Posts Tagged ‘reflections’

Su, all the way over in New Zealand, has challenged me to participate in (another) black and white challenge.  I think I’ll take on that challenge, although I won’t be doing it on consecutive days because of other challenges I enjoy.  Here’s a shot from the PAFA print room in Philadelphia.

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“It is in your power to withdraw yourself whenever you desire. Perfect tranquility within consists in the good ordering of the mind, the realm of your own.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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 “I will be calm. I will be mistress of myself.”
― Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

I see that by missing last week, I missed my chance to somehow employ a favorite quote:  “Danger, Will Robinson.  Danger.”  Drat.  Ah, well, we had a good time in Philadelphia despite the less than stellar weather and thankfully no danger there or on the road, other than the danger of a mental blowout when the traffic in Indiana was constantly slowed by construction or other issues.  🙂

This week, the challenge theme is “Reflecting.”  This is one of my favorite shots because it’s both a shot of reflections and a place where I was peacefully reflecting while in San Francisco some years ago.

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It’s certainly easy to try a photo in black and white when shooting digital!  Some photos don’t need much help, though, as in these reflections I found one cold morning on the river.  This reminds me of something the Impressionists might have done had they not worked in color.

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How can it already be September?  The summer, for us in the northern hemisphere, has flown by, school has started, and people are thinking thoughts of fall, or of spring in the other half of the world.  Fridays come and go, bringing new photo challenge themes each week.  This Friday’s theme is “Mirror“, a theme that even now brings Snow White and the Wicked Stepmother to mind.  But I don’t have a wicked stepmother, so I’ll have to reflect on something else instead. (Although I guess my photo really is “Mirror, mirror, on the wall!”)

This former door, probably from a medicine cabinet, provided interest in a now-defunct coffee shop. I like the depth it gives an otherwise uninteresting wall and the character provided by not using a conventional mirror and frame.

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Sue at WordVisual has invited me to take part in the Seven Day Nature Challenge, seven days of nature photos and a further nomination each day.  Not sure there’s anyone I know left to nominate, but as nature’s what I photograph most of the time, I’m glad to hop in and participate.

This shot is from this fall on the river in the park where I regularly walk, watching the seasons change as I renew my soul. For today, I nominate Judy at New England Garden and Thread.  Judy not only enjoys nature, she cares for and creates nature in her garden.  Judy, you’re welcome to participate or not as you choose.

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