Square Perspective: Street Scene

Becky’s Square Challenge this month is about perspective. She gives several examples, including this one: Geometry – the way that objects appear smaller when they are further away and the way parallel lines appear to meet each other at a point in the distance. Today, I have a photo that shows a street scene in a […]

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Perspectives Great & Small

Sometimes a photograph cannot convey the bigness or smallness of something unless it is given perspective by including another object whose dimensions we are familiar with. For example, I can post photos of the immense pillars of Karnak in Egypt, built 3,500 years ago, but you can really get an idea of how massive they […]

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LAPC: Surprise!

We have so many surprises in life. Unfortunately, it is rare for me to get a picture of it – such as the swans on one of our lakes mating! Another resident here, a wily older man from Germany, took a series of pictures of the swans’ mating ritual – before, during, and after – […]

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LCPP: Without Power

Basil René’s Life Captured Photo Prompt (LCPP) this week has the topic without power. I started thinking about things that don’t have power and first thought of living beings without power – children, defenseless animals kept in cages, black men in a police chokehold or being unable to breathe when pinned to the ground. However, […]

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LAPC 99: The Old and the New

Amy of Lens-Artists invites us this week to show old and new with our photos and stories. On our last trip to Brazil, we spent our first week staying with friends in the southern city of Curitiba, which has well over 1 million inhabitants. The city has grown a lot since I was last there […]

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CFFC: What Noses Smell

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week continues with the senses. This week it is the sense of smell. Swan noses are two thin parallel slits on their bills. Cows smell the grass and feed they eat. Cats’ noses… smell everything they encounter as they explore anything new…. …a birthday cake or …someone’s jacket. Cats are […]

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CB&WPC: Long

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is things that are long. Long necks Long necks and long legs! Long stem (bell stand) and long trunk (palm tree) Man-made long-ness: The Sphinx’s long front legs Long stairway Tall minarets Long (and tall) bridge Tall obelisks (they were long before they were hoisted into position […]

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