I took a road trip to New England a few years back. Me, myself, and I conquered the 14 hour drive with only one mishap…a flat tire. While walking the streets of Ogunquit Maine I saw these lovely flowers, and was compelled to capture them on film. (Old terminology…I know…but hey, I’m over 50 and set in my ways.) 🙂
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
New York City!
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.
This week’s photo challenge is all about numbers. I decided to arrange my photographs in a collage of three. The top left is a photo of my shirt and number when I ran in The Disaster Relief 5K. The top right “black & white” is of a wintry New England day…notice the number 7 on the mailbox. Lastly, the bottom photo is of my brand-new box of 64 Crayola Crayons.
Never let them tell you an old lady can’t be young at heart!
Landscapes: Below are my entries into Cee’s Landscape Challenge
New York City Skyline from Ellis Island
The above photo was taken from Ellis Island. I loved the way the lamp posts diminish into the background creating a sense of depth.
I took this photo when my son and I visited New York City. Josh is the one with a raincoat on, looking back and upward, in front of the lady with the umbrella. I tried to use the rule of framing, as Josh is framed by tall buildings on either side. For some reason this photo reminds of the opening scene of the Mary Tyler Moore Show, when she’s in the “big-city” and she spins around and tosses her hat in the air. Josh kind of has that same amazed look.
I tried to concentrate on the horizon line and the rule of thirds in the photo of a sunset at Myrtle Beach. I hoped to place the couple in a place within the photograph so they would draw your eye to them first and then traverse “counter-clockwise” up and over the distant pier and then into the clouds above.
I took this photo at Rye Beach New Hampshire when cheering a friend who was running in a marathon. My friend had already passed and I was walking back to my truck when this scene inspired me to capture it. I love the way the autumn leaves are scattered on the roads pavement and how the lines of the road and direction of the stone wall carries you through this photo. I also love the pumpkin sitting on the stone wall. This is one of my favorite pictures for a few reasons: 1. It’s a misty rainy day. 2. It’s during my favorite time of the year-Autumn. 3. I LOVE New England.
Such a wonderful day! Corinne-my wife, gets an unexpected kiss from Maggie. This was taken on a cold winter’s walk at Hampton Beach New Hampshire.
This is Dr Jones-Jonesie-sitting on the balcony watching our two dogs roughhousing in the snow. I like to think he’s taunting them because he’s safe and warm while they’re out in the cold. This photo makes me smile. I miss that boy, as he’s traversed the rainbow bridge. I believe he thought himself a dog. He would always follow us when we took the dogs out for a neighborhood walk.
Corinne surprised me with a whale-watch tour, out of Cape Anne, Massachusetts. I was able to capture this “whale’s-tail” with my cell phone. Such good memories!
Thank you, Cee, for your challenge. It was so fun remembering such good times.
Photo Challenge: Weight (less) Show us the effects of gravity in your photo this week
Snapped this one while in route to Orlando Florida. It was such a weightless feeling soaring above the clouds. Loved it!
This is my Carolina Dingo. We rescued her from a kill shelter when she was just a little pup. We didn’t know what kind of pooch she was until I did some research online. I kept thinking she looked like a dingo so I googled dingo’s and “BAM” there was my Danica! Breeds like her are called Carolina Dogs or American Dingo’s.
She absolutely loves the snow. This photo was taken last winter when we lived in New Hampshire. She looks so weightless as she runs above the snow. Love that girl!