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WP Photo Challenge: Signs (2)

My second entry into this weeks WP Photo Challenge is one that many can appreciate……..


Finally under $3.00 a gallon here in NJ

Finally regular gas is under $3.00 a gallon here in NJ!


……..but how long will it last?!?!

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Thru the Berries

Taking pictures has opened my eyes to a lot of things.  One thing in particular is trying to see more than what is in front of my face.  I began composing pictures in my head.  Thinking of how I could photograph a subject or looking for more than the obvious view.

This picture is an example of my process.  While sitting in my car I notice this tree with berries on it and I began to think of how I can see more than just berries on a tree.

So I when I looked at this tree a little closer I noticed a bug.  Not wanting to get too close and spook the bug by having it land on me because that would not be a great shot from any perspective.

The softness of the blue sky and cotton looking clouds peaking thru the branches made a great contrast from of the harshness of the red berries.

Thru the Berries

Final Shot – Thru the Berries

2nd Shot

2nd Shot

1st Shot

1st Shot

This was taken on my cell phone, Samsung Note III.


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WP Photo Challenge: Nighttime (2)

Although it is not quite “nighttime” yet I thought the colors in the sky were a perfect entrance for the approaching night.

My cellphone did not do the sky the justice that it deserved as I attempted to get the images.

I hope that you can envision what I had the pleasure of viewing.


Sunset Sunday 9/28/14


Sunset Sunday 9/28/14


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This little guy thought he was gonna get a free ride today. 


[ri-flek-shuh n] Spell Syllables
Synonyms Examples Word Origin
1. the act of reflecting or the state of being reflected.
2. an image; representation; counterpart.
3. a fixing of the thoughts on something; careful consideration.
4. a thought occurring in consideration or meditation.
5. an unfavorable remark or observation.
6. the casting of some imputation or reproach.
7. Physics, Optics – the return of light, heat, sound, etc., after striking a surface.
something so reflected, as heat or especially light.





This is another view of the lake just outside of my work.  I sometimes sit in my car and reflect on the recent events in my life.  It offers a moment of peace in a hectic day.


Getting Out of Auto (2)

Still working to freeze motion.

In a  previous post, Getting out of auto, I received a couple of good suggestions on things that I can try to make the pictures sharper but today I was not able to put their suggestions to use.

I watched another 14-year-old young man give You Tube instructions on how to create this shot.

At some point in the near future I need to invest in an off camera flash.

Photos taken on Sony @65 and edited on Samsung Note III using Snapseed.


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My little helper

Snapping string beans with mom-mom.




My grandson wanted to help me prepare dinner for this evening.

I clipped the ends of the fresh stringbeans and he snapped them in half.

I thought that he would lose interest very fast but he was determined to snap away.

To my surprise he helped with the entire pot.

Mean Face

My grandson coloring on vacation in Outer Banks, North Carolina aka Kill Devil, North Carolina. 


The mean face is because I interrupted him while I he was creating a masterpiece. 

Wordless Wednesday


Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Lookin’ Through Windows

Here is my contribution to Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Lookin’ Through Windows

This is the view thru my car window when I went to Burger King for lunch today.

 My View

My View



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