Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Monster I love

I was 34 when I was first introduced to this monster.  I was not ready to meet him yet.  I am too young; I have 6 more years to mentally prepare myself for this predestined meeting.

 I heard all the agonizing stories of the women who went before me and none of it was good.

You see this monster hurts every women that it touches.   Regardless of our history we all dread having to see this monster.  It takes us and squeezes and squeezes to the point that we feel that we will POP.  I still do not know why we don’t. 

And to make matters worse a woman is the one that makes it squeeze even harder. She lines you up for the kill shot time and time again.   

My Monster
My Monster

Although I fear this monster I am equally grateful for it too.  My monster detected breast cancer in me twice.  As a result I have now been cancer free for over 10 years.   

I had to visit my monster yesterday for my annual mammogram and luckily I only needed to endure 2 images.   No tears today “ALL IS GOOD”!!

 

Weekly Photo Challenge – Twisted

This weeks photo challenge is TWISTED.

Wisteria can grow wild when it is not trimmed and maintained.  When it is allowed to grow as it desires it climbs and twist on whatever is closest.

This Wisteria is growing on a railing that leads towards the lower level of my mothers home.  It has been allowed to grow as it please and as a result it has created a canopy over the stairs and it is twisted thru all the rungs of the railing.

 

 

Wordless Wednesday

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Wormseye View

Due the holiday I did not have my Basic Photography Class today.  I still worked on some more of my homework.

I have always like this view with images but never knew the technical term was “wormseye view”.

Kneeling in middle of the street

Kneeling in middle of the street

View from the seat

View from the seat

 

MY First!!

As I look thru fellow bloggers photos I see the changes that they have made to some of their photos and  I always say “I want to do that”. Most of them say that they are self-taught and use You Tube as their classroom.  I was impressed with Mike’s pics at BrooklynbyStander the other day and decided that it is time to try.

Although it is a simple change I did it.  I completed for my first sky change.  I am excited!!! I still have tons to learn but the hardest thing was to take the first step and just try.

I learned something new and it was not difficult at all.

Let me know your thoughts.

New Sky

New Sky

Original

Original Photo

Clip Art

Clip Art

Resources: You Tube  – 42technoman

OH NO!!!

What happens in 5 minutes of being alone.  We thought the door was closed.

Whats the matter Mom-Mom?

Whats the matter Mom-Mom?

Fully clothed

Fully clothed

I;m done now

I`m done now

 

Bubbles

Why do bubbles reflect the colors of the rainbow?

3 in a row

3 in a row

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Getting bored with bubbles and decides to play under the steps.

Getting bored with bubbles and decides to play under the steps.

Basic Photography Class Day 1

I started a basic photography class that is offered by the community college recently so I can learn to get out of the auto+ feature on my Sony @65.  By the description it seemed like it was going to be extremely basic and boring class but I took the leap of faith and enrolled.  I think this will be anything but boring, the instructor is very energetic.  

On the first day the instructor assigned 3 homework assignments:

1-Take 3 pictures of anything in the following views birdseye, wormseye and standard. 

2-Select a picture from a magazine or the internet and recreate it (that’s going to be fun).

3-Take a picture of myself and it does not have to be a portrait (I hate my pictures so I was glad to hear that it does not have to be a portrait.

Here are the initial results for assignment 1, this may change when I finally turn in the assignment.

 

Critiques welcomed!

 

Wormseye view

Wormseye view

Wormseye view

Wormseye view

Standard View

Standard View

Birdseye View

Birdseye View

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Assignment 3 – Self Portrait

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Just me!

Just me!

Your Piece is Bigger than mine!

Caption this

Caption this?

Wordless Wednesday!

What would your title be?

A Walk Down Memory Lane

I am Jersey born and raise but for a couple of years I lived in Peoria Arizona.  In my perfect world I would have a home in New Jersey and Arizona.  That would make me a very happy person.   At times I would long for Arizona and those feelings were triggered today when I reviewed a fellow bloggers post, iRiPhotography. This picture inspired me to pull up some of my desert picks.  

Prior to moving to Arizona I never though that I would find the desert calming but it did just that, calmed me on those bad days.  I would just get in my Saturn and drive up route 17 and just get off a random exit to see what was there and I was always able to find a view that I liked. 

Thanks Joseph for the walk down memory lane!

 

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