15-07-27 Weekly Photo Challenge: Close Up

“With affection beaming in one eye and calculation shining out of the other.”

Charles Dickens

Challenge: Close Up

This past weekend I participated in a workshop led by Andrew French on working in a Daylight Studio. My Frida post from yesterday is from that workshop.

This close up is also from there.

Model: Christina Jolie Breza

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Other Close Ups:

http://lardeauvalleytime.com/2015/07/27/eat-or-be-eaten/

https://whimsicalmayhem77.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/closer/

https://thecraftyladyincombatboots.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/weekly-photo-cjallenge/

https://scribblyunid.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/cempedak/

https://79nexus.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/ganz-nah/

https://macromadness.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/flies/

15-07-19 _ The 12th Annual Great Newburgh to Beacon Hudson River Swim

Today was The 12th Annual Great Newburgh to Beacon Hudson River Swim to benefit River Pool at Beacon. Katherine swam it for the sixth time. Our friends Kathy and John think it was their 7th time, Our friend Karen has done all 12 and our friends, the sisters Starcevic, swam it for the first time…

I hope this slide show works…

15-07-18 Weekly Photo Challenge 1/2 and 1/2

The challenge is Half and Half, preferably not the tasty dairy beverage. “This week, share an image that has two clear halves, literally or figuratively.”

Of course for those of us of a certain mindset the first image that comes to mind is the old Star Trek episode, “Let That Be Your Last Battlefield.

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Here is my first view of this challenge. Perhaps a bit more subtle.

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Other 1/2s from around the blog world.

https://manjamaksimovic.wordpress.com/2015/07/18/wpc-half-pa-pu/

https://jimholroyd365d.wordpress.com/2015/07/18/weekly-photo-callenge-half-and-half/

http://wrightouttanowhere.com/2015/07/18/wpc-fat-betty/

https://casitacolibri.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/mother-natures-easel/

https://photographictrek.wordpress.com/2015/07/18/half-and-half/

http://ceenphotography.com/2015/07/17/the-daily-post-weekly-photo-challenge-half-and-half/

https://bellabelle1.wordpress.com/2015/07/18/weekly-photo-challenge-half-and-half/

15-07-16 Awash In Symbols (Weekly Photo Challenge 2)

Symbol is the weekly challenge. In a week in which Go Set A Watchman was released onto the world, I am not sure that anything we post in response to the challenge of Symbol, can be anything but a let down, but since when has that ever stopped me?

Herewith an abundance of symbology.

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My first, much quieter and simpler, attempt is here

Other symbols here:

https://tanzalongs.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/weekly-photo-challengesymbol-of-malawi/

http://thedesertdiva.com/2015/07/16/weekly-photo-challenge-symbol/

https://viaja2photography.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/daily-posts-weekly-photo-challenge-symbol-pocket-coin/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/wp-photo-challenge-symbol/

https://bonegirlpix.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/weekly-photo-challenge-symbol/

https://catiehannahphotography.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/weekly-photo-challenge-symbol/

http://www.middle-europe.cz/weekly-photo-challenge-symbol/

15-07-13 Weekly Photo Challenge – Symbol (Of The Past)

So if you’re down on your luck
I know you all sympathize
Find a girl with far away eyes
And if you’re downright disgusted
And life ain’t worth a dime
Get a girl with far away eyes

Richards/Jagger

The weekly Photo Challenge is Symbol. I had actually prepared this for last week’s challenge which was door but didn’t use it. So this becomes a symbol of two meanings – one is the past – the other is all that a door can symbolize… I will not interfere with your thought on that.

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Other views:

https://divalmeida.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/todays-chamber/

http://antimuseum.com/2015/07/13/berlin-symbol/

https://captjillsjourneys.wordpress.com/2015/07/13/symbol-plimsoll-line/

https://aintfoundagoodtitleblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/13/weekly-photo-challenge-symbols-photography/

https://pleisbilongtumi.wordpress.com/2015/07/13/daily-post-weekly-photo-challenge-symbol/

15-07-08 “One Quick Blink” Is Published

I am trying something here and I don’t know if it will work

Theoretically I have embedded a PDF version of my new book, “One Quick Blink”, above this line. I made 18 copies, of which 15 are available for sale, numbered and signed, at $45 per book. The book is 7×7 with an Indigo cover made of Papel de Amate. In a few weeks an unnumbered version (signed upon request) with a slightly different cover (Olive Green or another variant) will be available at  $37 per copy.

Whether you are interested in purchasing the book or not, I do hope the PDF is readable for you. Please note that there is a typo on the back page that has been fixed in production.

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15-07-06 Views From The Weekend

Katherine’s birthday was last Thursday and we had an action packed celebration.

She and Abigail and I went to see Fun Home, winner of the Tony for Best Musical, on Wednesday. If you are in NYC and don’t know what show to see…this is the one!

Thursday her sisters came to town and seven of us went out for dinner at Bar Boulud, after which several of us took a Harbor Cruise.

Friday, we had a great brunch at home and I won tickets for two to see The Tempest at Shakespeare In The Park. Saturday the city threw a little fireworks display for Katherine and the country and Sunday, well what can I say but 5-2!!! What an amazing soccer game!

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