15-03-05 Weekly Travel Photo Theme Challenge [Environment Reward]

Now I realize that most of my fellow New Yorkers and Northeasterners are a bit tired of the winter. I am not. I think it has been a brutal winter but in NYC it has been cold but not that snowy. Today we actually got a bunch of snow (6″-8″, I believe) and for the first time all winter I was able to go for a walk in the storm. Sadly they closed the walkway over the George Washington Bridge. I’m not sure if that was because of the storm or because not 1 but 2 people jumped off it yesterday. One from the lower deck after exiting his car and a few minutes later, one from the upper deck after exiting his bike. However I got to tramp around in the woods and then walk the greenway down to 155th Street.

One of the many things I like about NYC is that you can find “wilderness”/country inside the city. So this fits Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Environment and for me it was a Reward to do this which is the theme of the Weekly Photo Challenge.

As always…click the pic to make it full size.

Here was my first reward

Here are other environments and rewards:

https://touchofinsanity.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://mikehardisty.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

http://ceenphotography.com/2015/03/05/travel-theme-environment/

https://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/making-correct-change/

https://lailaturrahmi.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://raleighcatdaddy.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/camel-ride/

https://amaviedecoeurentier.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/for-lorne/

https://almostitalian.wordpress.com/2015/02/28/50-shades-of-bay-the-environment-of-port-phillip-bay-victoria/

https://mutajalliphotography.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/wpc-reward/

https://emiliabrasierphotography.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/weekly-photography-challenge-reward/

15-02-22 Weekly Photo Challenge : Rule Of Thirds (2/3)

The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer there are for a player to break.
John Madden

The challenge is The Rule of Thirds.

My first third is here.

Here are two answers for my second third…

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Other views:

https://pictureworthy.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/feb-22-2015-sunday-wordpress-weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds-2/

http://thedailysnap365.com/2015/02/22/photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds/

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https://chrisdipetro.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/sunsets-rules-of-thirds/

https://theliteside.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/weekly-photo-challenge/

http://cartoslogbook.com/2015/02/22/on-the-road-to-glacier-national-park/

http://wanderingdawgs.com/2015/02/22/weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds/

https://artphotopoem.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds-2/

https://toweararainbow.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/before-after/

https://sreejithpnair.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds/

15-02-17 Ice Ice Baby

My mind can play tricks on me sometimes and lead me down some mighty odd paths and call up some truly terrifying stuff.

For instance, I saw these sculptures in Central Park yesterday…

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RSJohnson_150216_9901Then today I read that Patty Hearst, the media princess, SLA kidnapping victim, SLA member, convict, actress, wife, mother, widow is now co-owner of a champion Shih Tzu after it won its group yesterday at The Westminster Kennel Club Show at Madison Square Garden.

This is where my wandering mind enters. Why this popped into my head as I looked at the images after reading the article I can’t say but…

enjoy?

15-02-09 Scale Part 3 – Weekly Photo Challenge (Body Response Division)

“These days we all play cool, calm and collected
Why, our lips could turn blue just shooting the breeze”

John Hiatt

I was walking north by the river today, after a Lightroom tutoring session, thinking about scale which is the weekly photo challenge word of the week. It was a really cold walk. About 27 degrees with a 20 mph wind seeming to come straight downriver from the north.

I realized that here was a perfect example of scale in a oblique way. Our response to temperature is based on the scale we are used to. I thought it was frigid. When I lived in Boston I would have said it was pretty cold but when I lived in St. Paul I would have thought it was a pretty nice winter day.

When I lived in LA I would have thought it was the apocalypse.

A shot upriver towards the George Washington Bridge.

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My first take is Here

My second take is: Here

Other scales to measure:

https://punktpatrzenia.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/weekly-photo-challenge-scale/

http://impressionsblog.com/2015/01/04/flashmob-antwerp-train-station/

http://www.mammylu.com/2015/02/09/a-little-fireman-watching-a-car/

http://ennuiadventures.com/2015/02/09/3-little-pigs-on-a-spoon/

https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/weekly-photo-challenge-scale/

https://krystalvation.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/photo-challenge-scale/

https://pleisbilongtumi.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/daily-post-weekly-photo-challenge-s-c-a-l-e/

https://tanzalongs.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/weekly-photo-challenge-scale-from-below/

http://musingsofafrequentflyingscientist.com/2015/02/09/toytown/

https://sukiesoriginal.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/weekly-photography-challenge-scale/

15-02-02 Weekly Photo Challenge – Depth – Groundhog Edition

“They should announce a sequel to Groundhog Day and then just re-release the original.”

Unknown but all over the internet

I am choosing to answer the Weekly Challenge in Depth as this will be my third go at it.

Attempt #1

Attempt #2

And so attempt # 3 celebrates Groundhog Day (no groundhog in picture, it is more conceptual than that.) and his/her/its prediction of 6 more weeks of winter.  It is too bad. I was hoping for only a month and a half more. Ah well.

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Some other views of depth:

https://frenchtouchincebu.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/depth-of-knowledge/

https://anawnimiss.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/of-depth/

http://punctalucis.com/2015/02/02/the-inner-depths-of-a-matrix/

http://drdinoz.com/2015/02/03/look-both-ways-vi-depth-and-shallow/

https://osyth.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/still-waters-run-deep/

http://serendipitouscookery.com/2015/02/02/weekly-photo-challenge-depth-at-the-eiffel-tower/

http://dancingpalmtrees.com/2015/02/02/depth-of-juno/

https://aaronkinghim.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/between-intersecting-lights/

https://blogodia.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/wp-weekly-photo-challenge-depth/

https://christinapictures.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/in-the-palm-of-buddhas-hand/

15-01-30 Weekly Photo Challenge – Depth

“Never try to walk across a river just because it has an average depth of four feet.”

Martin Friedman

This week s challenge is depth.

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Other deep views:

http://brokenlightcollective.com/2015/01/30/withstanding-depression/

https://varietyoflight.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/depth/

https://vernetteoutloud.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/weekly-photo-challenge-depth-i/

http://ceenphotography.com/2015/01/30/wp-weekly-photo-challenge-depth/

https://halfaphotograph.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/sunset-shades-and-shadows/

https://bythebriny.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/first/

https://forestgardenblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/wpc-depth/

https://idleandboredtwo.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/weekly-photo-depth/

https://acoffeebreakwithmike.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/into-the-fog/

15-01-16 Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity – Take 1

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: serenity

We interrupt this blog to say that Julianne Moore gives an extraordinary performance in Still Alice a decent but not great movie that nonetheless, thanks to Ms. Moore (ably assisted by Kristen Stewart and Alec Baldwin) destroyed the audience at the show I attended.

If I had a boat
I’d go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I’d ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
Me upon my pony on my boat

Lyle Lovett

I went to The Hudson River Boat Dock in Bear Mountain State Park today.  I needed to be by the river somewhere out of the city. It always centers me. I came back to this week’s photo challenge. Maybe I will do seven posts from this day about serenity. We shall see…

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Other serene views:

https://mackenziekuhns.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/overgrowth/

http://listentothebabe.com/2015/01/16/the-threat-of-happiness/

https://sarazancotti.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/weekly-photo-challenge-serenity/

http://mittenedhands.com/2015/01/16/sleepy-salesman/

http://exploratorius.us/2015/01/16/serenity/

https://derwentvalleyphotography.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/weekly-photo-challenge-serenity/

https://byrnesbeth.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/wrighteous/

https://jimholroyd365.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/weekly-photo-challenge-serenity/

https://nishzjain.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/after-a-storm/

https://solaner.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/weekly-photo-challenge-serenity/