clover and rain drops

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 …

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Bee on Lavender

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 …

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Sunday Stills Photo Challenge: Layers

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 …

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Macro Plumeria

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 …

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snowy bough

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 …

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Textures of autumn flags

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, …

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Autumn leaves amid clovers

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 …

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pink hydrangea

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 …

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Macro view of sunflower

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 …

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Summer Zinneas

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. …

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