Saturday, November 17, 2007

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Monday Photo Shoot

Monday Photo Shoot: Personal Gifts

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.



Saturday, September 15, 2007

Photo Scavenger Hunt #119


    
   
       

Photo Scavenger Hunt #119 will be due on Sunday, September 23
, at 11:00 PM EST.
                                              
    Our subject this week is:  "a favorite food/foods"

   Gee, one of my favorite subjects.  I am just showing the main course but of course sweet potatoes go great with steaks and steamed veggies.  Nice and medium inside, yummy!


                           

Monday, September 3, 2007

Photo Scavenger Hunt #118



Photo Scavenger Hunt #118 will be due on
Sunday, September 9,
at 11:00 PM EST.
                                              
Our subject this week is:
  "comfort
"

How 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 uploading or posting feel free to email me at valphish@aol.com.  Have fun!!

       Well here is my entry.  My hubby brings me comfort and security.



Monday Morning photo shoot. Expression

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Present a picture that clearly shows a particular emotion. Happy, sad, thrilled, bummed, anything in between.

    Well Rick looks very sleepy and tired here.  Just got done riding our bicycles for 14 miles so he is resting.  Rick.....Rick wake up Rick.  Still got a mile to go.  Wake up.....


So Can you take Too many Flower Shot?

  

           Well, I did get one or 2 turtles.


     



I really like the contrasting colors in the picture below.




          And I really like the Black Eyed Susie above.

         Grasshopper........Yes Master!



   The one below was a good but it is kind of interesting....right?
 


         Much better below.
 

        One last shot.
 

   Wait, wait. one more.

 




Thursday, August 30, 2007

backyard visitors



    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.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Monday Morning Photo Shoot with John

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!



Sunday, July 8, 2007

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Can't help it, just love flower pictures.

   I have these in my bike journal but wanted to show them here also.  Can't help it, just think I do a pretty good job with flowers.   I love the colors.
 
       The peach color below was very pretty.












Thursday, June 28, 2007

Some pictures






          My first dragonfly of the year.


    Now the last shot is not in focus.  I like it however.....don't you?


Sunday, June 24, 2007

Perfection of Nature

        The perfect symmetry of nature.










         Each leave exactly perfect, each petal.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

The old tree





          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.


More flower and things

   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.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Old things.

    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.

What do you see?

   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.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Monday morning photo shoot.

"Your Monday Photo Shoot: Capture something in flight. Birds, insects, planes, bats, whatever -- if it's getting around in the skies, it's fair game for this photo shoot. "

   These are all from my old files but they all fly!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Monday Morning Photo shoot.


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.


http://journals.aol.com/johnmscalzi/bytheway/entries/2007/06/04/your-monday-photo-shoot-orange/7496

    Well I have some orange.

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