Manic Monday by zambianlass

Manic Monday

What a busy Monday. I spent a large part of today in the car. Our roads, which have been in a very poor state for a long time, are finally being widened and resurfaced so there are lots of detours but it is great to see work in progress. I flew to Lusaka (our capital city) in the evening and am here for two nights. The traffic is the worst thing about Lusaka. Nearly everyone has a car but the roads haven't changed to accommodate all the extras cars. Fun times ;-) I am staying with my friend Zoe so will certainly enjoy catching up with her.

As Donna Karan says “It's all about finding the calm in the chaos” so this is my calm for today.

No. 20 | Top Twenty | Week 168
http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-168

No. 10 | Top Twenty | Week 169
http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-169
You seem to capture the most beautiful colours. Stunning shot.
August 28th, 2013  
Great layers of most intereting color. Beautiful.
August 28th, 2013  
Unimaginable colours Nicky... Fav...this is stunning
August 28th, 2013  
this is amazing. love the colours and layers
August 28th, 2013  
Sue
Stunning!
August 28th, 2013  
Caz
Amazingly beautiful, fav. Enjoy your time with your friend :)
August 28th, 2013  
LOVE. Fav!
August 28th, 2013  
Superb! Enjoy your stay with your friend! Fav!
August 28th, 2013  
wonderful....
August 28th, 2013  
Beautiful composition and colour Nicky. Fav
August 28th, 2013  
Pretty sky! Friends are the best! Enjoy!
August 28th, 2013  
The colours are so beautiful, fav.
August 28th, 2013  
Stunning colours graduating through the blues, purples & pinks
August 28th, 2013  
Beautiful layering. The gradual blend from blue to pink is fun to study.
August 28th, 2013  
wonderful colours, looks like a painting
August 28th, 2013  
Gorgeous!
August 28th, 2013  
ooh wish you could take a picture of the place I was born..my first ever home! LOL
August 28th, 2013  
Wow!
August 28th, 2013  
A fantastic sunset enjoy your weekend
August 28th, 2013  
A fantastic capture. Fav
August 28th, 2013  
Beautiful!
August 28th, 2013  
wow the colors are really magnificent here! fav!
August 28th, 2013  
awesome edit, Fav
August 28th, 2013  
perfect 10 !!
August 28th, 2013  
have a great visit and this is a stunning sunrise, stunning! fav!
August 28th, 2013  
Another stunning sunset - you get the most amazing colours!! Fav!!
August 28th, 2013  
Lovely simplicity, yet filled with great depth. Love the colors!
August 28th, 2013  
Amazing and a Fav. Z
August 28th, 2013  
Stunning. The colours are incredible. Fav.
August 28th, 2013  
Wow that is just incredible
August 28th, 2013  
Ian
WOW ...F....A....V !!!
August 28th, 2013  
Stunning colours.
August 28th, 2013  
Nia
Stunning layers! Fav
August 28th, 2013  
Interesting coloring, Fun photo!
August 28th, 2013  
Oh my oh my! Instant fav. I love everything about it - the layers of colors, the vibrant colors and the red sun peaking over the horizon. Excellent capture. I would love to have this on my wall in my office :)
August 28th, 2013  
Fav. This is just an incredible shot. Those layers are amazing.
August 28th, 2013  
Fantastically awesome shot. Did you process the colors? They look incredible. FAV
August 28th, 2013  
Oh my goodness this is super!!
August 28th, 2013  
awesome - fav!
August 28th, 2013  
You certainly found the calm. The colors give it a sense of activity to come. Lovely!
August 28th, 2013  
Oh my goodness! This is amazing! Everything that everyone else has said and more. A FAV for sure!!!!
August 28th, 2013  
Doesn't look manic at all. Very serene and lovely! The fuchsia colored sun is so striking.
August 28th, 2013  
Fav.. Love the color contrasts in this shot!!
August 28th, 2013  
Wow! Beautiful. Looks like a poster. Great shot!
August 28th, 2013  
fav!
August 28th, 2013  
Devine tones, fav!
August 28th, 2013  
Gorgeous tones!
August 28th, 2013  
Wow! Gorgeous colors! FAV
August 28th, 2013  
Everything you shoot is so gorgeous...this is a fab shot and a fav for me!
August 28th, 2013  
Love the colour processing...........what a great effect
Have a great time with you friend :)
August 28th, 2013  
Gorgeous colours.
August 28th, 2013  
Gorgeous shot! Beautiful colors and depth. Fav
August 28th, 2013  
Amazing colors
August 28th, 2013  
Super gorgeous. Did you do a lot of processing on this or is this really what it looks like? The pic is gorgeous anyway :)
August 28th, 2013  
My oh my oh my! Simply magical!
August 28th, 2013  
You should mount this on a large canvas and pass it off as a Rothko..... Absolutely stunning composition, colours and focus..... I like how you have presented it portrait style too. (Thanks for dropping in on me by the way, I really appreciate it.... Heidi often talks about you!)
August 28th, 2013  
Superb colours. What a beautiful shot xx
August 28th, 2013  
Excellent!!
August 28th, 2013  
Love the intense colours and the little slice of moon(?). Gorgeous.
August 28th, 2013  
truly a sunset on a different planet...
brilliant - instant fav
August 28th, 2013  
The layers of colours in this are stunning, would happily have it hanging on my wall. Fav.
August 28th, 2013  
Such a colourful moment! Wow!
August 28th, 2013  
Instant FAV, this is incredible
August 28th, 2013  
Gorgeous!!!! love the colours :)
August 28th, 2013  
Every colour of the spectrum. Beautiful composition and a delight to view. Fav! Congrats on PP too, well deserved!
August 28th, 2013  
Stunning tones.
August 28th, 2013  
Pea
Oh wow, the colours are so stunning and unusual. Instant fav!
August 28th, 2013  
Stunning colours. Fav! Hope you enjoy your mini break.
August 28th, 2013  
Are those colours for real?. Gorgeous capture
August 28th, 2013  
Stunning composition.
August 28th, 2013  
Simply stunning mellow sunset colours and layers! : ) fav
August 28th, 2013  
Stunning again! Just beautiful and peaceful.
August 28th, 2013  
Stunning! Fav!
August 29th, 2013  
Love the intensity of the colours.
August 29th, 2013  
This is just gorgeous. Fav
August 29th, 2013  
Incredibly beautiful!
August 29th, 2013  
Amazing! Love the pastel colors. Fav for sure.
August 29th, 2013  
FAV for me too. What great colors!!
August 29th, 2013  
Wow, what an amazing shot!!
August 29th, 2013  
Gorgeous!!!! Love the layers of vibrant colors. fav!
August 29th, 2013  
Very pretty sunrise. So different from mine! Love the layers. How does it look in b&w?
August 29th, 2013  
Beautiful
August 29th, 2013  
Love the subtle hill shapes
August 29th, 2013  
Wow. Just the opposite of manic. Such peace!
August 29th, 2013  
Here you go again with your fabulous creations, Mrs Z! Just outstanding - fav from me!
August 29th, 2013  
Fabulous, Fav!!!
August 29th, 2013  
Wholly moly! That is gorgeous! Fav!!!
August 29th, 2013  
@cazann @arncliffe thank you so much - I am back now and behind with my uploads but we had a super time together.

@havrotb they are aren't they :-)

@huvesaker where were you born Boo --- perhaps I can try and find it :-)

@mariyakey ah thanks so much

@tara11 ah such a sweet thing to say - thank you :-))

@skstein @stimuloog I took it from the plane window and battled with the settings to get clarity through all the haze at the moment. I added a slightly purple and blue and played with the shadows and highlights to make the picture better but didn't need to do much.

@pflaume It was the only moment of calm I found between all the chaos ;-)

@nanderson ah you are so sweet - thank you - your comment made me smile.

@pixiemac thanks so much Sarah - it was great to see Zoe

@jackie8 thanks for your very sweet comment. I really love your photos and was sad when you said you were taking a break. Glad to see you back. Heidi is such a sweetie and I have a soft spot for Essex as lived there for a few years.

@carolinedreams hehe it's a slice of sun :-) but can be a moon if you prefer :-)

@cazla really, thank you :-) that is so sweet of you to say

@silverlight I didn't know this was there - thank you so much Cheryl

@craftymeg pretty much --- they have been enhanced slightly

@wac I haven't tried it in black and white - will see how it looks :-) I always think sunsets/sunrises are too full of colour to put in black and white but maybe with all the shadows and layers this might work :-) Your sunset was soooo gorgeous.

@maggiemae ah Maggiemae you are sweet, thank you for your lovely comment :-)
August 29th, 2013  
Wow, no actually WOW! Big fav to add to the list!
August 29th, 2013  
wowsers faved x 1000000
August 29th, 2013  
Cool colours and love all these layers!
August 29th, 2013  
Oh my, Nicky, this is just gorgeous. Fav.
August 29th, 2013  
wonderful
August 29th, 2013  
Gorgeous colours and layers...so dreamlike.
August 29th, 2013  
Stunning colours. Amazing
August 29th, 2013  
Stunning colors and I love the layered hills!
August 29th, 2013  
Thanks for your explanation. FAV!
August 29th, 2013  
Jo
Gorgeous, fav
August 29th, 2013  
awesome capture
August 29th, 2013  
looks unreal, fav ! Its like in a dream !
August 29th, 2013  
wow !!! fav
August 29th, 2013  
Leopards hill road...on the road towards the cemetary..opposit a school
August 29th, 2013  
A fav...GREAT capture
August 29th, 2013  
Wow, what a stunning colors !
August 29th, 2013  
stunning ... absolutely stunning ... FAV!!
August 29th, 2013  
Beautiful processing!
August 29th, 2013  
A MUST FAV! Love the faint layers and openness!
August 29th, 2013  
Beautiful
August 29th, 2013  
Simply awesome!
August 29th, 2013  
Amazing colours and composition.
August 29th, 2013  
Favulous. Such beautiful colours & layering. Congratos on pp
August 29th, 2013  
gorgeous - Fav!
August 30th, 2013  
what a stunner
August 30th, 2013  
Fantastic colors and shot! Fav for sure.
August 30th, 2013  
TT tactic, very well done
August 30th, 2013  
Jo
Know this was a great shot, congrats on TT.
August 30th, 2013  
Congrats on TT with a fabulous shot!
August 30th, 2013  
Congrats on TT !:)
August 30th, 2013  
Congrats on TT!!
August 30th, 2013  
Lovely range of colors!
August 30th, 2013  
Congrats on TT to you too Nicky, love the colours in this oe.
August 30th, 2013  
wow! This is so Fab, see you made TT not surprising really - stunning
August 30th, 2013  
Caz
Congrats on TT ! :)
August 30th, 2013  
Many congrats on making TT with your gorgeous shot - just love this! : ))
August 30th, 2013  
Wow - a fav - TT well deserved - this is so stunning!
August 30th, 2013  
Congrats on the TT :)
August 30th, 2013  
Congrats on the TT! Another wonderful entry!
August 31st, 2013  
Huge congrats on TT! So well deserved!
August 31st, 2013  
Congrats on TT - FAV.
August 31st, 2013  
How'd I not see this sooner? It's so beautiful that it's almost unreal!
August 31st, 2013  
Sorry I'm late - many congrats on the deserved TT . A FAV for me too
August 31st, 2013  
WOW - missed this one when you first posted - amazing FAV
September 1st, 2013  
Congrats on TT!!! This has to be one of my favorites of all time!!!
September 1st, 2013  
Wow - what a shot!!! Such stunning colours. Fav!
September 1st, 2013  
a well deserved TT. Well done. Fav.
September 2nd, 2013  
FAV!
September 3rd, 2013  
instant fav! This looks like a painting, just beautiful.
September 4th, 2013  
2nd week on TT congrats Nicky
September 6th, 2013  
Congrats on the TT :)
September 6th, 2013  
WOW - Two weeks in TT - very special!
September 7th, 2013  
Gorgeous.
September 9th, 2013  
Fantastic shot. fav.
September 10th, 2013  
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