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Bajans commit to the One Moment World photo exhibition

Barbados Free Press will be taking photos for the One Moment World photo project.

The concept originated with two Estonian sisters: Teevi and Teesi Zeemann and it’s very simple…

Thousands of people all around the world will take a photo at the same moment: September 14, 2013 at 13:00 UTC / GMT

The photos will then be made into an art display, books and posted online.

Website: One Moment World

Facebook: One Moment World on Facebook

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year Winner submits photo from Barbados

(click photo for larger, click link below for original)

Damian Peach has just won the Popular Science “Astronomy Photographer Of The Year Contest” with a photo of Jupiter and moons (above) – taken from Barbados about a year ago.

Check out Damian’s website for the story of his trip to Barbados, his original photo (the above one is degraded) and how he took this winner and his other fantastic space images.

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Spark of the Day! A different sort of Flying Fish

“Just happened to pick up the camera…”

Okay, we know it’s not a fish, but we couldn’t resist the play on words considering this is a Bajan blog and all that. Click on the photo and you’ll be taken to the Daily Telegraph to see the large photo and read how Matt Deans took this one in a million shot.

Spark of the Day! is our occasional reminder of how beautiful this little planet really is – and should be.

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Spark of the Day! Orphan Princess in Kenya

‘Princess’ is smart, friendly and doing alright by the standards of the camp. She has put on weight and is healthy. Like most of the children, once she gets into the programme she has an excellent chance at a good future. I wish I could have taken her home, but that wouldn’t have been right either. See you next year, little one!

This Spark of the Day! is our way of reminding our readers and ourselves that we should be giving something back. One person can make a difference! It made a difference to Princess.

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Spark of the Day! Join a prayer circle in Japan

Some seek truth one way, some in another…

We received this photo of a Japanese prayer circle from an anonymous reader and it makes me think about how little I know about how others seek God, or if you prefer, truth. I don’t know what religion this “prayer circle” represents if it does at all and I haven’t researched it yet. Perhaps our Robert knows because he’s been everywhere. Something about the photo attracts me even if I can’t quite describe its appeal because I’m off to bed and I might have had a few or more.

Spark of the Day! is our reminder that other folks are different, but the same as us.

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Spark of the Day! “Congo” makes you think of…?

Fred thinks of Geneviève bringing him some strudel.

Not exactly the photo you had in mind when you hear about someone traveling to the Congo? Then maybe you should think about buying an airline ticket to someplace you’ve never dreamed of visiting. Travel: it will change your worldview… and change you too!

Spark of the Day! is our little reminder that most of the folks you meet anywhere are likely to return your smile and kindness – and they are as curious about you as you are about them.

Our thanks to Fred, and yes – Geneviève makes your little heart skip a beat, fuh sure!

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Spark of the Day! Faith, Hope and Charity at a Kenya orphanage

Did you know that the old meaning for the word “Charity” was “Love”? The parents are dead of AIDS, but with a little love, this child will make it. Merry Christmas, little one.

Give thanks to a friend of a friend who sent this and other photos of hope from Kenya.

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Spark of the Day! All smiles in Kenya

Children are the same anywhere, or rather they should be. These cuties in Kenya were playing and laughing and being children when Naddel photographed them in 2009. You can check out his other Africa photos here.

Spark of the Day! is our reminder to pause once in a while and enjoy The good, good Earth.

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Spark of the Day! International sign language at Expo 2010

This little chap was photographed at Expo 2010 in Shanghai. Peace to you too, my friend! I hope you liked the Barbados Pavilion. Perhaps a few decades from now, we’ll see you visiting Barbados on your honeymoon.

Spark of the Day! is our little smile and a reminder that we can live together on this planet if we become like children and appreciate each other and the wonders of our home called “The good, good Earth”.

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Spark of the Day! Trying out their English in Japan

Give thanks to an anonymous reader who sent us this wonderful photo of Japanese children trying out their English on a passing tourist. Such enthusiasm!

Spark of the Day! is our little smile and a reminder that we can live together on this planet if we become like children and appreciate each other and the wonders of our home called “The good, good Earth”.

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Spark of the Day! Smiles from the Dominican Republic

Give thanks to Range of Light’s Flickr stream. Beautiful!

May we all remember the friendships of childhood.

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Spark of the Day! Trinidad’s future cricket champion

At two years and five months old, Luke strikes terror into the opposition!

Give thanks to Georgia Popplewell and her Flickr collection.

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Spark of the Day! Two beautiful brides from India and West Africa

It doesn’t matter what country or culture: If the bride is happy, everybody is happy!

Spark of the Day is our little reminder that we can live and work together on this planet if we become like children and appreciate each other and the wonders of our home called “The good, good Earth”.

Give thanks to Indian Makeup and Beauty Blog and African Tribal Music.net

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Spark of the Day! The future of Barbados…

Spark of the Day is our daily reminder that we can live and work together on this planet if we become like children and appreciate each other and the wonders of our home called “The good, good Earth”.

Give thanks to BFP reader Red Lake Lassie for directing us to the Flickr photographer YG – who sure knows light and composition!

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Spark of the Day!

Dear BFP,

Here is an idea you could start on Independence Day.

I notice that the issue of discussing Islamic fundamentalism brings out the worst in some people on both sides of any conversation. While it is necessary to cover the issue, it would be good to see some uplifting material presented as a balance.

Just an idea if something could be generated each day from an automated computer system where something like the “Spark of the Day” could remind people of their humanity and our common interest for tolerance to each other.

Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists and people of all religions could submit their photos and one from Barbados and one international (so people get reminded that they are part of a greater whole) could be shown each day and perhaps a Barbadian song once a week.

I am not certain of technicalities but if people were drawn to it each day as they wake up it could be a breath of fresh air. For example there are lots of incredible photos on the internet, many of them in the public domain so there would be no problem reusing them.

Here is an example of a recent photo of a Buddhist monk ( Vietnam ) and his novices. It has a certain purity and sense of happiness that might affect people positively.

I’m not sure it could be easy to initiate but could be like a shot of caffeine for those who care. You might need a special e-mail to send them to, but it could capture the interest of Barbadians. If done right it could add more of an uplifting feeling to Barbados Free Press than constantly dealing only with corruption and some of the tougher issues that you do.

I respect and admire Barbados Free Press for tackling tough issues and being positive and eclectic in many ways, but it would be nice if you could give us an uplifting photo every morning to send us on our way to work.

Yours truly,

“GG”

(full name withheld by request)

Barbados Free Press replies

Hi GG,

What an excellent idea. Okay, we’ll try it. We don’t know of any automated programme that would do the necessary, but we’ll try to find a photo or two every day. If our readers pitch in we’ll have a variety of perspectives and lots of photos.

How about it folks? Send us your uplifting photos of humanity from Barbados and around the world and we’ll do our best to post something every day.

Send your photos to: barbadosfreepress@yahoo.com

Or… if you see something good on the net, post the URL as a comment or email it to us. BFP will then get permission to use the photo or post it under “fair use” if possible.

Give Thanks!

(and thanks to Barbados Holiday Lettings for the photo “Barbados Friends”)

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