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What does home mean to me?

I did not do to well with the WP Blogging 101 course but with this new course, WP Photo 101 I think I will do really well.  My only issue is the daily posting.  I hope I can deliver.

For our first assignment we need to show what home is or means to us.  This was a bit difficult at first but after some thought the place that I feel most at home (besides mom’s house) is Arizona.

There is sun, sun and more sun with lots of heat.  I am longing for some heat right about now. The desert was very calming and relaxing to me.  It gave me a sense of peace which was so desperately needed.

I can’t wait for the time that I can move back or at least go for a long visit.

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Prior to moving to Arizona I mainly wanted to go just because of the weather.  After I went there for a vacation and to visit family I fell in love with the desert.  Who would have ever thought that the desert could be beautiful?!

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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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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.

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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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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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A few outakes

While out yesterday taking pictures for this weeks Word Press Photo Challenge: Depth (of Field) I also took some pictures just because.  Here are a couple of outtakes from the days shoot.

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Feeding Time

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Feeding Time 2

 

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Just Ducking around

In the next set of photos I wanted the DOF effect on the swing to be more pronounced like the pictures posted yesterday.  It does show slightly on the last couple of swings but not enough for what I envisioned.

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Edited using Snap Seed with Drama and HDR effects.

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WP Photo Challenge: Depth (of Field)

For this weeks WP Challenge Depth, I decided to do Depth of Field (DOF).  Wikipedia has a lot of information on DOF (Wikipedia DOF) 

How I understand DOF is when a particular part of the photo is in focus but the rested is out of focus or blurry.

Here are a few shots that I took today to show Depth of Field (DOF).

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Side Street Sunday

For my Side Street Sunday post I decided to venture back to Hammonton, NJ and visit the abandoned trains again.

All photos edited on Samsung Note 4 using SnapSeed and Color Splurge.

 

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WP Photo Challenge: Serenity

Serenity means peace, calm and untroubled.

Being at the beach is where I am the most at peace.   Watching the waves and tide come in is so relaxing.  It just washes my troubles away by allowing me to put most of them into perspective.

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Morning Rise

 

My grandson Arai also brings me peace (when he is not driving Mom-mom crazy). LOL

A slightly upset Arai

A slightly upset Arai

 

What brings peace in your world?

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