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Sunday Stills: Circles, Triangles, #Squares, Oh My!

It has been a couple of years since Sunday Stills focused on geometry! You know, circles, squares, triangles and rectangles? Geometry appears in nature and becomes a photographer’s dream when angles fit together to enhance an image. This week, look through your archives or search for new geometric angles either made by human hands or …

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Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: Ageless and #Evergreen

In keeping with inspiration from July square trees, this week, Sunday Stills focuses on the color evergreen for the monthly color challenge. You will remember I am now surrounded by evergreen trees, and I couldn’t be happier. Evergreen is considered a dark green and also the name we ascribe to most pine trees and other …

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suburban pine forest

Sunday Stills: Under (And Over) the #Trees

Welcome back to Sunday Stills! I took a weekend break over the July 4th holiday, but I managed to publish two posts between July 2 and 7…whaaatt? I do like my once a week blogging schedule, but I enjoy mixing it up a little now and then, so thanks for reading. Most of you know …

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Sunday Stills: Are You Ready for the Great #Outdoors?

As you read last week, the northern hemisphere experienced the summer solstice and people are heading for the great outdoors. According to the US National Park Service and National Today, June is Great Outdoors Month. There are still 4 days left in June to get outdoors and of course, that door is still open next …

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Sunday Stills: A Solstice #Sunrise-Sunset

Sunday, June 20th marks the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. What a perfect week to show off our sunrises and sunsets! But First, The Solstice! If being celestial two weeks ago wasn't enough "geek" for you science buffs, let's talk about the solstice. The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol ("sun") and …

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Painnted Rose

Sunday Stills Color Challenge: A Portland Summer in #Pink

Welcome to the Sunday Stills Monthly Color challenge this week! June's color is any shade of pink. “Pink is a beautiful color, because it is one of the colors that the sun makes at twilight and in the dawns.”C. JoyBell Depending on where you live geographically, you may be experiencing shades of pink all around …

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Sunday Stills: Being #Celestial

I’ve always been fascinated by cosmic events, the night sky and constellations, moonrises, comets, and meteor showers. Years ago I witnessed the Space EX launch that we saw in the skies over San Diego. SpaceX Launched 10 satellites into space from Southern California The Northern hemisphere reached meteorological summer this week and in light of …

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Sunday Stills: Favorite #Vacation Spot

To wrap up the month of May at Sunday Stills, let’s share our favorite vacation spots. As more of the world gets vaccinated against Covid-19, masks are coming off and the world is opening up! Hallelujah! “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and …

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Slender Snake Cotton

Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: May #Gray

Welcome to the Sunday Stills monthly color challenge! This month’s theme is gray. I chose gray, because, a) I’m running out of interesting colors, and b) I recall years of gray days during the month of May growing up in my home town of San Diego. Marine fog typically rolls in between May and July …

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Strange Cloud

Sunday Stills: #Weathering Memories

This week’s Sunday Stills theme is all about weather, which can be quite unpredictable during the spring in the Northern Hemisphere as well as the fall in the Southern Hemisphere. This week, our weather warmed up to 80 degrees on Thursday then it rained overnight! Strange even for the Pacific North West. After a cool, …

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Nine Mile Falls, WA

Sunday Stills: #Water in the Details

Welcome to the first Sunday in May! How did that happen? This week’s Sunday Stills theme is water. Not only will I share some images of water, I will get into the details partially inspired by this week’s Lens-Artists challenge “in the details” over at Patti’s blog. As a former Aquatics Director for a large, …

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Aero in sweater

Sunday Stills: Celebrating #Pets and #Kids

Monday, April 26 is National Kids and Pets Day, so let's share our favorite images of kids and pets. Last week I hinted at some ideas to get you thinking: No kids or pets? Improvise! Images of other’s kids or grandkids will work, as well as any kinds of images of animal, bird, reptile, fish …

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purple daisies

Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: Views in #Violet

I’m back to hosting Sunday Stills! A huge thank-you to my friend Marsha at Always Write for taking the reins for three weeks while we moved into our new house. I certainly missed you all while away from blogging although I tried to follow some posts when possible. We are still without an internet connection …

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hummer on wire_spring green

Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: Spring #Green

Just in time to celebrate the spring equinox and last week's “wearin’ o’ the green” for St. Patrick’s Day, this week's Sunday Stills theme is all about the color green. Not just any green but “spring” green as seen below. Think of fresh, lively greens as dormant plants and trees open their sleepy blooms to …

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Inked hummer

Sunday Stills: Your Best #Black-and-White Photos

Black and white photography is not at the top of my list of favorite photography techniques. I prefer color photography, but I enjoy seeing others’ black and white images and I recognize the special eye and techniques it takes to create just the right image. “Black and white photography removes any distraction of color and …

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