Photo Challenge: Silhouette

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There’s little nuance in a silhouette… bang… it’s right there in deep contrast with all that surrounds it. It’s a simple graphic element that does not take much brain power to decipher. Yet, as simple as it is – at the same time – it is powerful and strong. Can’t ask for much more. Can you?

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Photo Challenge: Texture

My day has a texture all its own. Soft light brings awareness and blessings for another chance at redemption… hard noon-day light leaves me squinting and reaching for sunglasses and thankful for landscapes in black and white where the harshness gives off so much chiaroscuro… evening drapes me in velvet with a glass of red wine to celebrate my imperfection and the chance to weave a new cloth on the morrow.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Zigzag

20140801-zig-120403-DSC_5240x1920How about an image of interesting ironwork supporting a religious icon? Welders make functional art.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

20120627-sf2-DSC_7337_1920Not sure this is a challenge that’s age appropriate for someone closing in on Social Security. ;-) I do vaguely remember my teen years. After that the kids seemed to come along kinda quickly and summers were all about camping, teaching them to swim and trips to Tahoe and you get the picture.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers

20140718-contain_DSC9551_19What is a box? Some cardboard shaped with four sides, a top and a bottom? What’s that room where you sleep? Four walls, a floor and a ceiling? Where are you contained? ;-) My challenge this weekend… get out of my box. Hope to see you out there with camera in hand!

Joe

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

201406dp2_DSC5301Thinking outside the box can get you in trouble or make you millions. I’m not a millionaire.

The idea of contrasts immediately evokes black and white images with lots of chiaroscuro and shades of gray. My brain goes to light/dark, high/low, big/little… the obvious stuff. The box seems too easy unless there’s a really outstanding image lurking in your inventory. So, what about time? Time lapse? Long exposure? Day/night? Sunrise/sunset? How different yet potentially so much the same. So I gave in… it’s not “a photograph” at all… just the contrast in light falling on the same scene at sunrise and sunset on the same day and a contrast in time.

Or is it a comparison? Remember those, “please read and compare and contrast” questions from the literature teacher whose name you’ve blotted from your memory?

Either way… here’s Rockaway Beach in Pacifica, California at sunrise and sunset.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra

20140408-2gar1_DSC0650Imagine my surprise when I cracked open this bulb of garlic!

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Always fun to get something extra!

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