This week, show the same thing — an object, place, or person — presented in several different ways.
Earlier this month I was fortunate enough to escape my normal, daily routine, and take a road trip to Orlando, Florida. The place, Bonnet Creek, was absolutely breathtaking! Right outside my door was this lake filled with amazing water dwellers…alligators, water fowl, and Koi fish, to name a few. A half mile trail skirted the lake, upon which I was able to get in my daily 4 mile run/walk. These beautiful Koi beckoned as I passed by, and I couldn’t help but stop to enjoy their many colors. A couple of female Mallards paddled by to check out the excitement. I look at these photos, and I feel peace.
So, I took a little creative license with this photo. I captured it last week, while visiting my daughter in Massachusetts. In the original, the house was almost hidden by a dense thicket of branches. I felt, the main focus, was obviously the bird house, so I did a little cropping, and was able to pull the image in quite nicely. Next, I softened the edges, by using a vignette filter, with Adobe Photoshop…thus my creative license. I was pleasantly pleased, with the outcome, so much so, I intend to use this as the subject of a forth-coming, watercolor painting.
I took this photograph, while living in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. I was outside, one late, Autumn day, raking the oak and maple leaves that densely covered our yard, when I noticed, Danica, had found her comfort, nestled within the pile I had made.
This photograph was also taken on an Autumn day, but this time, in the Shenandoah Valley. Every year, our church, gleans the orchards of local, kind-hearted farmers. The densely packed apples, were distributed to shelters, that help feed the poor and homeless within our community. I absolutely love our church! RISE is all inclusive and seeks, in every way possible, to mend God’s creation. If you’re ever in the area (Harrisonburg Virginia), please visit us! You will be warmly welcomed. http://www.riseharrisonburg.com
Continuing with an apple theme, this photograph was taken while I was in the midst of making a pie. “My counter lay dense, in beautiful hues of red.” (hmmm…that last line could be the beginnings of a beautiful poem…)
Experimenting with our point of view in a photograph allows us to establish a setting, tell a specific story, or rethink our own perspective. This week, consider your point of view as you respond to this challenge’s theme, “Atop.” If you’re physically on top of a thing or a place — a mountain, a skyscraper — what type of scene do you want to share in your frame? Consider, too, other interpretations of “Atop” — what does it mean or look like to be on top of a soapbox? A bestseller list? The world?
Show us your best image — we look forward to seeing everyone’s takes! – Cheri Lucas Rowlands
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Hope you’ve enjoyed my photos, as much as I enjoyed taking them!
Below are my entries into this weeks Photo Challenge: Capture a shadow.
I’m not quite sure if reflections count as legitimate shadows, but I loved the shadowy reflections captured in this photo.
Last year, we were able to spend a few days in Newport Rhode Island, to celebrate our 10th anniversary. I took the above photo on one of our evening walks.
When we lived in New Hampshire, we were only five minutes from Hampton Beach. When this particular photo was taken, our life was in crisis mode because of a job loss. We actually worried of becoming homeless. During those months, we took many steps in the sand.
Autumn is my favorite time of year. We always looked forward to visiting Applecrest Farms during their annual Harvest Festival. On this particular outing, our dogs, Danica and Dolly went with us. Above, Danica looks to be surveying the clearing, beyond the shadows that hold her captive.
Morris is our rescue kitty we got from a friend. You probably can’t see them, but he actually has freckles on his nose. Of course, red hair and freckles are the norm for us gingers. Ginger Power! Morris loves the outdoors. In this photo he is lounging on the back porch taking in some rays. The shadow of his head reminds me of Batman.