It has been a while since we used macro and close-up photography for the Sunday Stills theme! Staying close to home this weekend before my trip to Portland, Oregon, I captured most of these in my own yard in Nine Mile Falls or in the garden of my former home in Sacramento. Your macros and … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Maxed Out Garden #Macros and #Close-Ups
Sunday Stills: Monthly Color Challenge—#Glacier #Blue
Welcome back to the Sunday Stills Monthly color challenge. Last October and November I thought it would be fun to share images based on a color theme. For January, “glacier” blue seems like a good choice. If you have seen a glacier, there is a particular color of blue, almost turquoise, that is found within … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Monthly Color Challenge—#Glacier #Blue
Sunday Stills: Up #Close and Personal to #Green
This week’s Sunday Stills Photo challenge has you getting THISCLOSE to something green! I always think of March being a “green” month what with St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th and all. We can expect spring to show its glory with colorful florals and wondrous greens! “If the subject you are photographing is small and … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Up #Close and Personal to #Green
Sunday Stills: It’s A #Bug’s Life
This week’s Sunday Stills photo challenge theme is all about a bug’s life. Do bugs bug you? I am tolerant of most bugs except black widows, ants, and cockroaches. In other words, I will go out of my way to save a hapless spider or insect that is trapped in the tub, or the random … Continue reading Sunday Stills: It’s A #Bug’s Life
Sunday Stills: Seasonal #Layers
It was two years ago that the now-defunct WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge had “layers” as its theme. It seems like the right time to experiment with some layers for the Sunday Stills Photo Challenge this week. I thought I would approach this week’s Sunday Stills' theme with a seasonal look at layers. Fall Layers I … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Seasonal #Layers
Sunday Stills: Are You Ready for Your #Close-Up?
Calling all photographers and creatives who really like a challenge this week! Last July 2018, I challenged Sunday Stillers to a macro-photography challenge. I thought it was time to offer another macro or close-up photography challenge this week. Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. Dorothea Lange I felt … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Are You Ready for Your #Close-Up?
Sunday Stills: A #Fresh Look
For this week's Sunday Stills challenge, show us a fresh perspective on something, some fresh food or flowers, even fresh snow! In the middle of February, show us the promise of spring.
Winter Macro in #DecemberSquares
I don't always get to see snow, but when I do, I am so happy to capture an image that depicts a winter day. We still have some colorful autumn leaves hanging on for dear life, but wintertime is here! The pine stays green in winter, wisdom in hardship. - Norman Douglas Submitting for December … Continue reading Winter Macro in #DecemberSquares
Sunday Stills: #Texture is All Around Us
This week's Sunday Stills Photography challenge is all about texture. Textures occur both in nature and in human-made materials, and it all around us. A random photo of a mundane item can yield extraordinary textures you might not have noticed with just the naked eye. In texture photography, it’s all about patterns, colors and depth, … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Texture is All Around Us
Festival of Leaves: An Inspired Start to Autumn
If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know I love posting photo challenges on Fridays. I have gotten used to the fact the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has gone the way of the dinosaur, but we photo-bloggers have found continuing inspiration with each others' challenges. Having joined the pink party … Continue reading Festival of Leaves: An Inspired Start to Autumn
Square in September: “Painnt”-ing with #Pink
On this last Friday of Pink Squares in September, I have some images to share. Not just my standard fare, but some used with a mobile app called Painnt (available for Android devices in Google Play Store). My pink hydrangea with an Autumn flair! Here are two Painnt images of the same hydrangea. I found … Continue reading Square in September: “Painnt”-ing with #Pink
Sunday Stills: #Macro or Close-Up Photography; Is there a Difference?
This week's Sunday Stills theme is "macro-anything." Now what does this mean exactly? Macro photography is also considered close-up photography. However, using a true macro lens yields the sharpest, tiniest details whereas a closeup may not show each detail. I got a close-up shot of my resident Anna hummingbird perched after feeding. She was quite … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Macro or Close-Up Photography; Is there a Difference?
Still Looking for Photo Challenges?
Since the WordPress weekly photo challenge ended a few weeks ago, many bloggers are still searching for photo challenges in which to showcase their photographic talents and images. The word "challenge" is a bit of a misnomer, as everyone is not necessarily in a photography competition, but rather, a showcase of our hobbies and talents. … Continue reading Still Looking for Photo Challenges?
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