Five Minutes – Regular Random

Desley Jane hosts Regular Random each week.  The rules are:

Choose an object or scene and shoot for five minutes using different angles and lighting and try not to interfere with it once it’s set up.  I confess – I have problems sticking to five minutes but I did with this post.

These are photos of my home office where momaskedmeforarecipe.com, photographyinpearls.com and photographyinpearls.photoshelter.com come together.  On my desk is an encyclopedia of birds and one for flowers (I really want to know what I’ve just captured!) as well as several photography books and different cookbooks.  (The flower on the monitor is a plumeria.)

Trust me – it’s much neater than my “real world” desk!

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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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Belated Father’s Day

Image of the Cross

Mom and I went to the cemetery yesterday and I took my camera to get a photo of the new flowers she had placed there.  My breath caught when I realized that the light from the door had reflected the image of a cross on the marble of the vaults.  Dad’s is the vault with the red, white and blue flowers and the American flag on the upper right.

Mom's Reflection

And I caught my breath again when I realized I had captured mom’s reflection in the light.

Regular Random – Five Minutes with a Maypop

Desley Jane hosts Regular Random each week.  Here are the rules:

Pick an item and spend 5 minutes photographing that subject.  Shoot from as many angles as you can and try not to interfere with the subject or scene.  Post your results with the tag Regular Random so that we can see your results.  

You can find Desley Jane at  https://musingsofafrequentflyingscientist.com/2017/06/18/five-minutes-with-pens-regular-random/

A neighbor found this flower and gave it to my husband knowing that I would want to photograph it.  It’s a Maypop and it’s a favorite of bees and butterflies.

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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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Regular Random – Five Minutes and Still Beautiful

Desley Jane hosts Regular Random each week and you can find her here: https://musingsofafrequentflyingscientist.com/2017/06/12/regular-random-five-minutes-with-dumplings/

 

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Still beautiful!

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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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