17-06-06 Moving Slow

After three weeks+ of falling asleep every few hours, being unable to walk much more than 1/4 mile at a time, really bad joint pain and stomach issues, all I know is…I don’t have mono, I don’t have Lyme, I don’t have Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, I have not suddenly developed narcolepsy. In the end all my doc could tell me was “you have/had an undetermined virus, recovering you are, don’t push yourself until you are completely back. O yeah, and go back to the gym and discover that it is like you have never been there in your life.”

Life can be a mysterious journey. Think we will show color today.

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Katherine on a beach in Brewster, MA

16-05-11 WPC- Mother Earth

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging hot spot
Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
‘Till it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
They took all the trees
And put them in a tree museum
And they charged all the people
A dollar and a half to see ’em
Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
‘Till it’s gone
They paved paradise
And they put up a parking lot
Hey farmer farmer
Put away that D.D.T. now
Give me spots on my apples
But leave me the birds and the bees
Please
Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
‘Till it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
Joni Mitchell
I spent Sunday at Coney Island…I took a lot of pictures of many of the human made spectaculars.
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and yet…
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I couldn’t help feeling that the original was better.
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The weekly challenge is Earth

8-25-13 Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

This week’s challenge is Focus:

1.

: a point at which rays (as of light, heat, or sound) converge or from which they diverge or appear to diverge;specifically : the point where the geometrical lines or their prolongations conforming to the rays diverging from or converging toward another point intersect and give rise to an image after reflection by a mirror or refraction by a lens or optical system

: a point of convergence of a beam of particles (as electrons)

2
: focal length

: adjustment for distinct vision; also : the area that may be seen distinctly or resolved into a clear image
Merriam Webster Online
Lots of ways to play with focus and your camera. Here is a selection of my ideas…
Blurred background
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Blurred foreground and background
Focus--4
Focus--5
Focus--6
Focus with light
Focus--3
Focus by changing camera angle on the same scene.
Up
Focus--7
Straight Ahead
Focus--8
Angled down
Focus--9
Deep focus
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As always a few other viewpoints:

5-12-13 Travel Theme: Beaches – 3 Shots – 4 POV

Ailsa’s Theme this week is Beaches. You can find many other views expressed at her blog right here.

POV 1

Birds of a feather

Birds of a feather

POV 2

It's May, it's May,...

It’s May, it’s May,…

POV 3 and 4

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A few other POV:

Travel theme: Beaches | no step too loose

Lisbon’s got a river beach! : Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal

The Beautiful Beaches of the Bahamas | Ron Mayhew’s Blog

Travel theme: Beaches | Figments of a DuTchess

Travel theme: Beaches (Oregon Coast)

Cherishing Our Beaches & Marine Life | Zeebra Designs & Destinations

beaches | photo theme hop

Travel Theme: Beaches | Hamburg und Mee(h)r

Beaches of the Maritime Provences | A New Day

Travel Theme: Beaches | Northwest Frame of Mind

1-24-13 Weekly Photo Challenge Beyond #3 (Going Beyond)

Why going Beyond? (check out other entries at the link). Three times in one week is a bit much, no?

However, these are two of my favorite pictures. I think they contrast nicely and both remind me of wonderful times and isn’t that one of the primary reasons people shoot?

England - after Stonehenge

England – after Stonehenge

Tulum

Tulum

Here are a few other entries:

  1. Beyond « Giving Thought | Giving Sight
  2. artisanal « yi-ching lin photography
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond | Fog « David Williams Photography
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « To Mother Earth, with Love
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond | Adventures in Michigan’s Up North
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « aNadventures
  7. Escaping Negativity; Ibiza « Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « smittenwithhim
  9. Weekend Photo Challenge: Beyond (beauty beyond love) | the long way home
  10. Soft Sky (Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond) « It made me… click!
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « A Nature Mom
  12. Beyond This… | this man’s journey
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Rebecca Barray
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Found Round & About
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond | An Evil Nymph’s Blog
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Creative Exfoliation
  17. Driving the back roads | Beyond the Brush
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge : Beyond « Memories are made of this
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Gasm Travels
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « illuminating the invisible
  21. Weekly photo challenge: Beyond (2) – Vélez « Every picture tells one
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond | pitaloka89
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Fitness, Food and Photography
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Tranquil Dreams
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond | Janaline’s world journey
  26. cherry blossoms « yi-ching lin photography
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge – Beyond « buddhafulkat
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Evolver Photography
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond | the ever-budding bear
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge – Beyond « A Beginner
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond | Andy in Oman
  32. Más lejos – #postaday / Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond | The Daily Post « Dario Alvarez, Fotógrafo 2.0
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond | 12 Books in 12 Months
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Convexum
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Talker Huge
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond –
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: BEYOND (Beyond what we see) « A drifter off to see the world
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond (the lollipop) | Carltonaut
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Rainbow Bakery
  40. Beyond!!! | Beyond Beauty Tips
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Endless Frame Photography
  42. kebab « yi-ching lin photography
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Mundo Retorcido
  44. Going beyond | Mama’s Empty Nest
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Shutter bug
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Zain’s Pix & Text
  47. Beyond the historic castle walls of Aljezur | Piglet in Portuga

10-22-12 Preparing A Change

Over the past few days I have been going through many of my images since – god help me – I am planning to reorganize. My old Lightroom/HardDrive  structure which worked for a while is now being overwhelmed by the amount of images that exist and I am losing my ability to easily call them up.

Here are two images I rediscovered taken in Tulum, Mexico in 2011.

10-11-12 A Walk Around Coney Island

B&H in association with ICP offered a Coney Island walk led by Harvey Stein (you may remember I took a class called Photographing People from him this summer). Harvey has been shooting at Coney for a gazillion years (42 actually) and has two books published on the subject, so he knows the area pretty well.  What better way to spend 10-11-12?

It was an absolutely gorgeous day and the 50? 60? of us jumped right in to shooting. We all went our own ways of course. This was my journey.

Harvey explains the scene.

Lunch Break

Students from Rachel Carson High School of Coastal Studies

Mom and Phillip

Under the pier

8-8-12 Pyro

Tonight we had a bonfire at Newcombe Hallow. My cousin Edward, his wife Leslie and their daughter Leila and their friends plus our friends, Elizabeth, Lee and their kids, Caroline, her twin, Ben,and their brother Noah. My cousin Edward and I were in charge of the fireworks so tonight’s iPhone pic is by Abigail.

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