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Camden

Today I had to take care of some business and needed to go to Camden, New Jersey.  When I finished, I took a little ride to a park where I photographed this water tower with the city name on it “Camden”.

 

 

I researched the city name and found out there are 23 other towns/cities in the United States, 3 in New Zealand, 1 in South Africa, United Kingdom, Bermuda and Australia with the name of Camden .    In total the are 30 towns/cities with the name Camden across this big world of ours.

I am entering this into this week’s Daily Post Challenge as I would rather be exploring Camden in another state or country to see how the are the same or different from Camden,  New Jersey.

 

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What Would You Ask??

For the past 10 years (or more) I have been working on a book called “Reflections for My Soul”.  This book shows the emotions that I experienced while dealing with a Stage 1 Breast Cancer diagnosis at the age of 34 and then again at 37 and how I was able to save my “soul/sanity” through photography.  This blog was created to go along with the book.

I finished the book so many times and I never seem to be able to move forward to the publishing phase.  It never seemed “good enough”, or it was  “too sad” or “pictures aren’t perfect”.  There was always a reason as to why it did not truly get finished.

I have vowed that I will be publishing “Reflections for My Soul”  no later that January 2018.  In order for me to keep this vow I need your help.  You ask how can you help? Well that is easy.  What I need are questions that you would ask or were hesitant to ask a person going through and surviving a health threat.  No question is to invasive or irrelevant.

“Reflections for My Soul” will not be a pity party type of book but one that shows how I saved my soul/sanity through photography.

Once I get your questions I will answer them within my story and hopefully have one or two of you to review it and give me your opinion on things to change or to let me know it works.

Please bring on the questions!

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Robin

ps I hope you like my experiment into still life.

Treescape

I photographed this image the other day when I was at the Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge.  I like how the jagged wood in the center of the tree resembles a cityscape.  To me it looks like tall buildings.

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Satisfaction

Football is (almost) a mandatory activity for all little boys here in the US.  And when you have big cousins that play college football it is definitely a mandatory sport.

Arai is now 4 years old and playing his first organized sport, FOOTBALL.  He has been telling is mom for a while that he wants to play football like his cousin RJ.  The day finally came for him to play and at first he did not want to play anymore because he wanted to go to the playground instead.  After he met Coach Marcus he was ready to play.

 

I think he was happy and satisfied that he played some football.

 

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A Little Ripple

This tulip was originally posted about 2 months ago for Monochrome Monday.  I decided to play a little in Photoshop on the original image to see what it can become.

I followed a YouTube video, Best Technique to Create Realistic Water Reflections to create a reflection and a little ripple to resemble water.  It is not perfect but it came out ok.

 

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The Elusive Cardinal

There are a few cardinals that come to the bird feeder from time to time for a quick feast.  It seems as if they know I want to photograph them since they fly away as soon as I pull out the camera.  It is very difficult to get a photo that is in focused.

 

 

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Tender

 

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A Table and a Chair

What could be dangerous about a table and chair?  When it comes to Arai, anything can be dangerous especially when he is being super busy and attempting to “hide” from Mom-Mom.

He went down a little too fast and too hard.  For his troubles he got a little knot on his forehead.  But that was not the end.

After hitting his head he decided to get down.  This is when he and the chair went tumbling to the ground.

In the end Arai and the furniture were ok, no more bumps.

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KISSED BY LIGHT

 

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Cluster of Love

 

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