A Photo a Week: Texture

Nancy Merrill’s photo challenge “A Photo a Week” this week has the topic texture. Nancy writes: We usually think of texture as a tangible, touchable thing, but it is so important when creating images. When shooting babies, I like to include textured blankets and wraps to enhance the look of the that baby-smooth skin. The […]

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Blue and the Unexpected

This is my entry for Becky’s July Blue Squares and also for Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Day with the theme of Unexpected. It was not until I had my zoom lens focused on the top of the blue house in Cologne (Köln), Germany, that I saw what the guide had been telling us about […]

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A Photo a Week: The Beauty of…

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week challenge this week is Beauty.  This is a difficult one to choose only a few photos, for the Earth is full of beauty, natural and manmade! So I am going to choose some of my favorite “beauties” from my photo collection. Beauty of a sunset: Rio de Janeiro, from […]

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Delicate Are the Butterflies

The subject of Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week this week is delicate. Recently, I visited the butterfly exhibit at Chicago Botanic Gardens with my friend, Marcia. Marcia was wearing a Hawaiian blouse with blue flowers and a butterfly landed on it. The butterfly stayed there quite awhile – the flower pattern was large and […]

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Music All Over the World

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge this week is to show “live music.” Music is a very important part of my life. I love all types of music and am especially fascinated by “world” music – music from different countries and cultures. Our favorite orchestra in the Chicago area is Chicago Sinfonietta. Every concert […]

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