Posts Tagged ‘Cape May New Jersey’

© janet m. webb

© janet m. webb

© janet m. webb 2012

This moment as I prepare my introduction is a harmonious moment: bloggers from around the world waiting as one for the theme of the Weekly Photo Challenge Theme. A few times we’ve been disappointed, waiting for a theme that either didn’t arrive or arrived late.  Some of us are sleeping, some barely awake, other (I assume), at work.  But we’re all refreshing the WordPress site, waiting for the theme.  And the winner this week is:

Half-Light.

Better than being “Half Lit”, don’t you think?  And now we’re all off to search our files for just the right photo.  That takes longer and longer each week as the files grow.  Away I go to search.

Although Krista talks about the half-light of night, I’m more likely to see the half-light of morning, being a morning person, such as in this shot from Cape May, New Jersey, a lovely place in a state mistakenly thought to be urban and concrete.  This is my quiet time, a time when I’m happy not to see another person, but to revel in the creations of the Creator and the quiet of not-quite-awake nature.  A happy Easter to those of you who celebrate it with me and to the rest, have a marvelous weekend.

© janet m. webb 2012

It’s the first Monday of 2016, meaning it’s time for Sally’s first photo challenge of the year as well, for photos taken with any non-traditional camera.  “Nature” is the theme and, for this week, I’m going back to the beach at Cape May, New Jersey. The beach is littered with the shells of the knobbed whelk, whose necklace-like egg case strands are also found on the beach.  This one made part of a lovely beach still life.

© janet m. webb 2013

Nevil Shute’s post-apocalyptic novel “On the Beach” thankfully has nothing in common with this photo except for the location.  This shell was found on Cape May, New Jersey and made the transition to monotone rather well, I think.  Once again, black and white highlights all the details of the shell, while the shadow adds interest.

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I’m still have no internet most of the time.  I’ll be back in the groove next week.

One morning during our stay at Cape May, New Jersey, the fog was quite thick and enticing, so I hurried out for a walk with iPad in hand.  It felt as though I were walking with shoes wrapped in cotton; the air was quiet, close, and damp.  The photo opportunities were numerous and beautiful, but most enjoyable of all was the feeling of being completely alone in the quiet. The original photo was almost naturally black and white and after I made it monotone, I tried two different, simple edits.  Which one appeals to you?

This week is the launch of a new title for this photo challenge: “Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge.”  The challenge is for any photos taken with non-traditional cameras and this week’s theme (theme’s repeat monthly) is “Black and White.”  If you enjoy mobile photography, consider joining us every Monday.

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There are so many interpretations of  “Thresholds” that a task that first seemed daunting now offers me a plethora of choices.  The thresholds I feature this week are from a wonderful Thanksgiving vacation we spent in Cape May, New Jersey a few years ago.  Cape May is one of the many New Jersey places that give lie to the popular conception that New Jersey is dingy and covered with cement.

If you’d like to see some thresholds in Provence, here’s a post I did not long ago:  https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/sunday-stills-potluck-provencal-doorways/.

Threshold to vacation

Threshold to vacation

 

Threshold to the ocean

Threshold to the ocean

 

Threshold to ??

Threshold to ??

Waves rolling over and encircling your feet, rising up your ankles; the sensation of sand slipping away from beneath you as the water returns to the ocean, trying to pull the sand with it….essence of ocean’s touch.

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