Every now and again it's nice to do a little something for yourself -- and that's the theme of this week's Monday Photo Shoot:
Your Monday Photo Shoot: Take a picture of something nice/fun/interesting that you recently bought for yourself. That
means something you bought because you said to yourself "hey, that
would be nice to have," as opposed to, say "hey, this is something I have to
get." So, for example, that package of tube socks that you just bought
would not qualify for photo shoot -- but a pair of multicolored
knee-high socks with kittens on them would. It's all about the delivery, you see.
This was easy as for my birthday last month I bought myself something I had been wanting for awhile. It is called Under Clouds of Gold and Greg Kiser of Four Forty-Six Photography took the shot. It went wonderful with a similar picture I had and it had a perfect frame for it also. Check out the one in his gallery as it is a better shot then the one I took with my camera, too much glare. It was a wonderful present to myself.
about a photo of an object or place that brings you comfort? Or
something that represents comfort? You may interpret the subject any
way you wish. Please put your FULL entry
URL in the comments section below. If you have any questions about
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Well here is my entry. My hubby brings me comfort and security.
The buck in the front charged us right after this shot. Strangely enough there was a baby with them. They are usually only seen with the does. I wonder if that means the mother has been killed? They were doing an impressive job of protecting it.
Your Monday Photo Shoot: Take a shot of something unusual on the street where you live.
The challenge? It can't be a shot of something of yours. Which means
you'll have to, you know, walk down the street a bit. The definition of
"unusual" I leave to you. My only suggestion is that it should be in
public view, unless you can convince a neighbor to let you in their
house and take photographs of the freakish stuff they have there. And
if you can, well. Good on you.
Ok this is new on our street and I haven't seen another like it. I don't know the people, did they lose someone? Anyway it is pretty neat.....and sad!
This old tree is in my old yard. We moved next door when we moved so we have the whole block. Over the years we kept thinking it would die. It is home to birds, squirrels and many insects. At one time there was an old chain growing out of one of the branches, but that one finally died.
Our tree man tried for years to talk us into cutting it down since it was so hollow, but we wouldn't. We would sit in the window and watch the new baby birds learn to fly. The baby squirrels poke their heads out to see the world for the first time. Every winter we were sure it had died but every spring it burst forth full of life, from the inside out.
I just love this old tree and we have decide to let it die a natural death and live as long as it wants. Its ugly and most people wouldn't want it in their yard even if it was a ways off...... but we do.
I decided to do a slideshow of these. I love taking pictures of flowers have you have noticed. The colors are so vivid and I have lots of flowers around and in the woods around my house. They look better seen in the original size.
The first is old clothspins. Very old in the other yard. They are by my hubby's old work van which is the source of my 2nd picture. It looks just as bad close. Last is a piece of particle board that has been out for years in the old yard. You can tell I just moved next door and forgot about the old place, LOL.
Taking pictures makes you look at things with your camera's eye. I am always seeing things thinking about what sort of picture it would make. Wanting to capture it. I wanted the weathering of the clothspins to stand out. The color, the fraying and age of the wood. Even the color of the rust and old paint on the old work van looks interesting when you just take a bit of it and focus on it. And I love the blackness of the holes. Last the wood. I love wood. The texture and layers which you miss if looking at the entire piece. So my old pictures, makes me think about doing some yard work in the other yard, LOL. But what would I take pictures of?
I wander around the yard and look for things to take pictures of. As you can see it can be anything.
Ok, in the first picture here I see a young woman's torso. The breasts are high and firm, the abd has muscle tone....it regresses to an old woman's body, the sagging breasts, the hanging 5 kid belly, the vagina from hell. I couldn't stop laughing. I wasn't drunk, no drugs, but that is what I see......did you all see it?
When I saw this door I immediately had to laugh. Does anyone else see what I saw? I call it Metamorphosis. I love to look at the pattern in wood and see what things I can see.
Your Monday Photo Shoot: Picture something in orange. As a
challenge, don't take pictures of actual oranges (the fruit), and
picturing actual pumpkins seems a little too easy too. Other than that,
go for it.