Monthly Archives: February 2015

WP Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds (2)

Dreams

For my second entry into this weeks WP Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds I am entering this lone Seagull that I have entitled “Dreams”.

When looking for a poem to go with my image, the very first poem that came up in my Google search was Dreams by Langston Hughes.  This is a coincidence as I named my image before I knew the poem.  So it was meant to be.

Dreams

Dreams

Dreams

Hold Fast to dreams

For if dreams die

Life is a broken-winged bird.

Hold fast to dreams

For when dreams go

Life is a barren field

Frozen with snow.

by Langston Hughes


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WP Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

For this weeks WP Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds, I chose a picture that was taken back in 2010 in Cape May NJ at sunset.

 

Cape May NJ - Black n White

Cape May NJ – Black n White

Cape May NJ

Cape May NJ

Which do you prefer, the black and white version or color?

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A Snowy Day

Down here in the southern NJ area we received another bit of snow, about 3-4 inches.  In my part of southern NJ I believe we have received around 12 inches this season.  Much less then last years total snow fall of just under 50 inches.

It is nothing like the snow that the New England area has received.  So far this year they have received over 75 inches of snow and the season is not even over yet.  Check out NewEnglandGardenAndThread to see all the pictures of the snow fall(s) they have received.

Back down here in NJ I took some pictures of a few items that stood out to me on this snowy day.

Where do the birds go?

The snow was powdery so it did not last on most of the trees for too long.

Have you ever wondered where the birds go after the babies leave the nest?  Where do they sleep in the winter?  Just a thought.

Snow covered stream

Snow covered stream

This snow-covered stream by my job looks like a peaceful path to take and explore the woods.  However don’t be fooled there is water under there.

Lunchtime View

Lunchtime View

Usually on my lunch break I sit by the lake/pond that is by my office and just relax.  Even though it is winter I still like to look at the (snow-covered) lake.

Click here to see a post of the lake from the summer.

 

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WP Photo Challenge: Symmetry

I decided to work with Photo Shop Elements 12 to create my Symmetric image for this week WP Photo Challenge: Symmetry.

Birds on Rail - Symmetry 1WP

Birds on a Rail – Symmetry

Photo taken on the waiting deck at the Cape May Lewes Ferry station in Cape May New Jersey September 2008.

Here is the link to the video on YouTube that assisted me today…..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OfjdWsRy1M

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Before and After Challenge

Here are 4 photos (2 originals and 2 edited).  All edits done in Snap Seed on my cell phone.  I can use Photo Shop however on a scale of 1-10 my skill level is a generous 3.  So by default I use Snap Seed to do the edits.

I would like to challenge/invite anyone that is good with edits in Photoshop, Lightroom or any other editing program to improve on my photos.  I would like to see what they can become.

Let me know if you want the original JPEG file (I know RAW is best) and I will email it to you.

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Original – No Edits

Edit & cropped with snapseed

Edited & cropped with snap seed

Original - No Edit

Original – No Edit

Edited with Snap Seed

Edited and cropped with Snap Seed

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Side Street Sunday

Today for my first Side Street Sunday post I present to you a leaf, a fungus, a weed, and a piece of caution tape.  These items caught my eye as I walked round the lake looking for something different to photograph.

To see images from my prior visit just click here.

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I liked the curl and shadow on this dried up leaf.

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This fungus caught my eye because it decided to grow around the vine.

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I just liked the puffiness of this weed.

Hopefully nothing serious happened here.

Hopefully nothing serious happened here.

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WP Photo Challenge: Scale (2)

McDonalds Happy Meal toys came in hand again today for my second entry for this weeks theme Scale.

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WP Photo Callenge: Scale

Here is my 1st entry into this weeks WP Photo Challenge: Scale.  A little toy elephant from a McDonald’s Happy Meal.

Scale

Scale

Reaching

  A negative mind will never

give you a positive life.

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Reaching 1

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Reaching 2

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Reaching 3

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Its A Community Thing

Blogging is about sharing with the community.  If you don’t want to interact with others then why blog?

Flamingos - Philadelphia Zoo

Flamingos – Philadelphia Zoo

Flamingos - Philadelphia Zoo

Flamingos – Philadelphia Zoo

The 3rd assignment for Blogging 101 is to learning your community by following more topics in the reader and find new blogs to follow.  Choosing which blogs to following was easy and hard at the same time.  Most every blog that I clicked on could have gained a new member of their community.

Here are 5 blogs that I decided to follow (I am sure I will go back and follow some more).

1. R. Flanagan Photography

2. Jess Clifton Photography

3. Flowing Through Mountains

4. Yi Ching Lin Photography

5. JEFF SINON PHOTOGRAPHY

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