easy to create, I used Instaport to download all my Instagram photos as a zip file, which I then extracted to a folder, then I used  Andrea Mosaic to make the image using the source images and a photograph of my eye for reference. Both pieces of software are free to download.