Lots of Reflection

via Photo Challenge: Reflecting

Featured Image above is Cloud Gate, Millennium Park, Chicago

Sitting on the curb in New Orleans

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Water Lilies at Monet’s Garden, Giverny, France

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Arc de Triomphe, rainy Spring evening

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The Thinker

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Round Tangle Lake, near Paxson, Alaska

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Scorpion and Signs

via Photo Challenge: Danger!

Scorpion in the urinal at Lake Lurleen State Park, Alabama. Sorry about the blur. I guess I didn’t get close and take enough time to focus well.

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Funny little airport in Talkeetna, Alaska

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Beware of Earthquakes! I loved the “How much time do I have” part.

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Same spot as the Earthquake warning.

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Glaciers in Retreat

via Photo Challenge: Earth

One hundred years of change in Exit Glacier, Alaska. Year markers show where the glacier was at that time. A huge amount of retreat in 100 years. Whether you believe this is based on global warming or not, I think we can all agree it’s time for us to care more about how we treat our home.

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A Couple Surprises

via Photo Challenge: Surprise

This was a different sort of surprise. I was experimenting with my iPhone, trying to capture blurred motion of cars at night. These ghostly figures walked past just as I clicked the shot.

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Again with iPhone, now in macro mode. I liked the bits of pollen scattered about the flower and the tiny speck on the the bee’s front left leg.

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If you’re interested using your iPhone for photography, here’s a great site with lots of tips about using it more creatively.

Another good source is Art with an iPhone, by Kat Sloma that can help you get the most out of your phone.

And here are just some general thoughts about Photography as Creative Expression.

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Security for Both

via Photo Challenge: Security

a man and his dog
Not sure who is getting more security. Looks like both

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Varieties of Dense

via Photo Challenge: Dense

Responding to the Weekly Photo Challenge, “Dense” with Different Senses of Dense

Sunflowers at Georgeson Botanical Garden, Fairbanks, AK                                                                       iphone6 457

Crowds awaiting a parade in New Orleans, LA

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A density of lights in Guatemala City, Guatemala

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Nightmare traffic all day long in Guatemala City, Guatemala

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A Past-due Purple Post

via Daily Prompt: Purple

Violets (I think) in my backyard after a morning shower…

A continuation of an earlier post. Still exploring the limits of my iPhone using the camera+ app for macro lens simulation with no special attachment. Focusing precisely still a challenge with the smallish SE screen, but not bad for just a phone, I think.

Since it is a writing prompt

Roses are red. These Violets aren’t blue. Here they are anyway, first one, then two 😉

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Better in pairs…

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