Photo Challenge – Elemental

This week we are asked to explore the elements of earth, air, water, and fire through the landscapes that surround us.

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These photos were taken at Linville Falls, North Carolina on the Blue Ridge Parkway this past weekend.  We had beautiful weather for a hike and awesome views of Mother Earth.

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Photo Challenge – Texture

This week we are asked to focus on any texture we find interesting.

Night Sky - Texture

Patterns and Layers

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Photo Challenge – Satisfaction

This week we are asked to share a photo of something that brings us satisfaction.

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Nothing makes me happier, more excited or more satisfied than a bee capture.  Their little “bee hinds” look so cute as they burrow into the flower to get every last taste of pollen.

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Photo Challenge – Unusual

This week we are asked to post a photo that is unusual in some way for us, whether it be through technique, by subject, or in some other unique way.

The Spacewalker BW by Richard McDermott Miller

The Spacewalker by Richard McDermott Miller in black and white.

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Photo Challenge – Collage

This week we are asked to share a photo of a collage.

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Trailing Verbena – A Collage of Color

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Photo Challenge – Bridges

This week we are asked to capture any type or style of bridge.

Under the Ravenell Bridge

I live an hour north of Charleston but travel there at least once a month.  The Arthur Ravenell Jr bridge connecting Charleston and Mt. Pleasant fascinates me and I often stop for pictures.  You can see the bridge from downtown Charleston and there’s a park underneath the bridge on the Mt. Pleasant side.  I’ve also walked a portion of it twice.

You can see previous posts of the bridge from these links:

Photo Challenge – Weight(less)

A Sunday Walk

All Lined Up

The Bridge at Dusk

Just a Little Stroll

Photo Challenge – Look Up

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Photo Challenge – Delta

This week we are asked to share a picture that symbolizes transitions, change and the passing of time.

The Jellyfish

The tide comes in and goes out marking the passage of time – sometimes leaving evidence of its presence behind.

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Photo Challenge – Transient

This week we are asked to share a photo of our interpretation of “transient”.

Gray Clouds and Waves

Clouds come and go as do the waves.  The beach is forever transient, ever changing and always a new source of inspiration.

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From dark to light, always reminding us how small we are in this thing called life.

Gull Over Breach Inlet

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Photo Challenge – Focus

This week we are asked to share a photo that says “focus” to us.

A visit to Huntington Beach State Park always provides fantastic opportunities to catch the shore birds in action.  This particular visit was no exception.

Anhinga on Oyster Shells

An anhinga posed for me while perched on oyster shells until he was startled by other visitors walking on the causeway.

He took off as I desperately tried to adjust my camera speed to capture the moment – to no avail. 

 

I watched him fly away into the sunset – before I could get the perfect “focus”.

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Photo Challenge – Order

This week we are asked to share our view on order, whether literal, figurative, or anything in between.

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“Order” isn’t as important for me as it once was.  Years ago clothes were folded nicely in the dresser, shoes were lined up in the closet, dishes washed immediately and the bed was always made.  Now my undies are carelessly tossed in the dresser, my flip flops are always by the back door and bowls and spoons from last night’s ice cream will sit in the sink overnight.  The bed is still made every day though – that was my dad’s one pet peeve.  If he saw your bed unmade, he would insist you make it – even if it was only 30 minutes until bedtime.

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Symmetry is a different story.  There’s something about the evenness and balance that appeals to me.  Symmetry is calm.  Symmetry is peace.  Symmetry is serenity.  Symmetry calls to me and I follow.  

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Photos taken at Atalaya in Huntington Beach State Park

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