Sunday Stills: An #Urban Focus

You might ask why I would focus on “urban” as the theme for Sunday Stills this week. Most of you know I live in a rural area of Washington, having moved from a suburban area of Sacramento in 2020. While my images of urban are the focus, I’ll compare those to images of rural and … Continue reading Sunday Stills: An #Urban Focus

Sunday Stills: #Daylight in Black and White

In the US last weekend, we (reluctantly) turned the clocks forward for daylight saving time for most of the states. What happened to the choice voters made a few years ago to end this madness? I enjoy more evening daylight, but the morning is dark again. And my inner clock will be fouled up for … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Daylight in Black and White

Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: Not Too #Jaded

What now? You know me and my attempt at writing clever blog post titles. This week’s color challenge is not JUST green, but JADE. See the example. Original Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com The example image of colors may help you with future monthly color challenges from March through June. I do adore the … Continue reading Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: Not Too #Jaded

Sunday Stills: Making Meaningful #Memories

Those of us who are photographers understand how important capturing that perfect memorable moment is when trying to create lasting memories with our lenses. Some of those skills include: Being in the right place at the right timeHaving a lens readyRecognizing a seemingly mundane moment and capturing it anywayOrganizing image composition and photo-editing In the … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Making Meaningful #Memories

Sunday Stills: Another #Fresh Look At…

Are you getting fresh with me? Please do! February’s last Sunday Stills challenge finds us exploring “fresh.” Although the northern hemisphere temperatures have been downright cold of late, the cold air feels and smells fresh and clean. “Breathing fresh outdoor air is a known detoxification protocol.”― Steven Magee Fresh Air Just before our “warm” weather … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Another #Fresh Look At…

Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: February’s #Amethyst Leads to Spring

After enduring a long, grey and white winter, I’m ready for some color! How about you? Rather than use the predictable reds or pinks typical for February in recognition of Valentine's Day, I thought the purple tones of amethyst would be fun to explore. Photo by Jonny Lew on Pexels.com Photo by Anni Roenkae on … Continue reading Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: February’s #Amethyst Leads to Spring

Sunday Stills: The Power of the #Elements

This week, we take a look at the elements in nature and beyond. Consider these four main elements: water, air, fire, and earth, substances formerly believed to compose the physical universe. Within each element are versions, for example, earth--which includes rocks, stones, soil, wood, etc. Water takes three forms: ice, vapor (clouds, steam), and liquid. … Continue reading Sunday Stills: The Power of the #Elements

Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge #White: Life Inside a Snow Globe

Welcome to the first monthly color challenge of 2022. With only so many colors from which to choose, there will always be repeats. We looked at the color white last February 2021. Without resorting to black and white photography, show us the color white. Renoir said once that nothing was so difficult, and at the … Continue reading Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge #White: Life Inside a Snow Globe