Cee’s Black & White Challenge – Two of Anything

I couldn’t decided which photo to use so I’m going with both.

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Air Show, Myrtle Beach, SC – April 2018

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Abstract

This week Patti has asked that we go “abstract” so our viewers can use their imagination.

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My photos this week are of Christmas lights at Brookgreen Gardens.  Each year Brookgreen presents “Night of a Thousand Candles”.  The paths throughout the sculpture gardens are lined with candles and lights as well as carolers and there’s even a bagpipe group that strolls throughout the gardens.  There are entertainment tents with choirs and bands, a characterization of Scrooge and a presentation of the Gullah language.

Because there are candles in the fountain pools as well as the reflection from the lights in the pools, it’s hard to tell where the actual lights end and the reflections begin.

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The sculptures are surrounded  by lights also.  The Fountain of the Muses is my favorite spot in the gardens and I believe the lights here are the most awe inspiring.  The lights are placed above but they reflect into the pool below so that it looks as if the pool is a bottomless abyss.  

Needless to say, I already have my tickets for opening night.

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Doors or Drawers

Sid Geddings Store

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – White

Wood Stork Gathering

Woodstorks – Huntington Beach State Park

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Cold

This week Tina has asked us to share our photos of “cold”.  Living in the south, our cold days are usually few and mild compared to our northern states.  Every few years, we’ll get a light dusting of snow and everything shuts down.  We neither know how or have the equipment to drive in the snow.

These photos were taken during our last snow “storm” in January 2018.

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I was determined to capture the snow – who knows if or when I’d get the opportunity again.

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It was so cold I could only manage about 15 or 20 minutes at a time.  I’d come in, warm up and go back out again. 

It took five days for the snow to melt so I’m quite happy if the snow and cold skip us this year.  I am, after all, a beach girl.

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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Stacks

Boat Storage

 

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Waiting

This week Amy has given us the word “waiting” as our prompt.  No one likes to wait but sometimes we are forced to – a doctor’s visit, airline flight, etc.  Per a Timex survey, we spend 20 minutes a day waiting on a bus or train, 32 minutes at a doctor’s office, 28 minutes going through security for a flight and most importantly, waiting 21 minutes for a significant other to get ready.  Luckily that’s not an every day experience.

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The shorebirds I watch at Huntington Beach State Park have to be the most patient birds on the planet.  They stay fixed in one position for what seems like an eternity waiting for a fish to go by,

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Can you imagine holding this position until you see dinner go by?  My knees, back and neck were hurting as I waited for them to attempt a catch!  

Unfortunately, they miss more than they catch so it’s back to the waiting game.

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So when I have to wait now, I think of the shorebirds and it doesn’t seem too bad.

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Letters K or L

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Riverbanks Zoo

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