lines in a jump center

Sunday Stills: All #Lined Up

October kicks off another month of Sunday Stills photo challenges, but did you know that Becky B, square photographer extraordinaire, is back to hosting her squares challenge this month? October’s theme is “lines and squares.” Why not join in for Sunday Stills this week and post some lines and squares for both challenges! Think of …

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Black and white image of woodpecker with red head

Another Redhead: Cee’s Black & White Challenge

I have been busy on the blog this week, so this post is short and sweet as I share my black and white version of this woodpecker. Back in early 2017, with my new Lumix camera in tow, I strode along the American River Bike Trail hoping for some good photo ops! Although it was …

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Dragonfly nymph sheds into adulthood

WPC: Thanks for the Photographic Memories

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has been a staple on my blog since January 2015, when I began submitting to its new theme each week.  This is the last week that the weekly photo challenge will prompt bloggers like myself to stretch our imaginations and take a photograph that depicts the theme. The last theme, appropriately is All-Time …

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It’s All a Numbers Game

Can you live without numbers? No matter where we look, numbers and numerals are everywhere. The Weekly Photo Challenge focuses on Numbers this week. This week we are experiencing temperatures in the low 100s. Today will top out at 104! Welcome to June in Northern California. My wall temperature gauge has never worked right and …

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Zombie Plants

Zombie Plants Attack!

As this is the week before Halloween, let's play with some black and white photography of spooky objects made of wood. The community garden planters at the local school appear as tombstones laid side by side. Zombie-like plant life comes alive as they appear to crawl out of their coffins. Living in the old mulberry …

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Baja Windowsill

Photography: Black and White Bathrooms

Bathrooms. Best room in the house? For Cee's Black and White Challenge, this week's theme is bathrooms and outhouses. I took this with my Samsung Galaxy S5 with the "oil pastel" filter. Kind of makes my poor shower and bathroom look like I never clean it! Made an interesting photo, though! Late afternoon light streams …

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Kitten in a Basket

The challenge this week is to photograph things made out of plastic. I chose two photos: Kitty in a basket. My daughter's gray kitten, Nova, fell asleep in a full laundry basket. Oh, the cuteness! Hot summer day at the public swimming pool. The water spray seems to splash more brightly, depicted in black and …

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Wheel In the Sky

"The wheel in the sky keeps on turning..." Journey Here is a shot of some late winter sun shining happily. The song "Wheel in the Sky" came to mind. On closer inspection, it looks as though a wheel-like UFO flew into the shot. Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge's theme this week is "wheels." Other …

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Black and White Photo Challenge: Textures

For Cee's Black and White photo challenge, I chose the following photos for their textures. I am still new to black and white photography, so this is a great challenge. This first one is a close-up of one of my pine trees in my backyard. The shape reminded me of a dragon's eye. Do you …

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